What choice do we have?


*Pre wrap note*

I’d like to thank all of you for continuing to support Virtus (and all local business) during these tough times.
This thing we do is our livelihood and your consistency, commitment and generosity allows us to continue to contribute to our community and each one of you, so thank you we are eternally grateful. We are here for you all.

Wallace’s Weekly Wrap

Happy Friday you wonderful humans.

I’ve ruminated for much of this week on how to best utilise these 500 or so words to give the most value to all of you who read it and as I write this I’m still not entirely sure what I’m going to say.

We are being challenged, all of us, collectively. Usually, when times get tough it’s localised to an individual, a family, a business or a pocket of the community… Right now it’s different. This thing affects every single one of us. All 7.8 billion people will be impacted in some way, shape or form. We are in uncharted waters.

Knowing this, that much will be taken from us, there is one sentiment I’d like to share with you, one idea that when lived and breathed will change your mindset, your mood, and your life for the better. It comes in the form of a quote from Austrian Author, Neurologist and Holocaust survivor Victor Frankl.

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; The last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances; to choose one’s own way”
How you act, react and take ownership of this current situation will show you how resilient you really are. We are all scared, frustrated, unnerved and screaming to know what is going on and what we can do about it.

The answers we are looking for aren’t coming anytime soon, but what can come immediately is a resolve that you’ll make the best of the current situation. Commit to supporting yourself, your friends and family, and your community. During times like these (and always), love and kindness are superpowers. You all have the capacity to strap on your cape and lead by example, to contribute to those in our community who need it most.

What choice do we have? Only one. “to choose your attitude in any given set of circumstances; to choose your own way”

I love you all.

The sun will rise tomorrow and we will try again.


Ps: We have had over 100 humans join the 60 Day Be Better challenge. If you’d like to be a part of it, click this link.

Below: Dogs Working from home is the instagram account we all need right now

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When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves
— Victor Frankl