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  • Writer's pictureMit-z Youlanda

CovID-19 "When this is Over, may we never Take Life for Granted Again!"

Updated: Aug 6, 2023

When this is over, may we never again take for granted a handshake with a stranger, full shelves at the store? Conversations with neighbours. Crowded streets, theatres, events. Friday night out. A school rush each morning. Coffee with a friend, the stadium roaring with each deep breath. A typical lunch date and evening dining, a successful business day.

When this ends, may we find that we have become more like the people we want to be, we were called to be and we hoped to be and may we stay that way, better for each other, because of the worst".

Hear in the roar and foam, the tremble and turmoil the fear of the unknown is where we are now and where we search to find our God.

In the heart of the book of Psalms are eight of the strongest and dearest words in all of the scripture. "BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD."

This is where all prayer begins and ends. In the stillness, full of God. Even if we don't know where to wander in between.

This is trying times; this is hard times. It is time for us to truly reevaluate what is important to us, build sustainability for ourselves and our communities, and create new business models and income streams. Focus on our mental, physical and spiritual health as a priority and truly, deeply be introduced to ourselves.

Many of us said that 2020 would be the year of shifts and focus. We do not always get to choose how we are forced to focus and make changes, but we are certainly going through a process which is forcing it. Our collective wishes have been GRANTED, in a plot twist way.

Right now, everything is quaking and shaking beneath us. Right now, life as we know it is changing. Right now, we fear because we don't know what comes next. The Bible says, "God is our refuge and our Strength, a very present help in times of trouble." No matter how the earth changes and crumbles.

Be still, be home, be far away from others, take the time to put in place a plan of action for the worst possible scenarios, and be far from your normal. And know that you have a God who loves you.

XOXO Mitzy Youlanda

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