COVID-19: How Can We Live An Everyday Legacy During This Pandemic?
COVID-19 brings a lot of changes and panic to most of us around the world. Even before there was a confirmed case in our area, the media exaggerated the situation. The people in our community panicked and bought months worth of supplies, way more than they needed, leaving some of the rest of us nothing. Businesses and entrepreneurs have had to close down their stores. As part of society, we have to do our part to limit the spread of this pandemic.
With 90% of society shut down, average citizens have to work from home and or currently have no work. The children are home from school, and we don’t know when school will open again. If you are a parent home with your kids right now, you might be looking for some activities to keep them busy.
I want to be honest with you guys — in our home, I let the kids loose. I want them to learn some creativity on their own, to think of something they enjoy doing, and to exercise their imagination. I want them to create something they can be proud of and say, “Hey, mom and dad, I did this just now.” I want them to say, “This is what we learned from the experiment or play we did.” I have strong-willed kids, and it works for all of us to give them this option. Nate and I are not helicoptering parents. We both grew up with this type of parenting. Nate has his style of parenting that he got from his parents, and I have mine. As is true with most couples, I don’t always agree with Nate and think some of his parenting techniques are negative, but we learn and grow, and hopefully, all get better at the challenging job of being a parent.
COVID-19 scares many people around the world. For me, I think we have nothing to be afraid of. Just follow what our health care providers and government leaders instruct us to do as a concerned member of society. That’s the best thing we can do: obey what our leaders are telling us to do.
COVID-19 And What’s About It?
COVID-19 has created a lot of chaos, not only for the small community where it began but also around the world. This current outbreak started in Wuhan China, and now it has spread throughout the world, from Asia to Europe to North America. It’s crazy how fast this virus has spread from one person to another. The concern is that our medical care providers and hospitals will not be able to accommodate all the people infected. To minimize the spread of this virus, the government has enacted preventative measures.
Healthcare professionals and the internet are giving us a list of symptoms to help us identify this illness. But the only way to know for sure is to be tested for COVID-19. In our area, testing for COVID-19 is a priority for people who have traveled outside the country or who have had contact with an infected person. I also know it’s possible to be infected and have no symptoms of the disease.
What Are You Doing In This Pandemic?
What are you doing in this pandemic? My answer is, “I am lazy.” I made this crisis a reason not to work so hard on my blog like I usually do. What does being lazy mean? For me, it means I have more time to read the Bible, pray, and read books. It means I don’t need to worry so much about my blog traffic and what needs to be done. Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, and there are lots of things to do to run your business. But this pandemic gives me time to slow down and rejuvenate personally.
I believe all can work together for good! Katie, a publishing company, sent me a message earlier this month asking if I wanted to do giveaways of the book Everyday Legacy: Reasons For Living With Purpose, Right Now. The title of the book captured my attention, making me want to read it. She asked me if I was willing to review the book or make it a giveaway. I told her I would do both — review it and do the giveaway if the book resonates with me. I am thankful that Katie chose me and trusted me to read this book and give it to one of my readers.
Everyday Legacy: Reasons For Living With Purpose, Right Now
This book is right on time, in the middle of this world crisis. The author is a funeral director who has worked in the industry for two decades. His book teaches how to live and practice leaving an everyday legacy instead of only leaving a legacy when we die.
I, as a granddaughter of a person who served as a Barangay Captain for decades and served the community throughout his life, I feel that the two realities are connected. You can’t leave a legacy if you are not living it every day while you’re still alive.
I admire the authors’ honesty and bravery in sharing his emotions. His vulnerability invites readers to connect with him and explore their perspectives on life. He tackles ego, grace, laziness, and much more. With what’s going on with our world right now, how can we find our purpose?
How Can We Live With A Purpose?
Think of how you would like people to remember you. What are you good at? Listen to what God wants you to do because if you have a divine purpose and it is your destiny, no matter how much you try to find your own path, God will lead you to where you need to be.
COVID-19 has brought chaos to the world right now! How can we live in everyday legacy? How can we help our community? What is our purpose in life? What are we called to do in this time of need? Do we need to be a President or a government official to live in legacy? My answer is no! Each one of us has his own calling, his own purpose, his own strengths and weaknesses, his own passions he is good at.
What is My Purpose?
I believe that my purpose is to share and inspire young children to follow the right path despite chaos and struggles in their lives. I want to give children hope and encourage them to keep pushing forward no matter how slow they think they are moving.
God wants me to speak up and share my gift with everyone. Some people think I’m crazy, but I can sense God and hear Him. I know if He has a message that He wants me to share. Sometimes I am scared and have doubts that it’s just my own mind and not a message from God, but with what is happening now, I am convinced more than ever of my purpose.
How Can We Live In Legacy With This Pandemic?
- If you are in the government, a healthcare provider, volunteer, in the hospitality and tourism industry, work with all your heart to show compassion to everyone.
- Be a prayer warrior and if you have a gift like mine, don’t doubt it, instead, preach it.
- Every person can live in legacy by caring and sharing with others.
- Ordinary citizens can live in legacy by obeying the laws and listening to the government’s pleas.
- If you are a business owner or entrepreneur and have the financial capacity to help in this crisis, donate goods. Please don’t buy in bulk and sell it at a higher price. It is not what you would like people to remember you for, right? Please let the poor and the median income people have food and other necessities for the coming days.
Leaving a legacy is how we live every day with legacy while we are still alive. An everyday legacy is how we connect with others in our daily life. Everyday legacy is an eye-opener to those who do not know their purpose yet or for those who do not practice everyday legacy. This concept is an excellent reminder for all of us to live in kindness, compassion, and grace for others.
Disclaimer: All ideas are mine if you need more information about COVID-19 please visit the CDC website.