This pausing.

It is probably the worst thing that has ever happened to us.

And the best.

Worst and Best.

This pausing is the worst thing that has ever happen to us.

Because friends and family will die before their time.

And this pausing is the best thing that has ever happened to us.

Simply because we are pausing.

And pausing is good.

Because pausing is time to reflect.

Refocus.

And renew

Pausing.

Inside this pausing.

I wanted to mention a little trend that I noticed.

A trend that has.

In the last 4 or 5 weeks.

Swung one way.

And then another.

I wanted to mention a little trend that I noticed.

Because I’d predict that it will continue to swing.

Back.

And forth.

And it is a trend around moaning.

Moaning. 

Before Covid-19 came along.

There was a lot of fucking moaning.

Sometimes it was moaning about something.

And sometimes it was moaning about nothing.

But either way.

There was a lot of fucking moaning.

Then a global pandemic kicked in.

And most moaning disappeared.

Because we had something to bring us together.

A shared purpose.

It was a horrible thing that brought us together, of course.

But Covid-19 brought about a great surge in togetherness.

Generosity.

And selflessness.

And I was quite proud of that.

The Pendulum. 

But the pendulum is.

I think.

Swinging back the other way again right now.

Moaning is once again on the increase.

And I get it.

Times are tricky.

But I just wanted to point out that there are better things to do than moan.

And most involve getting off your arse.

And being the change you want to see.

A Prediction.

You see.

I’d predict that the moaning will increase for the duration of the lockdown now.

Then it will pause again once a vaccine is found.

Because once again we will have a joint purpose.

It will be our joint purpose to get back out there.

It will be our joint purpose to look after the greater good individually and as a society once more.

It will be our joint purpose to hug and hug and hug those we have missed.

And to rebuild relationships.

It will be our joint purpose to invest in the shattered economy.

And it will be our joint purpose to cradle the most bruised and the most battered.

And that will all be good.

But after that surge.

I’d predict that the moaning will come back again.

In late 2021.

Or early 2022.

As we reemerge fully.

As the new normal embeds.

And as.

Amongst other things.

We look to blame.

And all I wanted to point out.

To myself as much as anyone else.

Is that there are always options to moaning.

Whether it is with external impetus.

Or whether it is without external impetus.

Because the impetus not to moan can come from me.

For me.

And from you.

For you.

Positivity.

I will choose positivity.

Because I will have such good reasons to do so.

The best reason being.

That I will be glad to have made it to the other side.

If indeed I do make it to the other side.

Because many people that I know now.

Or that I once knew

Will not have.

Positivity.

I think I’ll owe it to myself.

To you.

But most of all perhaps.

To them.

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    I LOVED this! And yes, most involve getting up and taking action.

    Committing to the person you want to be!

    Look forward to hugs and hugs and hugs one day!

    – Ash

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