Its day 4 already of the http://ugbloc.com/ugblogmonth-april-may-2020/. Time moves so fast. So, my lessons from the COVID19 Pandemic: Hmmm this is interesting.
For starters, I must tell you that as soon as the President announced on the 18th of March, 2020 at 5:00pm, (lets bold that a bit) that all Universities should close, I must say that I have never crammed my bags as fast as I did that night! Its no wonder that the 19th March, 2020, at 5:00 pm, I was in the innocuous confines of my home. I couldn’t wait to get out of the University environment. Soo many reasons for this but that’s a story for another prompt.
What keeps resounding however is “Be still”. At about the 20th or 21st day of March I saw one of Toby Mac’s Speak Life quotes saying:
“now that I’ve cleared, your schedules; no work, no football games, no weddings, no burials, no school, nothing. Can we not talk? -God.”
This instantly transformed my perception of the situation. I decided to spend more of time with God because well, the routine of an average Law student during the semester leaves very little time for this. It is when I started studying Fervent and the book of Revelations in the Bible. With each passing day, I’ve appreciated each second, moment and creation.
It’s just amazing how our loving and merciful father can speak to you in the stillness. No worries about having to wake up early or to keep up with endless meetings. Nothing. Just utter silence. This has been my greatest learning point.
In the stillness is where I do a whole load of meditations and reflections, build my Intellectual capacity, work on my physical through work outs, my soul through evening strolls in the sunsets and journaling to the tunes of Mozart. Its been amazing honestly. I have so much peace of mind.
Something else that I had purposed to do this year is spend more time with my father. So, for those who may not know, I have an 87-year-old father who had me when he was 65… Hahah yep. I’m those ‘pension kids’ you hear about! Anyways, so I’d purposed to come visit him every Sunday evening during last semester; firstly, because he became ill and secondly, because I realized that my life at Law school had engulfed me so much that I was always up to something. Never once did I have time for my family.
So, Vwala! God comes through and just decides;
“You know what my child? Don’t fret about coming home every weekend and the finances spent, let me give you the time you’ve been asking for!”
So here I am, I’ve spent the whole month with him. I take his blood pressure every morning, put on his compressor socks because he has an ailment with his legs and make him laugh occasionally. He finally has life back in his face. It makes my heart smile.
So, my lovely readers,
Those are my learning points during this season. What are yours? What are you doing during this lock down period? Do share. Id love to get to know you better.