The year 2020 arrived with much fanfare. We had been expecting this milestone year for many years. It was filled with monumental expectations. For me it was the planning of my 40th Kenwood Academy Reunion from high school. For my daughter, it was her Prom, Graduation and going off to her dream college where she was awarded a scholarship. Yet, none of us ever dreamed we would be faced with a menace called Covid-19 swooping in to claim all of our plans. I believe it was Robert Burns who said, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” If you can’t say Amen to that, say ouch!!!
The Summer has come-and-gone. Thanksgiving has come-and-gone. However, Covid-19 remains. As 2020 comes to a close there is an obvious race toward another shut-down of these United States. Doctors take an oath to, “First do no harm”. This should also be a part of the oath that government officials take as well because with an American dying every 30 seconds from Covid they have failed us. With our workforce damaged due to death and illness, something equally damaging is following the plague and it is famine. Since we have an administration slow to respond, you need to do everything possible to protect yourself and be ready to survive this wave and every wave to come. We have a slogan on our team and in my house…Stay Ready so you don’t have to Get Ready!
There are many additional conversations we need to have that are missing from the equation on how to stay healthy. I would love to see the woman in the cartoon washing her hands leave the bathroom and go to the kitchen with her family to prepare a meal together with plates that look like the rainbow. This will STRENGTHEN the Immune System. This is the missing piece in the Covid conversation. The vaccine is NOT the answer. Allow your Immune System to battle for you and not some invader that was fast-tracked to bring it to market to satisfy a screaming public. I can tell you first-hand that a strong immunity kept me from the virus of HIV when my first husband married me knowing he had full-blown AIDS and did not tell me. God and my rock-solid immunity beat HIV and it will combat Covid!!!
Know this…Wearing a mask protects YOU. Washing your hands protects YOU. Eating a plate like the rainbow with colorful foods will strengthen YOU. Going to bed early repairs YOU. Drinking water helps to flush the toxins from the body to build a better YOU.
The unexpected visitor named Covid came in to our country like a hurricane and brought massive devastation. It is a plague of magnanimous proportions. Therefore, get ready to stay indoors and while inside protect yourselves. I can understand if you were not prepared to quarantine back in February, but today, if you don’t have enough food, water, and toilet paper KNOWING a plague is in the streets, Shame on YOU!
The time is upon us…Get Ready!