Updated: Apr 2, 2020
It is the 2nd March 2020.
Our lives have been turned completely upside down due to COVID-19.
My heart goes out to all who are suffering at this trying time.
To everyone who is seriously ill, who's loved ones are seriously ill, to everyone who's businesses are suffering...
I really hope you are hanging in there.
I have talked a lot these past couple of weeks about how Coronavirus has affected Sammy & The Sparks. It definitely wasn't something I was prepared for and It has made me re-think and re-brand the whole of my project. One of my blessings is that my project is all about helping children cope with fear. I feel like I can help more people than ever! Despite not earning any money right now... what a blessing!
I don't know about you but life feels like it has slowed down and I feel much more present in my day to day life. When we are in danger, we are more alert, more aware of our surroundings. There are always positives where there are negatives and what I am about to say is not said to disregard all the current health and financial catastrophes.
On my mind is this. We have been given the gift of vulnerability, the gift of feeling in danger. Let's indulge in our self-awareness! When we are self-aware, we are more sensitive to our needs and the needs of others. We are fully in touch with what we want and don't want in life. Because of this, we have the mental space and the clarity to make the necessary changes.
As hard as it may be to focus on the positives over the negatives, indulge in this time. Use it to your advantage. We may not be able to grow our business's right now, but the inner growth we can achieve is infinite.
Our song "BAD BUBBLES" is written to help children and families cope with bad thoughts and negative feelings. It is a musical meditation to help us understand that we are not our thoughts, we are the spectators of our thoughts.
“Sammy & The Sparks is much needed for our children (for all actually) at this time when the world seems out of control. Many of our children are anxious about the Coronavirus. Those who are able to voice their concerns are asking if they will die, or if the people close to them will die.” - Bev Cullen | Specialist Music Teacher at BC Music
How You Can Help Fund Sammy & The Sparks:
You can help fund us without spending a penny. All you need to do is listen and share our music online. We would be truly grateful. Each Spotify play gives us 0.006p! (Crazy isn't it.) But we really do appreciate every single one of you who streams or buys our music. By helping us spread the word, you are helping us create awareness so we can hopefully bounce back after all this has blown over with tour bookings.
Another way you will soon be able to help is by downloading our at home lesson plans. I'm so excited to finally make these available to you. There will be 5 lesson plans available for you to buy and do with your children as part of your home education. Each plan is designed to create loving discussions with your little ones around mental well being and to teach a different self-help technique that they can use going forward in life. You can visit our website at www.sammyandthesparks.com to find out more.
I really hope these lesson plans bring lots of joy into your homes and create lots of insightful discussion with you and your children.