As I walk around my and other neighborhoods, I am pleased to see plenty of inspiring messages everywhere; in sidewalks by kids creating art with chalk; in homes, where people are sharing written messages and also, placing bears on their window so that kids and all of us can enjoy.
However, what gives me goosebumps is the fact that there’s probably not one single street in these neighborhoods without a beautiful American Flag waving in front of their homes. It’s a visual symbol that articulate without a voice that we are all in this together, no matter how bad it is or how bad it will get.
If there’s anything positive that this unfortunate virus has done, is to make people more caring, sensitive and concern about their fellow human being. Neighbors calling senior neighbors to inquire about their well-being or offering to grocery shopping or to help them in any way. Furthermore, it is the new love that developed for our first responders. They have been here all the time, risking their lives, protecting us and caring for the sick. Finally, we acknowledge them with an abundance of love.
There is also the unexpected. For instance, the other day I was standing to cross a main road and hesitating about whether I wanted to go east or west. There were not a single car going either way. Suddenly, about half a mile down the road, a pickup truck appeared, speeding. He saw me from afar, slow down and stopped about a hundred feet from me so that I could cross the road safely. He did not have to do that at all. His act almost brought me down to tears and reminded me that there are so many good people around us that we have not been able to see before because we have been so involved in our fast paced lives; texting, FB, Snapchat, Twitter and the such, that we didn’t care for anything or anyone “purposely”.
So in spite of the fact that a terrible thing like COVID-19 is here, I feel positive that it brought us back to humanity and the years that we were compassionate citizens as a nation. I am so happy and fortunate to live in our country, where we love, care and respect our fellow citizens and what our country stands for; LOVE, LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!
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I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.