A helping of hope from a simple rosebud

Nature reminds us of our innate desire to strive ever upward toward the sunshine, as we see in this insightful essay, which you can share with your colleagues.

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Communicators, we know your colleagues are looking to you for news and information related to the pandemic. It can be anxiety-producing for many, which is why we’ve launched a series called “Inspiration Break.”

Consider sharing an inspirational story, anecdote or essay that offers perspective, such as the one below. If nothing else, it’s a brief respite from an otherwise stressful day.

As spring rolls out, we see flowers, trees and shrubs beginning to bud.

These days, that might be happening on the other side of a windowpane, but those nascent blooms and green stalks are harbingers nonetheless of brighter times ahead.

As happens with blossoms, so shall we emerge from darkness and solitude and strive toward a sunnier reality and, ultimately, a joyous convocation with friends old and new.

With that in mind, consider these thoughts from Dr. Carmen Mariano:

Picture a rosebud. It has color, but little else, because its petals have not opened. They have not shared themselves with each other or with the world.

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