Just a few thoughts to get us through yet another memorable day.
From those wiser than I, we know that “Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail”. The announcement today enacting a State of Emergency is another necessary step in our continued vigilance and preparation. It is also a wake-up call that more measures are needed to distance and yet, still protect.
This fine balance is really a challenge for all us to understand when every country and jurisdiction is taking their own path and at difference speeds. And then within our community and our circle, we have those who have hunkered down until 2021 and those who are planning social teas and play activities. What is the balance and what does today’s Emergency State really state?
Again, the opinions here represent my own.
Protect the Most Vulnerable
Protect those around you who are vulnerable. This is a key message. Vulnerable means older, poor health, low income, hungry, scared and hopefully, not all at once !
What are Essential Services?
Essential services are food, medication, transport, banks and health care to mention a few. And, hats off to those who support those businesses as suppliers in the chain, delivery of goods and front line workers. We can’t thank you enough.
How You Can Help
If you have been displaced, and want to help, we need you. Kids Help Phone needs volunteers and you can work remotely. Food banks need donations of all kinds including the stuff you might have some extra cases of, and pet food. You can drop it at their door. There are many more services that need volunteers in your community.
Emergency also means that funds will be released to assist essential service and that laws can be enacted to ensure closures of non-essential services. This is an important first step. I wish I could rename the act and call it the” Prevention of True Catastrophe Act”…we would all feel a lot better.
Leaving you with a quote, that we can all live up to and once we emerge, we will be stronger for it.
Stay safe, stay sanitized, stay sane and stay connected.