A Year of Good News
By Susan Schilke; April 1, 2020
In March of 2020 we entered what may end up being the strangest year in our lives. The overwhelming uncertainty of a global pandemic and what it could mean to each of us was incredibly stressful. We found ourselves scouring the news trying to make sense of it all. Reading the news did little to alleviate the fear and worry surrounding those days. In fact, everywhere the predictions were quite dire. The media knows provoking an emotional response engages readers and viewers, and fear is a very compelling emotion.
In my outrage at the complete lack of optimism coming from all sides, I set out on a quest to find the counter points - the good news amidst all the bad. I wanted TeamStrength members and their teams to at least start the week with a positive. The first Good News email was sent early Monday, March 23, 2020. And I vowed to bring some upbeat information every Monday for the upcoming weeks or even months as the pandemic continued.
It never occurred to me in the early weeks it would be a year of good news.