Armistice Day was declared at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, and the first world war came to an end. The world sighed its relief and mourned the costs the war had wrought. Peoples and nations would have to rebuild their lives and their communities. But hope abided for a better future.
Today in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, it is like a war, our war. Tens of millions are infected, and millions have died. No one is immune or safe. And not all of our leaders have been helpful in steering us through it. It is the stuff of nightmares.
Yet, we have reason to hope as well. And we must grasp for each glimmer of hopefulness that we can. An RA Fan Friend’s nation’s war has ended–and she is safe. Winter will come and bring a cessation to devastating wild fires and hurricanes and other natural disasters. And good is triumphing over evil in our world’s nations with new leaders forging a way forward toward renewed health and prosperity and reestablishing international peaceful accords.
I give thanks for international organizations who are the true leaders in our global community—the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations and their many humanitarian efforts, the International Red Cross, and others. And each of our local communities food banks, health clinics, educators, medical personnel, and more who aid and tend to our neediest and most vulnerable citizens also deserve our thanks and our support.
And it takes all of us, together, to make a difference in our communities and in our world–in both small and big ways. We never know how much a small gesture of kindness, of aid, of support can mean so much to someone else. For what efforts might seem small to some, they can be life changing to the persons receiving them.
So I wish for all of us a safe, healthy, and happy world and futures as we focus on surviving and then on thriving again as neighbors in our global community. Love, Hugs, & Cheers! Grati ;->