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Courage Keeps Us Alive

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Courage Keeps Us Alive

By Ettie Rutherford
Contributing Columnist

Ettie Rutherford 1By now, we have all realized that the world-wide spread of the coronavirus will be with us for much longer than was expected.

Millions, throughout the world, watch, helplessly, as the virus rolls across the universe, leaving everyone uncertain as to what the final outcome will be — physically, mentally, financially, educationally and spiritually.

The situation has scared us, with uncertainty, while depriving us of reassurance and hope. So, it is up to each family to make every effort, to cultivate as much normalcy as is possible, under the current restrictions.

Although we are caught in a future, which is inundated with unpredictable events, false rumors, (and the elevation of toilet paper to celebrity status), as intelligent people we need to be cautious, yet aware, that building our immune system, being positive and as active as possible, under the circumstances, will increase hope and alleviate a defeatist attitude.

This is no time to be overtaken by negative attitudes, by uncertain information or by fear, which, as you all know, is: False Evidence Appearing Real.

How then are we supposed to cope? By:
1. Being courageous.
2. Making every effort to be positive — listen to music, read, start a journal, talk to others.
3. Taking comfort from the many challenges, which you have previously overcome.
4. Focusing on the strengths of your family, not its perceived weaknesses.
5. Including your children in your daily planning sessions.
6. Maintaining a strong immune system.
7. Praying for each other.

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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