The state of the world during this pandemic can seem frightening and endless. It can be difficult to find silver linings and hope for an unfamiliar and unknown future. But what I have found is that we are learning, as an entire humanity, that we are all in this together.
I do my best to avoid the negative and hold on to the positive, especially in the news and leadership choices. However, we can find faith by helping others — and by building our own positivity for each other.
I decided to create a YouTube channel for free yoga lessons (Yoga at Home with Joanna), with the motivation and support of people in my life that I care about. Acts of kindness, small or large, are all the same. It helps us to mature and grow as a local, national, and international community.
So today I challenge you to find your strength in helping others. Check in over the phone with your family and loved ones. Lend a helping hand to a neighbor in need. Put out positive vibes by staying home when you can. Prayer and meditation have a positive effect on you and the greater good. Taking care of yourself with self care is another way to help those around you, like the often used advice “put on your oxygen mask first, then help the person next to you.” Together we can come out of this crisis stronger than before, more resilient and less divided by our differences if we focus on what we all need deep down: love, good health, faith, gratitude, and kindness.