It’s been an interesting week to say the least.
Someone posted a meme on social media with the Joker (as 2020) showing the clown from It (as 2021) around, helping him navigate his new workplace (the world). I actually chuckled a bit for that one.
Anyway- the common theme that came across during this past week for me was “sacrifice”.
I had recently joined a book club and the book of the month is “Too Heavy a Yoke” detailing the sacrifice black women make to be strong and resilient.
Yesterday I watched the first few episodes of “Bridgerton” (yes I am a Shondaland fan- no shame whatsoever- don’t worry, no spoilers here) and it kept referring to the sacrifice different people would make for their personal honor, for their families, for their community.
Then I was going over my schedule for the week. My vacation was supposed to end yesterday but I ended up cutting it short by 3 days because of the current upsurge in Covid-19 cases. Will I really get those days back? It’s hard to say when you are involved in healthcare- we cannot predict the rest of this year.
For the greater good.
For our loved ones, friends, colleagues, communities, states, country and the world.
But one has to also remember that sacrifice goes both ways.
One can sacrifice something today or in the future for the greater good of ourselves.
We need to be aware that some things must be given up in order to create room for our betterment – be it mentally, physically or emotionally.
The difficult part is being astute enough to discern what you are willing to sacrifice for yourself and for others. Making sure it balances out in the end.
If you are not whole, it’s difficult to do better.
So please remember to be smart as you sacrifice.
Wishing you safety and wellness.