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Life has thrown us heartache and grief, yet we must continue to look at how we will show up and hold our hearts sacred, mourn the dying and reach out to those in need while we find The Silver Lining during unfathomable times. 

Quote and Photo by Cindy~ This Stupa from Bali greets clients upon entry. Although the rock is from New York, representing 911, it applies here as well

We are called into uncharted territories while we make our way into the next chapter of our lives. 

Regardless of where you find yourself on the spectrum of life, we are all being challenged to find our rudder and compass while we navigate these uncharted waters.  They can be turbulent no matter what your age, profession or living arrangements.  

Inertia can set in and create immobility and confusion, not knowing which direction to go in, or doing wheelies if you will, popping from one wheel to the other.  Or we start spinning into rapid fire without a direction or even asking what direction you want to be going in.  All of a sudden it’s as though a tornado hit and you are in the eye of the storm with no clue how you got there, on a desert island, alone.

You may be forced out of what you have known for so long and this creates uncertainty and confusion like being in a rip tide, lost at sea. 

Wherever you find yourself, it’s no doubt different than where you were and most likely it’s a double edge sword.  

I love what Bharath said in his last post which made me laugh and anytime I can laugh these days I welcome it!

“Times: I’ve changed. Do you like what I’ve become? No. Do I wish to go back? Hell no! Don’t ask too many questions, don’t ask for directions, I am alive and so are you; cross my path, wave at me and I might wave back. I’ve changed”.

Photo by Emiliano Arano on Pexels.com

I for one have chosen not to do massage at this time which is a big portion of my business currently, even though 42 counties in California allow it indoor with modifications.  I have invested oodles of time and money in a profession that I’m not sure I will want to continue in which is mind boggling, but time will tell how I choose to move forward.

My staff is reluctant to start as well and we have taken a huge financial hit in this arena but we cannot open, even though our pocket books argue.  We will and must listen to our moral compass when we know there will be another wave hitting in winter; even though our competitors are starting back. Money will never be our God, sacrificing integrity over greed.  Instead we have all managed to find ways to shift and be creative while we wait for the storm to pass.  I know of 4 people ( friends of friends)  that have died and 12 that have been injected in various degrees. One was a near death experience where he came back into his body and he is using an inhaler and he is only 42. My heart aches for your losses and my heart holds yours while you grieve. 

We are rewarded in life by following and listening to our hearts and tapping into our internal resources while lining up with the truth of the Law of Attraction ( basically what we need comes into fruition with intention and follow through).

Listen to your heart!

I’ve been embarking on the venture of Zooming with Clients, blogging and writing which has been incredible in some aspects but has come with a lot of  hiccups, not being computer and tech savvy.  It has changed my relationships with others that are generally up close and personal, tactile with lots of interaction, to one that is more isolating and introspective.

A little Help from my Covid Kitty’s Ollie and Star

I savor my quiet time but I find that interruptions throw me off kilter where before I was a genius at multitasking and juggling lots of balls.  I have holed away and I find it annoying to be in anyone’s presence that distracts me, primarily because I lose my train of thought.  

I don’t know exactly where I’m going with all of this but I am being led by my intuition even though it makes no sense at the moment.  I do check in with myself to see if I should jump ship and the answer is “No, just keep going”.  We don’t always know what the gifts are in the moment but through time, they make themselves clear. 

This Quote by Cherie Carter-Scott Mother of Life Coaching where I was certified
My Silver Linings of Covid:
  • I’m loving taking pictures, which I’m not that good at but having fun with.  I am featuring other friends and clients photography and art which is so inspiring.
  • I am learning some incredible new skills to live in a technological world in which there is no escaping.
  • I am able to spend time with my beloved Harry, my 14 year old King Charles Spaniel who is lame before he retires to the rainbow bridge.  
  • I trained my once feral cat to adjust to indoor outdoor life and my dog Hunter, not to eat either cat.
  • 2 of my adult children have lived with me since moving out in college which has allowed us to redefine our relationship as adults .
  • I’ve had some time with my mom and Dad.
  • I let the dust and fur stay on the ground and laundry pile up.
  • I have saved a ton of money but not going buying gifts and eating out. 
  • I’m taking a writers workshop.
  • We’ve had a bumper crop of tomatoes and zucchini  this year and I’ve made lots of tomato sauce for winter, which I never have time to do.   
  • I’ve made some Youtube videos of my own for classes.
  • I’ve enjoyed some great hikes in our hood.
  • I’ve discovered some great musicians thanks to my friends’ generosity.
  • Getting your comments, reading your masterpieces of poetry, thoughts, pictures etc has been such a gift to me and enriched my life.  It has made me a better writer and person.  I have learned so much culturally and in history that I am embarrassed to say I didn’t know. 
  • I have made some amazing new friends on WordPress from all over the world who have even zoomed with me to help me.  Thanks Kumar!
I ASKED SOME FRIENDS TO GIVE ME THEIR SILVER LININGS OF COVID AND ONE SAID “NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN BY SILVER LINING, COVID SUCKS” 🙁. WHILE THIS IS TRUE, WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THE BLESSINGS SUBTLE AS THEY MAY BE.

