I’ve been in crisis situations, I’ve been down, I’ve been hurt, I’ve been behind on the scorecards, and I’ve had to pull that shot out to knock somebody out. I’ve been in all kinds of situations and still come out on top. Tyson Fury
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Unless you have been living in a cave in a far away desert you then have been hearing of the world pandemic of the corona virus. The news seems so grim, the numbers keep ticking upward. As of this post there are eight hundred forty nine confirmed cases in the United States. By the way, Canada the country I live in is not immune either. We now have had one death in the province of British Columbia.
All of this had me reflecting on some of the crisis’s I have faced. Motorcycle accident, attempted suicide, diagnosed bi-polar. Plus several close family passing away.
The morning after the motorbike accident I was in my hospital room when the morning nurse came in. She was carrying a tray with some things on it. Of course I moved to see who it was. The tray hit the floor and her face looked like she had just seen a ghost. I asked here what the problem was. She called me Mr. (last name) I just came from reports, she said I was diagnosed that I would be a quadriplegic. Many days later I walked out of the hospital under my own strength.
The morning after my attempted suicide the nurse talked to me and told how co-operative I was when they were getting me to drink “charcoal” fluid. It has something to do with counter acting the sleeping pills.
I could go on a write several more points of crisis that I have faced. But, this post is not about my times of crisis.
Everyone reacts differently in the times of crisis. Some respond by acting detached from the situation. Some go about like there is a three alarm fire happening, others just cry.
How we handle a crisis, I believe, tells us something about who we are. Not that were good or bad, but if we can find it within us the strength to battle the crisis, coming out stronger on the other side. Or like me decide that taking my own life was the answer to my crisis at the time.
I here about those in the United States who will not have sick leave pay, no health care insurance, and definitely cannot even manage a crisis of four hundred dollars.
Will there be panic on the streets, people running to hoard whatever the safety masks, other things like food, water, medicine, if there is a total quarantine like the one imposed on the Nation of Italy.
So, I cannot do much as one person. I do not have mountains of wealth to give to a cause, not able to volunteer to help at a crisis center. What I do have is, empathy, sympathy, and yes, the breath to say a prayer for those in crisis!