• Ben Labra


In recent events, as you have all probably heard, all around the world people have been affected by COVID-19 or also known as the coronavirus. With its devastating losses and countless lives who have been greatly affected by the negative outcomes of this seemingly invisible virus, many places and people have opted to close their doors and seek refuge with self-quarantine and or practicing social distancing.

With the more recluse nature we are all encouraged to adopt to help stop the spread of this virus. It seems to have left people under the impression that the world has come to a halt, and everything has well, been “cancelled.”

While, your restaurants, cinemas, and bars are shutting down to help prevent the spread of this virus. It’s doesn’t mean everything we stand for as human beings need to come to a drastic halt either. Yes, this is a scary time in our lives. Yes, you need to do everything you can to keep yourself and those around you safe. But in no way does it mean you need to jump into your end of the world scenario.

So, let’s all take a step back for a moment, and talk about what COVID-19 hasn’t cancelled.

Getting Educated: So many people still don’t fully understand what is going on and what the best practices are for their safety and those around them. So, use this time to get educated on it. While your public libraries might be closed, remember you have the internet with seemingly endless educational resources to better help.

The CDC is constantly updating their website to keep the people informed over what best practices we should adopt in order to keep ourselves and those around us safe.

Having Hope: Hope can never be cancelled. It’s easy to fall prey to negative thoughts during these trying times. The best thing we can do for our mental health is to spread a positive message whenever and where ever you can. You can always try to be the light in the dark.

Mindfulness: This one is something so many people have overlooked in these last few weeks. Being aware of those around you who may need your help is more than just washing your hands when you come home or keeping arms length away from those around you. Think of those who may not be able to go out for themselves, like the elderly or sick. While we are out gathering supplies for our end of the world bunkers, who is looking out for them?

If it’s possible for you to reach out to those who can be greatly affected by this virus, please do in a safe manner. Maybe on your trip to the store you can pick up a few extra supplies for someone else who is unable to go for themselves might need a little extra toilet paper too.

Letting Someone Know They Are Not Alone: As we said before, these times can be scary for us all but for others, it’s a whole other layer of fear and isolation on top of everything else they’ve got going on. Sending a quick text, email, dm on social media or even sending them a *Gesture to remind them that in all of this crazy mess, they are not alone can makes waves.

At the end of the day, we are the defining factors of how this all plays out. We encourage you to make the best decisions based on the information that has been provided to you.

From all of us here at Gesture… Stay safe. Stay well. Stay informed. Stay kind.

For more information on how you can stay safe from COVID-19 please visit the CDC’s website for more helpful tips.

*Gesture will give 10% from every order placed to the organizations tasked with creating a vaccine and/or cure.

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