Updated: Jul 14, 2022
It only takes a moment to let someone know you care. We have spent the last couple of years in a very uncomfortable place of uncertainty. We had no idea how the pandemic would impact us all. And yet we remain concerned about our health, wealth, and the care of our families. Though we have crossed many bearers, some have been impacted far more significantly than others. People have lost loved ones, jobs, businesses, and homes. As we look to rebuilding our lives, let us not forget that some people have far fewer resources to rebuild with than others. As a result of the pandemic and its restrictions, we got comfortable not gathering or enjoying each other's company. We replaced laughter with fear and stopped communicating with each other amidst the chaos. We have even divided based on various subjects or issues that affect us all.
Let's find our way back to caring and sharing. Not just by saying it but by showing it as well. Pick up the phone or send a text, make a visit, send a card, FaceTime a friend or family member. Whatever you choose to do, make sure to complete the task. Also, try smiling at a stranger while unmasked, say good morning, and thank you. None of these things take much effort but make a considerable positive impact.
Simply put, try to find a way to show you care. You never know; it might add a smile to someone's face, mend a broken heart, comfort a person mourning, give someone a reason to keep going and let someone know that life is worth living. If we each do our part, we will see a positive change and healing worldwide. Karen Abbott-Trimuel (KAT)