It Doesn't Have To Be Perfect

By Helen Mavroidis

It Doesn't Have To Be Perfect

Today I woke up to find we had no power and it was cold in the house. The dog needed to be fed and let out and I needed my coffee which had to wait for 4 hours.


Jerry slept soundly and I tried not to awaken him by making noise. You see, my job is to take care of the dog in the morning and Jerry walks her after he wakes up and leisurely eats his breakfast. Even in these crazy times we try to continue our routines.


Only, these routines are different. Church on Sunday is virtual and no communion! Very nicely done but not the same.


Our Qigong classes are on Zoom with friends, my meditation group meets on zoom, we have “happy hour” with friends virtually and visit with family and friends on the phone. We even have our Wednesday night class with pastor Teer virtually. The same but different.


I miss my outings with girlfriends, the theater with David and Marilyn, cooking with Alexa, my yoga class, making pottery, and most of all hugs.


So many things that nourish me are missing or not like they were. But, there is a sign hanging up in the office of Richard Rohr that I remember when I get nostalgic for the old ways. It reads “life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful”.


So, until we are no longer socially distancing just remember life is wonderful!!! And, we will be together when it is time.


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” - Proverbs 3:5-6


God is good!!!


- Helen Mavroidis

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