Friends, we’re facing some trying times right now.
Many of us are not sure how to feel or what to do.
Additionally, we’re questioning whether or not we’re taking the current outbreak of Covid-19 serious enough or too seriously.
First, we need to have a healthy respect for what is spreading across the globe. It’s not a joke and it’s not manufactured by the media as some way to scare the public.
Second, we need to remember that we are a community.
All of us.
We are in this together.
All of us.
Those in distant countries currently in the epicenter of this viral outbreak, and those watching and awaiting it’s encroachment are in this together.
What’s more is that this pandemic can serve as a reminder that we are not invincible, nor are we better than anyone else around us.
We can, however, be stronger by working and caring for one another.
By practicing patience, understanding, empathy.
With actions fueled by grace, kindness, compassion, and understanding.
I’ve felt a fever pitch of panic around me, and it’s left me saddened and overwhelmed…
Yet within that hum of fear I’ve seen rays of light.
People banding together and offering to help in a wide assortment of ways.
Two examples especially warmed my heart, that of a young mother offering her breast milk to those that can’t find formula and are unable to breast feed and the Hollywood Theater keeping employees on full pay and benefits while shutting down.
These are selfless acts that prove that our world is full of so much love and hope.
These examples of community banding together make me hopeful.
Hopeful that in the weeks to come, which will surely get harder, we can make it through and be stronger and closer as a result.
Let’s not allow this pandemic to continue to propel us to fear, but instead instill in us a deep sense of community from which wealth of love overflows for our fellow man.
Please, friend, know that we are in this together and it is our responsibility to band together and to support one another.
Your Trusted Friend ❤