Where Do We Go From Here?

Well, this is an interesting development. I guess you’re wondering why I’m being so curious about this time we’re in now. I’m not really sure myself, but I do know that it’s a bloody weird time!

I’m no expert on health, nor am I an expert on world pandemics, politics, or religion, but I do know one thing:

These are bizarre times. And yet, ironically, it feels somewhat familiar. Because we had global pandemics before. Ebola, Swine Flu, the Spanish Flu... just to name a few serious pandemics.

So, why now? Why do we have to have this evil virus in the year 2020?

Well, we don’t know the answer to that question, and sadly we may never find the answer. But here’s my perspective.

The world has a lot of junk, mentally, physically, and emotionally, and it needs a clear out. And we need to understand that the world that we live in needs a good detox right now. So, that means us humans need to be shocked and think about how we’re not looking after ourselves and our planet properly. And, for those who are caregivers, they’re at higher risk at getting sick because they’re around people who are more susceptible to getting the virus, therefore making it easier for it to spread.

It’s one thing to say that the governments all around the world are doing their bit to get rid of COVID-19. But, responses have been much slower in some countries than others. And, there has even been denial of the severity of the situation in some cases. It would be fair to say, that we didn’t have a point of reference for something like COVID-19.

Here in New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern has done what no other country has done. I feel like she is the best leader for Aotearoa at this time of crisis. It may not have been perfect, but it was the best that they could’ve done at the time. And that makes me very proud to be a kiwi!

Having said that, the fight is not over yet. This journey of COVID-19 has chapters, and this is chapter one. How many chapters are there? Only time will tell. But hopefully they will be short and sweet.

For now though, we’ve got through our first battle. Now is the time to resume our lives, be grateful that we’ve got this far, and move on. But be aware of our surroundings, the places we go, and who we come in contact with. Because the virus is still lingering, and it can strike anyone at any given time.

In my family, 3 out of the 4 of my sisters, (as far as we know), have got celiac disease, as well as my Mum, Lynda. Two siblings and myself have other autoimmune diseases and this all makes immune function more tricky to deal with.

YIPPEE! As if I had enough to deal with.

As a big brother, I constantly worry about their health and well-being. Don’t get me wrong, I also fear about my own health and well-being too, but I love all of my family, and if I ever lose just one of my sister, my brother, or my parents early, it will destroy me. That’s why I want the best for them, and I know that they want the best for me too.

Many people have lost loved ones and my heart goes out to them.

I’ll wrap up this post on this note:

We’ve been through a bloody rough time, but now it’s time to rebuild and regather. The only way to do that is through love and caring for one and another.

If you don’t have anyone in your life to love, find a way to love yourself. I did, so can you!

Until next time, I’m sending you love and blessings! Take care! xx

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