We must continue to have Compassion for one another
We will Overcome this together
There is Value in what we are learning by slowing down our daily lives
We are Inspired by the front line and essential workers that are assisting us and our loved ones
We are Determined as a world, to fight this together
COVID-19. This “ugly” word has taken lives, crumbled our economy, created controversy amongst countries/families/friends and caused heart ache for many. It is easy to feel defeated, frustrated, lost or hopeless amongst the transformation that has happened in such a short amount of time.
This word has also transformed a path for some, unlocked doors for many and opened the eyes of most.
It is easier said than done but trying to see the word COVID-19 with a hint of positivity might benefit us in these unknown moments, even just a little. Even though many of us feel isolated and alone during these unprecedented times, we really are in this together.
I personally have been affected by COVID-19 in more ways than one, but my struggles are not to be compared with what anyone else is experiencing.
“Whatever your struggle is, we all are in this together”
You might be struggling because the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job or business you built from the ground up, possibly your mental health is being tested, or because [fill in the blank]. Perhaps you have guilt because COVID-19 has actually turned your life around in a constructive way and you are feeling guilty because world is in turmoil while you are flourishing. Whatever your struggle is, we all are in this together.
You might disagree with your neighbor because they won’t wear a mask, you might be upset because your friend’s business is thriving and you lost your job. The world is arguing about staying closed, arguing because we are reopening too soon or not fast enough…but what is right, what is wrong…everyone has an opinion.
There is one thing you can’t deny, no matter what side you are on, everything has changed.
You certainly are entitled to your own opinions, but it is important to remember that we are all human beings and we need to respect each other. You can have disagreeing beliefs on COVID-19 or anything in life, but you can also voice your opinons and concerns respectfuly. One thing we do have control over is how we treat each other—and being kind doesn’t take a PhD or a million dollars.
We must continue to have Compassion for one another, and we will Overcome this together. There is Value in what we are learning by slowing down our daily lives. We are Inspired by the front line and essential workers that are assisting us and our loved ones. We are Determined as a world, to fight this together!
Remember, You Got This!
**Photo by Arek Socha from Pixabay, text by Jasmine Rice