The Bright Side

Is there a bright side? The world is in a state like no other. What’s worse is the amount of people not taking it seriously. Despite the madness that has ensued over these past weeks I have managed to find some positives.

I had to step outside of my pessimisim and look around with new eyes. For some this mess has resulted in more time with family. Others have taken advantage of all the new offerings online. Services you may have never considered are being offered online at no cost.

And let’s not forget about the environment. In areas where people are actually staying in, the earth is healing itself. Wildlife is returning. Smog is clearing. A few weeks without humans and we have cleaner water and air. 

On the other hand, there is a need for advocacy.  No one should be bored right now.  There’s too much to be done.  Be on the look out for areas where you can help a neighbor.  Think of those that are most vulnerable. Think of those that are forced to quarantine in a home with an abuser.  Think of those that are alone and disabled.  This is an opportunity to be a voice for the voiceless. 

I applaud all of the people who have started new services to assist the needy.  In the past weeks I have seen an influx of petitions being created to evoke change.  During this time I encourage everyone to continue to think beyond themselves.  Some people are fortunate to be minimally affected by current events but they’re not complacent.  They are donating, creating, and advocating all for the benefit of others.  So you tell me, is there a bright side?

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