Day 1,275 – Thankful for Virtual Happy Hours and Having Time Created

This evening a bunch of my friends and I got together to do something Becky had set up with her friends. We had a virtual happy hour! Talk about a great way to wrap up the day. Of course it’d be better to be hanging out with all of them in person, but this was a close second. At times it was crazy to think we were talking through the screens as it felt very much like hanging out as normal.

It’s funny how this is the second time in less than a week when I’ve had quality time hanging out with friends. Over the past few years it seems increasingly rare to find time to spend with everyone. Between work, events for the boys and other aspects of life we all seem to be moving in different directions. All the action and chaos makes it more and more difficult to line up times when we can all get together.

Of course I would prefer to skip the whole coronavirus stuff, but it’s interesting to find some of the positives in the situation. When we tossed this idea around there was no need for a back up date. We didn’t have to worry about who would be left out because they had something else going on. There wasn’t a concern about being done by a certain time so we could get on to the next appointment. We all have the time available. Throughout the beginnings of this challenge it’s amazing to find the gift it has given many of us, time.

This situation has created so much more time and slack to be able to focus on the things that are truly most important. I’d prefer to skip the whole thing for the obvious reasons, but it’s out of my control. With that being said I’ll make the beat of it and continue to enjoy and appreciate all the time that is being created for us to spend time with friends and family, even if it is online instead of in person.


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