During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been greatly encouraged that you should not shake hands with anyone, so people have asked, what is another option?
The answer they have come up with is: elbow-bumps and foot-taps. Unfortunately, whenever you do that, you cross the recommended social distance of two metres.
So what are other ways?
Well, during this time it is important to remember that we all share one thing – one beating heart.
I am proposing that, as an alternative to elbow-bumps and foot-taps, we put our hand over our heart, as a sign that we are all in this together, not only within our community, but as an entire planet.
To remind everyone that we are all going through the same thing, though with vague differences.
I know that the action of putting your hand over your heart may behold other meanings, but I am proposing that we bring our own meaning to it. The message and reminder that we are all connected, no matter what.
If you agree, please show you support by greeting others in this way.
Remember, one act of kindness can change someone's entire day, and these days, that means so much.
Olivia Martland, Grade 7