No posts about oils for me tonight and no pictures. Just words. Although I will say I’ve gone through half a bottle of stress away and Valor in recent weeks!
I’ve got to admit these last few weeks seem to have slapped us in the back of the head without warning…well, ok there was warning but it wasn’t loud and upfront in our faces like it is today.
Not even 5 weeks ago the three of us were crammed on the ferry, Family Day weekend on our way to visit my sister in Vancouver. My mum had been warning us to make sure we had cleansing wipes and hand sanitizer at all times. I entertained her and of course always have these available especially when we travel, but I didn’t take her warnings very serious about what was happening, I believed it to be something blown way out of proportion.
My ignorance was a kinder place.
Fast forward to today…I haven’t visited my family for over 2 weeks, the stock market crash and constant social distancing has made the office a crazy place to be, a family member is also very ill which took my husband away, due to daycare closures and us not wanting to bring anyone into our home at this time, I’ve had to stay home from work. Don’t get me started on everything else that is crammed in our faces on Facebook, TV, Radio, work. There seems to be no escape, and to be honest it got to me hard!
After a busy and emotional day yesterday I decided to scroll through some blogs. Honestly, I was trying to get away from the daily topic and I was craving something fresh, inspiring, colourful…anything, just NO MORE CoV19!!!
I came across a great post on here. They were speaking to an open letter that Bill Gates had posted on his thoughts. I was hooked on the words of this amazing man. I wanted to share the blog but also wanted to check if this was legit, so I went to trusted old Google and I was so disappointed to find that this was not written by Bill Gates but was confirmed to be a hoax. I went back and read the quotes feeling annoyed and a little betrayed. The I started asking myself. Why does it matter who wrote this letter? Why should the word “hoax” ruin that feeling of validation I felt when reading his quotes? I believed in what he said, his words lifted my spirit when I needed it and offered a glimmer of hope in a messed up crazy world.
To the author: I don’t know who you are or what your intention was in writing this letter was but it was beautifully written and it should be shared!
~Here are some of my favourite pieces from this letter ~
It is reminding us of how materialistic our society has become and how, when in times of difficulty, we remember that it’s the essentials that we need (food, water, medicine) as opposed to the luxuries that we sometimes unnecessarily give value to.
It is reminding us that we are all equal, regardless of our culture, religion, occupation, financial situation or how famous we are. This disease treats us all equally, perhaps we should to.
It is reminding us that we are all connected and something that affects one person has an effect on another.
It is reminding us of how precious our health is and how we have moved to neglect it through eating nutrient poor manufactured food and drinking water that is contaminated with chemicals upon chemicals.
So to the “hoax Writer” let me say this. While I did not agree fully with every sentiment in your letter, your words spoke to me. I believe that had you gone through the right channels with your name or a fun Pen name, you would have reached many more people. Have faith in yourself and your writing. There is no need to hide.
To all of you. I hope you and your families are well and safe. Wherever you may be in this crazy world right now, I wish you all health, wealth and happiness.
~ k ~ c ~