March 20, 2020

Thank God it’s Friday.

It is Friday, right? This week has been the longest year ever.

This blog won’t be long today. I just wanted to check in with you to see how you’re doing. It has been a rough week on so many of you already. Everyday this week you have been hit with a piece of news that you thought you’d never see in your lifetime. Every. Single. Day. Now it is getting personal. Many of you have lost your jobs. Businesses are closing,  and you’re having to make sacrifices in one way or the other. Some of you are at home and, I can tell you from personal experience, the walls are starting to close in.

I had a good friend remind me of something last night and I think you need to hear it, too.

Now’s the time to use your mind to overpower the matter. All this suffering is temporary.. mentally and physically. It’s realistic and understandable to be discouraged, but acknowledge it and let it pass. You still have work to do!

Amen. Now, let’s get going, help some folks, flatten the curve and figure out this new abnormal normal together.

And here’s a cartoon to make you smile:

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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.