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Thursday, August 13, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Other ways to smile

Wearing a mask and keeping distance due to COVID restrictions is tough because I love to connect with others. But I don’t want anybody to get the virus in my home or my community because I care about my folks, neighbors and fellow friends. Therefore, I go about my errands with great care and mindfulness and wear my mask and keep distance.

In situations I would normally show a big smile, I exchange verbal appreciation, such as thanking the cashier for being there for us, and I connect with people online now, knowing that this is for everybody’s benefit. I also keep everyone in my heart during the silent moments of my days.

I have a dream that soon we will all be able to see each other’s smile again, and to look in each other’s eyes with kindness, with the wish to support each other, to love each other for what we are: human beings on this one planet. I want you to have happiness as much as I want happiness and peace. Please, let’s walk this path towards peace together and smile at each other from our heart even though we can’t see each other’s face.

Daniela Mieritz

Newport

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