The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.
—Brandon Sanderson, Fantasy and science fiction writer
OK. I confess. I’ve been binge reading the news every morning. One writer called it “doomsurfing,” which makes it sound creepy, but feels pretty accurate. What fascinates me though, isn’t the fear-mongering or dark statistics. It is the wealth of stories about what’s happening and how people are handling it. I’ve read about how the virus has impacted dog walkers in New York; about the ramping up of Ventilator production, about the behind the scenes maneuvering in congress that produced a 2 trillion dollar bailout bill. We are hearing stories from countries around the world, about people who are dealing with the same issues we are. It makes them seem much less “foreign” than they used to, and when we talk about being “all in this together” it comes with a more global mindset. Obviously, this is a fearful time on many levels. But it certainly gives us a lot to talk about, a lot to think about, a lot to pray about.
My cousin from California sent me a link to a very beautiful YouTube video called “Thank You.” I invite you to check it out. It can be found at: https://youtu.be/bVW7K_hY7tc. I hope it helps you have a more grateful day!
Yours in Grace,