I thought my new normal was after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. Even then, at my lowest of lows and most frightening and vulnerable stage of my life, I would find the brighter side of things. Yes, I have cancer, but there are so many successful treatments these days. Yes, it could be deadly, but listening to the nightly news of war, accidents and unexpected loss of life, I felt like I was actually fortunate!
Fast forward to 2020 and the new normal bestowed upon us. No, we cannot go about life the way we are used to, but let’s look at the brighter side. It’s an absolutely beautiful spring! A wonderful time to spend with family and appreciate the simple things like the birds chirping, family safety and health, and the simple act of waking up to take another breath of life. Modeh Ani!
“Modeh ani lefanekha melekh chai vekayam shehechezarta bi nishmahti b’chemlah, rabah emunatekha. I give thanks before you, King living and eternal, for You have returned within me my soul with compassion, abundant is Your faithfulness!”
Michal Bonell is a senior account manager for the AJT.