As time passes and we are often told we can't leave home, it can feel a bit like we are prisoners in our own house. It's easy to forget that we still have choices. We can be something more than we are in normal situations. We have time to think about what we really want with our lives, what we care about and how we can go about making our dreams happen.
At times like these it's good to think of the individuals who changed the world while in actual prison. Nelson Mandela secretly penned his autobiography, Martin Luther King wrote his eloquent "Letter to Birmingham Jail" to clergy who did not see the injustice he was fighting. Marco polo with the help of writer and fellow prisoner Rustichello of Pisa wrote "Descriptions of the World", also known as "Travels". John Bunyan wrote "The Pilgrims Progress" and Miguel de Cervantes wrote "Don Quixote", that wonderfully imaginative tale of strange knighthood.
So what am I going to do during this time of challenge and sheltering in place. I love chocolate, I could sit around watching movies all day noshing on chocolate or I could take time to realize my dreams. I can bring that story that's been stewing in my brain for a while, to life. I can create the garden I've always dreamed about. I can even start a business. You can learn just about anything with YouTube. Today is the day to start! We can change the world one ten minute segment at a time.