The year 2020 if anything, has shown us how vulnerable we all are, and how precious this gift of life is. Many people went into hospital alone and scared, with no one stand by their side, or hold their hands. Some died alone, with no goodbyes. Many never got the chance to say, I love to family members or friends before they passed away.
Let us not take life for granted. Always remember to say I love you to those close to your heart. Let them know they are in your thoughts. Let them know you care. For life flashes by quickly and before you know it they are gone.
Who could have told us when we welcomed the year 2020 that in a few weeks life as we knew it would change? Who could have imagined that we would be lining up to go to the supermarket, the pharmacy or to get food from the food banks. Who could have predicted that so many would be jobless? Yes a lot has changed, but we must stay strong as we try to get through it.
While we work together to fight this crisis let us exercise common sense and maintain our sanity. Take all the necessary precautions to stay safe. Don’t go into places where people frequent such as the grocery stores and supermarkets unless you have to.
Do not consume cleaning products. They may cause serious harm.
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.
Today is Palm Sunday and across the world this event would have been celebrated. However the world is experiencing a new normal, where social distancing is necessary to fight this virus. Good Friday will be no different. However we can each try to celebrate in our homes. Try to ensure that your life remain as normal as possible. I know it seems we are fighting a battle with no end in sight. But it will be over. Perhaps not today or tomorrow but it will, and we will look back and remember that by the grace of God we survived.
Due to the Coronavirus many of you may now find yourself at home. Where ever you are in the world life must go on. We all have to play our part to stop the spread of the virus. A pleasant pastime is reading. Find books in the genre you love, read and try to relax. It is a stressful time and any form of relaxation will help. Stay strong and keep safe.
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.
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.
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.