I apologise and I promise
- I am sorry that I complained about not being able to find parking at campus.
- I am sorry that I said “tomorrow” when my cousin asked if we could go for a run.
- I am sorry that I dreaded driving to campus because there was always traffic on the way.
- I am sorry that I didn’t appreciate going out to eat because it was something we always just did.
- I am sorry that I gave you a one armed hug instead of hugging you tightly the last time I saw you.
- I am sorry that I took family suppers for granted because I believed that there would always be one.
- I am sorry that I was more focused on getting the perfect sunset picture for my instagram highlight instead of simply enjoying the sun set.
- I am sorry that I didn’t pay enough attention during lectures because right now, all I would like to do is hear the professor drone on about present values and strategies.
I am sorry.
I was wrong.
I take full responsibility for my actions.
I will change.
- I promise to enjoy the walk from overflow parking at wits to my lecture even if it’s a one kilometre walk up hill.
- I promise to say “let’s go” when my cousin asks if we can go for a run.
- I promise to just embrace the traffic on the way to campus.
- I promise to be thankful every time I get to go out to eat.
- I promise to wrap you in a bear hug the next time I see you.
- I promise to remember how blessed I am to be able to have family suppers.
- I promise to spend more time watching the sun set than taking sunset pictures.
- I promise to give my lectures the attention it deserves.
I will change.
In the beginning, I was pretty nonchalant about Covid-19 but my perception changed pretty quickly when I saw the stats rising (get constant updates at https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/), it’s impact especially on Italy, the US and Spain and finally its arrival in South Africa. Our world has changed as we know it. As we start this lockdown, I pray for the safety of our family, our friends, our people and our country. May we all get through this together and come out of it stronger.