Updated: Apr 2, 2020
We have never experienced a time like this before. The world is shut down.
We are being ordered to stay in our homes and not to come within six feet of our fellow citizens. 👩🏼💻 We can no longer go to church, restaurants, school, spas or salons. It's eerie to drive downtown without a soul in sight.
The truth is ... this virus has evened us out. No one is exempt from the possibility of infection. It doesn't matter what your race, sex, religion, age or economic status is.
We are all equal.
And, another truth is being revealed.
We need each other.
We have the opportunity to slow down and look around to see who needs help. 🖤 We can become more humane, more concerned about our neighbors. There are things that we all can do. Here are a few that come to mind:
Thank our health care workers, truck drivers, drive-thru workers, pharmacists, grocery store and gas station employees. They are working very hard and putting themselves at risk. A few kind words can go a long way.
Donate to food banks and your local crisis centers.
Help people who shouldn't leave home. Meals on Wheels programs are more important than ever.
Locate and donate gear for our health care workers.
Shop and support your local businesses. Many have had to close their doors right now. You can buy gift cards, order take out or order products online.
These are uncertain times. Pulling together is crucial for the long term well being of our communities. “Social distancing doesn’t mean social disengagement” Surgeon General Jerome Adams said recently. I tell my twin girls often “be part of the solution, not part of the problem”.
Please let us know if we can help you in any way.
With much love and appreciation,
Natalie, Michelle, Lisa, Sarah, Angelique, Clarissa, Alex and Brianna