Thank you for bringing my eyes to these words Suzanne V. Tanner. I did need to read them and I appreciate you shining the light for me.
I am not an American citizen, but I am a global one. Even though I do filter my news somewhat — for purely selfish reasons, I do see the and feel the numbers, the stories and the grief I feel is real. I can’t listen to the doom and gloom all day and number watch while feeling helpless locked in my house. I am doing my bit by social distancing, homeschooling and only going to the shop for necessities — a chunk of our food is grown at home thankfully. BUT I do feel like it isn’t enough — but am clueless what else I can actually do. I check in with family, neighbours and friends… I wish I could do more but my bucket isn’t overflowing myself.
The economy needs you” perspective is wild… humanity needs us too. So do the people manning the front line in hospitals. I don’t envy the choices some of them will have to make. I get goosebumps thinking about it.
This is the duality of everything. With every challenge comes good and bad. Having a balanced view is the only way I can keep sane.
PS — I haven’t heard of the Medium comment etiquette before. I ramble on in my comments all the time. I can’t help myself. I feel like the authors have gifted me space to reflect, and write what flows after being inspired by their words.
I would gladly receive any length comment for my words. I know it means a charge of energy has been sparked by them.
Thank you once again for being you.