I believe that there are 2 sides of the street. If the side you are on is sad, cross the street. Find a way to make a shift, a change. When I hang around negative people, I bring that energy home and it is hard to shake it off. My husband catches a whiff of it and tells me to shake it off. "Don't bring that home." he says. "Our home is our sanctuary, and I want to keep it that way."
Just that moment of a reminder is a wake up call. I am realizing that this year, 2022, is a chance to shake it off. Despite the murkiness of the past 2 years, we have opportunities. We can create opportunities. Sometimes we just have to ask for help. Perhaps we can look on LinkedIn or Indeed for new careers or jobs to fill in while the regular job is on hold. Maybe we can learn new skills or perhaps go to school. We can volunteer for something we have been wanting to do for years, but just never had the time. Take the opportunities that are just in front of you, but invisible, like ghosts. You have the chance to breathe life into the ghosts.
Happy New Year. Stay healthy. Smile at someone from under the mask.