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Recently you’ve probably fallen victim to watching news outlets multiple times throughout the day. According to a Times article,“more than half of Americans say the news causes them stress, and many report feeling anxiety, fatigue or sleep loss as a result”. Today more than ever, our lives are full of the uncertainty because of the battle against COVID-19. Amongst all the chaos, it’s important to focus on positive little things and listen to the lights of hope and joy across communities and across the world!

In Madison, South Dakota one math teacher is going above and beyond for his students. Chris Weba a 6th grade math teacher sat outside a family’s home, helping a little girl learn after she personally sent an email asking for some extra help when she didn’t understand. Weba was able to help the 6th grader by being on the other side of a glass door, while he sat outside on her porch drawing out examples on a white board.

Photo: John Anderson

One college student is spending her free time making masks for those who are deaf or have difficulty hearing! 21-year-old Ashley Lawrence is aware that those who have ALS need to see others mouths for lip-reading, and that with the usage of these mask it could prevent them from getting messages from others. Over the past few weeks Ashley has been sending hospitals and those who need the special masks completely free of charge. Ashley also has a GoFundMe page to help her continue to support these individuals.

These are just a few of the stories that are occurring daily across our world. We are seeing ordinary people doing extraordinary things! Neighbors are helping neighbors, individuals are delivering meals, calling friends and family, shopping for the elderly, and being there for one another.