Take some baby steps...



What a difference a year makes. Last year on this date the world essentially stopped.  These past 12 months have been like nothing anyone has ever known and now it’s nearly over. Back then we all took a deep breath and tried to fathom sheltering in place for a month, maybe two. That wore thin and in spite of our fears we itched to go out. But as people got sick and died, businesses closed, families and friends became isolated, people became depressed, and the news got increasingly worse, we hunkered down for longer than we thought possible. So much has happened. And yet the news today is positive: if we’re careful and cautious, the end is in sight. I’ve got family and friends who are starting to believe that summer plans and visits may happen again. I’ve got colleagues who are chomping at the proverbial bit to being hands-on leaders and coaches and mentors with their employees and students again. I’ve got clients who are hoping we’ll come see them again. Our political leaders believe that if we all work together, we may be able to go out for dinner soon and plan for a July 4th cookout. One year without hope makes these hopes that much sweeter. Much like the bear who’s hibernated all winter, these first tentative steps will be weird but welcome. Whatever we feel about what we’ve been through, we should be proud of what we’ve overcome today

 

Phillip McGraw (born 1950): American television personality, author and the host of the television show Dr. Phil.