Silver Linings from Friends and Family:

  • I’ve saved a lot of money living at home with my parents with meals but I’m drowning in anxiety working everyday really hard not making a damn dollar and I don’t see a way out… I want to buy a house.
  •  I’m lucky to have my girlfriend at my side steadfast.
  • I’ve tapped into my organizational skills and cleaned my whole house.  It eases my anxiety. 
  •  I learned that I don’t need to hang dry my jeans and all my workout clothes all over my bathroom and closet because they don’t shrink in the dryer like I  thought for the last 40 years.  
  • I like that I don’t have to rake the sand traps when I’m golfing as I visit lots of them😬
  • My golf score has never been lower
  • I’m living my best Covid life with no commute working online, getting daily exercise and staying a month at a time in different remote spots for free of charge all while in business school online.
  • The freeways are not crowded and the air seems cleaner when there’s no smoke and I smell more of the wonders of the land, plants and trees.  
  • I’ve explored lots of new recipes in my cookbooks because we aren’t going out to dinner. 
  • We’ve enjoyed supporting many musicians for our Instagram shows and they are so appreciative for the support as they’ve had no opportunities to perform for six months. 
  • I’ve done more hiking in our beautiful area and feel blessed to enjoy the beauty all around us. 
  • I am trying to appreciate a slower life with more time to contemplate myself and the world around me.  I am also working on becoming more aware of discrimination and racism in this country, including examinations of my own shortfalls. 
  • My discovery of how important it is to get outside each day to exercise. There have been periods of time that I did not get outside for any length of time for weeks or months!
  •  Life actually slowed down!
  • we will have had 2 kids living with us for extended periods of time. Family time!!!!
  • taking over 30 online classes on various topics. 
  • learning how to Zoom to connect. 
  • less traffic. 
  • love being home!!!
  • playing piano
  • My hockey net
  • YouTube Music
  • Poetry
  • I am appreciative of what my mom has done for us for years. The way she cooks food inspite of being tired so I try to help her with chores some days.

So what about you?  What is your Silver Lining of Covid?  

Anything special you are learning about yourself?

As always, thanks so much for reading, liking ( if you do, commenting and or sharing).  I am so grateful for your continued support truly!

Blessings and love while we light our path on our journey’s,

❤️🙏

Cindy

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vaniheart
1 year ago

I finally got some much needed rest 😃😃😃
Loved your positive outlook towards this covid life

besondersite
1 year ago

I agree! I have actually become more productive in lockdown. Travel time has been cut and utilised for more things. Physical interaction has lessened but also made us realise the importance of, presence of some people in our life. We are giving time to ourselves and are able to introspect. We are learning to go slow and steady 😊

Nawazish
1 year ago

I got some rest in this pandemic! I loved your positive outlook to it!❤

Rishika Kakar
1 year ago

Your post is the silver lining to my day! Reading about grabbing on and holding on to whatever bit of positivity and gratitude available sounds beautiful and makes me really happy. I love the quote on that rock, “no day shall erase you from the memory of time.” We are creating history as we live and that sounds scary and thrilling at the same time. It’s sad that your work is taking a bit of a hit but your decision to maintain integrity reflects your immense strength.Thank you for this post, Cindy. ❤️

Bharath Upendra
1 year ago

Inertia?? That’s a cool way of saying someone’s lethargic. I’m not lazy, it’s just the inertia of rest at work. 😂😂
Thanks for the mention, Cindy. The only good thing that happened to me during pandemic is that I’ve gained weight.

radhikasreflection
1 year ago

Cindy, I simply love the fact that you choose to remain positive and grateful during these tough times. I remember a quote I read some time back… “Challenges make you bitter or better”. So happy that you’ve chosen the latter. Stay blessed and have a great week ahead ❤️

Lisa Mae ❤️
1 year ago

Cindy, I have learned that I can be happy without running my fool head off! But——
that Logo!! Lol
So glad we met!
XO Lisa

Lisa Mae ❤️
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

❤️ you – I hope you have a lovely day as well!

