“We could walk around without hiding our faces. No excessive soaps and sanitizer traces..
We could shake our hands
or hug each other, say..
Beautiful, amazing times were they.”
“But grandma, all that seems so normal and okay,
Why do you call it a beautiful day?”
“Because no one knew, neither did we worry of what was about to come,
No one knew that nature would punish us and then some!
It was never predicted that humanity will be threatened this way,
But what option did we have, other than to take sudden measures, say?”
“But isn’t it difficult to act so suddenly, to take unprecedented measures, you talk too strangely.”
“We were scared, won’t lie to you,
It’s scary to slow down because it gives you time to think too.
was scared because I wasn’t sure I would like what I saw if I stared in the mirror long enough, but, slowly, I began to unpack years worth of confusing thoughts that had been weighing on me.
I realized that I will only ever be a fraction of what I can be for my friends and my family until I find my purpose in life. I believe that those who are most grounded in life have the strongest relationships: the type that transcend manmade borders and time zones.
And I know that the deepest source of gratitude for life comes from helping make the world a better place, no matter on what scale.
Strong people and strong communities are built not by words, but through actions. In today’s world, there is an unsettling imbalance between moral character and power in the world, which is why it is more important than ever to be a different type of role model.”