5 Positive Things to Come From Coronavirus
It’s hard to remember the positives when so many lives have been affected by Coronavirus, on both a medical and financial level. We don’t want to minimize the suffering of so many, but the beautiful show of kindness across the world has given us great joy.
From the impromptu orchestras of the collective balconies of Italy, to Israel and Palestine’s governments putting aside complicated differences to help one another, the response to COVID-19 both personally and politically has seen the world unify like never before.
To help to your community, there are a few things you can do:
Buy vouchers for local restaurants/cafes/bars/venues that you can cash in once they re-open, to help these small businesses stay afloat
Shop at locally-owned stores (they may have better stock than the panic-stripped supermarkets!)
Donate to food banks and meal delivery services for the elderly - if you’re in the UK, the beautybanks.org.uk is providing soap, sanitizer and other hygiene products to those without access, which is more crucial now than ever before.
Call your grandma! Write letters, make videos and do everything you can to stay in touch with those you love and those you don’t even know. Hospices, some hospital wards, care homes/facilities and prisons will all be affected by the absence of visitors, so get in touch and see if you can provide a connection.
I greatly implore you to read the full article we based this chart on from Samuel Paul Veissière Ph.D.
Source: Psychology Today, 2020