Finding hope and inspiration despite COVID-19
by Dawn Ballou, Editor, Pinedale Online!
March 8, 2021
The whole world has been through a year of disruption and uncertainty in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, we have vaccines, shutdowns are being eased, and mask orders lifted. There has been a lot of heartache and dismay with the ordeal. But there are also emerging stories of hope and inspiration as people look back and reflect on some surprising bright spots that came out of it all: families spending more time together, finally reading that great book, learning a new hobby, slowing down and relaxing, finding creative ways to get things done, helping friends and neighbors in need, volunteering with something, and more.
We’d like to gather some of these inspirational stories and compile them into a future article in the hopes of showing that not all that came out of the Year of COVID-19 was bad. If you have a thought to share on how the COVID-19 lockdown experience surprised you with something that benefitted you or your family, we’d love to hear it. You can sign your name or be anonymous if you wish. We would like to know your town and state. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!