If you’re like me, a professional worrier, these past few weeks are almost too much to bear.
People can’t afford to keep a supply of food, kids are home alone with schools closed and parents who can’t take time off to be with them, small businesses that might not rebound, and those close to us becoming sick. I think about it all. Mostly at night when my house is quiet, and I wonder what I can do? I feel anxious and hopeless and I woke up today needing some hope.
This morning I reached out to neighbors with a post on our Facebook page seeing if anyone wanted to join a drive-by St. Patrick’s Day parade throughout our neighborhood not knowing if anyone would show up. I set a time and a parade route and was shocked by what happened next.
Neighbors came driving cars decorated with streamers, families rode in flatbeds and piled into minivans with music blaring and horns honking. Neighbors along the route came out to wave and cheer as we drove around for nearly an hour. Afterward the families drove by and honked, waving goodbye as we returned to our homes for the foreseeable future.
What I know for sure after these past few days is that my math skills hover around a 1st grade level (sorry kids!), and also that life isn’t meant to be lived alone.
Hang in there. Stay positive. We’re all in this together! ♥️