A Time of Reflection
As I sit down to write this month’s article, the world is literally in a state of turmoil and chaos. I have decided to approach it though from a perspective of a forced and much needed time of deep reflection as opposed to a time of fear and confusion. I think this is a time we need to sit back and take a deep breath. Reflect on all the wonderful blessings around us and know that this moment of chaos will pass soon enough, at which time, hopefully, things won’t return to normal, or business as usual. Yes, I said hopefully things will
return to business as usual.
In this time of uncertainty, I am encouraged by so many people’s efforts I have witnessed of helping those around them. Countless people placing “service before self” as the Rotary doctrine encourages. People stepping up and supporting local businesses, buying food for first- responders and medical personnel and doing chores for those who are susceptible or vulnerable to the current epidemic. Everyone spending invaluable and cherished time with family, moments that as we all know are fewer and far between in this fast paced, Internet and social media world in which we now live. This is what is truly important in life and I honestly hope it continues.
The hoarding of food and toiletries, I believe, is isolated to a few selfish people who still just don’t understand the Golden Rule. These are the people that the press likes to focus on. I believe the majority of people out there are truly trying to reach out to their brothers and sisters in this walk of life and make a difference. This is what I hope will continue, as it will heal this broken world and create the heaven on earth that was intended for everyone. My hope is that once we pass through the darkness of this epidemic, we will come into the light of a lasting positive change in everyone and the world around us that will make us stronger than we were before. Stronger as individuals and stronger as a nation. A place that we will proudly hold up as an example of what life, both here and in the hereafter, was meant to be.
Please stay healthy and safe out there,