Here we are, April 2nd 2020. The world is amidst a BIG adjustment. We are prioritizing our lives in vastly different ways. All over the internet I see so many people giving, giving, giving. I see people reaching out and asking for help. I see people responding and helping. People are giving of their time, talent, and treasure in ways I haven’t seen. People are getting creative about ways they can add some light, humor, love, and comfort. Isn’t that a wonderful thing?
Yes, I get it. People are ill, people are dying. There is Corona-19. There is the flu. There are traffic accidents, overdoses, cancer, and many other illnesses. But this particular time in history is giving people pause. Schools are closed but teachers are still teaching them online. Restaurants are closed but offering takeout. People are determined to help small mom and pop businesses ride out this storm. People are zooming and doing facebook live videos. Why? There is an insatiable urge that is hardwired into us. The insatiable urge is to REACH OUT. Authors are going online and reading out to kids. Movies are being streamed. Symphonies and operas are offered online. People are sewing facemasks. Companies are re-tooling so they can manufacture much needed ventilators.
All of this is in response to needs. Why? Disreali said it best. He said, “we are all born for love”. What GOOD have you seen lately? Who would like to have a zoom meeting, either with me or with friends and family near and far??