So, there's a lot going on in the world right now, some of which seems a little hard to handle (I'm looking at you global pandemic 👀), but there's always light in the darkness if you know where to look. Some of the more obvious encouragement I'm seeing come from places like the majority of the hierarchs of the Orthodox Church, who have largely taken this seriously (see the Assembly of Bishops Statement among others). I'm also encouraged by a number of my favorite musicians playing for the world, particularly Barenaked Ladies with their wonderful SelfieCamJams and Benjamin Gibbard's amazingly heartwarming Live from Home series, which now have their own entries onSetlist.fm.

There are more examples of humans being wonderful, you don't need me to speak to all of them (especially with John Krasinski starting his Some Good News series), so thank God for the resilience of the Human Race. Stay true.

-Nicholas