When this is all over…

“On s’étonne trop de ce qu’on voit rarement et pas assez de ce qu’on voit tous les jours.”

Madame de Genlis

This one little phrase seems to be popping into my mind a lot.

“When this is all over, I will…”

“When this is all over, I can’t wait to…”

I can’t wait to dig my toes in the sand on the beach. I can’t wait to explore a new city. Heck, I can’t wait to eat at a restaurant.

Yet, in dreaming of when this is all over, I completely forget the now.

I forget the joy I feel from seeing my colleagues again. I forget the fun it is (even if it is now daunting) to walk around town and stand in line at the boulangerie. I forget how much I enjoy window shopping.

I hope and pray I never lose the appreciation of the now. I’ve written before about taking things for granted, but I feel now more than ever that I am realizing what a scary mindset that can be.

This is my life. The days are passing and I am in this situation, whether I like it or not. Maybe I’ll be able to take a hint from Solomon.

“When times are good, be happy;
    but when times are bad, consider this:
God has made the one
    as well as the other.” Ecclesiastes 7:14

I hope that despite your current situation (or perhaps just in the midst of your current situation), you too can find peace.

As always, I extend this offer that never expires. If you would like to talk, send me a quick email. I have created a weekly prayer list that I would love to add you too.

Much love,


2 thoughts on “When this is all over…

  1. Oh, I totally know that feeling of just focusing too much on the future when times are kinda bad. I’ve learned that if you master to just say “it shall come no matter if I think about it or not”, then it will actually be even greater when you finally go to the beach or eat on a restaurant


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