On Monday, Dr David Kenneth Wright spoke during the “FREE WEBINAR SERIES for PSWs about providing care during COVID. I was touched by the stories he shared, by the points that he made, and by the responses/input from those who attended.
Near the end of his presentation he said and asked, “COVID-19 has changed so much in the world, but what should it NOT change?” Participants responded:
- Love and respect for each other
- Our level of empathy and kindness
- Compassion and care
- Care providers dignity and respect
I am inspired by their spontaneous thoughts. I agree, that DURING COVID we should KEEP our compassion, care and concern.
Then I reflected on the things that changed during COVID that I WANT TO KEEP AFTER COVID. The first two that come to mind are:
- Doctor appointments online
- A slower, gentler calendar
Then I reflected on the things that I can’t wait to change after COVID. My first three thoughts are:
- Hugs – giving hugs, long hugs, group hugs, strangle hold hugs, happy hugs, sad hugs… hugs with people I know and hugs with strangers
- Seeing, being with, hugging and holding grandkids!
- Gatherings with more than our bubble – in fact, a bubble bath of bubbles and friends, a dance with CCR, and a pot luck feast.
What are the things that you want to keep now, during COVID? What are the things that you want to keep AFTER COVID? What are the things that you can’t wait to change?
Have a great day!