If I could turn back the hands of time…

If I could turn back the hands of time….

Would I do things differently? Save more perhaps, take the girls to cheaper schools, get a side hustle….maybe I would have been a millionaire by now, right?Maybe have a nice car, big house complete with a white picket fence and not have to worry about covid-19 😍
…..But wait, life doesn’t happen that way. Perhaps 2020 is the year of reflection and change. A year so raw, so painful so scary that it forces us to finally grow from our comfort zone. This is the season that is showing us people’s true colors, our resilience, our love and support for each other.
I recently lost a friend to suicide, and couldn’t help but wonder what more I could have done to prevent it. There is alot of frustration in the world today, stress and depression attacking more and more people daily.
Working in an industry that has been so severely affected by the pandemic, I can certainly understand the feeling of helplessness that people in my industry and others who have been largely affected by this pandemic are going through. It is a feeling like no other, and having no fall back plan can certainly push people over the edge.
Having no savings, no job on the side, rent arreas, no idea about where the next meal is coming from – all this are things that would drive even the strongest of us crazy. To top it up, the fear of contracting the virus and having no money to get medical care is as scary as it is depressing.
Seeing as we are all in danger, perhaps we can at least try to lift each other up. We can try to love each other more,be compassionate to one another and mindful of our brothers and sisters. It is a tough time, a time of uncertainity and fear but this too shall pass.
For those who survive it, I hope it will forever change your views on life,love,money and how we treat each other.
Always lead with kindness and compassion, because you never know what someone else is going through. Cheers! …signed, Empress
“My religion is simple, my religion is love”