Friendly & safe greetings to each and every one of you:
What better way to restart a blog then during a global pandemic. I have no excuse for the lack of consistency & communication other then it was maybe time for me to press pause, rethink and reset. I suppose like many of us right now.
There is no handbook or manual on how to handle the situation we are currently in. These are certainly unprecedented times. Filled with a mixture of fear, chaos and of course panic. Everything changes daily and these struggles are all too real. Vulnerability, unemployment, economic downturn, uncertainty, rapid changes, new way of doing everything, the list goes on.
Every single one of us has or will react differently to the situation we are all in. In our own family, there have been different reactions and responses to all this – we all cope differently. What is important is to be honest and transparent with how you are feeling. We should not be judgmental ever, but especially now when people need to feel safe expressing their fears. Try to be compassionate and empathetic with others. We are all going to need each other more than we have ever realized.
We all have a duty to be informed, diligently responsible, respectful and SAFE right now. There are an incredible number of people who are working tirelessly in health care/essential services to help those who need it most. Not to mention those who are going above and beyond to keep the grocery, fuel, transport, delivery & other necessary services available. We all need to be grateful daily for these individuals. If you’re one of them, GRATEFUL FOR YOU!
And as always, amidst all the fear and chaos, something beautiful surfaces. We see signs of optimism and hope. There are so many inspiring acts of kindness……people trying their best to cope and along the way, delivering some goodness, fun and joy to the temporary difficult situation we are all in. We all need to be grateful daily for these individuals too. If you’re one of them, GRATEFUL FOR YOU!
I do not have big answers to any of this. I seriously do not. I can default to being hopeful, grateful and kind. That’s what I choose!
Thank you for reading this to the end and for keeping yourself and others safe. Together we are stronger – we truly are. I’m very grateful for YOU.
Together & grateful,