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You don’t need me to remind you that the media-sphere is inundated by negative stories and commentary. Even without the current Coronavirus pandemic, that would still be true.

The good news is…there’s still good news!

Instead of scrolling through your feed for two hours or turning on the TV to find some positivity, I’ve taken the liberty of putting some of the best right-now stories all in one place for you. Let’s celebrate hope and encouragement, shall we?

 

MORE MASKS!

With the rampant, overflow state of health clinics, hospitals and other health facilities during the pandemic, it’s pretty awesome that we have so many stepping up to provide some protective face wear! One team of women in North Fort Myers are up for the task…

https://www.fox4now.com/news/coronavirus/group-sewing-masks-for-local-people-in-need

 

NEED A JOB?

The pandemic has been pretty tough on some of our family members, but take heart! If you or someone you know has recently suffered a layoff, there is a surplus of companies looking to hire right now! Check this out…

NOW HIRING: Southwest Florida companies adding jobs as business picks up amid coronavirus crisis

 

RELIEF FROM THE NOISE

Life is pretty loud right now. Sometimes you just need time to sit and focus on something else. This video can help you do the trick. It’s a “beauty.” You’ll see why in just a moment…

https://www.news-press.com/videos/news/2020/03/23/distraction-constant-coronavirus-coverage-take-southwest-floridas-natural-beauty/2901765001/

 

TAKING TALENT VIRTUAL

As is the case for everyone these days, life looks a bit more…online. The cool thing is that it isn’t slowing anyone down to take their ability and talent the web, and that includes plenty of local artists. Check this out…

Southwest Florida Arts Community Takes its Talents to the Web

 

A LESSON IN BEING A GOOD PERSON

All of us need hope and encouragement. That includes the kiddos. Often, our kids draw lots of inspiration from their school teachers! One Naples elementary teacher decided to encourage her students in a more personal way…

https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/chalk-it-up-florida-teachers-message-brings-students-comfort-during-coronavirus-pandemic/NXJ6A56CHNBKRHWSC4RTXS6RFI/

 

RIGHT BUSINESS, RIGHT NOW

Everyone enjoys good, respectful, heartfelt and trustworthy business. In the middle of the storm, one man is partnering with several local leaders to provide videos of hope and encouragement while challenging people to help those that are most vulnerable…

https://www.businessobserverfl.com/article/entrepreneur-creates-pandemic-support-videos-with-area-leaders

 

MIGHT AS WELL ENJOY IT

It’s safe to say at this point that all of us probably have some understanding of this thing called “social distancing.” But if you’re going to distance yourself, you might as well also enjoy some outdoor time and take in God’s creation. Here are a few ideas on places to go…

https://www.news-press.com/story/life/2020/03/18/four-picture-perfect-southwest-florida-spots-enjoy-social-distancing/5065230002/

 

ISOLATION INSPIRATION?

Sure, communicating virtually is just not the same as face to face. But…we might as well make the most of it, right? If you need some help on getting excited about the new opportunity that virtual meetings pose, perhaps a few words from a Rabbi can help you rethink things…

https://fortmyers.floridaweekly.com/articles/reconnecting/

 

So there you have it…positivity in the middle of negative time.

Keep praying. Keep trusting. Keep believing. Keep being beautiful.

God’s got this!

– Zack

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