In this period of coronavirus epidemic, many people are worried and afraid. Street interviews with people on TV news revealed that both men and women, old and young, freely acknowledged their fear of being there.
Being afraid doesn't mean you lack courage. Those who get up and go to the shops to buy supplies show courage despite their fear. And of course, doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals show another level of courage and compassion.
But despite fear and sadness, we should not overlook the future beyond this epidemic. Then there is life again. There will be fun and happiness, running and jumping, picnics and walks. Yes it is!
Life is usually waves of joy, sadness, joy. The tragedy strikes unexpectedly, we cry and we become courageous, but we get up and we see the sun again and our hearts regain the color of life and lightness of our hearts.
My grandmother was pregnant when the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1920 hit her society and gave birth to my father in 1919, at a time when hospitals and staff were overwhelmed by the sick. My dad was born prematurely and put in a shoe box because the nurses thought he was dead, the flu baby. But it wasn't, and he was noticed by a nurse and lived to marry, have a son and three daughters. He had a happy married life and our home was always full of laughter and fun times. We had grandparents, many uncles and aunts who came to visit and had a good time. My childhood was one of the best and I always look at it with good memories.
Do you see how tragedy, chaos, anxiety and fear melt and be forgotten? And the sadness and boredom of this time will disappear like morning mist, and will you think of the fog of that magnificent new day? I do not think so! And the thing is: bad times will pass. Good times will come back. Not only that, but the world will be a kinder, a better place because of the hard times people endure.
So don't despair! Do not give up. Dark, yes. But dawn is coming. Sad, yes. But beneath it is joy. We miss the butterfly's past while focusing on all the horrible things that happened. We do not see fresh, new green leaves budding, the prophecy of new life, and the new growth happening under our noses. Look around you like a pot of gravel in your pot to find its golden luster, and you will find the good and the beauty around you. Listen to the birds singing outside. Listen to the buzzing sounds of people moving, talking, rattling plates in your apartment blocks – all signs of life! Life will soon explode into the wider world, pouring noise and activity, fun and excitement on us! And a quiet cup of tea with a book in the shade of a tree. Don't be sad, be patient.
If you are thinking of taking your life. Please don't leave us. We are all the people you can help and be kind to in the future. You are precious and need. We need you. In this world, you can make a difference, as if you were hurt now, with a kindness to someone who was hurt. You are not alone in this business. Stay with us and spread the highly contagious goodness virus. Let this be your mission and don't let anything stop you. You will see how your gloom will disappear!
So let's all put up with this time of courage and persistence for a while. Get ready for the bright dawn that will surely come!