One of the biggest things we all preach on social media, to our children and to one another is to be kind. However, in times of chaos and stress, such as what our country and world is going through, I think the most important things have slipped our minds. In no which way or form am I condoning the behavior of others or standing up for anyone, but I am reminding this to each of us.
Let’s remember, this is an adjustment for everyone so always to BE KIND!!
The news hit us all as Coronavirus spread rapidly without us really knowing much about it. Then came panic! Then came even more!
My uncle, who lives in Florida, called me a week ago and told me that the stores where he lived were bare. He had no toilet paper, water or other goods on shelves. I couldn’t wrap my head around it but as a person who has struggled with anxiety my entire life, it hit. Up here in Massachusetts there was a calm before that storm. My mother and I decided it would probably be best to grab our groceries and a little extra ahead of time, so we did. Thank goodness for that decision because we could have potentially lost out on having groceries.
This is where it comes in, the reminder to be Kind. Yes, we want enough to feed our families but making sure your neighbor has enough to feed their children, that is important too. This rant has gone on endless amounts of times so I’m not going to repeat until your ears bleed.
Let’s pave the way for our children yet again. Show them that in the toughest of times, together is where we need to be.
Remember we are all sitting in our homes, we have all cancelled plans, some of us have no income, some of us cannot visit loved ones in the hospital or old age homes. Some of us have children with respiratory issues and have to worry about these being compromised, some of us have these issues ourselves or our husbands, mothers, brothers or sisters do. Some of us are struggling with anxiety already and this is topping it off. Some of us have to go to work while our children don’t have care. Some of us have to work from home with multiple children and don’t know how to multitask it all. Some of us are just plain old confused. Some of us are about to have a baby and have to worry about the safety of our newborns and ourselves or not being able to have family meet their newest relative.
Whether you’re one, two or all of the above. Whether you’re none of the above, remember you could be. You would want someone to be understanding of your emotions of your options, thoughts and fears. The oldest saying in the book, the oldest rule of thumb; do unto others as you’d want done unto you.