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15 May 2020

cj speaks… Do not find fault and failure in your “not being able to”

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May 15, 2020 Category: Commentary Posted by:

By cj


Today is a new day in our history books.  A new day of the same, with it all happening now and going somewhere fast to get to the place that we have already been in –our homes.  Okay, so you get a chance to get out from time to time to shop for groceries or purchase gas, pick up prepared foods or prescriptions, drive to a friend or relative’s  home to drop off packages, or go out for a walk or a ride.  So much to choose from when you are getting away from that normalcy of staying at home.

Do not find fault and failure in your “not being able to.”

Each day, the television shares information about new deaths, new cases of positive testing, new rules to follow and adhere to, new changes this, and new changes that — what are we supposed to do?

As it is important to know what is happening in our city and the rate of cases, along with our surrounding nation, it is also important to remove ourselves from all that media hoopla and watch something more soothing and positive.  Take a break from the things that may bring you to a place that may make you feel like tomorrow is so far away or unreachable.  Give yourself time to mend and heal from this pandemic and know that you are not alone in any of this struggle.  Find a friend or someone else that you can talk to and get it out through conversation.  Surround yourself with like-minded folk who feel like you.  Allow yourself to release the emotional baggage that this pandemic is placing on many of our shoulders.  

Employers may be expecting so much more from us now than when we were reporting to work each day, prior to the outbreak of  COVID-19.  The expectations can be overwhelming and are definitely different and changed, due to being at home and working from home..  Wow!  When do we get a break from being home? 

 Actually, we enjoy being home. It is the work that is in need of being on break; break with pay. However, employers are being very creative in this time of pandemic  allowing their staff new opportunities to work and survive, along with creative ways to acknowledge the many who are in need and those who are able to afford their own.  

 The expectations of most people have adapted to the many different ways in which most are living  in our own personal spaces..  Some are not leaving their homes unless their need for essentials arises where they can go out themselves, and others are depending on another to assist in this time of need.

Still others may be getting up each day and going to work as if this pandemic was not evolving each day, and are remaining steadfast in the midst of all the chaos.  And some may find themselves in other categories, as we are all encountering similar situations day in and day out.  


Some may feel that others are doing better than another, and that another is seeing that those “over there” are getting away with so much.  Yet another feels that they are passing them by in this thing, and so on and so forth…what a shame! 

Most folk do not find fault and failure in your “not being able to” do something during this time of uncertainty.   They also do not find fault and failure in your “not being able to,” due to the feelings that many are experiencing  regarding how this crisis may be causing them to feel and about how they process the many changes in their own lives.  Not to mention our new state of “normalcy,” which has occured without our permission, without knowledge of what is really happening or when we will all rise, together. 

Folks, do not find fault and failure in your “not being able to.” You are exactly where you are supposed to be and you are doing exactly what it is intended for you to do at this very moment in time, while in your home or at work, because today is a new day in our history books!

cj is a poet, educator, motivational speaker and inspirational writer who resides in Philadelphia. She has been creating and writing for decades with the desire to share with you, the reader.  Stay tuned, as she will empower, uplift, motivate, and change a thought or two. Feedback, sharing your awesome words, or questions? Hit her up at: [email protected]

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