Lock down – how did we get here?

That 90s song by Deborah Cox asked the question ‘How did we get here? Nobody’s supposed to be here’.

Things happen. There’s always a reason why things happen but sometimes we don’t even understand why these things happen to us. But that is life. We all go through life with no script. Lines change all the time.

Relationships – family dynamics change all the time. Right now we are all supposed to be STAYING HOME…Imagine those children who are locked down with a very abusive Dad or Uncle. Imagine that man who is locked down with a wife who is abusive and has nowhere to go. Imagine the many friends and lovers who are separated by this lock down. Whoever suspected that we would be here one day? Well, here we are here now and that’s the reality. Now…

‘Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called WORK, FAMILY, HEALTH, FRIENDS & INTEGRITY. And you’re keeping all of them in the air. But one day you discover that WORK is a rubber ball. If you drop it , it will bounce back. The other four balls – FAMILY, HEALTH, FRIENDS & INTEGRITY – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered…’ – James Patterson, Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas.

Which ball is the most precious to you? And why?