Hi, welcome to my little corner of cyberspace my friend! I have a delightful cuppa ready for our time of reflection together in peaceful & serene surroundings…the sun is shining, the birds are chirping…
First get yourself comfy with a coffee or tea & a comforting little treat, block out all the news updates on Corona virus19 that demand your attention for a while to draw apart, refresh & gain a new perspective…
I have my favorite tea blend today, Earl Grey. My treat is a healthy home baked Coconut & Date slice because when things seem out of control we need the comfort of well known favorites…Don’t you find!
I thought our reflection time today would focus upon reminding ourselves who we are…
If you visit here often then you’ll be aware that professionally, human behavior & it’s therapy is my specialty.
In the light of discouraging adult behavior that has crossed our screens & reached our ears in this Pandemic; people rushing to hoard supplies & weapons, publicly fighting over supplies in supermarkets & stealing supplies from the disabled!
I’d like to focus upon the encouraging behavior of two little girls here in Australia who heard that the elderly, frail & disabled may not have enough toilet paper or facial tissues in their neighborhood when panic buying started (which is a new phenomenon in my country).
So these two little girls, one 6 years old & the other 4 years old asked their Mama’s if they could raid their piggy banks, go to the store & buy supplies with their own pocket money!
They then put these supplies in their little pull along Wagon, one carrying her teddy bear the other her dolly on their big adventure in kindness.
With their Mama’s walking closely behind, knocking on doors of the elderly, frail & disabled handing out toilet rolls & boxes of tissues in their community! *
This is the behavior we are called to do my friend, out of the hearts of babe’s came love one for another, sharing resources & making sure our neighbors who are our fellow human beings are all okay!
“…Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Let us share some love & kindness, unless we need to completely self isolate to prevent spreading the virus to others…
Though we can still make sure our neighbors & the most vulnerable in our societies are okay, even if its just a phone call or shout over the fence to check!
Let’s make this personal
I’m in the higher risk category for corona virus 19, I’m in my sixth decade of life & I have several autoimmune conditions…but I will continue to live life & share with those around me…
I challenge you to do the same my friend, let’s start a kindness movement that goes viral!
Yes, we need to take precautions & follow medical advice but let’s not lose our humanity in inhumane behaviors towards each other in this time of crisis!
Fear, panic & anxiety are extremely contagious emotions! So, let us be the calm in this storm, let us take the example of two little girls who wanted to share all they had (their pocket & tooth fairy money) with those who were in need.
We might not have any toilet paper supplies by the end of this week in our household but we will survive we can always use alternatives!
We have food, we can share, we have water, we can share! If we have the love & grace of God given in great measure, then we are called to share that love & grace!
I know who I believe & am assured of where I’m going when it comes time to leave this earth. There’s no need to panic when I have His assurance that all is well with my future…You may enjoy reading why & how I have this assurance Here!
I invite you to leave your acts of kindness below in the comments section to inspire others!
Until next time,
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