Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine we’d live in a world fighting against something like the Corona Virus. Social/physical distancing. Closed schools. Countries halting to a stop. Empty grocery stores. Inadequate medical supplies. Overrun hospitals. Isolation, loneliness, fear. These are hard times. Scary times, and my friends, I worry we have a long way to go before we’re on the other side of this pandemic. While it’s easy to get lost in all of this, to feel alone and in despair, We’ve got to keep faith and to find light – to be light for each other. While imperative to slowing the spread of this virus, social distancing creates other hurdles we’ve got to be aware of. We need to band together, get creative and think of new ways to support one another since the normal constructs that we are used to aren’t realistic anymore. What can we do?
As many times as I’ve cursed technology, today I am more thankful than ever for it’s ability to keep us connected with each other. Use it. Check on each other. Intentionally and often. Text, call, or place video calls to your tribe. I challenge you each day to think of your routine. Who would you see? Who would you talk to? Reach out to those people. It doesn’t have to be crazy personal. A simple, I’m thinking about you is all it takes.
When my oldest son was around two he said to me, “Momma, when you say hello to someone, it’s like giving them a little bit of love.” He was absolutely right – and now more than ever your tribe needs that love. Just a simple, hello, could change the course of someone’s day…. maybe even their life. Be intentional. I believe that by choosing love, we can keep faith and hope alive when it might be otherwise lost. Work hard to carry yourself with grace and to be kind when it’s you find yourself feeling short and irritable. I’m catching myself, reminding myself that I am not alone. That my kids, husband, family and friends, are struggling just as I am, perhaps even more. I can’t imagine being a child right now. Watching as parents scramble to find things like toilet paper, eggs, flour, and sugar, to have their schools locked up, to have their parents as teachers and to see the fear in their grown ups eyes has got to be terrifying. Grace. Give each other grace. That’s the only way we will ever get through this.
I’m like so many of you out there who would like to do something, anything to help but don’t really know what that might be. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about JCD, what it means, and how to keep it moving along. Which brings me back to the very core of what it is I’ve set out to do – bring happiness and love into this crazy beautiful world of ours. Keeping this in mind, I created these e-cards for you to use to send a bit of love out into this world. Your family and friends, teachers, colleagues, or anyone you think needs a little happy sent their way. All you have to do is save them to your phone or computer and send them via text or any other social media channels that you use. I hope you can use them to choose love, to let people know they matter, and to keep faith alive. Who will you send one to?
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Don’t forget to pin it for later! I’d love to see how you use these! Let me know how it goes, please post pictures and tag @jaseyscrazydaisy using the hashtag #jaseyscrazydaisy. Thank you so much! Happy Day!