When Covid came along it profoundly changed our lives. Even though some degree of normalcy has returned, it still may never be as it once was. People of all ages have been seriously affected in many different ways. There’s no need to do a deep dive on this. You all know what I’m talking about. Now there’s another crisis brewing in the Middle East which has spilled over into protests in other countries.
I came across the following message from Linda Anderson Krech in the ToDo newsletter, which I felt was a great way to look at the current situation.
“It's a difficult time in many respects, for many people across the globe. A time of crisis and terror, for many. A time when the basics of life are no longer available. And a time of grief and loss.
But for some of us, life still holds together quite well and moves along quite smoothly. There are sporting events to attend and restaurants to enjoy. We may hear news on the way to the supermarket or in the comfort of our living rooms, but we are not directly touched by war and desperation. Should we not enjoy our good fortune, given all the suffering in the world? I think we should enjoy our lives as much as possible, to help balance what is occurring elsewhere. But more importantly, let's do something to be useful or helpful to someone else. If we can't directly help those in the war, then let's help someone nearby. We cannot save the world and can't even help the most needy, but we can do something for someone. We can make a gesture of kindness in the world. That's something we can do.”
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