We are each made for goodness, love and compassion
This is totally personal, and I am not saying I am right. I am just sharing my point of view and how I decided to handle the situation in my household. Now we all have different believes, fears and else. And I am very respectful because “one person's freedom ends where another's begins”. But I wanted to express that I more worried for the World we are creating than for the pandemic.
I was going to write something today but decided I would just include what I wrote to our Team few days ago, here it is:
Hopefully, you can read this email with an open mind and especially an open heart. I understand we all have our own believes, our own story and health history as well as our own sources of information and because of that we have different opinions, different point of views and we are who we are which makes the World such a wonderful place where not one person is the same as the other (how boring would it be if we were all the same). I am going to try to keep this short but today I am concerned that we are growing into a society that panics when it faces the unknown. A society that is incline to auto-destruction because it is selfish or because it is afraid.
Yes the Covid-19 is real, yes it had and is killing but it also let most of us free after it contaminated us, it is here we are going to live with it probably until we die from something else and scientist, doctors, pharmacist will find a vaccine like they did with all the other viruses. But in the meantime, what are we doing? We are scaring our children because we make it sounds like we will all die from it, we make it sounds like we can't hug your loved ones because they might be dangerous and we are creating bubble around us that we think are protecting us but to the opposite they are making us more vulnerable, weaker in all aspects: physically and mentally.
So, can we try to be a strong, unit society? Can we be careful in respect to each other, keep the safety precautions but don't go overboard and accept that if someone is carrying the Virus we have a chance to get it but probably we won't die from it or if we do then we would have probably die from a bad flu this year or another kind of infection.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and this is just my little person worrying about this World that we are slowly destroying, we are destroying the planet, the environment and now the relationship …
Now I am not saying you should not care, you should by washing your hands, keeping of course some distance with strangers or persons that have running noise and make sure your hygiene is perfect and if you are sensitive, have health conditions then be a little extra careful like you would during flu season and stay home at the first sign but remember to LIVE.
One little text from Alysha Speer - Take another minute to read it ;-)
“Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired.
Smile, even when you're trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.
Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.
Trust, even when your heart begs you not to.
Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see.
Frolick, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching. Sleep, even when you're afraid of what the dreams might bring.
Run, even when it feels like you can't run any more.
And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pain of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience---you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So, don't live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started.”
Warm hugs via this blog!
What is for dinner? It is cold outside so a nice soup. For the quantity it all depends on the taste you want to give to your soup. But for four people and to get a nice harmony of the flavors you will need:
4 oz of Pancetta or Bacon (optional but delicious)
1 butternut squash
4 to 5 carrots
Salt and Pepper
Optional: sour cream or butter
Also open your wine to enjoy while cooking, I would suggest the Harmonie especially if you decided to go with the pancetta or bacon in the soup.
Cook in a deep and medium to large saucepan:
The Pancetta (optional but delicious) and/or bacon
Add a grossly cut onion and garlic
Once slightly cooked add:
The butternut squash cut in large squares
Four or more carrots cut in large pieces
Out of the heat:
Add water just to cover the vegetables but not more than the vegetables
Bring it back on the heat and keep it on medium to low until the vegetables are tender. Remove from the heat and add the salt and pepper (be careful if you used pancetta or bacon to not oversalt).
With a hand blender mix it all up (you can add a spoon or sour cream or some butter for more smoothness).