“I think the question of faith here is what is God going to use out of this pandemic, out of this virus, out of these uncertain times, to allow us to see Him more clearly, to see ourselves more clearly, and to see our neighbors more clearly.”
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Pastor Patrick Thompson recovered recently from COVID-19 and during his illness help create a relief effort in Queens, the hardest hit area of New York City, to feed the hungry. $5 provides a meal for those in need AND helps keep restaurants open and workers employed. You can join him in his efforts. Click source page for more.
“…crises can teach you a lot about your capabilities.”
Writer Ham shares lessons learned navigating an unexpected crisis: the death of her husband while pregnant with her second child. A must read article for anyone who needs actionable perspective during this pandemic: "Write your story, start small, get a tiny bit better every day, and give yourself a break."
“We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.”
The Queen during a special address on COVID-19, only her fourth address as Queen during a time of crisis. She addressed the nation similarly after the passing of her mother in 2002, after the death of Princess Diana in 1997, and during the first Gulf War in 1991. Her broadcast came hours before the UK Prime Minister was moved to intensive care as he battles COVID-19.
“To abandon ship during the greatest public health crisis of our lifetimes is inconceivable to me. A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”
Fmr. NASA astronaut Dr. Fisher went to work in a Texas emergency room today, sharing he was "more concerned" about heading into the hospital than he was launching into space because of COVID-19; Fisher is 74-yrs-old with preexisting conditions. Before COVID-19, the CDC est. 139M ER visits per year in America.
“…keep the faith, don’t be too scared, it’s gonna be alright, God loves us.”
The 74-year-old icon offered this advice amid the coronavirus outbreak. 'Goodnight With Dolly', a new video series where she'll read bedtime stories launches Thursday 7 p.m. EST for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library YouTube channel. Her literacy non-profit has has donated more than 100M+ books!
“We fall down and we get back up. That’s the sign of champions.”
West on perseverance to Wall Street Journal Magazine. West donated what's described as a "generous" amount of money to organizations in L.A. & Chicago that deliver & serve meals to communities in need amid the coronavirus pandemic. One charity said of the donation "...in an instance today, our world was changed."
“Love wins – always, and it will win again through this virus.“
The two-term governor promised to work to protect the most vulnerable in his state, the current national hot spot for a COVID-19 outbreak. As of Tuesday, NY reported 25,000+ cases (including nearly 15k in NYC) - that's about 50% of the current total U.S. cases.
“When I was young, my mom gave me one of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten….She said, ‘Son, be happy where you are. Never be content to be there but if you’re not happy where you are, you’ll never be happy.’ And so at the low points of my career, I had to stop and think that this is all I ever wanted to do is make music anyway.”
Kenny Rogers passed away Saturday. The son of a carpenter and a part-time cleaning lady sold 100 million+ records. The Grammy winner also won 19 American Music Awards - that’s more than any other artists with the exception of Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Alabama & Whitney Houston.
“Do not be afraid, be vigilant.”
Vice Pres. Pence said today that although COVID-19 is 3X more contagious than the flu, about 90% of people tested so far have tested negative. The U.S. gov’t will partially close the borders with Mexico and Canada to restrict nonessential travel in order to stem spread of COVID-19, and extend the deadline for filing federal taxes to July 15.
“Keep passing the kindness and take care of yourselves.”
The Vermont parent raised over $7,000 for her school district’s janitors after they worked for two days to sanitize local schools amid a COVID-19 scare. She said it was important to recognize the already under-appreciated workers who potentially contaminated themselves in order to help others. There are more than 2.4 million janitors and building cleaners in America.
“Offer to help anyone you can. Not everyone has people to turn to.”
The professional runner helped buy groceries for couple in their 80s afraid to enter the store due to coronavirus fears. The govt announced today that Americans over 65, with respiratory symptoms and a fever of 99.6 or higher, will be prioritized for a COVID-19 test.
“It’s OK to hurt, it’s not OK to stop.”
The 25-year-old ran into the history books Saturday as the first-ever American woman to qualify for the U.S Olympic marathon team by racing in her very first marathon.
The part-time barista & babysitter overcame injuries and an eating disorder to return to competition after a decorated college running career.
Seidel qualified to represent the U.S. in the 2020 Summer Olympics by running the 26.2 mile course in about 2 hours and 27 minutes - or an average of under-6-minute miles. She previously said a 10-20th ranking during the marathon would be a “good day,” calling the qualifying race a “moonshot." She finished 2nd.