March 31, 2020
By Nooma Monika Rhue, MLIS
Every day I receive a daily news feed on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Notices about new cases and the increasing numbers of death. I read about social distancing and extended stay-at-home messages.
But what compelled me to write this piece, is the stories I am not hearing.
I am not hearing about the doctors, nurses, and medical professionals sleepless nights in treating people, staying away from their families. I am not hearing about the Educators who are remotely teaching children all over the United States, some globally.
I am not hearing about the Librarians who are sharing digital resources for studying at home or tips on books, videos, and other FREE stuff online. I am not hearing about the police officers who are on duty keeping our communities safe.
I am not hearing stories about the people who are still working in grocery stores or delivering food and other supplies. I am not hearing stories about our spiritual leaders who are encouraging people to have faith, stay calm, and don’t give in to being emotional.
I am not hearing about the people who are delivering our mail, keeping our streets clean and picking-up our trash. I am not hearing about the people who are always on call.
There are many stories we are not hearing on the good that people are doing. This is just my little news brief. I encourage you to Post Something Good that people are doing in your communities.
Pass It On! Post Something Good!