Sunflowers & dandelions.

“In addition to granting wishes, many people believe that dandelion seeds will carry your thoughts and dreams to loved ones when you blow them into the air.” — I found this on a random google search and thought it oddly fitting of the times, but beautiful. Did you know dandelions are a member of the same family as sunflowers? Pretty dope.

Tonight my dad told me he was having a hard time believing I was working so much lately. To which initially, I felt a well of emotions come up that equaled sarcasm, anger, sadness, and annoyance all at the same time. When I asked why he said, “Well, I would think it’s obvious. Because you’re always laughing.”

Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.- Veronica Roth

And you know what? Im totally okay with that! Not just because I know I’m crushing it right now, but the more laughter I fill my day with the better. I hope that, despite the distance, the people I interact with daily feel a little more joy with every dad joke, snort, and off-wall comment that is made. Except for the kid at the gas station tonight who just stared at me after my joke. Whatever, kid. You’re like 14. And I probably went to high school with your aunt or uncle so. Whatever.

So — Here’s to trying to spread a little more joy in every Zoom, Google Meet, FaceTime, phone call, and text message. I think now more than ever it’s important we remember to smile and find as much joy as possible when the world is so upside down and seems so…unknown. I will get through this. We will get through this. You will get through this.

This too shall pass.

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