It’s certainly not been business as usual for anybody this week has it?
Like you, my normal routines have been very interrupted, so this week I’m sharing with you a short, but uplifting, newsletter.
Like many others, I’ve taken my business 100% online for the foreseeable future and yet, presently, with lots of uncertainty, I want to stress some points of reassurance for you. I know I’ve had to work hard at reassuring myself for one!
For some time now, I have invested in the systems and procedures to support you fully online so you can be confident in my offering and trust that it’s a system that comes from the head and the heart. It works. It’s tested and I really care about helping you. Self-evidently, even more so in times of stress and uncertainty.
Do remember that I have some special offers available at the moment. To find out more and take up one of them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also intend, in the very near future, to create a three-part recording series that will cover sleep, anxiety/stress and strengthening your immune system. In my experience, this is the holy trinity of getting through troubled times.
Back to my experiences this week. My family has been sharing our feelings, photos, hopes & fears, walks, Netflix recommendations, baking triumphs (& failures) and minutiae of our lives like never before on our Family What’s App account. My wonderful niece Jo has been home-schooling her five year old daughter for the last week and I’ve been sending her lots of resources (do email for more details if you’d like a list of them).
I shared with her the following poem that was posted on one of the networking groups I belong to: Mums in Business Association (MIBA). I thought it was a clear way of explaining the virus to children. To make them feel encouraged, enlightened and yet not afraid, so I share it here with you.
I’m sure you will have a little person somewhere in your life so do pay it forward to them. ️
The Time We Spring-Cleaned the World
The world it got so busy,
There were people all around.
They left their germs behind them;
In the air and on the ground.
These germs grew bigger and stronger.
They wanted to come and stay.
They didn’t want to hurt anyone –
They just really wanted to play.
Sometimes they tried to hold your hand,
Or tickled your throat or your nose.
They could make you cough and sneeze
And make your face as red as a rose.
And so these germs took over.
They started to make people ill,
And with every cough we coughed
More and more germs would spill.
All the queens and kings had a meeting.
“It’s time to clean the world up!” they said.
And so they had to close lots of fun stuff,
Just so these germs couldn’t spread.
We couldn’t go to cinemas
Or restaurants for our tea.
There was no football or parties,
The world got as quiet as can be.
The kids stopped going to school,
The mums and dads went to work less.
Then a great, big, giant scrubbing brush
Cleaned the sky and the sea and the mess!
Dads started teaching the sums,
Big brothers played with us more,
Mums were in charge of homework
And we read and played jigsaws galore!
The whole world was washing their hands
And building super toilet roll forts!
Outside was quiet and peaceful,
Now home was the place for all sports.
So we played in the world that was home
And our days filled up with fun and love,
And the germs they grew smaller and smaller
And the sun watched from up above.
Then one morning the sun woke up early,
She smiled and stretched her beams wide.
The world had been fully spring cleaned,
It was time to go back outside!
We opened our doors oh so slowly
And breathed in the clean and fresh air.
We promised that forever and always
Of this beautiful world we’d take care!