It’s a small price to pay for what could be dangerously tragic if we don’t take the requested shelter-in-place orders more seriously. Now more than ever is a time to come together. It’s time to realize that the earth is about to hit rock bottom and with more people staying home, it’s showing signs of healing. It’s going to take a lot more effort and that means the priorities of this country need to change. We need tough, but compassionate people leading us. We need peace. We need to go back to the basics, to survival. Remind ourselves that people survived without all the things accessible to us now. They weren’t driven by money and greed. They were hardworking and grateful. They took care of each other. They respected each other. We need to slow things down and let the earth replenish itself and heal so that she can give back to us. But first, we must give back to her. Staying home right now is the most effective way to stop the virus from spreading. If people would stop complaining and just do their part, we could get through this faster. In a way, that sounds amazing. However, it makes me so happy to know that the earth is getting a much needed break, but not the one she deserves. Instead of complaining about kids being home because school was canceled until further notice, be thankful they’re not being forced to be exposed and risk getting very sick. In most cases, death is not something to be feared. But this should be taken more seriously than some are. I’m can’t lie, some of the memes floating around social media make me laugh, but at the end of the day, it’s kind of sad to think of how privileged the people of this country are. I have talked to a handful of people from out of the country and they are thankful they’re kids are safe at home. They are not panicking and are just as frustrated with those who are panic shopping. They’re taking it seriously though. They are almost on full lock down, some of them. We must continue to remind ourselves how much we have, and not things…but people and a roof over our head. Try to remember there are a lot of people going through this alone or living on the street. If you think you know fear, try to put yourself in their shoes. As always, choose love.
Peace & Love