Hello World from Nataly Restokian to ALL

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Hello, world!
Today we are one and united, and tomorrow is remote.

Live today with kindness and hope.

Our daily instruction is to fight this virus with love, compassion, compromise, and patience.

Look around. Although panic surrounds us, so many of us are reaching out to help others in so many ways.

The virus does not care, it does not differ among us ; it just brings out the best in us because of the fear of not surviving; it gives us no option than to be who we truly are: humans with a conscience.

So many might wonder how we are able to see the good in others when the worst is happening in our world.

The answer is simple: it’s for the sake of hope and humanity.

Soon things will change.

Nothing will ever be the same again.

Nevertheless, eventually the change will come.

Nothing has ever stayed the same.

We will overcome this hazard.

True, it will be defeated with many casualties, and much fear, tears, and anguish.

However, we are the descendants of so many war heroes and survivors of genocides, holocausts, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters.

Our ancestors were once warriors against dinosaurs, people who lived in caves, and we are the children of the rulers of the world: humans.

In our solitude, we have time to face our demons.

Be thankful for what we’ve had and grateful for what we have today.

Our souls are in turmoil, yet we can transcend with compassion, gratitude, rectification, and bliss.

Did any of us know that one day we would think that each dull moment we had in our lives yesterday was a blessing, with all its “complications”?

Did we ever think that the hope of just being alive today with all our loved ones would be the greatest blessing of all?
We certainly realize now that the future is the greatest gift we can have, one that should continuously remind us that we can ch
ange things as we need to be happy, thankful, and elated.
Reluctant to reveal our true selves, we’ve lived most of our lives wearing virtual masks, hiding behind them to shield our faults, our embarrassments, or our anxieties.

No more!
Today we are wearing actual masks only to protect our lives.

Soon we will be able to triumph over the menace of this universal pandemic, and we will wear neither mask.

Yes, we will overcome this.

How do I know?

Because today, one of the nearly eight billion people around the world—me—wrote this article, and tomorrow, another one of those same eight billion around the world—you—will be reading it with a smile on your face, courage in your heart, aspirations in your mind, and hope in your soul.