There’s a lot of concern worldwide over the COVID-19 illness. Here in the USA, we’ve recently become the most infected country. Some states, such as here in Minnesota, have been given a “stay-at-home” order to help prevent the spread. Thousands of jobs have been lost nationwide and there isn’t enough money in the coffers of any country to support its people during such an event.
It all looks bleak, doesn’t it? But there is one thing I keep coming back to in my mind that gives me hope.
As a country, and as a world, we’ve seen worse. We’ve conquered worse national and global issues than this. World War 1 and 2, polio, the Great Depression. We’ll conquer this, too. And this is just naming some of the events in the last 150 years of history.
Let’s trust our family and neighbors to do the right thing. Let’s trust our faith in the Good above. Let’s trust that we have the capability to develop cures for things like this, and the ability to care for those that need medical help.
We’ve been designed and have evolved to endure some pretty tough times. After significant events such as this, as a society, we come out stronger and closer when it’s done.
Keeping our distance doesn’t mean keeping silent. If you need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re all in this together.
- Wash hands — thoroughly.
- Keep distance — call, text, email instead.
- Stay home — prevent disease spread.