The last couple months have been tough for the country. We are starting May with uncertainty and new challenges. It can be overwhelming. And even without being ill, you can feel very isolated.
You are not alone.
We are all in this together. We've always been in this together, for better or for worse.
Unfortunately, it's easy to forget that.
Mr. Rogers (of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood) used to say in tough times look for the people helping. The helpers. My son calls them super helpers!
Right now you need to look no further than the mirror, because...
If you are taking care of patients, you are a super helper.
If you are an essential worker, you are a super helper.
If you are doing Zoom meetings in lieu of in-person ones, you are a super helper.
If you are taking one economically for the team, you are a super helper.
If you are learning "new math" to teach it to your newly homeschooled child, you are a super helper.
If you are being vigilant about what you touch and who you see, you are being a super helper.
Everything we do to prevent the spread of the virus shows we are super helpers and in it together.
Don't allow social distancing to make you emotionally or socially disconnected.
We will get through this together, Super Helper!