Time to come together – and keep the distance

THERE are always two ways to confront challenges - one would be to do what’s best for everyone and the other will be to do what’s best for you.

What usually ends up happening is that we mostly choose what works for us.

What gets us promoted, what makes it easier for us, what makes more money for us, what in the end is good for our own selves.

The Coronavirus pandemic just brings out that truth in our human nature.

The reality is that we don’t like paying attention, and the truth is that we worry so little about everyone else.

A lot has been happening all around us and what we need to promote is the sense of community above individuality.

Thinking about everyone means doing as we’re told.

Avoid going to public places if you don’t have to, if you have a flu, stay home, wash your hands continuously to avoid contagiousness and don’t panic shop.

There are so many people who are going to need all the groceries you have over-shopped.

Let’s try to be generous and think about the elderly people.

Before all this chaos exploded, I had the intention of writing about Women’s Day and how sport has changed my self belief as a woman.

But nothing is relevant if the most important thing – health – isn’t there.

It’s very simple, we can’t do anything in life if we’re not healthy. It’s our priority.

I truly encourage everyone to really take this time seriously.

Spend time with your loved ones, enjoy the quiet home, the non-hectic life and take this time to be compassionate towards others.

I would like to show my appreciation to all the doctors and health staff who are working day and night for us to be safe.

Please remember that they have families too, and if we #stayhome it will mean they can return to their home safe and sound too.

We need to stick together and look out for one another through these difficult times.

Keep our hopes high and each day forward is a chance to make our country and the world safer to fight this battle together.
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