As a romance writer, I’m all for happy endings. They bring my readers joy. They bring ME joy. The world is full of news that is often times depressing, out of our control, and brings too much sadness and worry.
Now is one of those times. I don’t need to remind anyone of the sacrifices our healthcare workers and first responders make every hour of every day, even when there’s not a deadly virus intruding into our lives, throwing us into a tailspin, sickening loved ones, to say nothing of our turning our economy upside down and inside out…
But where’s there’s bad news, there’s good news, too. We just have to look for it. Or make our own.
Here’s a few examples:
My grandchildren drew us heartwarming messages and made birdies in spring nests that I taped to my living room wall. I see these a gazillion times a day, and my heart squeezes every time.
My grandchildren made twenty or so of these uplifting messages, and we taped them to light poles in our neighborhood. They’ll give joy, uplift spirits, and bring smiles to the dog-walkers and families strolling by. We even made the local news with these messages!
My young granddaughters decorated our sidewalk and driveway with Easter drawings and even a few of themselves (traced by their mother!). They made me smile.
I’m on a 3-book deadline, so alas, I couldn’t spare the time to make masks, but two of my daughters did. They made dozens and donated them to family as well as took them to a drop-off fabric shop who handled the distribution. Who would’ve thought???
And then there are the teddy bear scavenger hunts, reverse parades, serenading from balconies, drive-by birthdays, and on and on.
There are SO MANY good things happening during these uncertain times. Unfortunately, when we are worried and afraid, we overlook the many ways we can be happy. But truly, we will have our happy ending soon. Just keep looking forward.
This, too, will pass.
My brother sent me this, and I just had to share. I’m sure it’ll make you smile, just as it made me!
During these self-isolating times, what have you done that has made others happy?
What have others done for you that made you feel loved and happy?
Did you see something online that cheered you up?
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