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Listen, Intently, To The Message Of The Virus

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Listen, Intently, To The Message Of The Virus

By Ettie Rutherford
Contributing Columnist

Ettie Rutherford 1It is indeed frightening to see the extent, to which the coronavirus has affected everyday life around the world. It has brought the whole universe to its knees.

For the first time, in recent memory, there is a global situation that is placing fear in the hearts of all, regardless of finances, regardless of race, regardless of education, age, or worldly status.

Daily living is made more serious because of the sparseness of authentic information about the virus, because of misinformation from the media, and because of people’s fear of the unknown.

It is therefore incumbent on you to not react, but to respond to the situation by:
1. Having the entire family obey the dictates of the medical experts.
2. Ignoring advice from those, who know even less than you do.
3. Assisting students to use limited resources, in meaningful ways.
4. Seeking personal updates from government, medical and financial sources.
5. Refusing to allow fear to dictate your actions.
6. Assisting others, less fortunate, if not materially, but with love and hope.
7. Praying for each other.

This is a wake-up call for everyone to realize that even collectively, we are not as powerful, as wise, as self-sufficient, or as well-prepared as we might have thought.

Could it be that God is giving us a reality check?

In this morass of gloom, uncertainty and fear, it would be wise to reflect, intently, on author Brian Tracy’s words: “Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know, to move forward.”

In Sisterhood!

Award-winning Ettie Rutherford, B.Ed, Dip.Ed, M.Ed, is an educator, life coach, consultant and author of “Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle?”. An accomplished public speaker, Ettie is the Founder and CEO of Women Are Worthy, which provides step-by-step strategies for women to achieve their goals, with a minimum amount of stress. She can be reached at ettie@womenrworthy.com

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