The multiplicity of dramatic changes in our lives today, due to coronavirus, have taken obnoxiously surreal tolls — from hurtful and sorrowful sicknesses to devastating deaths. Complexed frustrations restrict restraint of tender emotions, and sometimes it seems too hard to temper our tempers. Feelings hover so close to the surface. With so much going on, it seems easy to be overwhelmed and feel less than our best selves.
Recently, while being housebound due to the virus, I was relaxing while perusing some interesting material. I was suddenly caught in surprise as a particular expression calmed some concerns. I reread the simple, heart-captivating and very timely message, for it proved to be a bit of wisdom that could be beneficially applicable to everyone as follows: “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”
Carolyn Joyner Freebairn
Salt Lake City