Right now, we are living in desperate times. The CoVID-19 virus has hit our nation hard. Schools are shutting down, layoffs are happening, and the future is starting to seem bleak. You might have no idea what your future holds. You might be crying out for help.

On the other hand, you might be absolutely fine. You might be working for a company that allows you to work remotely, and your kids may be old enough to learn on their own. In fact, you’re the kind of person that might even be wondering how you can give back, how you can help others in this time of need.

I encourage both types of people to stand confident in this difficult time. An esteemable act puts others first – it’s a behavior that builds self-esteem. For the person who has the financial freedom to help, order food from small businesses to support them, make donations to clinics and food pantries, and continue to pay your nannies, your cleaning ladies, etc.

For the ones who don’t know how to pay the rent, also remember that an esteemable act is something you can choose to do despite your circumstances. You could donate blood, reach out to family and friends that may be lonely, run errands for at-risk neighbors, or simply share an encouraging word with others.

And honestly, at this rate, even participating in social distancing could be considered an esteemable act. It’s a CDC-directed way that you can help limit the spread of the CoVID-19 virus, flattening the curve, and putting all of this chaos behind us.

Stay separated friends, but also stay connected. You do this by subscribing to my blog that shares inspiration on Tuesdays and legal advice on Fridays. Let’s stick together, help each other, and see a confident nation come out of the wreckage.

Francine D. Ward

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