Hope. A fragile emotion these days. It is easy to feel hopeless when we turn on the news. This is a strange and difficult time for so many people. However, giving in to despair should not be an option.
Positive, creative energy is powerful in itself. I also am an advocate for prayer. A friend who has had an horrendous time with her ailing husband told me that she could actually feel the thoughts and prayers that I sent her every day. (He’s doing better.)
Empathy is admirable but only feeling the emotional pain of others doesn’t help them. There may be nothing we can physically do, but listening and letting people know they are in our thoughts and prayers can make a difference. After my husband died, I received so much loving support from friends, family and even strangers. It gave me strength to get through each day. Like my friend, I could feel their love.
If enough good souls regain faith and hope and believe we are going to get through this profound time and create a better world, that creative energy may actually make it happen.
One can only hope.