Today I am thankful again to be alive but coming to a realization. It is up to all of us as a whole if we win this war of a virus that is rapidly sweeping our country.
As a nation we are losing this war already, Americans own ignorance and selfishness is showing and we have as a group failed all tests mankind has put in our path.
Yes this world might be literally losing their sanity because of this virus but let’s not forget our morals and sense of what’s right.
I live in the state of Illinois last night our governor made a statement to put our state on a lock down. It began Saturday at 5:00pm. We are only allowed to go to grocery stores, pharmacies, doctors appointments or help the elderly only for necessary things or outside for walks.
Previously they warned us to use social distancing before this happened but it being St. Patrick’s day weekend that didn’t work and not enough people listened.
He also asked that citizens not run to the grocery store and clear the shelves of groceries. Can you guess what the great citizens of Illinois did immediately? Yes they ran and emptied stores shelves again. Now it seems we are our worst enemy in this war on this virus.
The same elderly that were once our military and literally sacrificed their lives for all of us to be free are now getting mulled over by the younger generation that are purposefully beating them to the line for freshwater and yes toilet paper for some reason people are coming out in droves to fill their carts with water and toilet paper.
Of course not every person or young person is selfish but the fact that they now have to open grocery stores one hour early for the elderly shows we weren’t helping them like we should have from the beginning.Any person standing next to a elderly person in a grocery store should offer to help them but with the mass panic comes mass ignorance.
Some of our elderly are veterans and fought for our freedom and as scared teens some even lost brothers and friends to war and when they were called on and left their family and homes and protected our nation. This is the first war we have fought on our soil.
So far some reacted by causing a food shortage, when there was more than enough good..
When asked to limit socializing to stop spreading a virus. Many continued to socialize.
Many found opportunities to only help themselves.
So let’s try harder. Let’s be who our children and elderly need right now.
If we look back in our memories as a child is there a family member that passed away that we admired? How would they have gotten through tough times like this ? Did they have times like this? Of course it was the Great Depression and they all got through it because they all helped each other.This is why our grandparents were a generation of savers and always said ‘ pinch your pennies because it will happen again’
Grandma your right it’s happening.
Let’s all help each other Stay Positive, Stay Busy, Stay Healthy