Woke up to a beautiful white landscape today and all of the new fallen snow has covered up the dirty discarded snow from the previous storm. Absolutely stunning to watch nature rejuvenate herself. I’m awestruck.
Anytime I experience a big snow or rain, I am reminded that each of us has the power to change and that gives me hope—both for humanity and for the work we do at Family Service Society. The snow or rain may make things appear pretty on the outside for the short term but the real work is happening deep down as the water soaks into the earth and replenishes ground water, feeds the ecosystem of the earth and helps plants put down a more solid foundation through their root systems.
The renewal of the human spirit from broken and sad to content and joy filled happens much like the renewal of the earth—with consistent effort on the part of each of us as we pour into ourselves, our family, friends, colleagues and community. Life is messy and without support and consistent positive replenishment, the mess overtakes us and our emotional foundation begins to shift.
Throughout the pandemic all of us have been experiencing trauma—some more severely than others. Each of us has a different capacity for resiliency. Do not underestimate the impact of isolation and the lengthy unknown timeframe is having on you and those you care about. Depression and anxiety are real and may be debilitating. If you are finding your foundation is shifting, please call Family Service Society at 765-662-9971 or request online to schedule a virtual or in person visit to begin replenishing your own emotional reserves and strengthening your foundation.