These times are strange and scary. We currently live in a paradox. We have the crucial responsibility to keep our distance from one another, and yet in this period of isolation we are more united than ever. This paradox is a testament to the confusing, unprecedented, saddening, yet simultaneously inspiring and uplifting nature of our world right now. When fear and uncertainty surround us, we have only each other to turn to. I have been uplifted by the kindness, love, support, and selflessness that our community, both locally and nationally, has exhibited. And although it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the crisis in our world, shifting my focus to the people that live in it has catalyzed a relieving change in perspective. Suddenly, I am observing this chaotic time through a lens of gratitude, appreciating the indispensable actions of many indispensable people.
The selflessness and compassion of first responders on the front line of this crisis is truly and utterly inspiring. They sacrifice so much to help protect others. Thank you infinitely to the doctors, nurses, and all the medical staffers who exercise their intellect, bravery, compassion, and humanity in order to take care of us. To those stocking grocery stores, delivering mail and packages, delivering groceries, and keeping essential businesses running: thank you. Thank you for valiantly and selflessly ensuring that our country remains functioning through these unprecedented times. The world is inspired by all of you and our words may never express the extent of our gratitude.