We are not in the same boat

16 May 2020

I read this piece online. It moved me and I would like to share it with you:

I heard that we are all in the same boat, *but it’s not* like that. 

We are in the *same storm*, but not in the same boat. 

Your ship could be *shipwrecked* and mine might not be, or vice versa. 

For *some*, quarantine is optimal – a moment of reflection, of re-connection, easy in flip flops, with a cocktail or coffee. 

For *others* – this is a desperate financial & family crisis. 

For some that *live alone* they’re facing endless loneliness. 

While for others it is *peace, rest & time* with their mother, father, sons & daughters. 

Some are bringing in *more money* to their households. 

Others are working more hours for *less money* due to pay cuts or loss in sales. 

For some, not getting on with family, *domestic abuse* is rife – we never know what goes on behind closed doors. 

Some were concerned about getting a certain *candy* for Easter while others were concerned *if* there would be enough bread, milk and eggs for the weekend. 

Some want to go back to work because they *don’t qualify* for unemployment and are running out of money. 

Others want to kill those who break the quarantine. 

Some are home spending 2-3 hours/day helping their child with online schooling while others are spending 2-3 hours/day to educate their children on top of a 10-12 hour workday. 

Some have experienced the *near death* of the virus, some have already lost someone from it and some are not sure if their loved ones are going to make it. 

Others *don’t believe* this is a big deal. 

Some have *faith* in God and expect miracles during this 2020. 

Others say the worst *is yet* to come. 

So, friends, we are *not* in the same boat. 

We are going through a time when our *perceptions and needs* are completely different.

Each of us will emerge, *in our own way*, from this storm. 

It is very important to see *beyond* what is seen at first glance. 

Not just looking, actually seeing. 

We are all on *different ships* during this storm experiencing a very different journey. 

Please *Realise* that and be kind. 

Question is *what boat* are you in?


A Moodscope member.

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