Good Afternoon, Dear Friends!
I hope this finds all of you well and in positive spirits.
Since this COVID-19 pandemic began, we have had to watch helplessly as people got sick or even passed. By now, almost everybody knows of a person or family that is in any way affected by this disease. I am deeply sorry for your pain or the loss you are experiencing.
Of course I am very sorry for the way you may feel economic disadvantage, and shortage of funds. Some of our friends from foreign countries downright have to make do without directive, disinfecting supplies, and food.
I wish I was in the position to help all of you, but this is a communal effort, – nay …a global obligation to help each other!
But this isn’t merely about the lack of tangible goods. Far more important is the maintaining of the soul, a positive attitude.
Most certainly, I understand the anger, the frustration, the anxiety and the helplessness, that has thrown a muffling blanket over our ways to socialize, and how we interact with others.
In the end, it’s all about how we treat others, how we help, how we push our ego aside and step in where needed.
And since I am in the process of drafting the official objectives, rules and/or Bylaws for the Love & Peace Society, I would feel negligent if I would not point out certain things at this very moment.
They are things that bother me very much. Things that are published across the media everywhere.
What I am referring to in particular, is the discriminating of Asians. We as society can’t allow for people being singled out and attacked because of their heritage or origin. How can you blame any random Asian looking person? That person or their family did nothing to create, import or promote the dreaded virus.
Discriminating is wrong, for the obvious reasons. I know I’m preaching to the choir, since I trust you understand how any responsible and self respecting human being would feel.
It’s just so sad, that we have to deal with these serious offenses on top of everything else that has us wrapped up in this terrible time of uncertainty and high discomfort.
Please be accepting of the next person. Be mindful, if not helpful, and be tolerant. NOBODY alone is responsible for any misery we may be stuck in right now, and NOBODY alone can be the miracle savior either.
This is a combined effort of those who have the ability to help, for the benefit of those who don’t. It’s that simple. No asking questions why and how, just help.
Be a human being. I trust you will.