Experience is still the best teacher. For example, if you are a person who believes setting up the events of your day an essential morning chore, you may be programmed to think that your day will go as you planned. On the other hand, it may, more often than not, happen that unexpected events, people or circumstances change the order of your plan. Will the unexpected make your day better or worse? Surprises can be fun and exciting, as can routine and orderliness. Experience will teach us to be open to either because we are not in charge and/or being open makes it easier for us. It may even be what was best for us. How will we know? Experience and hindsight will give us the answer. So, what have you/we learned from the many unexpected circumstances of the pandemic of 2021?
By Mary Jane Berger, OSB