Inspiration During the Pandemic

The Hill We Climb – Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate1-2021



Reason, Season, or Lifetime- Unknown


i believe that we will win

I Believe That We Will Win (World Anthem)- PITBULL


Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace– Celtic Woman


lean on me

Lean On Me– Bill Wither



Message from the Red Cross:

“When you go out and see the empty streets, the empty stadiums, the empty train platforms, don’t say to yourself, ‘My [goodness], it looks like the end of the world.’What you’re seeing is love in action. What you’re seeing, in that negative space, is how much we do care for each other, for our grandparents, for our immunocompromised brothers and sisters, for people we will never meet.People will lose jobs over this. Some will lose their businesses. And some will lose their lives. All the more reason to take a moment, when you’re out on your walk, or on your way to the store, or just watching the news, to look into the emptiness and marvel at all of that love. Let it fill you and sustain you. It isn’t the end of the world. It is the most remarkable act of global solidarity we may ever witness. It is the reason the world will go on.”  –Anne Reynolds, Disaster Officer for the American Red Cross in Southern California


And the people stayed home

A retired teacher, Kitty O’Meara, from Madison, Wisconsin, turned to writing in an effort to curb her own anxiety amid the nerve-wracking news of the COVID-19 pandemic.The poem, “And the people stayed home” reads:

And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.