作者： Joseph J. Mazzella 2020-04-09 07:00
It was the first day of Spring here
but it didn’t feel like it.
The Coronavirus Pandemic was sweeping the globe
there were feelings of uncertainty, fear,
and even despair.
had become the new norm.
the schools had been closed,
the restaurant dining rooms shut,
and people had been told to work from home
whenever they could.
Even the sheltered workshop where my oldest son worked
had been closed
until further notice.
People had made a run on the stores
and large areas of the shelves were bare.
On the news
the numbers of sick and dead continued to rise.
It felt like
there was a weight on the souls of everyone in the world.
My own family was staying at home
as much as possible
and as I looked out my window
how long this crisis would last.
It was then, however,
that I saw something
that lifted that weight off of my soul,
made my face smile,
and made my heart feel happy again.
On the street below my house
there was an old friend of mine
from high school
who was a teacher there now.
was my younger son’s former aide
from the high school as well.
They were delivering the school lunches
door to door
to the hungry children who were stuck at home.
made me think of something
In the bad times.
Always look for the helpers.”
I have no doubt
this crisis will pass
as all the crisis before it have.
But it is our choice
on whether it brings out the best in us
or the worst in us.
Let it bring out the best in you.
Use it to strengthen your faith.
Use it to free yourself from fear.
Use it to grow kinder,
and more loving.
Become a helper to all those in need