Incredible as it seems, there will be a day ten years from now. There will be one in a year. There will be a next week. There will be tomorrow.
Do not fear the coming trouble. Instead, stand in the light of each new day and greet the rising sun for what it brings: a future of change. Some change is good, some bad. Many are able to embrace it while others brace against it. But; ready or not, change comes.
I’m a brace-against, a pessimist, and a present-tense panicker. Still, I know there will be a ten-years, one-year, one-week, tomorrow. And I also know that -six feet away- I have a community. I’ve seen friends and strangers step up when asked for spare potatoes, dog food, and even toilet paper. They’re here for us if we need anything; and, if any of them ask, I’ll help them as well.
From my corner of the internet to yours, I offer my solidarity and my hope.
(Also posted on my personal Twofacebook page)
©2020 Chelsea Owens