VARIATIONS

VARIATIONS IS OUR DAILY WISDOM WORD TODAY.  WE DON’T ALWAYS EXPECT VARIATIONS.  WE FEEL THAT LIKE WILL GO ON THE SAME AS IT HAS BEEN, BUT CHANGE OR VARIATION IS A PART OF LIFE.  IF YOU WOULD HAVE ASKED ME WHAT I WOULD BE DOING AS RECENTLY AS A MONTH AGO, THE LAST ANSWER I WOULD GIVE YOU IS I WOULD BE IN QUARANTINE FOR A PANDEMIC.  HOWEVER, VARIATION AND CHANGE ARE A PART OF LIFE, AND MOST OFTEN HAPPENS WHEN WE LEAST EXPECT IT.  UNEXPECTED AND ONCE IN A LIFETIME VARIATIONS, EITHER POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE, ARE A PART OF LIFE AND MANY TIMES, WE DON’T CONTROL WHAT THOSE VARIATIONS ARE.  

A VARIATION IN LIFE LIKE THIS PANDEMIC, IS THE LAST THING I WOULD SUSPECT.  I WATCH LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OF ALL PLACES, THE WORLDS SUPPOSED “SUPER POWER” AS WE HAVE BECOME THE LARGEST AROUND THE WORLD FOR CONTRACTION RATES OF COVID-19.  I DON’T QUITE UNDERSTAND THIS VARIATION BUT SHOULD AS I WAS UNEDUCATED ABOUT A PANDEMIC BEING WARNED OF BY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FOR QUITE SOME TIME.  I ALSO DID NOT EVEN HEAR ABOUT THE FIRST CASE IN WAUN, CHINA ON THE NEWS.  I AM NOT A NEWS MONGER.  I DO WATCH IT OCCASIONALLY BUT CHINA SEEMS SO FAR AWAY AND WE WERE NOT GETTING THE CORRECT NUMBERS OF CASES COMING FROM CHINA.  NOW IT IS 7 WEEKS LATER AND HERE IS WHERE WE ARE.  WE ARE FAR FROM PREPARED FOR THIS PANDEMIC, AS MASKS INTENDED FOR NURSES AND DOCTORS TO BE WORN ONLY ONCE AND DISPOSED OF, ARE NOW BEING USED OVER AND OVER AGAIN AS WE SIMPLY WERE NOT PREPARED AS A NATION FOR THIS CHANGE OR VARIATION IN OUR POPULATION.

THE EASIEST THING TO DO IS CAST BLAME WHEN UNCONTROLLABLE CHANGES OR VARIATIONS HAPPEN.  I DO BELIEVE WE ARE ALL CULPABLE IN SOME WAY FROM OUR PRESIDENT ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LINE TO MYSELF FOR REMAINING UNEDUCATED ABOUT A PROBLEM WE HAVE BEEN WARNED OF FOR THE LAST FIVE TO TEN YEARS.  LET US TAKE A LOOK AT THE DEFINITION OF VARIANCES BEFORE GOING ANY FURTHER.  

WEBSTER DEFINITION OF VARIANCES-1.  THE FACT OR QUALITY OF BEING DIFFERENT, DIVERGENT OR INCONSISTENT.  2.  ANYTHING ABOVE A STANDARD DEVIATION.  

DAILY WISDOM WORD DEFINITION-CHANGES THAT HAPPEN, SOMETIMES VERY SLOW WHICH AFFECT OUR LIVES.  

AS YOU OFTEN SEE ME WRITE, WE CANNOT CHANGE THE PAST, WE CAN ALTER THE FUTURE BY LEARNING FROM THE PAST BUT CERTAINLY DON’T FULLY CONTROL IT.  VARIATIONS ARE THESE VERY ALTERATIONS FROM A NORMAL PATTERN OF LIFE AND WE ARE ALL LIVING WITH A VERY TERRIFYING VARIATION.  WHAT CAN WE DO DO PROTECT OURSELVES, AND HELP OTHERS WITH THE CURRENT PANDEMIC?

