Even in the midst of hard times, acts of courage, moments of joy and better-than-ever human connection are happening all around us. There are examples of this all around us.
But I know it may not feel that way. So each day this month, I’m offering you four gifts: one image, one quote, one idea, and one thing you might want to try. If this is helpful, enjoy! (And please share!)
On the interstate today, a car passed us with something scrawled hastily in white paint across its back window. I thought at first that it said “just married”, but I was wrong.
It said: “Thank you, truckers”.
And that was just the latest in a whole series of heart-filling moments I’ve been having lately.
In England, citizens are organizing “Clap for the Carers”. Once a week, at 8:00 p.m., people all across the country step outside and clap, sharing a giant communal public applause for the health workers who are working so hard to keep us alive. Similar events are happening in cities here in the U.S.
In Italy, neighbors were leaning out of their windows and standing on balconies, so that they could sing popular patriotic songs together even while on lock down.
Here in my town, I’ve heard several stories about teachers who created mini-parades, driving through neighborhoods where their students lived. With cars dressed in colorful posters, and a bullhorn in someone’s hand, they’re telling their students that they miss them, love them, and are thinking about them.
As we all hunker down, doing our part to ‘flatten the curve’ and minimize the power of this virus, many of you may be feeling alone and isolated.
But I want you to notice these stories of connection, because they remind us that love is still out there, alive and well.
You are not alone.
What could you do to scatter love around you even while we’re all staying safe at home?
Here are a few ideas:
And there are many many more.
I didn’t say anything about your business today, but I’ll bet there are some creative ways you can spread the love there too.
When you share it, you’ll feel it.
And that’s a good thing, don’t you think?
P.S. Got some other great ideas for sharing love across your community, our country or the world? Share them with all of us here.