Our lives have been turned upside down.  Some people are struggling with the new normal.  I am not immune to this struggle.  Sometimes I think I live in a bubble in New York and that is why I love traveling across the country so much.  I get to make friends and see how people live and thrive elsewhere in our wonderful country. 

   Many people are asking the question why is this happening?  Why did this pandemic happen?  Why is this happening to me?  Why did I have to lose my job?  Why did someone in my family get sick?  Why did one of my family or friends have to die?  These are all great questions and you can ponder on them forever.  You can pray or talk to the God of your understanding and ask God why.  There is another alternative though.  That is to admit you are asking the wrong question.  Unless of course you can come to peace with the why.  If God speaks directly to you, and God does, and answers the question why.

   For me the better question to ask is what.  What am I going to do about this?  What can I create from this?  What can I understand from this? What is important to me now?  What is one thing that I can learn from this?  What do I need to change about myself to be better adapted when things like this happen?  I think for me and perhaps for all of us as humans that “what” is a simpler question to answer.  We can either react or create.  It is your choice.  So what will you choose?