Here are 7 things we can do – right now – to change the world:
1. Keep our distance. 6 feet, give or take.
2. Keep our composure. For heaven’s sake, can we please stay calm.
3. Keep our hands and households clean. Don’t forget phones/remotes/keyboards/doorknobs.
4. Love our neighbors. Look around. Who needs help? Lend a hand… or kick in a few bucks.
5. Love our families. Always lamenting that you don’t get enough time with the people you love? Me too. Here’s our chance.
6. Love ourselves. Self-care isn’t selfish. It’s smart. Take a walk. Take a nap. Read a book. Bake a cake. Call that friend you’ve been meaning to call. Start that project you’ve been planning to tackle. Breathe.
7. Pray. For the sick and those caring for them: doctors, nurses, lab techs, support staff. For our government leaders, local officials, community and school administrators. For first responders and 911 operators. For hourly-wage workers and small business owners. For food-insecure families and our homeless neighbors.
We’re all in this together.
High School Musical fans, I know you’re singing the chorus. The rest of you, I apologize for the ensuing earworm.
The medical experts and healthcare officials all agree. We can do this. We can flatten the curve, lessen the impact, contain this virus and control the damage. We just need to do the hard thing.
Come together… by staying apart.
In so doing, we might just save a life.
P.S. While we’re fighting this battle on our own soil, let’s not forget everyone else. Let’s pray for the people of Syria, China, Italy, South Korea, Iran, Spain, Japan, France, Venezuela… Prayer may turn out to be the most effective anti-viral treatment ever.
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so God can heal you. When a believing person prays, great things happen. ~ James 5:16 (NCV)
This piece originally appeared at Wendy With a Why, published with permission.