Jesse wrote a message on our kitchen chalkboard shortly before he died, “Norturing Helinn Love” (Nurturing Healing Love).
These three words are not in the vernacular of a six-year-old, and were phonetically spelled because he was in first grade and just learning to write. They are in the definition of compassion across all cultures and comprise a profound formula for choosing love. This formula is now being taught in schools, communities, and now most importantly, in homes around the world.
It is in these Covid times that we are reminded, in no uncertain terms, we truly are in this together. Humanity seems to overcome our perceived differences and come together in times of tragedy and pain.