Covid And Kindness - Beautifully Written Post Goes Viral!
Photo Cred: Mental Health Foundation

Covid and Kindness: We don’t have to understand what others are going through. But we do need to stick together and keep loving each other no matter our differences.

 

Global (06 January 2021) – Kindness is the key to overcoming COVID-19!

We are all going through this, but none of us is going through the same thing. Some face crippling financial challenges; others face heartbreak & mental turmoil. We don’t all have to agree with what is best, because what’s best for us won’t be the same for everyone.

We don’t have to question what others are going through. We do need to try to meet others with compassion and keep loving each other no matter our differences. We need to be mindful when some things go the way we want it to…… it could be terrible news to another.

The Suicide Prevention Foundation in Bristol shared a poignant piece of writing that is going viral around the world, so we thought we would share it here too.

The Suicide Prevention Bristol is a leading suicide prevention charity that helps anyone with thoughts of suicide via telephone, social media & out in the community – they have volunteers who walk the streets to help people who may be having suicidal thoughts.

Covid and Kindness – by Suicide Prevention Bristol.

Working parents want kids to go back to school because school closures directly impact them.

Teachers don’t want schools to open because covid spreading round their school directly impacts them.

Healthcare staff want a full lockdown because sick covid patients directly impact them.

Business owners want to carry on as normal because lockdown directly impacts them.

People with physical health problems want everyone to stay socially distant because catching covid could kill them.

People with mental health problems want people to spend time with because isolation could kill them.

Some can’t wait for a vaccine because they believe it will bring back some normality. Some are terrified of a vaccine because they believe it could harm them.

We are all going through this, but none of us is going through the same thing. Some face crippling financial challenges; others face heartbreak. We don’t all have to agree with what is best because what’s best for us won’t be best for everyone. We don’t have to understand what others are going through. But we do need to stick together and keep loving each other no matter our differences.

We need to be mindful when some things go the way we want it to; it could be terrible news to another person.

We need to be kind. Always.


Sources: Covid and Kindness – by Suicide Prevention Bristol
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