Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. lately. I’ve been feeling all the feels about this whole pandemic.
I’ve literally been in tears the past few days worrying about all the people who might need help. Yet, I can’t find the people! Normally, I’m a worry wart. However, in these types of situations, I’m even more concerned about everyone else!
- The teacher in me is worrying about all the kiddos at home in a less than ideal situation.
- I’m worrying about their environment.
- I’m worried about the lack of help they’re receiving.
- I’m worried about their families who are probably crazily working or out of work.
- I’m worried about the people on WIC. Where are they getting their food? I see the WIC items literally off the shelves over here and I’m just sick about it.
- I’m worried about the sick.
- I’m worried that those who need it most will fall through the cracks.
- I’m worried for the small businesses.
This doesn’t even skim the surface of my worry.
Not. Even. A. Little.
My counselor mentioned that though it is extremely sad and valid to be worried, many low poverty people are resourceful. Their life is not as effected as others when it comes to the grocery store, because they are used to scrounging for meal ideas or going a month without an item.
This by no means, is an excuse to stop helping others. No, no, no. She and I both agree this is the moment we need to be giving more than receiving and be on the lookout for those that need us.
So, let’s walk with our eyes open a little more.
Let’s see who is suffering a little more with the chaos around us.
Let’s try to help them.
As Mr. Roger’s would say, “look for the helpers.”
I encourage YOU to be the helper.
With honest intentions,