Ok, we have been in the throes of a bit of panic for a few days. Grocery stores in Phoenix are completely insane. BUT, there are touches of love and kindness all around. I know, I am a BIT of a Pollyanna. I do insist on trying to look at the bright side. I have to admit, that has been difficult for me this week. I know God will see us through. I know that if we take precautions with our health, many of us will fare well. Some will not. That is not the point of my post. Here is the point. There are people, and I KNOW there will be more, who are already reaching out. Here is an example. When schools are closed, children who receive lunch and/or breakfast for free (or at a reduced cost) do not get those meals. In the past few days, various facebook friends of mine have already reached out. The gist of their posts telling people that “anyone who is going to be affected by school closures by loss of meals, contact them. They are putting together boxes of staples like canned goods, rice, beans, pasta, etc”. Almost instantly, friends of those friends hopped on and said they want to contribute, or they are heading to the store, what should they pick up, etc.
Now, when people come together, they lift each other up. Then hope begins to glimmer. When hope glimmers, there is light. When there is light, fear decreases. So, I have my thinking cap on to figure out what I can do. Let’s tip the scales. What can we each do to light the world in this time of social distancing? Think about that.