This week I have been talking to many people who are getting fed up, some giving up, some antsy, many anxious, and some depressed.
I heard the news about Dr. Lorna Breen’s suicide and my heart fell. I have been working with doctors and nurses who are tired and suffering. The daily trauma that they have to endure is horrendous. Watching with powerlessness how their patients are dying is traumatizing. Many of them have thought about giving up, quitting, hiding, or dying and most are hanging in there and finding a ray of hope and meaning to move forward daily to save all those lives that they can. I am so sad that Dr. Breen did not. My heart goes out to her and her family. May her beautiful soul rest in peace.
I have been talking to people who financially have been devastated and have no idea what is in front of them. Watching the family come together and shifting priorities, finding resources, neighbors, and friends helping with food and groceries is heartwarming.
Seeing the power of generosity and love coming together and lifting each one of us up. There is a common obstacle and yet it is affecting each one of us so differently depending on which area of our life is challenged. Feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, and grief is a common experience. Connecting virtually has been interesting but not necessarily fulfilling, so people are trying to sneak out to parks, beaches, and even family member’s back yards to have some 6 feet close encounters. Some get furious with others who get close or not wearing a mask. Some still don’t care and will rebel against anything or anyone who will take their freedom away. All and all we are still hanging in there and going with the flow.
The uplifting news and gratitude for all the new positive circumstances are also apparent in people’s sharing. Staying home, taking care of yourself, spending time with family, creating new projects, getting creative, learning new hobbies, getting fit, reading books and much more have been all the fascinating byproducts of these times.
So, Don’t give up, there is so much more waiting for you, and there are so many people that you can support, move, and inspire. You matter.