While we don’t have much control, we have choice! Let’s capitalize on that.
It’s difficult to ignore what’s going on all over the world, we are losing our relatives and friends to covid-19, our peace of mind to media updates, and our jobs and businesses in a bid to stay home and protect ourselves from catching and spreading the Corona virus. I come of a part of the world where I believe hunger though is bigger an issue than the virus itself, most Ugandans don’t have the kind of investments that can stay running and bring them money while they stay at home, and one thing is for sure; they don’t have enough savings to carry them through these uncertain times either, this explains the struggle to keep people at their homes although beating them is a despicable act against humanity, i urge officials to take more humane measures.
Today morning I got myself thinking, while some people have the privilege to own homes or have shelter.. how are the street people dealing? Where are they staying, how are they feeding, how will they survive? This time is a great test of character, leadership is undergoing filteration, we about to separate hypocrites from true leaders! There is a dire need to take action, and to do it fast. Thanks to pastor kayanja for providing and supporting his people with essentials, to the rest of religious, and political leaders it’s time to come to the front and supplement big on what philanthropists and good Samaritans are doing to make sure hunger and depression gives us a break while we deal with the virus at hand.
Meanwhile I want people to understand that the faster we all accept and stay at our homes ( except the essential service providers) the quicker we can all get back to our jobs and running our businesses…
.. Besides your forced stay at home won’t be so bad if you make a conscious choice rather than being beat off the streets or being shoot into hospital like the two unfortunate motor cyclists.
Here is some of the things you can do while prayerfully and patiently waiting for life to get back to normal; take an online class on that thing that you’ve always wanted to learn ( am personally going for digital marketing) finish that project you promised you were gonna get done with once you had time, read some books, reconnect with family and friends, meditate ( you will be gald you did) service your body ( sleep some good hours, work out, try yoga, mind your diet etc) play some fun games with fam, Netflix, repaint your room/ house, start a YouTube channel to encourage and show people how to go through these times, slow down, be present, listen to positive podcasts, assess your work, draw new strategies, set daily goals and whip them through, challenge yourself to do something new, cook….
If you happen to be on lock down with someone you’ve been trying to avoid, I have a msg for you;
Am grateful to have found a beautiful message from BILL GATES and am excited to share with y’all, i hope it will change your perspective, attitude and reaction to what’s going on in the world;
” I’m a strong believer that there is a spiritual purpose behind everything that happens whether that is what we perceive as being good or bad.
As I meditate upon this, I want to share with you what I feel corona/ covid-19 is really doing to us;
1- it is reminding us that we are all equal, regardless of our culture, religion, occupation, financial situation or how famous we are. This disease treats us all equally, perhaps we should to. If you dont believe me, just ask Tom Hanks
2- it is reminding us that we are connected and something that affects one person has an effect on another. It is reminding us that the false boarders that we have put have little value as the virus doesn’t need a passport. It is reminding us by oppressing us for a short time of those in the world whose whole life is spent in oppression
3- it is reminding us of how precious our health is and how we have moved to neglect it through eating poor nutrient manufactured food and drinking water that is contaminated with chemicals upon chemicals. If we don’t look after our health, we will ofcourse get sick
4- it is reminding us of the shortness of life and what is most important for us to do which is to help each other especially these who are old and sick. Our purpose is not to buy toilet roll
5- it is reminding us of how materialistic our society has become and how when in times of difficulty, we remember that it’s the essentials that we need ( food, water and medicine) as opposed to luxuries that we sometimes unnecessarily give value to
6- it is reminding us of how important our family and home life is and how much we have neglected this, it is forcing us back into our houses so we can rebuild them onto homes and to strengthen our family unit
7- it is reminding us that our true work is not our job, that is what we do not what we were created to do. Our true work is to look after each other, to protect each other and to be of benefit to one another
8- it is reminding us keep our ego in check. It is reminding us that no matter how great we think we are or how great others think we are, a virus can bring our world to a stand still
9- it is reminding us that the power of free will is in our own hands. We can choose to cooperate and help each other, to share, to give, to help, and to support each other or we can choose to be selfish, hoard, to look after only our self. Indeed, it’s difficulties that bring out our true colors
10- it is reminding us that we can be patient or panic. We can either understand that this type of situation has happened many times before in history and will pass, or we can panic and see it as the end of the world and consequently cause ourselves more harm than good
11- it is reminding us that this can either be an end or a new beginning, this can be a time of reflection and understanding where we learn from our mistakes, or it can be the start of a cycle which will continue until we finally learn the lessons we are meant to
12- it is reminding us that this earth is sick. It is reminding us that we need to look at the rate of deforestation just as urgently as we look at the speed at which toilet rolls are disappearing off the shelves. We are sick because our homes are sick
13- it is reminding us that after every difficulty, there is always ease. Life is cyclical and this is just a phase in the great cycle. We do not need to panic, this too shall pass
14- whereas many see the Corona virus/ covid-19 as a great disaster, I prefer to see it as a great corrector
This is to remind you of the important lessons that we seem to have forgotten and it is up to us if we will learn them or not ”
Thank you Bill Gates, and as I wind up I would like to leave you a food for thought that I got from a friend also coach and financial advisor; the world is going digital, physical stores and offline retail is slowly but gradually becoming irrelevant. There is no need to go to the diner, supermarket or boutique anymore, we now mostly order almost everything online and get stuff delivered in the comfort of our homes. We don’t carry paper money as much either, we swap cards and use mobile money. The world is changing and so should you because one thing is clear, whether or not you’re ready change is coming and if you dont position yourself well, you’re going to struggle from far behind. Its a good time to learn how to work from home, what can you make or produce from your room, how to advertise online, how to run a business online, how to do deliveries, how to make online transactions and forth.
Blessed are the flexible fore they bend, twist, turn and not be broken by the Storm.
Thank you so much for reading, I would very much love to hear your thoughts on this please comment or reach out on;
To healing and leaving healthier and happier lives 🥂