“I savor life. When you have anything that threatens life… it prods you into stepping back and really appreciating the value of life and taking from it what you can.”~ Sonia Sotomayor
Everyone values life…but that is not true. I wish it were true, but it isn’t.
The grim reaper is walking among us and how we react will either save us or end our life and the lives of others.
When I started this blog my intention was to improve my life, make me a stronger, better, person. Writing has impacted my life and made me want to do more, live longer, and with intention.
I never expected a pandemic. I never expected the fear and uncertainty. Here we all are with the threat of sickness and death; the possibility of life as we know it changing forever.
How many people will lose a loved one, a family member, a dear friend, or some of the many people we interact with each day and take for granted?
Am I scared? Of course, all of us would be very foolish not to be frightened. We need to take a pause, a long moment of reflection, to step back and evaluate what is important.
In America, in my opinion, we are used to taking things for granted. We have, for the most part, a good life. Life may not always be easy and certainly it is not fair for everyone. There are inequalities.
The day in, day out, rhythm of our life is steady and what we expect. You may not agree with me but for the most part when something bad has happened in another country, or in another city or state, we have the tendency to think not here, not to us.
We cannot escape the Coronavirus. It does not discriminate, it does not care where we live, what we look like, or what we do for a living.
We are faced with a pandemic and it is up to each of us to do whatever we can to protect ourselves, our family and our loved ones.
There are many people telling us what we should do. Be careful who you listen to. Your life may depend on whose instructions you follow.
“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson
We need to follow the guidelines from the experts, the scientists, doctors and nurses. Practice distancing, wash your hands, stay at home and only go out for necessities such as groceries and doctor appointments. Protect your self.
Please do not listen to, or follow, the recommendations of President Trump. It could be the death of you if you believe him. Take a few moments and read this article from the NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/opinion/trump-coronavirus.html
This is not a political issue, it is a health issue and one we need to take seriously. Protect yourself and follow the guidelines from the scientists. Please!
I am not going to write a long article because I want you to read this and hopefully take it to heart. At the end of this pandemic, some of my readers may be victims of this virus. I hope not, and I hope I will be here to continue to write and continue to grow and become a better, stronger person. That is what I want for all of you.
“The value of life is revealed when it confronts death from close quarters.”Apoorve Dubey
As always, thanks so much for reading. Have a wonderful day.