This is not a writerly post, but it’s been on my mind a lot. The global pandemic that is Covid 19, AKA Coronavirus, has stirred up many feelings and emotions for so many of us. A few of them would be:
The school closures. The uncertainty of local businesses. The stock market. The sickness. The lack of adequate testing. The numbers. The ability to meet basic needs of families. It can be overwhelming to think about. Everyone all over the world is facing this crisis. No one is immune to this. It’s a current commonality we all share.
Strangely, I find strength in that. No one is alone in this. We are all in this together.
Amidst all of this, I am grateful. So far, my family has been lucky enough to stay healthy. And we have loved ones near us who we will check on, and who will check on us.
I am grateful to have family living so close to us, too. That is no small thing.
I am grateful for the community I live in, for their commitment to keeping people safe.
I am grateful for my school community, for being so proactive in reaching all of our district families, delivering not only instruction during this crazy time, but also meals and services to any who may need it.
It’s heartening to see everyone coming together in the face of a crisis. People are good. We need to support each other.
The feelings and emotions going through us right now are real, but we can get through this together. Neighbor helping neighbor.
This pandemic has everyone working together towards a common goal. And that, my friends, is a beautiful thing.
May you all stay safe during this time.