Ingrid
1 year ago

This is such a great post, Cindy!! I have so many silver linings, not least that I started really working on this blog and connected with wonderful and inspiring people like you 🙏😊🥰

Beck
1 year ago

The logo is classic! 😂
Such a great opportunity in Covid— so much good can come out of it if we are willing to look for it. I’ve got a few silver linings…
Got to SLOW down! I so needed that
Started blogging— so fun!
Got to spend even more time with my family (at home and extended)
Was able to organize and clutter clear the house.
I’ve been able to read at least 10 novels
There’s plenty more but I’ll stop! 😃

Beck
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

He’s so lucky he’s still alive! (Or maybe it’s me who is lucky to be alive… 🤔 not sure… 😆)
Thank you Cindy!
I have a confession… because I have been reading so much my kids are starving, and they have been begging for days to be let out of their closets. But I just keep telling them “one more chapter”…
Big hugs 🤗 back and have a great day!

Beck
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Oh my word! That is shock worthy… (but will definitely work. 😆)

Beck
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Was she serious?! Oh gosh…

Beck
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Well I guess when one considers birth order… this is something my Mom would have expected of me at 6 too but I’m third born and who cares about that kid right? 😂

Beck
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

That about sums it up 😂

A Star on the Forehead
1 year ago

Hi Cindy
Awesome post! Great reminder to always look for the silver lining. There is always one!
Gratitude for everything is key!
Blessings! ♥♥

A Star on the Forehead
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

You can call me Ana. Although Star has a nice ring to it ♥♥

A Star on the Forehead
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

perfect! ♥

Ladysag77
1 year ago

I try to examine life’s ups and downs by the approach of what are my roses and what are my thorns. The past 8 months has transformed my life entirely and moved me around the country. Some of these changes are exquisitely beautiful along with being incredibly sad and painful. All necessary and part of my journey to tune into myself. In the woords of St. Francis of Assisi, “wear the world like a loose garment”. We must always adapt to change because at all times our world is shifting, growing, spinning and evolving..perhaps I have an insider’s view as a highly sensitive and psychic person. I’m hyper aware of the changes. The more we allow, embrace and go with this flow showing a lessened resistance, the less painfully attached we become. Overall, love is the feeling that beats loudly and reverberates inside my being. Alchemizing the fear into love has been my fuel during COVID. I use my sensibilities as superpowers to plug in my perception into the harder aspects to acceptance. All in all it’s incredibly humbling to feel how small this world really is, how we are all connected and spreading love is what will change everything.
I’m so happy to have connected with you Cindy my dear, your light is a bright beacon for your family and clients. This list made me smile, we continue to do our part to better ourselves and this planet any way we can. Namaste my dear friend 🙏
In light and in shadow, always with ❤

Ladysag77
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

So much 💗 always🙏

Era
Era
1 year ago

Awesome !

Era
Era
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

🙂🤗

Bryan Wagner
1 year ago

You are equal to anything life offers. Your journey has already proven that. I think we are all wobbling a little more, a lot of changes no one expected or wished for, but that’s life in this part of the universe. I encourage everyone to keep going, and then keep going. And, be kind to yourself and others. Thanks for this.

Samreen Asad
1 year ago

What a wonderful post Cindy!!❤️ Loved that logo😅 and your perspective in these tumultuous times. I too have many silver linings during Covid, got to spend quality time with my husband (during our almost 6 years of marriage we never got much time because of his busy schedule),learnt so many new recipes, tried my hand at baking, learnt the value of time and loved ones, started Blogging (which I wanted since ages) to mention a few. And realised though have heard it that a single blow can change your entire life and what a brunt we have faced. But to dig out good in every bad situation just keeps us going and that’s what your beautiful post is about. ❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

My pleasure dearest Cindy as always..Sending love and hugs 🤗🤗❤️ and a wonderful week to you as well 🌺💖

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

❤️😊🌺

Kumar Harsh
1 year ago

Loved reading this post Cindy. To find light in the darkest of hours is a human trait we sometimes let go of. COVID has made us all stronger in ways we couldn’t have imagined before. I always wanted to get a gym in the house. For a start I got some dumbbells. Also, I got more into cooking than ever before. 😍😇

