In this together, these three words have never meant so much. Truly we are all connected. As much as I love to travel and my desire to explore other countries, and cultures drives me. Our priority right now is life. I hope you are all staying home with the loved ones under your roof, communicating with your family and friends through the miracle of technology and coming to terms with what is really important in our lives, our loved ones, our health and mankind. Many lives will be lost, and much grief will reach worldwide, but please do not give up. There will be a time of celebration that will follow.
There are some of you that are alone, please don’t feel lonely, reach out to someone. I am here for you call me, text me, lets video chat, always know there is someone out there to talk to.
Once this threat is over and a new normal emerges, we will understand how much we need actual human contact. How good a hug from a friend or family can feel. How much a handshake can change the world and appreciate that neighbor next door that checked in on you and made you feel necessary. Hopefully are faith will increase, our children will see how we are all connected even though we may miles away. We will understand how important essential personnel are, like doctors, nurses, teachers, truck drivers, grocery workers and occupations that we have taken for granted. It’s crisis like these that if we let it will bring out the best in us.
My heart goes out to all those that have had their incomes stopped, the many people in the service industry, the life blood of the cities, small towns and villages of the world. As someone in the service industry I understand, and all I can say is I have faith and trust in a God that he will help us through this to better days.
Please remember our lives may be put on hold but our dreams have not. Dream of better days, of sitting around a table with friends and family to share a meal or raise a glass, of attending faith services where we can pray together, for our children to once again gather at playgrounds and in class and of traveling safely to the many beautiful destinations of world that God gave us to explore.
We are in this together, We will get through this together and I am here for you now as a friend as someone to talk to and when have exited the darkness, as someone that can help you see the world and help you get rid of the cabin fever we are all experiencing.
Until them stay safe, stay healthy, stay strong and trust in God.