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Since COVID-19 started I have had consistent conversations, professionally and personally, regarding the “time-out” we were gifted. We all required a reset, a full power down, so that we could take stock on what was essential in our lives. As we continue to move through this new time, I continue to encourage everyone to implement the lessons we have been taught, so that we can move forward with a desire to do better for ourselves, our planet and our loved ones. I recently came across this poem by Haroon Rashid which sums my thoughts up pretty well.

“We fell asleep in one world, and woke up in another.

Suddenly Disney is out of magic,
Paris is no longer romantic,
New York doesn’t stand up anymore,
The Chinese wall is no longer a fortress, and Mecca is empty.

Hugs & kisses suddenly become weapons, and not visiting parents & friends becomes an act of love.

Suddenly you realize that power, beauty & money are worthless, and can’t get you the oxygen you’re fighting for.

The world continues its life and it is beautiful. It only puts humans in cages. I think it’s sending us a message:

“You are not necessary. The air, earth, water and sky without you are fine. When you come back, remember that you are my guests. Not my masters.”