Welcome to Inspirational Tuesdays on Suga 95.7 F.M Radio
Simple Talk Blog
I’m your Host Tara Smith-Jarrett
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.
– Johann Wolfgang
Corona has affected our lives one way or another. Some of us have lost our jobs, lost loved ones, it has taken a toll on our mental health and emotional wellness. The Corona Virus has exposed some of our true persona, characteristics and has highlighted the evident deterioration of our mores and values in society. Covid-19 was dubbed the great equalizer where everyone was left grounded, unable to traverse freely. Having money was insignificant because one was unable to enjoy it. The Gardener, Lawyer, Housewife’s, Garbage Collectors and even the Doctors were facing the same uncertainty. We saw where influential individuals who have a platform in which to spread positivity, hope, and love fumbled the ball by lashing out, rebelling, and creating controversy by putting out irresponsible utterances. A recent example of this is well known Reggae/Dancehall artist Mark Myrie also known as Buju Banton took to social media stating controversial views on the wearing of masks. This created a huge uproar, which left some people, including loyal fans confused and disappointed. Some even said they felt betrayed after they had showered him with love and support after his incarceration. Buju could be heard clearly on a recording stating that they should free his people and that they should no longer wear a mask and let “who dead, dead”. Some people think that frustration got the best of him. After 10 years of incarceration and now being restricted by Covid-19 the pressure seems to be too much. As they say in Jamaica “pressure buss pipe”.
This proves that we need positive people in our circle as we owe it to ourselves to be armed with the proper information in order to navigate effectively through this pandemic. We ought to put God in the center of everything we do and allow him to guide our steps. This pandemic has left a trail of devastation no doubt but we can gather inspiration from the positive stories that have emerged from this pandemic. We see people honing their talents and skills, some have become budding entrepreneurs, dabbling in arts and crafts, cooking, online tutoring and other ventures. We see people extending themselves by lending a helping hand, sharing resources and information. The pandemic has also given individuals the opportunity to salvage relationships, strengthen and create new bonds.
We should get into the habit of replacing frustration with determination, replacing pessimism with optimism, and the fair of failure with the spirit of success. We are survivors with the courageous spirit of our ancestors. We are soldiers with the sole purpose of overcoming. As in words of Jamaica’s popular dancehall artist Jahmiel said, “The strongest soldiers get the hardest fight and the realest people live the hardest life, but better days are on the way”. Find your silver lining! It is said that tough times don’t last but tough people do. Walk in your truth and know that the sun will come out tomorrow.