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Lockdown Reflections Day 30

This is hard.

Lockdown and Covid disruption is hard. It’s hard for those who get sick. It’s hard for those who are away from loved ones. It’s hard for those in the frontline of the fight against the disease. It’s hard for those who’s lives are broken. It’s hard for those who livelihoods are broken. It’s hard for those who’s dreams for this year are shattered. It’s hard for those who don’t know how they will feed their families. It’s harder still for those whose lives were already hard to begin with.

Lockdown and Covid disruption is hard. It’s hard because we can’t see how it will end. It’s hard because we don’t know what will happen next. It’s hard because there are no obvious solutions that we can all agree on. It’s hard because we can’t just think of ourselves and what will work for our community, we have to think of everyone.

It’s hard. And it’s going to be hard for a while. Probably a long while yet.

We’re allowed to feel sad about that. We’re allowed to have off days. We’re allowed to feel numb. We’re allowed to feel drained. We’re allowed to mourn. We’re allowed to cry.

So, let’s remember to continue to be kind to each other. Because there’s nothing like an encouraging word, a virtual hug and a little act of kindness to lift you up when you’re down, and remind you that even though it is hard in so many ways, at least we have each other.

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