  1.  HELP OTHERS.  WHEN WE FEEL DOWN OURSELVES, WE CAN REACH OUT TO LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS AND GIVE SUPPORT AND LOVE THROUGH THE WAYS WE ARE ABLE.  CALL THEM.  FACETIME THEM.  REASSURE THEM.  MOST OF ALL, UNDERSTAND AND OFFER COMFORT AND EMPATHY.  
  2.   FOLLOW THE RULES.  SOMETIMES WE THINK WE ARE ABOVE THIS.  HOWEVER, WE ARE NOT, ESPECIALLY IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS
  3.   MAKE CHANGES WE COULD HAVE MADE ALREADY TO ADAPT TO THESE VARIANCES IN OUR LIVES.  DONATE TO RESEARCH IF POSSIBLE.  GO ON FACEBOOK AND START A FUNDRAISER OR CAMPAIGN IT YOU ARE NOT IN A FINANCIAL SITUATION TO DONATE ALONE.  EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS GET THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY THE SUPPLIES IT NEEDS, OR HELPS WITH RESEARCH OR HELPS PAY FOR THE PSYCHOLOGICAL DAMAGE AND COPING MECHANISMS OFFERED BY PSYCHIATRISTS, COUNSELORS AND SOCIAL WORKERS THAT ARE NEEDED NOW AND WILL BE NEEDED IN THE FUTURE.  
  4.  TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST SO YOU ARE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF OTHERS.  IT IS KIND OF LIKE BEING ON AN AIRPLANE.  THEY RECOMMEND PLACING AN OXYGEN MASK ON OURSELVES FIRST, THEN PLACE A MASK OTHERS AROUND YOU.  EAT PROPERLY, GET ENOUGH SLEEP AND STICK TO ROUTINES YOU ARE ABLE TO INCLUDING EXERCISE AND JOURNAL.  TALK TO OTHERS WHEN YOU ARE NOT FEELING MENTALLY STABLE WITH THE ISOLATION THAT BUILDS OVER TIME SPENT IN ONE PLACE.  
  5. APPRECIATE THE SMALLER THINGS IN LIFE.  IF YOU ARE ABLE, PICK UP YOUR FAVORITE HOBBY OR CRAFT YOU ENJOYED BUT DID NOT HAVE TIME FOR UNTIL NOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF.  
  6.   STAY EDUCATED WITH THE NEWS AND UP TO DATE BUT DO NOT DWELL OR CONSUME YOURSELF WITH IT.  MODERATION IS THE KEY.  TAKE IN THE AMOUNT YOU EMOTIONALLY AND MENTALLY CAN COPE WITH, THEN GET YOUR MIND OFF OF IT.  UNLESS THERE IS SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE YOU PERSONALLY CAN DO WITHOUT HURTING YOURSELF, YOU CAN’T DWELL ON THIS OR OBSESS OVER IT.  YOU WILL DRIVE YOURSELF CRAZY. 

THANK YOU FOR READING ABOUT VARIANCE AND CHANGE IN OUR LIVES.  WE DO OFFER COUNSELING AND OTHERS TO TALK TO COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL WITH DAILY WISDOM WORDS, A PREMIER WRITING COMMUNITY.  WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.  LET US HELP.  YOU IN TURN, HELP US AS WE REACH OUT TO HELP YOU.  IT IS $5 TO JOIN AND THE COUNSELING IS FREE.  WE ASK FOR DONATIONS TO GIVE TO UNICEF FOR OTHERS WHO ARE DEALING WITH THIS GLOBALLY.  DO YOUR PART WHETHER YOU DO IT THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR THE WHO.  (WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION) OR THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL.  THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING.  COMMENTS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED SO START THE DIALOGUE.  THIS WILL HELP YOU AND OTHERS BY REALIZING YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS.  THANK YOU, SAMANTHA LEBOEUF/FOUNDER, DAILY WISDOM WORDS

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Shirley Satterfield
4 months ago

Thank you Samantha, a very timely article. I think a lot of things are going to be different after this is over. We will all be more cognizant of our mortality and human frailty, a lot less hubris in our souls.

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