COVID-19 Perspective: The Lens We See Through Decides Our View

Life will never return to "how it was" after COVID-19. Things will be different, and that's okay. What perspective will you choose to maintain?

COVID-19 Perspective The Lens We See Through Decides Our View

I’ve chosen to maintain a perspective of positivity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Positivity doesn’t doesn’t change our circumstances, but it changes us in our circumstances and makes our world a better place.

In the midst of a world of crises, we come together as one while still attempting to cling to our individuality, to set aside self without losing self, to be useful without endangering others, the weight of our every move causing our world to seemingly halt, standing frozen in time, gaze fixed, wondering how the world will continue beyond here and now. Choosing carefully our next move, now realizing our actions will define us and our descendants, forever; history is being made.

The Great Depression ended in 1933, but I’m still responding to it.

My grandparents lived through World War II and all major historical events through 9/11. But this era of time, The Great Depression, they were so marked by, that when it was over, they never stopped responding to it. As a small child, when I would ask why my grandparents were doing something seemingly strange. I was told, “Because they lived through The Great Depression.”. My grandparents were so defined by The Great Depression, that they never stopped responding to it, even when the emergency had ended. They’re all gone now, but I still do certain things because it’s what my grandparents always did.

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My daily choice of how I am choosing to respond to Covid-19, is one of calculated tenacity for positivity. Why? Because one day, when I am no longer here, my granddaughter will continue to respond to Covid-19 in the way that I am choosing today. So, our response to chaos is calm. Our response to stress is peace. And our response to anything emergent is to run to God. I choose my response not only for myself, my community, and my world, I choose for her.

We come to a place as a society of asking ourselves, “What legacy will we leave for our grandchildren?”

As a young woman, thinking ahead to grandchildren may sound strange. But so etched on my being is the residue of a season I did not exist for. I can’t help but plan ahead. Reading the Word has become more than a pastime. It has become the tenacious pursuit of how much I can read and engulf and have become a part of me before quarantine has ended. Refusing to bow to the spirit of fear or be defined by an illness, come what may, whatever the cost, because choosing joy in the midst of chaos and confusion from a strong, passionate, and insistent desire to stay positive is a lifestyle and one I hope I carry to my grave, whether here or at the end of old age.

Having peace and maintaining a positive perspective in the midst of a stressful situation because I know whose I am, and it’s ingrained in me, etched into my very being as a child of God and into my identity in Him, it is who I am. I am a child of God.

Question from Crystal Lauren-Rose, the author.

Is there a different lens you would like to glance through during these times to improve your world for you and your family?

Written by Crystal Lauren-Rose

I cannot be defined by a word, but by every word of Christ. If I were a painting, the colors would explode across the page and the canvas would rip and tear. I cannot be defined--I am a Child of God.

7 thoughts on “COVID-19 Perspective: The Lens We See Through Decides Our View

  1. “My daily choice of how I am choosing to respond to Covid-19, is one of calculated tenacity for positivity. ”

    Man, this part is so good!

    1. Thank you so much!! It’s so awesome to know my words have had a good impact! Thanks for your positive feedback!

  2. LOVE THIS POST.

    Yesterday I was on a staying productive while working remote brainstorming Zoom call, someone said the following:

    “Who do you want to be and what do you want to do when this is all over?” and they offered a great follow up question as well, “Are we professionally developing on skills that will help us go forward?”

    I think it’s a great question that we should all ask ourselves AND share our response with others. So, how would you answer this question?

    Who do you want to be and what do you want to do when this is all over?

    Great post. Thank you for sharing this today. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for the comments!
      Yes, an absolute great question and follow up question. I would like to publish my first book and I am taking steps with online college courses to further my writing skills and achieve this goal!

      Great questions! Thank you for commenting!
      What are your answers to those same questions?

      1. Crystal this is an amazing post. Such a great perspective! You are an amazing writer. Keep shining bright ☀️ 😃

        1. Thank you so much, Carmen!! It’s always wonderful to hear your comments on my writing, I have so much respect for your work as a writer, editor, and also, publisher! Thank you!

    2. Those are great questions Alex!

      I’ve been so encouraged/inspired/motivated to see the generosity and the togetherness this pandemic has displayed. I’ve thought to myself, “That’s what life is all about, glorifying Jesus through loving our neighbor in service, words of encouragement, and prayer. ”

      So that’s who I want to be. I want to be the person people always think of when they need a helping hand, and the person that puts a smile on their face because they know they won’t be judged and will feel encouraged and uplifted after spending time together.

      What about you Alex?

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