It’s been over four months now since COVID-19 came to our doorsteps. It rattled our world to say the least. As the coming months unfold with uncertainty and anxiety, we all need to remember one thing: We are all in this together, and together, we are unstoppable.
This goes out to everyone who is reading this, and I urge you to share this message with your friends and family because I wholeheartedly believe this statement, and you should too.
Yes, Coronavirus has forever changed our lives. People have lost jobs, can’t buy food, and are losing loved ones. Hospitals are overflowing. Vital workers are risking their lives everyday just by stepping outside to go to work. Everything you are seeing on TV is Coronavirus this, Coronavirus that. Our lives have been shaped around this pandemic, and for now, all we can do is wait. Or is it?
This virus has taken so much from us, and has affected us in so many different ways that it’s impossible to keep track, but there is one thing that it cannot, and will not take from us, and that is our will to fight on.
We have the very thing that is invincible to any endeavor we face. As long as we wake up every day ready for what life throws at us, and knowing that we are all in this together, we will make it through this. We will find a cure. I believe this. And you should too. We have to. It is the very thing this virus can’t take from us.
Our will to keep pushing through this is never something that we have faced alone. Communities are coming together, You have reached out to friends who you haven’t talked to in years, volunteers have stepped up in every shape and form that can be thought of. In the face of catastrophe, the world has done the one thing we should’ve done even before this all started, and that is come together, as one people, as one world.
We are one people, and this is our world. We will always have each other. Though we fought and disagreed in times before this happened, that does not matter now. We have to be looking forward.
No matter who you are, where you come from, what your religion is, what race you are, what your sexual orientation is, I will be there for you, and everyone else will be too. You matter to me, to your friends, to your community, and you have a place in this world.
This disease is not just physical, but a mental one too. Healthcare workers work insane hours and see the worst this thing has to offer. Teachers are up day and night to make sure their kids have the best chance at success in their online educational future, at least until school returns to the actual school. Workers of various businesses are out of work, and those that still work do it from home and do not have the chance to escape now that it is at their doorstep, literally.
We have to remember that just because we might not be struggling with Coronavirus, or anything else physical, there is still the mental game to be fought. We are all stressed, anxious, and exhausted by this. And we need to make sure that we are all doing okay. Reach out to your loved ones, your coworkers, and just see how they are doing. Don’t just ask if they’re okay. We have to face this thing on the front line too. There is no time to beat around the bush. “Are you stressed out? Are you feeling depressed? How about we talk about it. Let’s let it out together.”
We need to communicate. That’s pretty much all we have at our disposal at this point. Communication is the key to so many things now. From the hospital to the home, we have to communicate how we are feeling, and how we are doing. This is the big game, and we need to face it head on, and not back down.
I am here for you, and I know that you will be there for me. This is the mentality we all need to have.
Trust each other because each other is all we got.