Thrive or Survive?
Well, not to state the obvious but aren’t we living in uncertain times with the Coronavirus, Covid 19? Many people I speak to through social media are expecting a total lock down here in the UK and it looks as though we’re going to follow the Italian rate of infections. I hope not and that we’re able to flatten the peak and then start to come through. We will come through and life will return to normality. I feel so sorry for those businesses where they have been stopped in their tracks, owners, employees and also customers. People are scared. The front-line services can’t just stop, so I really feel for them, especially my ex-colleagues in the Police. Yes, they continue to be coughed and spat on purposely and will 24/7, be putting their lives at risk, as they always do.
I was out with my dog Jeeves today, keeping my distance but making sure he gets a run and his dad gets his 6000 steps in. I was thinking back to my days in the Scouts, with our motto, ‘Be Prepared’ and how I was taught to be self-reliant, courageous in the face of doubt and danger, boldness, teamwork and above all, service to others, before oneself.
All those skills were a great springboard for helping me be accepted and attested as a Police Constable in 1980.