The uncertainty and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic can, at times, feel overwhelming. Parents are adjusting to new school schedules, essential workforce teams are working around the clock, and community members are doing their best to “flatten the curve.” It is understandable that on some days, one might feel capable and positive, while on others, one might feel powerless. However, this time presents an important opportunity to display the strength of the SAMLARC community. Setting aside just a few moments out of your day can make a tremendous impact in the lives of your neighbors, friends, family members and community members.
Below are a few easy ways to extend kindness to those around you:
If you have an elderly neighbor, checking in on them and offering to pick up groceries, take out the trash, or serve in another way from a distance, can make a significant impact.
Leaving a kind note on your front porch to thank a delivery driver can be very meaningful to them on their daily route.
Making a poster with kind messages to display in your front window can encourage many as they walk or drive by.
Sharing a positive social media post can brighten up your friends' social media streams as they browse throughout the day.