I read this piece online. It moved me and I would like to share it with you:
I heard that we are all in the same boat, *but it’s not* like that.
We are in the *same storm*, but not in the same boat.
Your ship could be *shipwrecked* and mine might not be, or vice versa.
For *some*, quarantine is optimal – a moment of reflection, of re-connection, easy in flip flops, with a cocktail or coffee.
For *others* – this is a desperate financial & family crisis.
For some that *live alone* they’re facing endless loneliness.
While for others it is *peace, rest & time* with their mother, father, sons & daughters.
Some are bringing in *more money* to their households.
Others are working more hours for *less money* due to pay cuts or loss in sales.
For some, not getting on with family, *domestic abuse* is rife – we never know what goes on behind closed doors.
Some were concerned about getting a certain *candy* for Easter while others were concerned *if* there would be enough bread, milk and eggs for the weekend.
Some want to go back to work because they *don’t qualify* for unemployment and are running out of money.
Others want to kill those who break the quarantine.
Some are home spending 2-3 hours/day helping their child with online schooling while others are spending 2-3 hours/day to educate their children on top of a 10-12 hour workday.
Some have experienced the *near death* of the virus, some have already lost someone from it and some are not sure if their loved ones are going to make it.
Others *don’t believe* this is a big deal.
Some have *faith* in God and expect miracles during this 2020.
Others say the worst *is yet* to come.
So, friends, we are *not* in the same boat.
We are going through a time when our *perceptions and needs* are completely different.
Each of us will emerge, *in our own way*, from this storm.
It is very important to see *beyond* what is seen at first glance.
Not just looking, actually seeing.
We are all on *different ships* during this storm experiencing a very different journey.
Please *Realise* that and be kind.
Question is *what boat* are you in?
A Moodscope member.