Throughout this pandemic year we have all experienced situations where our relationships experienced some bending and breaking. Some relationships could withstand the bending. We allowed for grace and making exceptions for certain behaviors because we are living in an exceptional time. But, we also had to stand up for behaviors that we believed in and grace may not have been returned. This is where the breaking has occurred or is still happening.
I am hoping that eventually these relationships will be mended. If the choices we made and the choices that our friends or relatives made were not aligned I am hoping that these choices do not permanently implant a version of ourselves in each other’s minds that portray each other as too rigid or too lax. When we are allowed to stand closer than 6 feet apart and to be at large family gatherings again, I hope that we will be able to find common ground and that we will want to be together again.