A message to my readers, fellow travelers and friends,
Normally, I would recommend people to celebrate their birthdays by traveling to places they have never been before or do something they never done before. But the circumstance today is very different.
On Wednesday, 11th March, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus or Covid-19 as a pandemic. The virus that originated in Wuhan, China last month are now affecting thousands, if not millions of people around the world. Many deaths had been announced and hundreds of people had been diagnosed are now in isolation. Schools are now closing for a period of time making students to do their classes online. Some businesses are closing their offices and ordering their employees to work from home. Others are staying home for a precautionary self-quarantine.
The Center for Disease Control here in the US had issued various ways to avoid or prevent the virus from infecting the population along with various other precautions, one of which was to stay home. Retailers are selling out of cleaning products such as disinfectant wipes, toilet paper, paper towels, face mask, gloves and food items. The spreading of this virus are causing some panic in many parts of the world.
This year, I strongly recommend people stay at home and celebrate life itself. Be grateful that you are healthy, you are alive and you have loved-ones that loves and supports you one hundred percent. Be grateful for all the things you already have and the love and blessings you had received in your life. Be grateful for the people around you and for the freedoms and liberties you now enjoy.
With this, I also recommend for your birthday that you give back. Pay it forward. Help those in great need without expecting anything in return. Help each other. Show some compassion especially to those who are experiencing loss and tragedy. And most of all, take great care of yourself so you can take good care of others. It’s not a selfish thing to do rather it is the practical and sensible thing to do.
I hope you all stay safe, don’t forget to wash your hands often. Be kind to one another and God bless you all.
Your friendly blogger,