During these uncertain times, as we diligently stay home, or practice social distancing, or act as an essential service – one thing is absolutely certain.
A war isn’t won by an individual alone.
A war is won by those who set aside everything in a leap of faith to join together to fight for a common ground.
Historically, wars have been waged between countries fighting for political differences and to gain a bigger footprint and following.
Men from all over were called from their homes to fight for Country and King.
While there was great risk for the people involved, it was a risk that they took personally – if they were lost on the battle field, their loved ones, family and friends felt the pain of loss.
Today, the world needs to band together. There is no political agenda – or there shouldn’t be.
We are all up against the same enemy.
This time, the call is out to anyone willing and able. The risk however, well it can always be brought home to affect those that you love.
The risk is different this time.
The war is different this time.
So this time we MUST stick together. There should be no lines between companies or political parties or countries.
We all need to work together to stop the spread.
Businesses and industries need to join forces to fight this invisible enemy.
Companies that once manufactured car parts or vacuums, are making masks and ventilators that are urgently needed for hospitals that are bursting at the seams with victims of the Coronavirus.
Dental offices and tattoo parlours, hair salons and spas are giving all of their medical supplies to hospitals and first responders.
Everyone regardless of previous agenda, needs to step up and face the line united.
The sooner we all band together united, and mark our place in this fight, the sooner we will be able to move forward together, and win the battle.
Much like in history, wars were fought for freedom – and this is one thing we do have in common with history.
We are fighting for our freedom.
Our freedom to take back our streets.
Our freedom to join hands.
Our freedom to fight.
Our freedom to love beyond the screen.
Our world changed overnight.
We went from families and friends that spent time together. Children going to school to learn.
Our daily routine of getting up and going OUT to work.
Heading to the grocery store on the way home from work, or running errands as a family on the weekends.
Planning weddings, birthdays, anniversaries.
Concerts, sports, festivals, conferences.
Everything – gone. In the blink of an eye.
While some countries have been slower to react than others, and the spread has hit other places faster as well – the response always ends up being the same.
The world understands that we are hurting. Our bills are being postponed, Government is stepping up. Restaurants have made the switch from in service to delivery.
Shopping is all online should you choose.
Education has been digitized with companies and school boards working together to provide as many resources and as much information as possible so that our children can continue to learn and grow from the safety of their own homes.
Utility companies have switched off peak rates, and the communication giants are waiving overages and long distance.
Everyone is coming together to heal and to help.
Religion, politics, corporate conflicts and opinions are pushed aside.
If we do not – we won’t win.
The only way to move forward is together.
And the only way to work together is to set everything aside and unite as one.
Together we can do this.
Guest Blogger Rayna Davies
Rayna Davies is a graduate and practitioner of Business Management. She has developed an expertise in blogging, covering subjects like travel, world events and security. Having grown up with a father who has developed an expertise in Physical Security and Executive Protection in the RCMP and two major corporations, she has personally observed and experienced many security details. These experiences have included personally meeting HM Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and many celebrities. She presently assists Sentinel Security in Executive Protection workshops and guest blogging and also assists Gloprosec Preventative Services in Intelligence gathering and Business Administration. Her passions include World travel, having visited every continent.