Beacons of Hope

Last Update: March 30, 2020

Sometimes you just have to write, talk, sing or dance – do whatever it takes to make you happy.

If we allow it, social distancing might suck us into depths of despair. For some, the consequences of distancing might lead to pain, and some won’t recover because they need the social to survive. Yet the positive socials can be found in the most unlikely of places thanks to the power of technology.

Almost two weeks ago, we were told that restrictions had been applied to protect us. Some people didn’t take them seriously and the restrictions were tightened. In the last 24-hours, we have discovered that two weeks have been added. One French department have banned alcohol. Fear is rife. That’s a dark intro to a positive post isn’t it?

On Saturday night I went to a party. We had a few drinks, ate some nibbles, shared a few laughs and perspectives. An on-call ICU doctor from Hamburg, Germany shared her experiences while her eight-year old daughter sat on her lap. Another told us how as a student at university in Sienna, Italy, she had been told to go home – all the way to Saint Petersburg, Russia. Flight prices are incredibly inflated. Now she’s isolated in a cabin in a forest.

Ulf made us laugh with his story about how he had traveled from Sweden through three countries to get home because he had been advised to leave. He doubts that he will have a business to go back to. That part wasn’t funny.

A Mexican friend joined the party a few minutes after he got home from his daily run and poured himself a tequila and showed us the beautiful view of his slice of Mexico from his apartment window.

Jean-Christophe and his wife invited us to go outside to their balcony. It was time to applaud the emergency services, hospital teams, grocery store workers . . . they do this every evening at 8:00 pm in Luxembourg. He turned up the volume on his laptop so his neighbors could hear our small worldwide party community applauding the people of Luxembourg. They returned the gesture and shared the love.

The party continued for an hour. Some told jokes, shared funny stories. We talked about hope and change. Debated a little whether the world would change once this pandemic is over. We listened to opinions, shared our own, not once did anybody try to assert their opinion over that of somebody else. There was no distancing caused by opinion here and we each learned something about life outside our borders.

This was a night to remember. Together we can keep the lights of positivity burning if that is what we choose.

Stay safe, share the love

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LatinNomad Premium
Absolutely right, we need to remain with a postive frame of mind and we will overcome this virus. You may wish to check out the UV theory described in my post here:

https://whyspirulina.com/how-to-protect-against-corona-virus-spirulina/

I update this post daily and am watching the UV aspects carefully. There is hope and we will overcome. In the meantime, what a brilliant opportunity to focus on our sites.

Keep safe and keep enjoying your online parties.

Salud !

Trevor
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exgrosteve Premium
Taking that opportunity! Nice one Trevor. I visited your site and applaud your work - wonderful. Interesting how reported figures and actual probably differ greatly. My sister has had the virus and stayed home. Nobody followed up on her call to the health services - she is in the UK. Staying safe and enjoying the connections is the way to go. They relied on UV in the WW1 flu outbreak. It seemed to help a lot, interesting.
Keep well & have a great day
Steve
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MWilkinson2 Premium
What a wonderful post. Thanks, Steve, for sharing. :o)
Michelle
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exgrosteve Premium
Thank you Michelle. Wishing you health & safety.
Steve
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MWilkinson2 Premium
Thank you, Steve. I hope you and yours are safe and healthy. :o)
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WilsonP Premium
Hi Steve, thanks for sharing. Got to keep positive and hope it is sorted sooner rather than later.

Wilson


Stay safe, stay well.
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exgrosteve Premium
Thanks Wilson, positive is the way. Take care.
Steve
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Talk2Ray Premium
Hi Steve, Thanks for sharing a little slice of your life, as well as how others are fairing during this time of isolation.
One thing I am learning in all of this is that we are all pretty much the same no matter what country we call home.
No one is a stranger in this struggle to maintain life and happiness.
I am glad I happened to stop by here this morning.
Keep the faith, my friend.
Ray
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exgrosteve Premium
Thanks Ray. Keeping the faith here. . . no matter what country we call home . . . absolutely with you. I'm pleased that you stopped by too. Great to see you.
Steve
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resty1984 Premium
hello have a nice day and keep it safe
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exgrosteve Premium
Thanks Resty, you too. Take care
Steve
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resty1984 Premium
your welcome my friend have a nice day
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