A Little Bit of Good News for Your Good FridayApril 10, 2020
Last year one of my dearest friends, Kathy asked me if I would officiate her wedding on April 5th, 2020, I was honored and eagerly accepted. She planned a beautiful beach wedding and reception at Indian Rocks Beach and got to work on all things wedding. Every single detail was covered from the dress to the mints that said ‘Mint to be April 5th, 2020’, like any bride, Kathy couldn’t wait to marry her best friend. As Covid19 reared its ugly head into our world, family and friends around the country started canceling flights and as it progressed, Kathy knew she would have to postpone the wedding. I can’t even begin to imagine the number of celebrations that have been canceled or postponed due to Covid19, birthdays, anniversary parties, vacations, weddings and more.
Sad, yet determined not to wait another year to make it official, Kathy asked me if I would still officiate the ceremony in her back yard with her neighbor as a witness, “we can all stay 6 feet apart and maybe you can help me Zoom my family in” she said. I teach Zoom, I use it 6-8 times every day for meetings and webinars, schools are using it to teach kids, charities and organizations are using it for meeting, why can’t we do a Zoom wedding? We set up a practice session the day before with her family to make sure everyone could get on. On Sunday, I arrived at their house and went straight into the backyard, set up a webcam and my Mac, and Kathy married her best friend with all of her loved ones there via Zoom. It was not the beach wedding she had planned, but it was uniquely beautiful and as emotional as any wedding I’ve ever been to.
In a time where our media is flooded with fear and bad news, we should take a moment to appreciate the good that is still going on, more than a moment, we should focus on it. I know that good news is hard to find so I gathered a few positive articles to share with you. I encourage each and every one of you to seek out good news and positivity to share on your social media and with friends and family.
Here are a few of the positive stories I found:
As hospitals beg for protective gear, manufacturers are banding together to churn out plastic face shields.
16-Year-Old has been using his flying lessons to deliver medical supplies to rural hospitals fighting COVID
Tyler Perry picks up the tab for all groceries purchased during senior shopping hour at 73 at 73 supermarkets