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How about some words of encouragement?

Johnson City Press • Mar 23, 2020 at 6:00 AM

It’s certainly strange living among this modern pandemic.

A few weeks ago, most of us had never heard the term “social distancing.” Now, it permeates our conversations and thoughts.

As our leaders recommend we spend time physically apart from others, as businesses are ordered to close, or at least drastically change their models, we can’t help but feel frazzled and overwhelmed.

This has all happened so quickly and affected all of us so deeply.

In just a few weeks, all of our lives have changed. Long after the threat of this virus has passed, we will remember the anxiety it’s caused.

The least fortunate among us, those with weakened immune systems, are frightened for their health and their lives.

As we wait in our homes, secluded in the modern age of connectivity, we could all use some encouragement. We’re a community, and there has to be a way for us to help each other, even when we feel so far apart.

What we’re hoping is that you’ll share with us and your fellow readers some positive thoughts to help us through this tough time. Tell us about something positive that has happened to you during this pandemic. Tell us what you’re thinking about to keep you focused on getting to the end of this situation.

We can do it, and we can do it together.

Send your answers to [email protected]. Please include your name, telephone number and address for verification. Letters may be no longer than 300 words and will be edited for grammar, style and length.

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