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It’s almost that time of year again …
You would be excused for thinking it started three months ago when the first hot cross buns showed up on supermarket shelves straight after Christmas.
But we’re almost to Easter, having got through an exhausting and anxious 2020 so far with no end in sight. We’re all experiencing a ‘new normal’ in our daily lives and trying to do the best we can.
Dealing with Covid 19 and the problems this has caused is difficult but necessary. The economy is in turmoil, we all know someone whose job is at risk or lost and our usual activities are on hold while we bunker down and try to do the right thing.
Unfortunately, we continue to have a lack of staples in the food isles, some very anti-social shoppers, plus the panic buying of toilet paper of all things, who saw that coming? Last weekend around midday I saw a stack of them in my local supermarket and it was like a small miracle after a month of not seeing even one. The smiles, excitement and discussion amongst strangers who calmly took their pack was both humorous and heartwarming.
Maybe the silver lining to all this is that on the other side we will better appreciate the life we have and what is important to us: family, friends, our health, service personnel, truck drivers, health workers, farmers and the list goes on.
We have a way to go yet, we need now more than ever to look after ourselves physically and mentally and to care for others. If you can, take it easy for a few days over the break, catch up on those flicks you’ve been meaning to check out and breathe.
While it’s difficult to know where this is all going to end or when, let’s not panic. Let’s look out for those around us, offer a helping hand where we can and try to get through this with dignity, compassion and a bit of humour, in the very best Aussie tradition.