Although this article was written in 2020, it is still appropriate today.
Ms. McDowell states she doesn't want to be a "downer"....and I do not think she is because she is writing about the reality of the pandemic of 2020. One year later, and we are still facing the pandemic, illness, deaths, isolation, frustration, homelessness, addictions, financial struggles and natural disasters, and the list could go on!
As difficult as these things are, it's even more important to do what we can, and that is to recognize and acknowledge the ache and the hardship others may be experiencing.
See it. Recognize it. Share that you care. Give compassion and be very generous with it.
This is the small, but mighty way, we can bring some light to many that are hurting.