This is my message to you. These are very weird and very strange times we are in. I am not going to pretend that the goings on doesn't creep me out or make me uncomfortable at times.

I am hopeful and optimistic for our future. I am appreciative of what we have and at the same time respectful and cautious about what could happen next. We are working with a net.

Not everyone is okay right now and that's okay. You don't have to pretend that any of this is normal. Courage is not the absence of fear, it's the management of it. The nature of fear is overwhelming and reactive. We all are afraid of something. We all get overwhelmed. We are all reactive to our environments.

Many of us are scared and confused right now and we are all coping in our own way. I know things seem harder than ever and I am amazingly proud of you right now. You are doing much better than you think. You are doing well. We are getting through this.

After all we've been through, we can sometimes forget everything we've accomplished.

Make time for self-care. It's important. Give yourself permission to let go of hurtful ideas. Give yourself time outside away from your phone and electronics. Give yourself an opportunity to listen to birds signing sweet songs. Share your truth.

We are going forward. We are rooting for you. We got this.