Hi, Kids and All Readers,
We are living in extraordinary times. Sheltering at home, socially distancing, and looking for a silver lining in all of this.
Yes, that’s what I said–a silver lining. In other words, focus on the positives! Learn what you can and cannot control. Maybe you now have time to read that book you’ve been meaning to get to. Perhaps you’ve learned some new uses for technology to stay virtually connected to family members you haven’t been in touch with for ages. How about a Virtual Tea Party?
Tough times can bring out the best in us if we are ready, willing, and able. These times can shine a bright spotlight on the heroes among us. And we can all be heroes.
I imagine if our Botanic Hill detective heroes were really living through these tough times, they would be showing extra kindness, patience, and generosity. For instance, perhaps Lexi and Lanny would deliver some groceries to Mrs. Thornsley’s front porch. Moki might take her a fresh pineapple from his garden and a container of his immune-boosting soup. And for sure Rani would deliver a bowl of mac ‘n’ cheese and also a bouquet of flowers.
So get a clue, Kids and Readers. Look for ways that you, too, can safely be a hero. There are probably lots of people nearby who could use some help. And remember the old saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.”