Dear Editor:

Unfortunately, there are families, various organizations, and yes, even places of worship that encounter instability. Most of us know when uncertainty is present, a storm is brewing. The key is the severity of the storm. Moreover, the United States has been through several severe storms and have revived. Therefore, even with the presence of Coronavirus, we will recoup. Although the road is not easy, the United States of America has some fantastic people to get beyond this pandemic.

Yes, these are people who possess peace, encouragement, observance, patience, love, and efficiency. I believe even with the loss of many lives, the United States of America has people that have and will continue to help families during bereavement. Furthermore, they will aid others with the necessities of loss of income. How can I say that? They have the wisdom to understand the importance of sensitivity, and the people of the United States of America are impartial.

With understanding and wisdom, the public and private sectors will recoup. During the recoup process, everyone will make ethical judgments and sound decisions. The people will commit to strategic priorities that create sustainable benefits for the organization related to the mission and values. I consent with William Arthur Ward: "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." Not only is wisdom vital, but sensitivity is pertinent to the recoup process.

We must steer clear of indifference. So, we must utilize sensitivity. Furthermore, the recoup process will be more natural once everyone exercises kindness and compassion as we go beyond just reason and logic to perceive and respond to others. Also, we recoup by dealing tactfully with others in emotionally stressful situations and conflict. Equally important, everyone must know what information to communicate as well as to whom. We must be able to relate to individuals with various ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. To recoup with wisdom and sensitivity is a necessity, and being fair must be at the forefront.

No matter the demographic or whatever is attached to an individual and an organization's past, being impartial and reasonable will save someone's family and organization. Thus, it will be a short-term investment with long-term stability. I believe you cannot go wrong with being moral and doing what is right.

Now there may be the occasional morning, afternoon, or evening storm that will pop-up. However, everyone in the United States of America has the ingredients I believe will aid in recouping within a few months versus two or more years. So, I concur with Mattie Stepanek: "We all have life storms, and when we get the rough times, and we recover from them, we should celebrate that we got through it. No matter how bad it may seem, there's always something beautiful that you can find."


Timothy Sands

Senior Pastor of New Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church, Hoschton and President and Chief Executive Officer of Esdras Innovation, Inc. in Atlanta.


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