Infectious

A word that we seem to be hearing a lot at the moment.

It can be negative: fear, panic, anxiety, worry, hopelessness. We can spread these by our words and actions. When just one person is stressed, they can be helped, supported, comforted by the others. It’s unlikely that a single concern will spread through the whole group.

But when a number of us are reacting in this way, all too quickly the negativity infects us all. 

This same is true of the positive: hope, kindness, compassion, serving others with love.

We have a choice.

How will you choose to be infectious today?

P.S. I hope you can allow me to speak figuratively in the message above. But physically: if you can and don’t need to go out, please stay at home and protect those in your communities.