Now, more than ever, it is important that we all do our part but this isn’t something that is a one time thing, this should be a lifetime habit.
Whether it is taking care of the environment and doing your part to reduce your non recyclable waste, walk more and drive less, or helping one another we all must act with consciousness and compassion, not just today, the next two weeks but everyday.
Staying safe, and ensuring others are also safe, is also a lifetime habit. We must look after ourselves and watch out and help others when we are able to do so. Everyone may be on a different path, but the final destination is the same. Who else will help if not us? if we all leave it to another person the end result is that no one would do it. Lead the way and help when and where you can. For now, helping means staying indoors and keeping everyone safe, in the future though there will be more ways to do this.
Checking in on someone to make sure they are okay is harder right now but not impossible. Technology allows us to have face time over the net and we can still phone and email. We also can stand on our porch, front steps and veranda for fresh air and wave to anyone who is passing by. We can put uplifting messages in our windows for our neighbours to make them smile. There are a lot of creative things you can do to stay in touch and check on people.
We should take lessens from the present conditions of the Venice canals that are running clearer and the reduction of smog over the cities due to decreased traffic. We can see a physical improvement already, and we must ask ourselves what we can do to maintain this moving forward when we all come out of our houses and enter back into daily living.
Perhaps we should consider ourselves like a caterpillar in its cocoon and when we submerge we are the beautiful butterflies bringing only beauty and good things to the world.
Remember to be thankful for what you have. It is easy to lose sight of it when things are so bleak but take a few minutes and I’m sure you will realize there is always something to be thankful for.
As for me I am thankful to all those who have helped me, especially this week on our drive home … and for my wonderful friends who purchased groceries for us as we entered our 14 day self isolation. I am very blessed indeed.
Stay safe, stay healthy and be sure that I will continue to provide inspirational messaging, poetry, and as long as they come to me, the Letters from God.