At a time when the country seems lost and in despair, there is hope everywhere. There is a couple in Upstate New York, that is putting their 3D printers to use. They are creating faceplate masks. They gave them to a local hospital, and the word spread that they can do that, and other hospitals in other states are requesting them. There is nothing more beautiful than people helping each other. Medical supplies are in short demand, and this wonderful couple did not despair. They put their heads together and said, we can do this!
There are numerous alcohol distilleries around the country making hand sanitizer. One company is giving away hand sanitizer with every alcohol order. These are just average people. The love across our country is astounding.
When I went on SSD, disability, I could have gone on SSI. I did not legally change my last name to my husband’s name, and when I call to report the birth of my daughter and my marriage, the Social Security speaker asked me if I was sure I wanted to report these things.? By reporting my marriage, I was now not eligible for SSI. I could have not reported it. I could have gotten money for free from my government. But I did not. I know that somewhere there are children and people that need that money more than me. It would be nice to have that income, but I do not need it. My family does just fine on my husband’s income in my small disability check. Taking that money would be scamming so many Americans. I know this is in no way comparable to things that people are doing for this country. But when JFK said, ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country I do not think he knew of the Revolution those words began.
Today we are all faced with the same enemy. It is not an enemy of religion. It is not an enemy of different cultures. It is a virus. An enemy that all of us are not used to battling. We must take care of each other. Leave a little toilet paper for your neighbor. Buy food for your elderly neighbor. Say hello to your neighbor as you are social distancing. We will get through this. We are all together. In these times of strife, remember those words of John F Kennedy. No matter if you’re Republican or Democrat, remember that we are all American! There is no place for politics right now. There is only room for love. Thank you all, my fellow Americans. I am so very proud of my country. Just look at the love everywhere, from sea to shining sea.