Have you noticed how many people are smiling today? In spite of all the difficulties that are going on, and the sadness and distress that are affecting so many hundreds of thousands of families across the globe, so much goodness is emerging. Community spirit is growing as we realise we are all part of one family after all. We were asked by a driver the other day as he was delivering some groceries how we were doing. It was a sincere question, to which we gave a sincere answer – every day we count our blessings. He thought for a second, returned a kind smile and said, “I think that’s all any of us can do.”
Smile for today, and for the future
Nothing lasts forever, nor will this pandemic. We know that. There is light at the end of the tunnel, possibly more light than we might think. We don’t know for sure that the world will become a better place, but looking forward to that possibility can uplift us. When we are in the dark, a torch can be really useful. I think a smile is a bit like a torch – it lights up everywhere we are.
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