How the Coronavirus Crisis Could Make Us Better

As we all go through the coronavirus, social media and the digital world are helping friends and families who may be separated from each other stay connected and together.

Facebook and the rest give us a chance to talk to each other and see each other, support each other and even humor each other, and make us all better. And with that in mind here’s a Dr. Seuss rhyme I discovered on Facebook that tells an encouraging story for our time:

The buildings were big and people would smile

And travel they would mile by mile.

But sick they became, in numbers it grew

Businesses worried, communities, too.

Things stopped for a bit, the world slowing its roll

The virus had certainly taken its toll.

But what they then saw from slowing things down,

Was in fact they now had fewer reasons to frown.

Families now gathered, what game shall we play?

Pass me the blue crayon, give mommy the gray.

Dad’s home guys! He’ll read us a book

Then all of us together will go in and cook.

The lungs of the planet caught a small break

Les travel meant less pollution to make.

People did realize they’d all be okay

They didn’t need so much to get through the day.

Maybe the virus that caused so much stress

Showed the world that more can mean less.

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