It’s quite the understatement when I say that things across the country and around the world are very distressed right now. With the COVID-19 pandemic still impacting lives and dominating most news headlines, the virus has left most feeling anxious and concerned. We’re left with questions and fears. And to top it off, have mostly been confined indoors to socially isolate ourselves for safety. With many things unsettled and unknown, I find comfort in knowing we’re all in this together.
When I watch the news and see communities helping one another and people finding support, it gives me hope that there’s light at the end of this tunnel. It helps me try to see some semblance of silver lining. Those individuals who are on the front lines providing medical care, food and other supplies to people around the world? They are saints and our angels in disguise.
This is something we’re all going through. Whether you’ve been directly or indirectly impacted by it. We’ve found commonality in this temporary version of a new way of life. We may feel uneasy about it and scared, but we’re going through it together. If anything, in spirit. With its own trending hashtag, #wereinthistogether, a movement of finding support and camaraderie through this challenging time is emerging strong. We can all use that right now.
Individuals across the globe are getting more and more creative in how they’re connecting with others. Whether it’s singing and playing music together on their balconies in the streets across Europe or making videos for social media to provide some laughter and entertainment. People are coming together to say, ‘you’re not alone.’ Through the phone, online groups, webcams, social media, facetime, etc., try to reach out to others you know to stay connected during this difficult time. Stay hopeful for the light ahead, and remember, we’re in this together.