Greetings from all of us at your YMCA in Greenfield!
We hope and pray that this note finds you and your family well and staying safe.
This era of Covid-19 is certainly fraught with uncertainty. Many of us are living with a sense of confusion and maybe even fear. Covid-19 has changed our daily lives and has disrupted our familiar routines. We are being forced to interact with family, friends, and colleagues in a very different way.
We are all left questioning when our “normal” lives will return. To top it all off, these are also times when we can feel pummeled by a national news cycle that resembles a never-ending onslaught of more bad news.
So, we hope this email will offer a sense of hope and a ray of sunshine, taking your mind off the confusion with which we all are wrestling. Mindfulness can change our attitudes and our health. Let’s focus on all the good that have not lost.
Share a smile!
First of all, did you know that tomorrow, April 16 is
National High Five Day
? While most of us do not have 6-foot long arms, we are betting that a “virtual” high five will bring a smile to everyone you pass by. So, for at least a day, let’s practice some silliness and share lots of socially distanced high fives!
and be the
) faith in your community.
Never underestimate human potential for compassion. If we use this as a foundation, we will all get through this together! Below are some awesome examples of our county’s capacity for compassion and empathy: