It’s really interesting that Sweden went about this whole thing almost completely like business as usual. They have made allowances for elderly and immunocompromised. Their death toll so far has been about 1,937. For a country with over 10 million people that seems pretty good considering that they think they’ll have (naturally attained) herd immunity soon. Which means over 60% of the population will have been exposed and/or gotten it already and have antibodies. This is with almost no disruption to businesses or commerce. That’s truly amazing. I’m guessing that in general they must be a very healthy people with high immune systems and low percentage of people with underlying health concerns. Or maybe they’re very honestly happy and authentically positive people. That in and of itself is a huge boost to the immune system.
Schools are in, restaurants are open, and they are seeing a decrease in cases. They are asking people to work from home if possible and take precautions. A good portion of the deaths have been elderly in group homes. It’s just an astonishing take and while I’m not advocating for it, seeing the pictures of everyone going about their life in Sweden sure does inspire twinges of envy.
Nicaragua has done pretty much the same; still holding major sporting events, parades and large gatherings.
It’s very intriguing, but I stand firmly with the belief that everything happens for a reason. Lately I’ve been trusting in that more and more. Understanding that my mistakes are part of the whole picture of my life and the things that happen to me are the labyrinth by which I come to my growing, my crossroads and my revelations.
And the same goes for everyone. As long as I don’t go about purposefully trying to harm people or myself and try my best to do what I believe is right, listen to my heart and just do the best I can. Then, regardless of outcome, that’s what was meant to be and I can and should accept that, graciously, gratefully and as happily as possible.
Such an interesting time to be living through. I’m just glad to be alive, to watch my kids grow, to enjoy the splendor of each day… however that shows up.
And I wish blessings of grace for us all.