I never grow tired of seeing rainbows in a beautiful sky.
There’s an old song which expresses everyone should, “accentuate the positive.”
While that might seem hard to do in the midst of a pandemic, I discovered this week it is doable, even now. As a result, perhaps we will get a little happier and be better neighbors. Perhaps we will learn a little bit more about each other in the process.
The blessings are still there. You have to look for and appreciate them.
One morning I had the chance to see a mother and her spotted baby resting along side the road in some woods. Nope. Missed that photo opp, but a friend of mine did capture a baby deer this week on her phone. Beautiful.
Visited my mom, mask-to-mask, outside her home. While I could have been sad about that, I thought about how fortunate we both were to not have the virus.
On the way home earlier this week, I discovered a vertical rainbow. That was cool.
I helped organize our graduate-senior section, which publishes Saturday. Bless them, it’s been a hard year. (We are going to be running senior stories and pictures through graduation time next week.)
Oh, and I got to stand beside some beautiful American Saddlebred horses this week at the Celebration grounds. Support these folks anyway you can while they’re in town. They’re trying to make a living too.
We published a great Father’s Day section Tuesday, which featured a lot of awesome photos. We appreciate all who participated.
While I would like to say all things are rosy, of course that’s not the case. Bedford County is still battling COVID-19, along with the entire state. Total confirmed cases for Bedford County, as of 2 p.m. Friday, is 416.
But we’re doing better to fight this battle than many people believed possible in the beginning. Let’s keep going and be safe.
Here’s a bright quote to help you stay a little more positive. While it’s actually from Winston Churchill during WWII, I still think the words are pertinent to the times in which we live.
“Today we may say aloud before an awe-struck world: "We are still masters of our fate. We are still captain of our souls."