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First Female Vice President

Historic Moment

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Joe Biden’s pick of Kamala Harris as his running mate is no doubt historic, and an inspiration to women everywhere. In a male dominated world, this is the first time a woman has been chosen as a vice president. Women are just as capable of leading as men are. We wish her all the best.

Illegal Firecrackers

Since the start of June areas in New York as well as other parts of the country has been plagued by the incessant noise of fireworks. Why anyone would spend money to create a noise nuisance in their community defies all logic.

No one stops to question who benefits from the sale of these fireworks and who has to suffer sleepless nights because of the noise. No one thinks about the effect the fumes released might have on the general population. Given that we are still fighting coronavirus, the last thing we need are toxic wastes that may create respiratory complications for the vulnerable.

Some say it is a release after months of lock down. Some say it’s defiance against the police. I call it an act of stupidity. You are inadvertently burning money and causing distress for people in your community in the process. No one benefits. If you are not contributing to the betterment of your community then you are a part of the problem. Stupidity is contagious. The way forward is to think consciously and spend wisely. Money is power and fools have difficulty keeping it. To those involved I urge you all to stop the stupid fireworks and find a way to uplift yourself.

Staying Calm

It is not easy staying calm and focused amidst this period of world crisis. It is not easy to be positive and just say it will be over soon. It is not easy yet we must try. We know it will be over but in the meantime for many there is heartbreak, tears and shattered lives as people mourn the loss of loved ones.

For our sanity we must find an outlet to take our mind off what is going on. My outlet is writing. I find it therapeutic, a pleasant escape if only for a few hours per day. Whatever you enjoy doing use that as your outlet to bring a sense of normalcy to your life as we wait out this storm. Please stay home and keep safe.

Keep Informed

It may seem scary right now, but I believe we will get through this. One of the most important thing as we fight this coronavirus crisis is to keep informed with what health officials are saying. In a crisis there is often a lot of misinformation. I read an article where 27 people from Iran died of alcohol poisoning trying to protect themselves from the virus. This goes to show that misinformation can be just as dangerous as the virus.

It is okay to switch off the news sometimes; watch a movie, read a book, play card games. Do something that can help you relax because stress is just as bad. Take all the necessary precautions to keep safe. It may be a while yet, but we will get through this.

Help Your Neighbors

As we go through this crisis we have to help each other. Check in on the elderly in your neighborhood or in your building. They are the vulnerable population and some are scared to go out. Volunteer to go grocery shopping. Ensure they have all the basic supplies they need. Help reassure them that together we will get through this. If there was ever a time that we need each other it is now.

A New Reality

We are facing a new reality. It is not business as usual for the greater majority of the world’s population. In every corner of the world lives are impacted by coronavirus. We are at war with a virus that as yet we know little about. The thought on everyone’s mind should be survival…making it out alive.

This is a time when we have to make sacrifices. Follow the rules set down. Treat every surface you touch as if it was contagious. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid crowds. Stay home if you do not have to go out. Let us do our part to stop the spread of the virus. Keep safe.