Coronavirus is all over the news, and seriously, who has been having anxiety (like I do) with all the covid-19 updates happening.
The coronavirus hit us, since we had direct interactions with people flying from Covid affected countries, and continues to consume us. So most people predicted that it would eventually reach forcing us to shut schools, cancel events, have curfews and put our life on hold.
Everyone has been writing on this (that’s why I was skeptical writing about it). This is not a post about panic buying and toilet paper and I honestly do not know where I stand. I had so many plans for 2020 but there is so much to planning. Man plans and God laughs.
Certainly the exams that I have been preparing for a while will be postponed, business is stagnant and at work we are alternating to work from home to maintain social distancing. Like every other person, I have no idea what will happen to the economy (cuts across all industries e.g. hospitality, social events, corporate etc), and when we will recover as a country (knowing where we were then). There is this panic, and it’s like our lives have been reprogrammed.
During this time, we realize the weight of humanity, the implications of our actions and how we all are connected. While we wait for life to get back to normal we ’empathize’ with those who do not have food and shelter, live in toxic environment , are battling depression and other issues that is making social distancing difficult. We understand their pain and suffering because we can imagine how it feels.
Let’s practice self-care, work on ourselves, love ourselves and others more deeply, sprinkle kindness around, and heal so that we do not bleed on people who didn’t cut us, spread more love and be there for each other. For the first time in my life, I wrote a letter and actually sent it (talk of spreading love).
Mutual Aid Kenya is helping the less privileged families by providing sanitation and relief packs in Nairobi and Mombasa. Donations are invited. Sharing is caring. Solidarity not Charity. You can send your contributions to 0702868986 (Wevyn Helen Muganda).
Please wash your hands. Sanitize. Wear a mask when visiting a public place. Clean your phone regularly. Take care of everyone and stay safe.