Viral Vitalities – Day Three – Killing Coronavirus with Kindness…
All around the world, beautiful stories are emerging of human beings killing coronavirus with kindness.
One of my favourites was of the President of Israel reading a story to children and their parents via his Facebook page for all those who are having to self-isolate.
I bet that is a first for any world leader.
In Italy, where almost an entire generation is being threatened with extinction due to the large proportion of elderly in the country, people are coming together via their balconies. This is just one of many videos that will warm your heart.
Apparently, there are now more than 1,200 mutual aid groups across the UK volunteering their help to those in most need.
One of them includes the man who is going around parts of London and playing his cello – or perhaps it was his double bass – outside the homes of residents who are self-isolating. I’d love to provide more accurate detail but it is quite difficult to track the origins of this story down – given the enormous amount of news stories all over the Internet about Covid-19. I only read about it yesterday but already it has been almost buried by the constant stream of stories about this virus.
At the same time as killing coronavirus with kindness however, you will also be familiar with the increasing amount of conflicting advice – both official, government advice as well as what your friends and family may be telling you.
If you are currently in a period of decision making uncertainty, may I suggest: taking a few moments away from all of the clamouring opinions, quietening yourself and taking stock, remembering any latest government advice and then trusting your own integrity. It IS important to take this seriously as we must look after our vulnerable people.
I think the truth is, no one has ever been in this situation before. not even the pandemic, medical experts. We are all in this together, trying to make some sense of it all.
Blessings to you at this time. If you are uncertain, afford yourself some time to come to a place of peace. If you are someone who is already at peace, maybe you can do something to spread that to others.