With millions of people the world over having entered isolation to fight against the spread of COVID-19, I chose to borrow heavily from the words and muses of many individuals to write this month’s article.
“We have to collectively work together to improve the world” – Samuel Strauch
A shout out from the Square Butte Community to all essential workers for the risks they are taking to keep the world running. Our sincere appreciation for all you do. A shout out to all the families grieving the separation and loss of loved ones. Our sincere sympathy is extended to you.
“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world” – Jack Layton
In these unusual times, the need for positivity becomes critical. We can spread optimism and happiness with a little humor. Without taking away from the sacrifices of so many, we can add some levity to the reality of the day.
“Tough times don’t last, tough people do” – Unknown
Case in point: Chuck Norris tested positive for coronavirus. They had to quarantine the virus.
Hiking equipment is trailing. Elevators are on the rise, while escalators continue their slow decline. Weights are trading heavily.
Our Community Association had to cancel all scheduled spring and summer events by order of Foothills County. There are disappointed couples who have cancelled summer weddings and anxious couples whose weddings are scheduled for fall who eagerly pay attention to the news as things begin to cautiously reopen. In light of these hiccups in the journey of life, let us continue to generate an optimistic environment
“Even the most difficult situation can be handled with ease if we are armoured with a positive attitude and an optimistic disposition. Each one of us carry our own burden of life’s plusses and minuses. Let us all be equal in sharing a positive disposition and lighten this burden of isolation to live an enjoyable, even happy life” – Lata Jagdeesh
John Lennon shared this story from his childhood:
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life”.