Kumar Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

I did find my name Cindy. 😍😍. Thank you so much. 😇

Kumar Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

😇

Dulcy💕
1 year ago

You are truly living your life fullest in a positive mode👍🏻👍🏻, which is really inspiring, your posts are always meant to give a great positive outlook for living.
My greatest learning was being patient and hopeful about any situation that comes, and also every difficult moment leads to an experience.
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post, stay blessed and happy always 😁😁💕💕

Dulcy💕
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Welcome always ❤ same to you too 😃

johncoyote
1 year ago

Hello dear Cindy. Here in Michigan. Lake St. Clair was clean for first time in my lifetime. The factories being closed down, allowed nature to heal. My grandchildren loved the daily visit to the lake. I believe people are being kinder. I hope you are doing well. Have some fun and be safe.

johncoyote
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

I am a overnight Pharmacy manager. People are worried and scared. A lot more conversations. Our problem here in Michigan. The kids don’t care. They believe they live forever. I hope the world learn. Must stop the spreading of the sickness. Have fun and be safe dear Cindy.

sakinakagalwala
1 year ago

Wow lovely…so beautifully said..to see the silver lining during dark Times….

Ruelha
1 year ago

Cindy, beautiful post. I enjoyed every bit of it. You exuberate such positivity in your writings…..it’s nice to see that especially in these times…..

My silver lining would be…..although these times made me busier ….I learned about complete surrender and how to really let go and trust God instead of own instincts….🧸🤭🤗🛐🎀♥️

Have a beautifully blessed day Cindy
Hugs and love
🎀♥️🎀♥️🎀♥️🎀♥️

Ruelha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Thank you Cindy ♥️🧸♥️🧸♥️🧸♥️🧸♥️🧸♥️
Let’s see how I keep up with it 🤭😅😉

Ruelha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

🎀😍🎀😍🎀😍😍🎀😍🎀

Gibberish
1 year ago

Every unprecedented situation is an opportunity to learn and grow. Thanks for the reminder Cindy ❤️❤️

donmatthewspoetry
1 year ago

Poor Skip didn’t quite know where to jump in and introduce himself. He nearly had a heart attack (not as young as he used to be) when he saw you had 70 commenters to attend to. He apologises.. He wants to know if you do massages for kangaroos?. Bit like a Kangaroo Clinic? I said I’d ask. Did you know he was a movie star in his youth? We’re now drinking buddies. Wonders will never cease……

https://donmatthewspoetry.com/2020/05/17/me-mate-skip/

Muralikrish
1 year ago

What a wonderful post. Love this.👌

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
1 year ago

Hi Cindy, you have a finger on the pulse of what makes us vulnerably human, and your lovingkindness shines through all your posts. I am grateful to have connected with you here!

Since covid’s inception, I have learned to better appreciate getting together with friends, a couple at a time, outside, with wine and/or food. Also, we have started talking about how blessed we are almost every single day.

Much love to you, Cindy, and keep your eye (& thoughts) on the prize, my friend! 🌞

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

I agree, Cindy, it is awesome to have a community of like-minded folks who realize the importance of relationships and blessings!

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Likewise! 🌞

akshita1776
1 year ago

Brimming with positivity!

Calu Rancati
1 year ago

💐🧡

tapan4evr
1 year ago

That’s amazing Cindy. I can say the same for piano & hiking. Quarantine helped me a lot to connect myself with nature & my goals. You are lucky to have your parents around. Someday I would love to spend time around my parents, teach them how to make few healthy dishes. My mum is a biology professor, her cooking skills are limited to BLT sandwich & english tea.🤣🤣

tapan4evr
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Welcome Cindy. Everything is functioning smooth. My mum is a noob in kitchen, still trying to teach her how to make some easy dishes on facetime, & peanut butter banana oats whey protein smoothie as well. Most of my friends miss their mum’s home-made cakes or pies, I don’t have any such recollection. Poor Tap.😂😂 Your posts are always entertaining.🤗👍

tapan4evr
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Awwww. Thanks to you & your mum in advance. Who knows tomorrow, someday I hope to stop by your place. I literally miss my granny’s pumpkin pie. I have a big sweet tooth, I still enjoy all sweet dishes but with stevia instead of sugar or corn syrup. Teaching the same to my mum is taking time. And I agree this is funny.😂🤣

tapan4evr
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

I hope/wish your daughter recovered and happy healthy now. Pumpkin pie, I can have that in my every meal.🤣

akshita bansal
1 year ago

Suuch an insightful and a positive way of seeing covid cindy..!
Just loved the portration 🙂💖

akshita bansal
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Your most welcome cindy 🥰💖
Yes, I just loved reading..|

akshita bansal
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

🤗🤗🤗💕

Esdi Dylan
1 year ago

Much needed positivity in dark times! Beautiful post!👌

Offshorewriter
1 year ago

I am glad I get to know more about you in this post…. 😍😍

Beautifully articulated Cindy. It’s true for some this Covid sucks and for some this Covid brings better version of themselves. Loved reading this.

