Smile Britannia

So it seems that we maybe be heading for another lockdown, what you feel about this is shared by millions more people.

Understand you’re not alone and we have all been here before and made it out, and we will do it again. We are more stronger and more resilient than we give ourselves credit for.

Recognise that fact, stand up and stay calm and carry on. The British way!

As Britons, we have always been strong as a nation and that is a history that no one can take from us.

We pride ourselves on the strength of our servicemen, our stand against the Nazi’s. There was only one Alan Turing, a gay British man who single handily broke the enigma code and stopped Nazi Germany in its tracks, while struggling with and hiding his own sexuality.

A perfect example of how we excel as people and as a nation time after time in the most extreme of situations, let that be a lesson to all of us! Our grit and determination gets us through anything that has been thrown at us over the decades, we always seem to come through more stronger than ever.

The above was a tiny example of the history of those that came before us, we are now at a place where we are about to make our own history.

So how do you want to be remembered?

This is the first real test as a nation for all generations that came after WW2, if you are born after 1945 which is most of us, then I am talking to you! This is where we make our own history and stories will be told of how we made it through.

Every single personal account will be of much importance.

We will live on to tell stories of how the virus came into being, how it affected all our lives, how we lived through lockdowns, social distancing and how we created a new normal to protect ourselves. We will tell stories of all the deaths that happened and how mental illness became rife in society.

We will talk about how we left Europe and how we all lost our jobs or got furloughed and how the economy collapsed like a house of cards. However, the story will once again end with a legacy of how we made it through with our natural strength and determination in the good old British way!

We are the UK, the leaders and in almost everything in the world. We set the trends and the rest of the world follows. It has always been like that!

Whether its music, art, sport, innovation, ground breaking technology and engineering, all the way to the beauty of our cities and the humour of the British people, we lead the way.

Not to mention, it is very likely that it will be us that will develop the vaccine any time now to kill COVID19!

We are admired and envied throughout the world and that didn’t happened by chance. That happened due to our history and our influence, which has always been underpinned through our determination, resilience and strength.

So if you are feeling beat at the moment, it’s OK, we all are, you are only human just like everyone else. It is now time to be one as a nation, never mind all the division that is promoted, we are too clever for that!

It’s time to take lessons from those who came before us and how they looked after each other during times of similar national tribulations, remember they left a blueprint for us to follow. Let’s follow it!

It’s time to check in on your friends and neighbours, time to start acting in a way that is responsible towards one another. It’s time to protect each other. Check in on friends and family, ask about how they are feeling and how they are coping mentally. Ask yourself the same along those lines.

Start this type of conversation whenever you can, because if we are to come out of this intact, that it needs to be both physically and mentally. It’s time to do what we always do.

Stand up, brush ourselves down, look straight into the eyes of the adversity that is trying to break and destroy us, and remind it, and ourselves of who we are. 

We are British!

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