Alright, our movements are restricted; so what. My last lock down was being banged up in ‘The Nick’ nearly sixty years ago. Yes, I’d been a bad boy, but after the initial shock of hearing that key turn in the lock I started to realize that one could use the time for some self-improvement there had to be a silver lining.
You’re right of course, the situation we find ourselves in today is nothing like that. Or is it? Could there be a silver lining?
Take a look at the thousands of people shining to do their bit now. Is that not about self-improvement? We’re not all about grabbing and selfishness, that’s got to be a silver lining. I know it looked like it for a while there, as some folks stripped the supermarkets bare, but hey! as our jailers turn the key, we begin to see the truth of our situation. Home must be where the heart is and that long forgotten book can be read, that abandoned project can be finished, this family needs to be nurtured and protected with love and understanding, my neighbour is calling for help, I can give it. Pull up those weeds, fix that fence, bake some bread. Maybe write a song like this. Gain some knowledge on the internet.
I’ve had a great first week working outside in the sun. I know it’s not always going to be like that and sincerely feel compassion for those of you who might be stuck indoors. I think the trick has to be to try and find some good in our situation, don’t hang on to bad news, some media will transport nothing but doom and gloom in your direction. Take on the good stuff, find things to laugh about, look for the silver lining. Good luck and may fortune smile on you finding the silver lining