Even when times are tough, it’s nice to know my fellow friends out there are still finding and seeing joy among the chaos:
“Doing sillier things to connect with my family and friends that I would otherwise never have done, like watching a movie on FaceTime in the same house”
– Erica W.
“My HS friends and I have been designing an online board game because we were bored, so definitely friends find a way to hang out regardless of distance”
– Anonymous Friend
“I haven’t worn a bra in a month”
– Elizabeth F.
“Boundaries are the distance where I can love you and me simultaneously. The quarantine is forcing me to do something I’ve been meaning to do my whole life: establish boundaries with and overbearing relative”
– Francesca P.
“My eldest quit the piano when she was at the end of six grade and didn’t want to complete level 8 ABRSM exam. Yes! I was disappointed since that was (still is) the highest level one can achieve. Why quit at the last level? That was how I felt. She was simply not enjoying music anymore even though her piano teacher said she has a gift of music. I was definitely bummed about her quitting. Because of COVID 19, we suspended piano lessons for my youngest daughter. I asked my eldest daughter if she can help her younger sister with one of the songs, even though she has not been playing the piano for four years. To my surprise, she gladly played the Steven Universe Theme song. She laughed and giggled with her younger sister as she played the piano. It wasn’t an easy song and not playing it for four years definitely made her a bit rusty in one part of the song. But, it was just beautiful to see her enjoying music again and her willingness to teach her sister completely brightened my day.”
– Anonymous Runner friend
“I’m grateful for the time I’ve gained to finally organize my house – going through all my clothes, shoes, magazines, papers, etc”
– Monica K.
“I have found joy in the hobby of baking – fun with the added bonus of delicious sweets to eat”
– Nicole D.
“Finding out that my sister’s leukemia is in remission on Good Friday, and then having a Zoom celebration on Easter Sunday with my family”
– Zach E.
Xoxo, Chrissie Carly