Poetry writing month, theme of Self-Care, Self-Calm as part of the collective whole.
This poem and message is inspired by Craig and Yen, a caring couple in Eugene, Oregon who has taken on sewing masks for friends, family, neighbors, employees and volunteers of non-profits, public employees, group homes, veterans, vet clinics, and anyone who wants one. They expanded their two-person, 5 am to 10 pm, in-home production (Craig on materials prep and Yen on sewing machine) to a social distanced assembly line in their yard on Easter day. All masks are given away at no charge! Even delivery is free. Love to Craig and Yen, this ones for you!
Do Unto Others
To feel connected
To feel a sense of control
To pull out of self-pity,
simply do unto others
A gift of self
Sharing of your talent and resources.
During pandemic, generous friends
Shop for others
Cook for others
Sew masks for a community of others
Watch other’s children
Order take-out to support restaurants
Buy gift certificates from local shops
Share kind words
and say “thank you” to healthcare workers.
So, fire up
out of yourself.
Do unto others
is what connects us
and supports us.