Take a moment

One thing I’ve learned about fear;
Fear creates a response/reaction similar to its own seed.
Fear will cause
Flight.
Paralysis = non reaction or denial to an extreme.
Fight.
You can look back months from now and realize you’ve reacted solely out fear without rational thought and now your regretful for
behaviors,
judgments,
not conversing with someone,
leaving someone alone to long,
failing to take steps that put you in the direction of you want.
I could go on but you get the point.
Fear now in this moment can cause you to feel your life is worth more than another’s life but what makes a life more valuable are any of really that much more important than the other.
The hand apart from the arm can’t function.
The housekeeper scrubbing tirelessly to keep disinfect a hospital, the check clerks and the grocery store ringing you out, the ppl who stock the shelves.
Point is fear can lead us to places of superiority but none of us can survive without the other(not well anyways). The CEO of a hospital, board members who place themselves in comfortable positions, very few will take the floors and care for those affected. These upper tiers of management wouldn’t have much If those on the frontlines weren’t their to care for others well, despite age, color, nationality, gender, beliefs or deeds. No matter how contagious someone is the ones on the top tiers will not be taking care of you, filling your baskets, sticking your shelves, delivering your food or disinfecting your walls. The most this top tier will do is demand more output from their staff, more multitasking, working harder without bonuses, without pats on the back, without raises, without thank you’s.
In ending don’t let fear cause you to mistreat someone. Treat those around you the way you’d like to be treated. What would you want someone to do for you?
Walk through your day rationally, kindly, patiently and try to understand the cashier checking you out has probably been standing at that cash register for hours, tired and just has afraid as you. The nurse, the doctor, the nurses aide is probably exhausted and is nervous about new admissions coming in, and will be pulling long hours, take a moment to just understand.
Take a moment today to breathe and reflect.

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