Is There Hope In A Pandemic?

I think it’s important to look back on history. Is this pandemic the worst thing to ever happen in this country? Of course the answer is no.

I think it’s important to look back on history and ask if we recovered from situations worse than this pandemic. Of course the answer is yes.

It is also important to understand that recovery from tough situations is sometimes extremely difficult but that doesn’t mean impossible. While not easy there can sometimes be remarkable benefits from overcoming tough situations. Sometimes after having survived we find the opportunity to thrive.

Try to raise your head up today, tomorrow and in the not distant future. Open your eyes, ears and mind. Allow yourself to rise above the general buzz and connect to the overcoming spirit of greatness, strength and resilience that, if allowed, can lead us out of this mire and into hope, love and life. You have it in you, I have it in me, but there are those who are threatened by your rising up and overcoming the controlled existence planned and implemented for you. It threatens their power. It threatens their control. It threatens their wealth and plans for a future that doesn’t include us in any role but that of one of the masses. To each other, if we remain true to love, honesty and life, we can never be just another part of the masses but will be there for one another as friends, family and community. Reach out, be apart and show yourself to be the support that others need and others, we, will be the support that you need.

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something.”
Howard Zinn

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it, there are many dark places; but still, there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.”
Thomas Merton

Be Well In All Ways!

Published by KSM

Husband, Father and Voice Over Artist. I love to read and reading out loud so that other's, who for whatever reason can't read at a particular time, can enjoy good books. This brings me a lot of satisfaction in life.

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