The world has been forced to go to sleep in an attempt to try and isolate itself against the tentacles of the COVID19 virus. Challenging times for so many families. The impact of lost jobs and economies being crushed under the weight of the cascading overflow of the virus spreading at an alarming rate.
So many lives lost, and for those in isolation, an unimaginable few weeks ahead. Shopping has become a crazy, panicked experience. People arguing over insignificant items to buy.
With all the negative reactions, increased cases of infections and daily bad news, it is easy to become swallowed up by it.
But through all this, there is a balance of good as well. Time… for many families to spend time together to reconnect, to play games, to do chores together and just to talk. Not seeing work colleagues for weeks in person makes you appreciate those personal interactions so much more.
Not being able to reach out and touch people to show love, care or support…a simple birthday hug or kiss. The small things we have come to devalue through time, will be the things we appreciate once we have them back.
I hope you are all with the people you love, if not, then I hope this time helps you to form connections with the people you are forced to be with, help you reconnect with the people you love, or simply give you more time to just play a few games, have a few extra chats.
Stay safe everyone, you are all so very very important to someone else that loves you. Make sure you do what you need to do to keep yourself safe for them, and in return keep them safe also.
4 weeks… we can do this.
Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui