We are in a time where we need to stay together, to stay apart.
Keep our distance.
Don’t visit friends, family, loved ones.
Its a time that the vast majority of us have never had to deal with before, and will hopefully never have to deal with again.
We’re used to Sunday family dinners, birthdays, weddings , concerts, meeting up after work and hanging out on weekends at malls, coffee shops and markets.
We go to work and school and everywhere in between.
We are a society that thrives on meeting up.
We – Sentinel Security Plus – are specifically a company that thrives on hugs.
Going contactless is throwing us all for a loop.
For some of us, we use contact as a means to get through the day.
To have that taken away from us not just for the safety of ourselves, but those around us – for some its beyond difficult.
However, going contactless and keeping our distance does not mean we need to cut all ties of communication.
By all means – we need to be communicating now more than ever.
Writing letters, emails, phone calls, FaceTime – any means and all means necessary.
For some people, communication is a form of therapy and a way to get through the daily struggles they face.
To not be able to meet in person to talk through their issues, their problems, their thoughts, their beliefs – all of their hopes and dreams. People are truly struggling.
However, resources are being made available to ensure that while you might not always be able to get that pat on the back of reassurance that may typically take you through your day, you still will always have someone to talk too.
Therapists, doctors, coaches, people all over the world are opening up their phone lines and emails to ensure that no one goes unheard.
No one should feel trapped by their own four walls that are in place to protect them and keep them safe.
No one should dread being where they are.
We are where we are to be safe – so if you don’t feel that way – then speak up.
Physical and Mental health will not take a back seat as the world continues to spiral.
They are still very much a priority.
If you do feel safe and you do feel well, being open to the understanding that perhaps everyone around you is not in the same boat.
Being available for phone calls from friends and family you may not always be inclined to answer good be someone using you as a life line to the outside world.
Understanding that we are all in this together and we need to help each other out as much as we possibly can.
Without getting off of the couch.
Think about how easy your task is, what little is being asked of you.
In past, we’ve been asked to give up our homes, our families, and in some cases – our lives. To fight for country and our fellow men.
Now we’re fighting for country and fellow men from our couch (unless of course you’re a first responder).
But we all don’t have the same strengths. So being aware and doing what we can to lift each other up when we can is integral to this whole movement.
Keep the lines of communication open.
Keep your hearts open.
Be thankful for what you have and give what you can to those who might not have as much.
We are in this together. And we will meet each other once again.
We will hug each other once again.
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.