There have been multiple turning points in my life, and I assume that you can relate. Each of us goes through transformations because, well, that’s one thing that we can expect from life; that we will all have to face changes. A turning point is a situation that happens that causes someone to shift their perspectives. Living through the coronavirus pandemic was definitely a time when turning points happened one after the other, and I am sure that many people can relate. What caused the multiple turning points was absorbing the many news reports of people who did NOT make it through the pandemic.
Prior to the pandemic, life was going along as usual. I really hadn’t thought too much about the virus circulating through China that North American news reports were reporting on. However, I was forced to think about the coronavirus during March 2020 when local and global shutdowns were increasingly becoming commonplace. Suddenly, I cherished my freedoms even more due to the lockdowns that were happening. Through the pandemic I realized that not everyone is going to be affected the same way. Each person would be impacted differently. Day after day and night after night I watched and continue to watch news reports of people of all ages and stages contracting the virus and either passing away from it or having serious health issues due to it.
Still, throughout the pandemic, I felt a quiet reassurance that my life would be spared from the coronavirus. I still took and continue to take safety precautions. I have always been a big believer in washing hands with soap and water and sanitizing hands at every opportunity. The fact that people worldwide had to be encouraged through media campaigns to properly wash their hands during the early days of the pandemic was quite alarming to me because I have been trained since childhood about the importance of properly sanitizing hands. Now that vaccines are more widely available, the pandemic is changing and fewer people are getting sick now than the were even a few months ago. Those of us who have survived this pandemic have much to do and should feel blessed to be given the opportunity to do it.
The reason why I felt that quiet reassurance that I would make it through the pandemic is because I knew that there are things that God still has for me to accomplish. Can you relate? We all have hopes and dreams, but there are some things that I feel that we each intuitively know that we are supposed to achieve and are meant to achieve during our lifetimes. These hopes and dreams keep us going and give us the assurances that we are on the correct life paths. In spite of our beliefs and intuitions, we all need to keep in mind that timing is everything. This pandemic has taught me that having a sense of urgency is so very important. Watching so many people get caught off guard with the coronavirus pandemic and all of the sudden changes that impacted their lives was a huge wakeup call that it is good to be as prepared as possible for EVERYTHING.
One of the best ways of being prepared is by following your intuition. If you watch carefully, life gives you clues about what you should be doing, where you should be going, who you should be spending your time with, and how you should be doing things. Your job is to absorb those messages and to use your experiences to create action plans for your future. It really is best to be proactive and do everything within your capability to build a life in which you will have few regrets. The biggest takeaway that I gained from the pandemic is that now more than ever is an ideal time to eliminate any distractions. It is such a blessing to listen to your intuition to help you to become better prepared. It is such a blessing to be grateful for the positive opportunities that you have created for yourself. And it is also a blessing to surround yourself with like-minded people who “get” that your journey is uniquely yours and are happy to celebrate your wins with you while you help them celebrate their wins.
Situations that should be considered turning points can be ignored if you are not careful. Ignorance really is not bliss, and ignoring the clues that life shows you can be detrimental to your life and to our health. Embrace the lessons that you are supposed to learn, and never allow any one or anything to distract you from applying those lessons to your life. Life is about learning, growing, and changing. Most of all, life is about forming a relationship with your Creator and fulfilling the mission that you are meant to fulfill. A turning point is a tool to help you to make decisions that will help you to be who you are meant to become.
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