With the spread of coronavirus, we are all going through a difficult time. Some more than others. For some, the more difficult times are ahead.
This is not my first emergency. In fact, I have been trained in emergency management by FEMA. I have been deployed during an emergency three times in Virginia and twice nationally by FEMA, after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey.
All emergencies pass, but not without some cost. In the meantime, here are three things I’ve learned. First, take care of yourself, both physically and emotionally. You cannot help others if you are sick or depressed. Second, take care of your family. They are eternally bound to you and you to them – even if you’ve had minor squabbles. Third, look to your community, however you define it. Your community defines you and is shaped by your actions.
My new community, my new family, is the Clan Forbes Society. Serving you has provided me with an opportunity to explore our common heritage of some truly remarkable family members. Our Forbes ancestors have stood on principle and taken action based on their beliefs throughout the centuries. In the world of religion, politics, science, and art, the House of Forbes has fought, argued, experimented, explored, and created. Just read about our remarkable family on the pages of our website, clan-forbes.org.
Their blood flows through our veins today. We are ennobled by their achievements and motivated by their service. We can take action during these challenging times to take care of ourselves, our families, and our communities. We can learn and teach others about avoiding virus transmission. We can bring groceries and supplies to family members. We can help others financially who are less fortunate than we are. We can stay positive and cheer others who do not share our heritage of fortitude and service.
We are Forbes. We’ve got this.
Grace Me Guide.