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Never Give Up

This simple video, made by my grandson’s mother some time ago, is more relevant now than the first time I heard it. In spite of the grim news we hear, the unsettling changes in our day to day lives and the frightening uncertainties that loom on the horizon, we must remain focused on what we want to manifest in our world. When you remove the material aspect of what we consider valuable, what is left is our physical and mental health. It is imperative to our physical well being that we have a strong mental state. Sometimes all we have is the certainty that our souls will live on, that our will to survive is our greatest defense. Children have simple faith, based on the lack of experiences they have gone through. They carry the promise of eternity in their hearts which they share freely. 

It is time to return to that simple faith and understanding, to be diligent and wise in our choices and to share love in every moment. Love and fear are at war, not from any outside source, but from within the heart of humanity. 

In the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still, the final scenes find our hero pleading with an alien omniscient entity for mercy and to give  humankind one more chance. If only we had such a tangible force to reckon with. Instead we have an evolving, unpredictable alien virus that can neither be reasoned with or held at bay unless we put aside our own agendas and work for the good of the whole. 

Then, perhaps, Bob Marley’s words will not have been shared in vain. I think he would be proud of Noah’s rendition. 

“This is my message to you.hoo.hoo....”

Stay well, my friends. 🤗💕


  1. I think he would like Noah’s version. These are the things worth caring for.

  2. I have been encouraging my step son with similar words - he is a nurse in a locked-down longterm care facility and he is burnt out - was even before the virus hit town. He has been spiraling lately - raging about our governments response - which is pretty good, if you ask me, but he wants it to be more. "Take care of yourself. You are no good to anyone if you are sick with worry. " I tell him to focus on the things he can control... the government's response to Covid-19 is not one of them.

    1. I understand your wanting him to focus on being well but I understand what he is saying also. The hiccup response has cost us a lot already. I don’t have a job right now and not sure when I will have one again. So many people unnecessarily ill because we didn’t stop incoming international flights or take the illness seriously from the beginning. Now they are trying to back paddle and make up for lost time. Still we must focus on the healing, on being there for one another. We must be vigilant in all ways.

  3. Some days it is hard to think of a future but we will survive this. We will find a way to come together in hope. It has already started. We just need to believe.


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