- March 20, 2020
- Posted by: OneSharedFuture Info
- Category: Uncategorized
March 20, 2020 – While routines and everyday activities have ground to a deafening halt throughout our state, OSF recognizes there are still those who continue to work tirelessly and with unwavering dedication to keep our communities healthy and safe. We send our deepest gratitude to the many hidden heroes. And as we all find ourselves falling into new routines in more confined spaces and among restricted activities, our OSF Founder, Rachael Wong, compiled and sent resources for ideas and support to our OSF community today. We hope you might find something among these resources that will resonate with you as we walk through and emerge from this crisis together. Please take good care.
- Promoting well-being
- Know the facts and respond to the facts in proportion to the likelihood of what makes you fearful;
- Accept every situation that unfolds and take action on that which can be controlled;
- Live in the present by not focusing on the worst-case scenario, but being ready for it as best as possible.
PandemicWhat if you thought of itas the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?Cease from travel.Cease from buying and selling.Give up, just for now,on trying to make the worlddifferent than it is.Sing. Pray. Touch only thoseto whom you commit your life.Center down.And when your body has become still,reach out with your heart.Know that we are connectedin ways that are terrifying and beautiful.(You could hardly deny it now.)Know that our livesare in one another’s hands.(Surely, that has come clear.)Do not reach out your hands.Reach out your heart.Reach out your words.Reach out all the tendrilsof compassion that move, invisibly,where we cannot touch.Promise this world your love–for better or for worse,in sickness and in health,so long as we all shall live.–Lynn Ungar 3/11/20