Is Everyone O.K?
Hello fellow bloggers! I hope you are well and safe and making the best of our current situation. It’s hard to believe how fast this change has come upon us, two weeks ago I was looking for flight deals to Springfield, Illinois, and now they’re in lockdown. I guess I won’t go to Illinois, or anywhere else for that matter.
An Earthquake – Seriously?
As many of you know, I live in Utah. Not only are we dealing with the virus, but last Wednesday we had a 5.9 earthquake. Due to all the shaking going on, our library is closed until a safety inspector comes in to give it the O.K. We were already closed to the public, but employees were going in. Now I’m not sure what the future holds, but I guess that’s the world we live in.
Positive Stories – Yay!
My real reason for posting today is to share some of the great things that are happening in the midst of all this confusion. I’m happy to say I’ve seen lots of people helping others and being their best selves.
An article in the local paper today focused on how important it is to look out for each other, Bioethicist Ruth Faden said, “For individuals, our task is not just to prevent an epidemic of COVID-19, but to spread an epidemic of kindness.”
I believe that’s already taking place in my little corner of the world – here’s a couple of reasons why:
My husband was at the grocery store the other day and ran into our neighbors. He noticed they had 4 cans of soup in their cart. and said, “Soup sounds good, I think I’ll go get some of that.” They chatted for a minute, then parted ways. A few minutes later our neighbor approached my husband and tapped him on the shoulder. “Here,” he said, handing him two cans of soup. “I actually took the last four, and I want you to have these.”
Later in the week, I was talking to another neighbor about the fact that my 3-year-old granddaughter was sick and couldn’t drink milk for the time being. I mentioned we didn’t have any juice in the house and without a second thought she said, “I have apple juice at home, come on over and get some.” We did and were grateful for the offer.
I heard about another fun act of service from a co-worker. She said their friends went around the neighborhood leaving a roll of toilet paper on everyone’s front porch. Attached was a note that said, “Wipe out hoarding, share with a neighbor”. 😊
Great Stories are Everywhere
I love hearing about people rising above and doing the right thing. There are lots of positive stories out there, and I’m sure you’ve experienced them too. I’d love to hear from others about the good things you’ve seen and heard. People are basically good and compassionate. Let’s catch them in the act!
As I find other positive posts I’ll link them here:
Calm Kate Aroused had a fun one. Social Distancing – Think of the Pirates of Penzance tune, ‘ A Modern Major General”.