Can anything good come from a crisis? Particularly, the Covid-19 Pandemic? I've been thinking a lot about it lately, as I watch life as we once knew it fade into the distance, and a new normal come to the forefront. People grumble and panic. They blame and turn inward.
THERE IS A GLIMMER OF HOPE ON THE HORIZON
While some reveal a negative attitude in response to what is swirling around them, (let's not mention the TP frenzy), others are doing something positive during this crisis. And I believe for many, it comes from deep inside with a heart of faith in God and His providence. Or, maybe for some, motivation to help the less fortunate.
Whichever it is, I am thankful. And I stand back with awe and gratitude. For a person of my age, I'm supposedly meant to hunker down at home. Well, I'm trying my best. But there are times. . .
Like last Friday, when I took a trip to my happy place: Downtown Chicago. I played investigative reporter (like Nellie Bly, my latest research project), to see if things were truly closing down.
CHICAGO -- THE SCENE OF A DYSTOPIAN NOVEL
It was pretty much deserted. Even the pigeons were practicing social-distancing. So, how can the closing of stores, restaurants, schools, libraries and coffee shops (except for take out), be a good thing?
THE WAY I SEE IT -- THE COVID CRISIS CAN BRING GOOD
People are more in touch than ever. Can you see it happening? Have you taken part?
SPEAKING OF CREATIVE SOLUTIONS - HERE ARE SOME CRISIS BUSTERS!
I love to connect people with resources that can be helpful, especially in times like these. I hope something below will resonate with you!
Run out of ideas for your house-bound students? LEARNING RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS AT HOME
You may not have thought of these: WAYS CHURCHES CAN HELP IN A CRISIS
Going stir-crazy? Time for a break: 25 THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR FAMILY WHILE STUCK AT HOME
Have you always wanted to be artsy, but never had the time to take a class? Well, now there is no excuse! FREE WATERCOLOR CLASSES BY TRACY LIZOTTES
Sometimes you just need a fresh perspective - A WISE WAY TO LOOK AT EVENTS THROUGH THE LENS OF HISTORY
And here's a video I was inspired to create after watching a few author buddies share their own: A MIDDLE-GRADE CREATIVE WRITING ACTIVITY: FRACTURED FAIRY TALES - JARM DEL BOCCIO
For those of you who are architecture and history buffs: 6 BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN MUSEUMS TO VISIT FREE ONLINE
I'D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS - WHAT GOOD HAVE YOU NOTICED COMING FROM THE COVID-19 CRISIS?
Please let me know in the comments below. And if you have a link with helpful tips to get us through, post those as well!
My MG Biblical fiction "The Heart Changer" debuted in 2019 with Ambassador International.