What the world needs now is love. The expression of love is as unique and expansive as the individuals who offer it.
Yesterday, a friend shared a video from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Shelbie Rassler, a student at Berklee, created a virtual orchestra that included videos from 74 of her peers. The song, “What the World Needs Now Is Love”, is especially relevant during this time of social distancing.
My niece, Linnea Schroeder, demonstrated love by making personalized hand-made greeting cards for every single resident at her local nursing home. What a brilliant way to let the elderly know they’re not forgotten while protecting them with social distancing!
Here are other ideas to stay connected while keeping safe:
- Paint rocks to leave on neighbors’ doorsteps.
- Use Houseparty App to chat with up to 8 friends or play games virtually.
- Enjoy movie night with other users and chat in real-time using Netflix Party.
- Become a virtual volunteer with Red Cross’s social engagement team. Volunteers monitor conversations on social media to find people who might need help, share important updates and resources and offer compassionate responses.
- .Become a volunteer crisis counselor with the Crisis Text Line.
- Donate blood: Red Cross lists donation sites by zip code.
- Pick up the phone and call a family member or friend.
- Send a corona care package: toilet paper, hand sanitizer, lavender essential oil, bath bombs, candles, sage, hand-crafted chocolate, fresh-roasted coffee, or anything that feels special and “healthy”.
If you have any fun ideas for a corona care package, post them in the comment section below!