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Tuesday December 8, 2020

December 08, 2020


Welcome to Inspiration Tuesdays
on Sugar 95.7 FM
Simple Talk Blog

I’m your host Tara Smith- Jarrett

But life inevitably throws us curveballs, unexpected circumstances that remind us to expect the unexpected. I’ve come to understand these curve balls are beautiful unfolding of both karma and current.”
Carre Otis-

Has Covid 19 scared us into selfishness, or is it merely exposing societal woes? 

I grabbed my purchase, exited the door and hurriedly made my way to my car. I turned the engine on; it coughed, sputtered and stopped. I tried again, but it was to no avail. Reality gave me a quick slap as I realized the car battery died. I dragged my tired self from behind the steering wheel, headed to the bonnet of the car, opened it and looked at nothing.                                                                           

I was clueless. I looked around frantically to identify a kind face to beckon for help. Oops! That was a failed attempt, not one kind face or smile insight. I scanned the bustling parking lot to find a friendly face, but once again, it was a failed attempt. I mustered up the courage and approached any and everyone who passed nearby. 

               Whites, Chinese, Asians and Latinos alike were approached, as well as a few blacks that walked as far away from the scene as possible. Some stared stone-faced and pretended not to comprehend, while others blatantly ignored my cry for help. I stood and pondered who to call, I reached for my handbag, retrieved my cellphone, fingers poised, ready to dial but was met with a blank screen. I shook my head. What a day! Could anything else go wrong? I thought. 

                An hour passed, but still no help. I begged and pleaded for assistance with my car or even a phone call to try for assistance. Has COVID-19 removed the kindness, compassion and sympathy from our society? Is it so hard to be caring? How can we bring back the love?

Three hours flew by, and I was still at the point I started with a dead car battery, a dead cell phone and no assistance. Finally, a teenager to my rescue. It is said that the darkest hour is just before dawn. Just when I thought it was a lost cause, God dispatched an angel. After all, there still might be hope for our society? 

          As I drove home slowly, I thought about how society has changed. We can no longer rely on humanity for rescue. Life hiccups will come, the curve balls seem to find you. We need to be prepared for life’s eventualities. Anticipate, plan and be prepared. 

To be prepared is half the victory.” – Miguel De Cervantes

Tara Smith- Jarrett

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