Today, I am Hopeful

Welcome to another positivity post. Check out the first post or, you can read the previous one here.

**This post is nothing more than simply the thoughts of an ordinary mum in this extraordinary time.

“Like spring comes after winter, I hope and believe that this pandemic will be followed by a better and more united world.” – This Scribbler Mum

Hmm, there’s an outbreak of a new virus and they are on lockdown. It must be really serious. Wonder what this new virus is all about…

It seems to be spreading quite fast and can be more severe than a regular flu. It’s far from here but I hope they are restricting flights from there as a precaution…

More countries are getting reports of it now. Wonder if enough is being done to isolate it…

It’s getting closer. This is a bit worrying now. Call me paranoid but I’m going to be even more strict now with proper hygiene and washing hands with my family given the way they say it spreads…

See, I told you. They’re advising about washing hands to everybody here now too. But wait, it seems like more countries are putting up stricter measures about this… I thought they would have already restricted the flights from the beginning…

Oh dear. A lot is happening so fast. More countries going on quarantine and lockdown. How about here? Wait, what? There are no more hand sanitizers in the shops here too?

Why are people panic buying? Are we not supposed to be doing more than wash our hands? Hold on. Natural herd immunity? Is this serous?

I’m kind of panicking a little bit now as well. I don’t want to go and buy to the point of hoarding, but seeing those empty shelves in the shops make me feel like there won’t be any left for me and my family…

Well, at least some things are being put in place now here. I just hope that everybody would care enough to comply to give us the best fighting chance against this invisible enemy…

It’s far from over over here but it is a relief to see from the other places that with the right attitude, discipline and cooperation, this thing is beatable…

In some of the places where the fight is nearly over, it’s interesting to notice bluer skies and clearer rivers. It makes me wonder if this tiny virus is nature’s way or life’s way of bringing us down on to our knees from living too large and extravagantly. A way to restore balance. A reminder to appreciate what we have and protect it…

I don’t know what’s going to happen but I am hopeful. I think if people would be more unselfish we will succeed. By simply not hoarding hand sanitizers or face masks, for example, would mean everyone can get them and therefore, be able to protect themselves and everyone around them from spreading the virus. Protecting one’s self while others can’t is not going to work. By simply cooperating and taking seriously the importance of social distancing rather than just doing as they wish would limit transmission. Thinking that you won’t be affected doesn’t mean you’re not affecting others. Or, by simply caring enough and helping others from their worries would make it easier for everybody to focus on doing what’s right. If you’re in a much better position, stepping up and helping out to alleviate the worries of others would encourage solidarity and strength against this threat that chooses no one.

By being unselfish and kind, I think it would be our best “herd immunity” to surpass trying times like this…

I believe we can beat this. This pandemic has revealed how selfless and kind and caring people can be: from those who are tackling this virus head on in the frontline, to those who are helping in whatever way they can from the back of the line… Because it is the way of humanity. And it gives me hope.

 

 

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2 Replies to “Today, I am Hopeful”

  1. I couldn’t agree more. Now is the time for us all to come together as a community. To share resources and look after each other instead of being selfish and panic buying food and hygiene products we don’t really need!

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