“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” –J.R.R. Tolkien
It’s a BAD Apple! A very Bad Apple! And it’s spoiling our bunch.
There is no minimizing the serious nature of this insidious and awful virus. It is deadly and the visual of the cell says it all: that over-magnified coronavirus cell. It’s ugly and straight out of a 60’s Sci-Fi movie. It certainly has the visual persona to inspire fear and dread. But I’m tired of that cell. Aren’t you? I’m turning it into a bad apple. A Very Bad Apple! Once again, not minimizing it, but not glamorizing it either. I won’t dignify it with a drawing . . .
We have all been exposed to hundreds of hours of journalistic narrative and opinion from medical experts and politicians alike about the very real and harsh realities of COVID-19. (It even sounds ominous.) They have told us to wash our hands frequently, wear masks, and to avoid contact with humanity- even with our own faces- all of which are valid, important, and very practical things to do.
Bad, bad Apple!
But as we do these things, and as many anxiously await micro biologists in laboratories all over the world to create a vaccine that will help to harness this dreaded adversary — there’s another thing we can do . . .
FACT: This virus, like so many other infectious diseases, attacks a weakened or compromised immune system. This much we know. So, we can take the fight to the front-line and take another form of defense by building our own immune systems.
SOME BASICS: There is more than anecdotal evidence that Vitamins C, vitamin D, B Complex vitamins, and Zinc will help build the immune system and protect it against attack. There are also a list of herbs and supplements that will give you positive immune support as well. (Look it up.)
Exercise and being outdoors (keeping social distance) also supports a healthy immune system. Eat a good apple: fruits, vegetables, drink water- and all that stuff that mom wants us to do anyway. And it actually feels good to do something positive and healthy for yourself— doesn’t it?
Let’s strand the Bad Apple! Let’s give him no bunch to spread his rotten, moldy, insidious self into.
Let’s take the fight to him!
Dealing from a position of fear is no way to beat anything!
Kick out that Bad Apple! Send him packin’, looking both ways at once and fuming.
Do small things for others.
Don’t be afraid . . .
We can beat this!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7