We Are In This Together

May 27, 2020 | Previous Blogs | 4 comments

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!

XOXO~

 **Photo by Arek Socha from Pixabay, text by Jasmine Rice

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Carlos Solorzano

    “One thing we do have control over is how we treat each other”… I hope that we all remember this not just today, but also when COVID is a distant memory!

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    • Jasmine Rice

      There will be something else after COVID, maybe not global but there will be natural disasters (which are still happening) and personal disasters. Sure we all get annoyed at people at different points in life, but sometimes it feels good to take the high road, even if someone is being rude or insinuating their opinion matters more than yours. Thank you for the comment!

      Reply
  2. Dave

    Great message, we should be kind, but many are utterly incapable, sadly probably most. Many say they are nice and talk a good game but when it comes down to seeing someone who disagrees with their view on this “pandemic” the level of hatred and anger really comes through. It’s becoming clear this virus has further divided us. And in my opinion, it’s by design. And the path we are being led down appears to be more nefarious than anyone could have thought. Sorry to be a downer, but that’s what I’ve seen first hand. Thanks for your blog!

    Reply
    • Jasmine Rice

      There are many people in this world that unfortunately just aren’t capable, or should I say choose to not be kind.

      I do think the affects of COVID-19 (not just the virus but also the economic downfall) is dividing us. I hope by people like me posting on kindness, personal growth, self-care…that at least a few of those “haters” might soften a little.

      I have hope that our world is not headed down a nefarious path and the good in people will outweigh the wicked.

      I hope those that read my blog can be a few of those that are spreading kindness, and hopefully it will be contagious.

      Thank you for reading my blog!

      Reply

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