Find the Good

Australian Wildfires.
Royalty leaving United Kingdom.
COVID-19 Pandemic.
Civil Unrest.

All of which have taken place in the first half of 2020.

When you turn on the news, check your social media feed or talk to a friend, one can easily be taken on a roller coaster ride of negative information. Thus far, the abridged version of current events has not left us with a feel-good attitude.

One thing I always try to do is find that silver lining, find the good in things. But I’m not going to lie, this has not been easy in 2020. Nonetheless, it’s something I strive to do daily, and I encourage you to do as well. Find the good in the day, the week or the month.

I’d like to share a couple of positive things that I’ve noticed during these times; I’ve spent more time in the garden, which sits along a major highway, so friends and neighbors like to come by and chat. And if you know me, I do enjoy a good conversation. This opportunity would have been missed and I would not have had the opportunity to speak with many of them. I’ve played new board games with my family, something that may not have happened in a “normal” year.

Sure, I would love to go back to the way things were pre-Murder Hornets and other weird anomalies that have taken place this year, but we do not have the luxury of time travel, so we make do and make the best of the situation. We are all missing some aspects of life, missing out on celebrations and vacations. If you dig deep and look, remember the positives that you have going on right now. Find the good!

Jason W. Swanson

Executive Director

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