“We are reminded how short life really is, and how we are just passing through. So, all the people you haven’t told you love lately, tell them, and live your days as you mean it.”
— Hal Sutton
The past two weeks honestly feel like we have been through hell and back and the scary thing is, we don’t know if it’s going to get any better or worse as the case may be.
I have gotten over a million notifications via email and other outlets from cooperate establishments, government parastatals, and of course, WhatsApp group chats on updates about the pandemic. All kinds of information are being shared all over, from tips on ways to avoid contracting the virus, to toll-free numbers to call when you need help, to symptoms to look out for and the rest.
Everyone seems to have developed a great deal of paranoia, we are no longer sure if this is the way we have been breathing before or if something has changed. Everyone on the streets seems to look like some sort of medical personnel with hand gloves and nose masks.
All these have however awakened us to our fragile existence. COVID19 has shaken the world to its core, a pandemic that has struck the world where it hurts the most.
We came into 2020 with so much anxiety and worry about how the year will pan out, and just when some of us thought it couldn’t get any worse, a global pandemic waltzed in.
When this is all over because I know it will be. I sincerely hope we realize how silly it is to hold dear to a lot of unnecessary baggage that won’t matter anymore if peradventure a pandemic shows up.
I hope something changes in all of us and we begin to practice a little more hygge (pronounced: /hue-gah/)
and just a tiny bit of Fika (pronounced: /fee-ka/).
Don’t forget to wash your hands regularly, sanitize and stay home. Let’s do our part in curbing this plague.
Have a great weekend!💛