Ayana here. Still alive and kicking.
How’s everyone doin’ during this shelter in place? Hope you guys are all staying safe and healthy.
Me? I’m doing okay adapting to this major disruption to our daily lives. I wouldn’t say that it has been an inconvenience, considering how deadly this virus is. I get distressed watching and reading the news that I limited my news intake. I know how I cope with stress, but sometimes, it’s just so overwhelming that it takes a toll on my mental health. These are surely unprecedented and crazy times, but I have hope that we will get through this together.
Just like what Dhar Mann’s lesson on his recent video: “We can only get through this by thinking as WE, and not ME.”
Sure, there’s still a lot of craziness and mayhem going on out there, but…
There’s a silver lining in all these chaos and craziness too, if you just think about it.
The earth is healing and the animals are roaming our cities.
But what I love the most is the fact that despite how cruel this world may seem, there are still a number of people who do good things, unconditionally.
People checking up not only their families, but neighbors and strangers alike, people raising funds to provide PPE for our frontlines, Italian neighbors singing together on their balconies, and people dancing while maintaining social distancing.
These are just a few examples of the kindness and resilience that I’ve seen and read, but there’s a lot of good deed and stuff happening out there. And I so… soooo love it. I know I’ve said a couple of times that I’m so close to losing my faith in humanity. But these kinds of stories, no matter how small or big they are, seep through the darkness and give me a ray of hope. It brings tears to my eyes.
And hey, maybe this pandemic is teaching us something.
Perhaps it’s teaching us to be kind and compassionate, to set aside our differences and come together as one. Or maybe it’s teaching us to be mindful, reminding us that our time here on this world is just borrowed and not infinite. Or perhaps it’s teaching us the importance of coexisting with animals and natures. Whatever it is, everything happens for a reason. Even if this pandemic is a consequence of what we did before this.
So here’s an internet high five to all of us surviving and doing our part to help in this fight, and a big salute to all our front liners! I wish I could do more to help, but I’m merely a good for nothing writer wannabe and can only provide moral support.
So before I end this post, please don’t forget to stay home, wash your hands and practice social distancing. Stay safe and healthy, guys! Remember, we’re all in this together. And together, we will get through this! 🙂
And Ayana… out!!
P.S. Here’s a little something I found while scrolling down my facebook timeline. Credits go to the owner of the post. I’m sharing/posting it here because someone (okay, that someone is me, lol) might need to hear/read this. *winks*