Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.—Audrey Hepburn
Together, we have been protecting our friends, our families and our loved ones and we have made sure that our healthcare system is available for those who need it. … However, as I have stated before, COVID-19 is still here. We need to stay focused to prevent new cases or a spike in activity as much as we can.—Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health
Everybody has a role to avoid high-risk exposures and take precautions to prevent spread… the best way to reduce your risk of exposure to the virus is to avoid or strictly limit your time in the 3-C high-risk settings and situations: avoid Closed spaces with poor ventilation, Crowded places where many people are gathered and Close contacts where you can’t keep your 2 metre physical distance from others.—Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer
When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.—John Lewis
Be as a page that aches for a word
Which speaks on a theme that is timeless…
—Neil Diamond, lyrics from “Be”, from the Jonathan Livingston Seagull soundtrack
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.—James Baldwin
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
—Opening lines of Mary Oliver’s Wild Geese
We’re living in a whole new social and economic order with a whole new set of problems and challenges. Old assumptions and old programs don’t work in this new society and the more we try to stretch them to make them fit, the more we will be seen as running away from what is reality.—Ann Richards
Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn’t feel vulnerable, the sharing is probably not constructive.—Brené Brown
If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.—Michelle Obama, from Becoming