I feel fortunate to be living in British Columbia where the number of people affected by the virus is low and we are directed by an especially capable Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. The doctor is effective, popular, very photogenic and gentle yet firm.
We have a Dr. Henry fan club, songs have been written for her, and because she enjoys shoes (the kind I could never afford) her favourite shoe manufacturer made a limited number of a particular pair she enjoys and sold them to raise money for charity.
Dr. Henry will be remembered by the words she leaves us with every time we hear from her: ‘Be kind, be calm, be safe’. Good advice for now…
This is a good time to think about words which can serve us well during these difficult times. (They are from a little book called ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’)
‘Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.’ (Niels Bohr)
Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.’ (Herbert Hoover)
‘A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.’ (Bob Hope)
‘Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.’ (Benjamin Franklin)
‘I am an optimist. It doesn’t seem too much use being anything else.’ (Winston Churchill)
‘There is no education like adversity.’ (Benjamin Disraeli)
‘A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: It would be hell on earth.’ (George Bernard Shaw)
‘Don’t worry about the earth coming to an end today, it’s already tomorrow in Australia.’ (Charles M. Schulz)
‘Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.’ (Lord Byron)
‘Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.’ (Voltaire)
‘My life has been filled with terrible misfortune, most of which never happened.’ (Michel de Montaigne)