It has been a better week for you all trying to book a class on line. It has been brought to my attention that problems have occurred when entering you card details and then prompted to enter your post code, take your time and wait for the confirmation email. Class numbers are still very low with only 9 attending the Wednesday Pilates class this week. I understand many of you are still nervous about returning.
Boris is making an announcement on Monday introducing further Covid restrictions.
At the moment we have no idea what they may be but until I am happy that I can continue as I am I will not be releasing anymore classes on line for the moment.
We can all moan, we can all get stressed but would you really want his job?
And we think we have it bad
Life is very different for us all at the moment but here is something I found.
2020 – Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900.
On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until your 20th birthday. 50 million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million.
On your 29th birthday, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, the World GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy.
When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren’t even over the hill yet. And don’t try to catch your breath. On your 41st birthday, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war.
Smallpox was epidemic until you were in your 40’s, as it killed 300 million people during your lifetime.
At 50, the Korean War starts. 5 million perish. From your birth, until you were 55, you dealt with the fear of polio epidemics each summer. You experience friends and family contracting polio and being paralyzed and/or dying.
At 55 the Vietnam War begins and doesn’t end for 20 years. 4 million people perish in that conflict. During the Cold War, you lived each day with the fear of nuclear annihilation. On your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, almost ended. When you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends.
Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How did they endure all of that? Perspective is an amazing art. Refined and enlightening as time goes on. Let’s try and keep things in perspective. Your parents and/or grandparents were called to endure all of the above.
Then we had the Millennium kids and yes that is 20 years ago now, how their life is so different, mobile phones and the internet for starters.
Take your thoughts to what you had in the past and what you have today.
You have water in your taps, you have heating, you have electricity, you have transport, you have a fridge and a freezer you can communicate to others via phone, you have the internet a colour TV and a toilet indoors!
Every generation has a story to tell, ours may be lockdown and masks at the moment. Lets hope we can work together to beat this virus. Listen to Boris and hope that Move 2 Lose can continue.
Lets go back to 3
The rule (or power) of three is an age-old writing technique that implies that things that come in threes are inherently more satisfying and effective to readers. We have a natural, ingrained tendency to gravitate towards and respond positively to things that come in threes:
3 Blind Mice, 3 Wise Monkeys, 3 Kings, to name a few.
Three is the smallest number we need to create a pattern, the perfect combination of brevity and rhythm. It’s a principle captured neatly in the Latin phrase omne trium perfectum: everything that comes in threes is perfect, or, every set of three is complete.
I was born on 30 – 6 -1963, does that make me perfect!
I will be in touch soon.