At no other time has being responsible for the place we live been more important. In this time of a worldwide pandemic, we must take care of our little corners of the world – our communities.
We’re told to self-isolate and meet only in very small groups. Great advice, even when it includes your family. We will get through this but we must get through it together.
Fortunately, we have things like social media, smartphones, and some even have landlines. Let’s make use of these in order to stay in touch with one another.
As noted in Part 2 of this three-part series, we are responsible for the well-being, even the happiness, of others. So while we must keep our physical distancing we don’t need to keep our social distancing when it comes to staying in touch with one another and ensuring our families and friends are healthy and doing okay.
In 2019, our family held a memorial service for both of my parents after they passed away. One thing we did was to start a family page on Facebook so we could provide information and stay in contact with one another. I’ve just begun using it for the COVID-19 pandemic so we can stay in touch as our family is spread out from border to border in Canada. We’ve already had some good discussions and have been able to check up on and encourage one another.
And when we do need to go out for essential things such as work, groceries, and medical appointments we need to go out and do what is essential and then return home for two reasons:
- We have done only what we needed to do,
- We have done as much as we can to protect anyone we may have come in contact with.
Our days of celebrations, family, and friends will return.
In the meantime, we need to be responsible citizens and do everything we can to ensure that day arrives for everyone we know or don’t know.
Let’s help, not harm, one another and ourselves.
Stay healthy everyone.