We Are Not In The Same Boat

I often hear “we are all in the same boat”, but that’s not exactly accurate. We are in the same storm, but not in the same boat. Your ship could be shipwrecked and mine might not be. Or vice versa.

For some, quarantine is optimal. A moment of reflection, of re-connection, easy in flip flops, with a cocktail or coffee. For others, this is a desperate financial & family crisis.

For some that live alone they’re facing endless loneliness. While for others it is peace, rest & time with their mother, father, sons & daughters.

With the increase in unemployment some are bringing in more money to their households than they were working. Others are working more hours for less money due to pay cuts or loss in sales.

Some were concerned about getting a certain chocolate for Easter while others were concerned if there would be enough bread, milk and eggs for the weekend.

Some want to go back to work because they don’t qualify for unemployment and are running out of money. Others want to kill those who break the quarantine.

Some are home spending 2-3 hours/day helping their child with online schooling while others are spending 2-3 hours/day to educate their children on top of a 10-12 hour workday.

Some have experienced the near death of the virus, some have already lost someone from it and some are not sure if their loved ones are going to make it. Others don’t believe this is a big deal.

Some have faith in God and expect miracles during this 2020. Others say the worst is yet to come.

So, friends, we are not in the same boat. We are going through a time when our perceptions and needs are completely different.

Each of us will emerge, in our own way, from this storm. It is very important to see beyond what is seen at first glance. Not just looking, actually seeing.

We are all on different ships during this storm experiencing a π˜ƒπ—²π—Ώπ˜† π—±π—Άπ—³π—³π—²π—Ώπ—²π—»π˜ π—·π—Όπ˜‚π—Ώπ—»π—²π˜†.

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53 thoughts on “We Are Not In The Same Boat

  1. This post really does encompass so many perspectives. I think a lot of people can only see and feel the situations right next to them, and it’s hard to understand what someone else is going through in another town, state, family, financial or health situation. I hope, and pray, we get through this quickly, and still have a heart for others, no matter if we agree or disagree. We still need to care for, and try to understand, one another. Most of us, in one way or another are unsettled, and fearful.

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  2. It is a time of deep reflection as to what I have achieved in life. It is the finding of God in my old age that deeply moved me. Test past by one single moment in time.Meaning of life presented before my very eyes.I garden all day in the sun eat well and nothing much has changed but when shopping observe the rules of space between people and washing hands is vital to life never mind just virus. Many go to a toilet never wash hands and that to me is how this virus came to spread.Clean and tidy is the code for life my dear mother so informed me as a child.So right she was.Here in my garden world workshop and life so sweet alone with my thoughts and happy to dig, concrete plants, and weed, design and plan and build. What joy it all is to be alive today. each day is another gift so respect and love it and your life will change to love each moment as the last.

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  3. Very important message, thank you for reminding us. I have seen some other reminders including a picture of two dogs, one short and the other taller. The mud mark on the taller dog was barely to his knees, but the shorter dog it was much higher. I thought it was very illustrative.

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