Good morning friends!
I read a quote that I thought was perfect for this time that we are living through. "What I can do is offer myself, wholehearted and present, to walk with the people I love through the fear and the mess. That's all any of us can do. That's what we are here for."
As a person who lives with anxiety, there is a lot of troubling thoughts and feelings when we face a lot of unknowns. I told my husband last week that I wish I had a grandparent or a great uncle that I could call and ask how to handle this pandemic, but no one has ever experienced it, so no one has advice. BUT! Guess who will be a "Surviving a Pandemic Expert" when all of this is over? You! And when you get through this, you can literally get through anything that your life will throw at you and there is power in knowing that. We are all being given a new shield right now that will help us get through whatever else comes our way. Pretty awesome, right?
So, in good news, I wanted to share a story I saw a few days ago. Like I said in an earlier blog post, I'm on the hunt for good news stories. I'm sure you've heard that things are pretty bad all over the world, especially in the country of Italy. But this story isn't about that. It's about neighbors singing from their balconies to let each other know that they are still here. Radio stations played the Italian national anthem and everyone took a moment to sing together. They are also making sure each day to clap and cheer for the medical professionals who are working around the clock to save lives. Be sure to watch the video. Amazing stuff, friends.
We miss you. Stay well.