In the past week life in WNY suddenly changed. Our family life, work routine changed. The routines we took for granted suddenly have to adapt because of something we cannot see.
If we heed the warnings and adapt things will most likely be OK, but the new normal has to be followed. What we are left with is to anticipate and prevent spreading a virus. This unseen virus heightens fears, amps up anxieties and causes us to worry. Worries are more for the ones we love, or respect. They are also for our community and finally ourselves.
What we cannot see can destroy our home, our community and our peace of mind. What maintains our peace of mind is something else we cannot see. It is an energy that motivates our urge to protect and defend our family. It is what enables us to work to better our community. It is what motivates a multitude of volunteers to assist the sick, comfort the dying and support the grieving.
The unseen things can control and even destroy, us but the other unseen things like respect, love and faith can preserve and support us. Jesus said “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” It starts with us. Wash your hands often. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Then the rest will follow.