None of us were prepared for the 2019 pandemic.
Now more than ever individuals in Canada are helping each other. We are checking-in within our inner circles. We are reaching out to complete strangers. The humanity and love expressed by individuals around the world during Covid 19 confirms my long-held belief that we are born “love sponges”. As the pandemic challenges us, random acts of kindness prevail all over our world.
Lockdowns, social distancing, and travel restrictions have isolated us. School shutdowns, places of worship closures, and supply shortages have tested us. Yet, in the face of Covid challenges, people and companies worldwide come together to help the most vulnerable and those in need.
We were moved by the sight of Italian citizens performing on their balconies to bring music to the streets and to join their neighbour’s voices in song. We cheered the creativity of teachers like the ones in Florida who turned desks into Jeeps to bring joy into social distancing. We are reminded who our true heroes are as we turn from celebrity to focus on what our healthcare workers are doing for us worldwide.
Links to feel good news stories:
- Italy: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/14/coronavirus-lockdown-italians-are-singing-songs-from-balconies.html
- Teachers: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/23/us/florida-teachers-desk-jeep-students-coronavirus-trnd/index.html
- Healthcare heroes around the world: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/30/health/gallery/essential-worker-tributes-trnd/index.html
When at Trans-Continental Migration we learned of PPE shortages, we and our families, searched for medical supplies, picked them up and delivered them to first responders, senior’s residence and hospitals in need. When we had quiet time, we found ways to put our passions to good use. Our president, for example, has a culinary flare and spent time making and delivering baked goods to those whose spirits needed lifting.
There is much to be done to address this Pandemic. We all have individual skillsets, and our goodwill whether publicized or private, it has the capacity to affect people’s lives in a positive way. What has inspired and continues to push us forward is watching individuals come together. People and countries have joined as a community to find solutions during this crisis. Trans-Continental Migration thanks you and continues to participate in this journey.