Virus Journal Entry- March 23rd, 2020
Writing Prompt: How do you feel? There are some frightening things happening, but there are also a lot of positive things happening. What things do you find most comforting today?
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Today America is number three on the list of most cases of COVID-19 in the world. That’s pretty scary. But we are on Day Ten of our Stay At Home Quarantine and everyone is feeling good so that’s a huge blessing. We are all starting to settle into this new normal a bit more.
There is a lot of kindness and a lot of love going around as most of the world stands united against this virus. Today I am going to share my Top Five Stories Of Love During The 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic.
Top Five Stories Of Love During The 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic
Italy erupts into song. As we all stood by heartbroken watching Italy’s scenario grow more dire, the people of Italy reminded us to keep our spirits up as they came out onto their balconies and began to sing. The first video I saw had me in tears. Now, I smile when I see these images fill my feed. I’m praying for Italy still.
‘A Kind of Triumph of Spirit’: Locked Down Italians Singing From Balconies Inspire Hope Across World
Italians under lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak crisis have inspired people around the world by singing and creating music together from balconies despite not being able to leave their homes. A montage video showing Italians serenading one another in high rise apartment buildings and playing music together was “a kind of triumph of spirit,” as one Italy-centric Twitter account put it on Friday.
In Jerusalem, lights were turned off and on as residents cheered, clapped, and saluted their health care workers.
Israelis went out on their balconies Thursday evening to salute the medical teams on the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus. President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both joined in the event, inspired by similar salutes in Italy, which took place after a call to do so on social media.
Schools are closed but buses are still running carrying food to kids all along their usual route! It’s heartwarming to see how quickly these measures were put into effect. Hunger is an issue in our area and I am so relieved to know our children will not go hungry.
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) In an effort to alleviate the stress on families to feed their children while schools are closed, Washington County Tennessee Schools are providing free meals during the week. Wednesday kicked off the first day of providing daily lunches. Anyone under the age of 18 is able to come to designated sites and […]
Disney sends out one last batch of smiles by distributing it’s food to local food banks to assist those in need during the pandemic.
Disneyland and Disney World are donating surplus foods to food banks in their respective communities in Florida and California as the company’s parks remain closed during the coronavirus outbreak.
Kids across the country write emails and letters to seniors on lockdown in nursing homes across the globe.
Children at a Worcester school keep in touch with care home residents during the coronavirus outbreak.
I am thankful for…
I am thankful today for all of the tireless work by our health care providers. I am grateful for their work, their sacrifice, their courage, and their determination to defeat this virus. Our prayers are with them!
Pray without ceasing, my friends!
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thessaslonians5:16-18
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