With all the uncertainty and craziness happening in the world, here are some positive things you can be doing to help your community and families! :)
Mandy and Jonathan Chew here :)
We hope you and all your loved ones are safe and healthy while quarantined and sheltering in place! We have taken our lockdown as an opportunity to grow closer as a couple and to reflect on what's really important in life. This is an unprecedented chance to take a thoughtful step back. A pause to help rearrange priorities. A time to give back and raise up others.
As we write this week's issue, more than 1+ million people worldwide have officially recovered from COVID-19, according to the Johns Hopkins CoronaVirus Resource Center (which is 4x the number of deaths)!
Now that everyone has been in this for a little while, there's been so many acts of kindness from around the world, helping to shine that light at the end of the tunnel.
We wanted to share a few things we've come across, stories that have inspired us to be a little bit better both today and tomorrow, in hopes that they will help in any way.
P.S. - For those of you just joining, welcome to this edition of our monthly newsletter, The Positopian, where every month, we share positive news, fiction, resources, & insights to help you become the best version of yourself!
We all need to hear some good news —
"You can't go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending." ~ C.S. Lewis
If you're looking for Some Good News, John Krasinski decided to start his own positive news station to bring some sunshine into our lives since he was tired of all the bad news he was seeing on television. These videos brought big smiles to our faces! ❤️
A 101-year-old British man has returned home after beating coronavirus, according to the hospital that treated him.
The man spent two weeks battling the virus at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, England, according to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals National Health Service Trust. The BBC identified the man as Keith Watson; the hospital released only the patient's first name.
A mother who gave birth while battling Covid-19 on a ventilator has beaten the virus.
Megan Sites, 27, underwent an emergency cesarean section to deliver her son at 29 weeks and six days this month as she battled the deadly virus on a ‘near-last resort’ ventilating machine that replaces the heart and lungs of a patient.
She was seven months pregnant with her second child when she took herself to Joint Township’s emergency department in Ohio on April 1 after she was having difficulty breathing and was unable to lie flat.
Atlanta media mogul Tyler Perry paid the grocery bills for all shoppers during senior hour Wednesday morning at 44 Kroger supermarkets in metro Atlanta and 29 Winn-Dixies in his hometown of New Orleans.
March 16 is a day the Lee family will never forget. Paul and his wife Julie started to feel sick and run down. Julie had trouble tasting, but she got better in a few days. Paul, however, just kept getting worse.
“It moved to where he couldn't walk and he couldn't talk and I said to him influenza B doesn't cause you to not be able to walk or talk,” Julie explained.
After several doctor consultations she took him to the hospital on March 24. Hours later he would be put on a ventilator with an intense fight to save his life.
Inspiring People doing Positive Actions —
If you have a MasterClass.com account, Ron Finley's Masterclass just dropped last week and WOW, he teaches you SO much more than gardening. He gives you new perspectives on life and how you can help your community grow, literally!
(This link will send you to Facebook where they did an Hour Long FREE session that you can enjoy without a subscription. ENJOY!)
“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” ~ William James
Here's to a safe and healthy month ahead!
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Always Remember, "Chews" Joy :)
Mandy & Jonathan Chew