Hope is about believing
with a humble heart
that tomorrow can be different.
It’s about knowing
that light will come
to chase away this darkness.
Looking around social media the last few days
it seems impossible to avoid the rising anxiousness and worry even in this small community. Much faster than the virus this “bug” is spreading with every interaction and not just one-to-one.
This is very concerning as it is stressful, and may cause unneighborly behavior such as purchasing more groceries than is actually needed.
Two things come to my mind,
Let’s not pre-stress ourselves.
When I have my blood tested I am not stressed in advance, I wait until I am face to face with the lab worker and I get through it. Then I am past it. 50% of my stress is reduced if only experience it when it happens.
See the light, not the dark.
I am always amazed when camping, there is so much absence of light that I can really see the stars. As I walk at night there is so much light from windows, street lights, outdoor street lights. Yes there are some patches of darkness but mostly it is pretty light outside especially when there is snow or a full moon.
There never was night that had no morn. – Dinah Mulock Craik
A bug of negativity, fear, and unkindness is at risk of spreading and that scares me.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Long after this health and economic crisis passes people will remember experiences that made them feel hurt or the kindnesses shown.
How nice it would be if it was the latter.
I believe many people remarked how kind New Yorker strangers were to one another during and after the 9-11 shocking event. What a positive remembrance. (Google it for yourselves, kindness and heroes amidst the smoke and uncertainty)
Which experience will I leave others from this darkness? I hope it will be the positive one.
Thanks for taking the time for this post. I appreciate your comments and suggestions. – best wishes to all. – David