I just had a striking realization, an epiphany of sorts. This extraordinary and brutal reality that grips us daily with its twists and turns, consistently providing something else for us to worry about, as well as new concerns and challenges, and never ending adjustments, including personal losses. One can become distracted, and not see that these times incredibly have brought the very best out in us, collectively. Yes, we may sometimes become a bit irrational, needing to find control in perfectionism, craving more affection, validation, and love, or thirsting for sheer comfort, devoid of difficult, awkward compromise. These times will bring out our irritating flaws, and maybe even our irritability; but so, we really all are human.
But what significance did I discover? This amazing collection of persons who are committed to sharing NCCF’s vision, to serving its mission! And here is what you look like to me:
Just today, we received 4,000 surgical masks from the Maryland Lyric Opera for our staff and clients, and figured out how to help feed a teen mom and her family quarantined with the virus while living in a small apartment. You made that happen. You make so much happen every day.
COVID-19 has brought out the brilliant best in the NCCF Team. The very best. Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. Thank you for your dedication and resiliency. After all, we are all in this together……