In times of trouble
May we shine our light and love
Please be safe my friends <3
It’s hard to grasp the enormity of the impact this Covid 19 has created throughout the world. The damage is far reaching, and I suspect, will last for quite some time.
I can’t help but think that something huge had to happen to combat the ugliness and divisiveness that could be felt everywhere. If there can be one silver lining from this disaster, I hope that people come together and treat each other well.
I have seen an incredible instance of this in my own life over the past few days. I casually mentioned to a neighbor in an email that I had purchased napkins on Amazon because I couldn’t find toilet paper…ANYWHERE!
Later that day, he showed up at my door with a bag. It had 2 rolls and a box of Kleenex. I thanked him and thought how sweet he was.
An hour later I went out and there was a bag hanging on my doorknob. It had 2 rolls and two airplane bottles of Fireball. I knew who had left that bag; a fellow committee member (and friend) who had given me Fireball shots in the past. Again, I was so thankful.
Later that day there was a knock on my door. A man I only know by sight and I woman I had never seen before handed me a bag with two rolls. I just couldn’t believe it!
When I went to take the garbage out later that night there was a bag on the door with a roll in it. By this time all I could do was laugh at what my neighbors had done.
Jump ahead to the next day and there was a bag hanging on the door with a roll, and later that day a repeat toilet paper fairy showed up with 2 more rolls. I tried to tell him that I was good, and to please keep it for himself, but he wouldn’t hear of it – and again, this is a man I barely know.
I am blown away by the generosity, compassion, and sense of community these good people had towards me. I also know that I fall hard on opposite sides of the political line with a few of them. But in times of crisis (Covid 19 – not the scarcity of toilet paper – I would have survived ;)) my fellow beings came together and unselfishly gave away a hard to find, much coveted staple – many of them to someone they don’t even know!
It stokes my heart. It brings a giant smile to my face during a time when there isn’t a whole lot to smile about. 🙂
I send you all wishes of health, well-being, and safety during this unchartered time. I hope you all are able to do some things you WANT to do while you self-isolate.
And I hope you all are on both sides – the giving and the receiving – of the generosity, compassion, and sense of community!
Lorrie (The Hermit! I am getting so much done in my home – hope you are too! And hope you get real clear about what is important to you <3 Stay safe, be well!