I’ve been thinking about all the people out on the west coast who can’t go outside because of the fires, I’m so sorry.I just want to say that you’re in our thoughts. Stay safe. For the rest of us, much gratitude that you are able to get out and enjoy nature.
There’s no better time than now to get out in nature. Our world is stressful with COVID, home-schooling, politics, racial injustice, financial worries, social distancing, and more. Life is stressful, nature heals.
Everyone is waiting for the magic bullet, the Covid-19 vaccine, to bring some normalcy back to our lives. We all want to be able to get back to hugging our loved ones, inviting people over for celebrations, going out to dinner, shows, and sporting events. But for now, we’re in limbo trying to figure out the best way to stay safe, keeping our distance from loved ones, wearing our masks, and fearfully watching the number of cases and deaths rise every day.
THE POWER OF A SMILE The power of a gun can kill and the power of fire can burn The power of wind can chill and the power of a mind can learn The power of anger can rage inside until it tears you apart But the power of a smile, especially yours, can heal a frozen heart – Tupac Shakur
These days, with everyone wearing a mask, I’m really missing the smiles.
This is not the post I originally had for today, but I have to speak out about the hate and racism that is going on in our country. It was sickening and heartbreaking watching the video of George Floyd, handcuffed, face down with an officer’s knee on his neck, begging for air. As George died, the officer sat with his hands in his pockets, unmoved by calls from bystanders to give him air.
Thanks to our generous donors, we are thrilled to announce two winners, Shreyaa Venkat and Jayde Powell, of our Kindness Award. Both of them go above and beyond to help others but it’s especially appreciated during the Coronavirus pandemic. In these strange times, when there is so much anxiety, stress and fear we’re blown away by their compassion, their selflessness, and their ability to get other people to share in their vision of helping those in need. Their acts of kindness have rippled out and touched thousands of lives. It’s incredible, it’s beautiful and we’re so proud to have them as part of our MKRO family.
In spite of the stress and fear of the Coronavirus, it’s bringing out the best in people. There are many inspirational stories of people helping one another, spreading kindness and compassion. You too can be a part of this outbreak of kindness. Here are just a few of those stories.