The world has found itself pushed into recognizing what connects us all. Now, more than ever before, every person on this planet can relate to what their neighbors, co-workers, friends and strangers near and far are going through. We all have the ability and moral obligation to feel empathy for literally every person in the world. Thankfully, we are all surrounded by people who have made it their life's work to handle difficult situations: our first responders, heathcare workers and endless lists of volunteers. We all need to find ways to thank those who selflessly attack each day in order to help others in their communities.
While for some social distancing is a challenge, if not impossible; the homeless, the incarcerated, the urban poverty stricken, for others it means staying home instead of going to work. If the opportunity presents itself to be out in nature, breathe nature and experience the sounds, sights and smells of nature, take it! Nature is healing. It offers the opportunity for reflection and wonder. It reminds us to take a step back and take in the bigger picture of our world around us and our impact on it. Breathe and reflect. It truly is healing.