Janis
1 year ago

Although we’ve had lots of losses, it’s really important to look into the silver lining of all these…thank you for the inspiring list. We truly have a lot to be grateful for!

Janis
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

It was well-written, elaborate and it spoke to me… you have a gift of being able to relate to your readers…

K E Garland
1 year ago

That logo looks like the middle finger…is that how it should visually be seen lol or is it just me?
I thought about writing the good things that have come out of COVID, but I haven’t yet. I think it’s been a good purge year for me, and I’ve gotten to know me a bit better.

I also like this, “Money will never be our God.” I wish everyone thought like that.

K E Garland
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Same to you!

Curt Mekemson
1 year ago

I would bet that you have always been a positive person, Cindy, seeing the brighter side of things, not letting the negative get you down. Your take on Covid certainly implies that. I found your comments on becoming more private, needing and appreciating your quiet time, interesting. I would guess that may be the writer in you as opposed to the therapist. 🙂 You might be amused to know that Peggy gave me a small quilt with books on one side. She has me turn it to the book side when I am writing and need the quiet time. I enjoyed your post and the positive message, a lot. Thanks. –Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

It’s ever so hard to be positive during tough times. I think the pandemic, global warming, and our present political situation probably qualify. (Understatement) But then I recall Viktor Frankl and how he handled concentration camps…
As for writing, I am sure there are people who can accomplish it while multi-tasking, but not me. 🙂

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

The election is a tough one, Cindy. I couldn’t understand how someone voted for the President in 2016. After four years it is incomprehensible to me. 🙂
Glad you found the Frankl videos helpful. Take care. Two more weeks. 🙂 –Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Was it the Vote post? If so, I did! I’m seriously thinking about doing one myself! –Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

It’s up as of today, Cindy.

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Glad you liked it Cindy. I can’t think of any other times during my life that are so perilous to our nation. –Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

Appreciated, Cindy. Lots. –Curt

Curt Mekemson
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 year ago

🙂

sloppy buddhist
1 year ago

yes we will thrive Cindy…like the first comment…I’ve had sleep…it’s been a wild year…I also appreciate your positivity and goodness ~ BIG hugs and thanks ~ hedy ☺️❣️🙏

Kritika
1 year ago

Be strong and believe. Everything will change sooner than one can expect. An optimistic post and inspiring. Thank you for sharing 🙂

Megan Lea
1 year ago

Working from home, spending time reflecting on my own thoughts, having actual TIME and picking my daughter up from school instead of being one of those Moms who are never there.

Yes there has been bad and uncertainty (I’m not too comfortable with change!) but I can’t help to be grateful for absolutely everything this strange year has given me

ufcindyblog
1 year ago

Maybe I am beginning to see a silver lining or two from your perspective. COVID still SUCK!

nitinsingh
1 year ago

+what a + thought

Gail’s Snapshotsincursive
1 year ago

When I slow down, I find it’s often a bit easier to pay attention to the blessings around me. It is then followed by a murmur of thanks and appreciation. 🙏🏻🍂

Joana
1 year ago

True, there are some things that COVID made me look at things differently. Like, spending time with my family and knowing what is truly more important in life.

RecoveryWise
1 year ago

Soooo many things to say about this. But I’m just going to clap👏👏👏. You should write a book.

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
1 year ago

Hi Cindy,
I love your positive attitude about Covid
I too have enjoyed more quiet time for introspection meditation and getting the mind out of the body, enjoying my garden and an occasional dip in the pool to cool off on these terribly hot days.
May you stay well ,happy,healthy,safe, strong,vital,and prosperous
💕🙉🙈🙊

craig lock
1 year ago
gayatribagayatkar
1 year ago

I never thought of or had time with my life and chores , but this time helped me to reconnect to life long lost , i started my blog the same time.The thing about inertia is very true i am working towards it.

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