We have been working very hard under some demanding conditions…we are not the only ones. But everyday we do try to make some time to cheer each other up with something positive. It is our way to keep our whole team strong.
My manager showed me a great video. It is one of the best I have seen over these past few weeks. I found it gave me a lot of cheer in my heart to watch it.
People can show remarkable qualities under stress. Or…they can show selfishness. We are all learning a lot about ourselves because for many of us our circumstances have changed over night.
I will say this…I am not overly worried about the economic set up of this world recovering itself. It’s been riddled with corruption, baiting people to give in to their own desires and greed, encouraging them to buy now pay later for so long…and allowing monopolies and the filthy rich to clap their hands in glee while others struggle. I have always found it disgusting that there are economic extremes that allow a few people to amass wealth beyond belief, whilst a billion people go to bed every day hungry.
But what I am genuinely hoping is that people are making the most of this time to stop and think – what kind of life do we want to lead? One that revolves around a greedy commercial system? One that spews out harmful pollution that damages wildlife and our environment? One where people live in cramped conditions in cities with buildings so tall they block out nature and make it easy for disease to spread quickly?
Or would we actually prefer to all spread out a little bit? Perhaps be assigned some land to take care of? Would we enjoy designing and building our own houses with the help of our neighbours? Teaching our children all about how to grow vegetables and make all our meals from scratch? Having the time to learn to paint or play an instrument? Getting together with our neighbours for great food, live music and dance? Feeling free to breathe in fresh air, enjoy birdsong and linger as we watch the sunset paint the sky in waves of rainbow?
I would love to think that people will be different from now on. We are all in this together. Our human family. Will we come out of this better than we were before? What kind of world would you like to live in? Things don’t have to go back to the way they were. They could be so much better!