It’s been more than a week of trying to stay at home due to this unprecedented world wide crisis we’re going through right now- the Corona Virus or COVID19.
Started in China, then Italy became the epicenter, then the United States and then now in Canada. I thought it was surreal- like a bad dream but it is still happening as we speak. The whole of California is in lock down right now. All of the schools, recreation centers, most public places, hotels and restaurants are closed. All events are cancelled! Almost everyone was told to stay at home! Social distancing is the word! Toilet paper is the number one consumer item; along with Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer. We are lucky to have the modern technology to meet virtually through Zoom, to practice Yoga, to exercise to chat to watch concerts online. To see friends and family through FaceTime and Facebook video calls. I am thankful that I can take a walk outside to get some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors. I am happy that I have the comforts of home, enjoy home cooked meals and drive to the grocery store to get the necessities. At the onset of this I felt the fear and uncertainty that is all over the news and the social media. My daughter was so confused when all the school and social events were cancelled! It was her 17th birthday and the whole world seem focused on the fear! And I was one of them- but I tried to pause and listen to my heart and tune inwards. There is HOPE- we can do this together! We can prevent this to envelope our whole beings- we can fight this virus! We have FAITH- we know that if we have good health and common sense to make smart choices: boost our immune system by eating good, healthy food, have restful and good night’s sleep, keep our surroundings clean and WASH OUR HANDS! We can overcome this. God’s got this too! We pray and encourage each other. WE CAN DO THIS! It is possible- to flatten the curve! We have to be PATIENT. This will take time. But in the meantime, busy ourselves with good stuff. Let’s be THANKFUL, let’s be ACTIVE, let’s be HAPPY together! Let’s defeat this virus COVID19!