It's Sunita here,
As it stands this morning, COVID-19 has infected 678,113 people around the world, of whom 31,748 have died. Source Worldmeter.
We stand at the edge of a new era as we watch this pandemic unfold from the inside of our homes. Or from the battlefield that our health care facilities have become. Or perhaps as part of a declared essential service in our society.
Whatever our place is right now, we have all been affected by the appearance of COVID-19.
The lack of data on the virus has lead to a massive amount of fear and misinformation that only exacerbates this panic. Scientists, researchers, clinicians, public health officials and leaders at every level are scrambling to stay ahead of the aggressive speed that COVID-19 moves with, wreaking havoc on human life, our medical systems every dimension of our society.
How Does the Corona Virus Behave Inside a Patient, an article by Siddhartha Mukherjee explains a lot, but more importantly, asks the intelligent questions about this pandemic that currently remain unanswered. It is this gap in information about COVID-19 that demands our drastic, but necessary response of social distancing to it.
As we all do our part to flatten the curve of the infection by isolating ourselves in our homes, severely limiting the contact we have with others and practicing social distancing, we have found something we never really had, or thought we didn't have- the luxury of time.
Time to think. Time to reflect. Time to review. Time to take stock. Time to create a life of design. Time to live a life of choice.
Winston Churchill said, "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
Who are you going to decide to be at this unprecedented crossroad of our times?
A pessimist or an optimist?
You must make a decision. To make that decision, you must make a choice.
As we awake, the budding trees outside our windows are heralding spring. They are unaware of the pandemic that we face, our retreat into protective sequestration, the fear, uncertainty, suffering and isolation that surrounds us.
We can choose to look outside and see how nature understands the transience of time, and events, and reconnects us to our ephemeral existence. None of us are here for more than a flash of time.
So why not live fully?
Let’s bring out our best in the face of fear.
Let’s be open and vulnerable.
Bold and kind.
Daring, yet safe.
Let’s Dare to mend relationships during this unexpected gift of free time.
Let's Dare to have the courage to let go of relationships that are dead.
Let’s Dare to say ‘I Love You’ to those
whom we have overlooked, or taken for granted.
Let’s dare to find meaning in this pandemic.
Let’s Dare to put all of this in perspective.
Lets Dare to self assess and self correct.
Let's Dare to embrace possibility.
Let's Dare to live our Truth.
Let's Dare to Live a Chosen Way of Life.
Let's Dare to choose Hope.
Let's Dare to Shine.
Wishing you a week of contemplation, reflection and hope,
With my love,