As we finally head out of Covid-19 Lockdown …

The world needed this break.  Covid-19 has given us the chance to take a step back, but now it’s time to reignite our BBQ fires!

Seeing the light in the midst of darkness is a lesson we should learn, not only during this difficult time, but all the time. Collectively, we must stay focused on the good and making it even better.  We can train ourselves to see a blessing in everything, and when life throws us curves, we learn to swerve and figure it out, taking it one day at a time.  The secret of change is to focus all of our energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

Remember to be positive. Be hopeful. Be helpful.  Be safe, be there for others.  We have all been awe-inspired by the dedication, fearlessness, and compassion that has been shown by the healthcare professionals and essential workers in all our different countries.

We are so lucky to live in a world where we can talk with friends and family virtually.   Despite the uncertainty in the world right now, one thing is for sure – we are ready to come out stronger, ready to fight for whatever the future holds for us!

Now that we’re heading into the summer months, may the sky stay blue, may the wind be at your back, and may you find something that makes you smile each day.  This is our chance to reinvent and create a better world where we can all work, rest and play in the new normal. We cannot re-write the chapters of history already past, but we can learn from them, evolve, and adapt. The new normal may even be a better normal!

Be open to adjustments. There’s nothing about this current moment in history that allows for stubbornness.  Ultimately, the greatest lesson that COVID-19 can teach humanity is that we are all in this together.

Patrick O’Sullivan,
CEO,World BBQ Association,
April 2021

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