Attached is a poem that Fred and I found meaningful and would like to share with Kiwanians.  It's written by Lynn Ungar.  Hopefully, an uplifting message for these challenging times. 
All the best.  Anne
Anne C. Richards
Professor Emerita
Psychology Department


University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118


University of West Georgia
What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath -
the most sacred of times ?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying or selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing.  Pray.  Touch only those
to who you commit you life.
Center down.
And when you body has become still,
Reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another's hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
Promise this world your love -
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.
  - Lynn Unger