1. Another week! We did it! We are doing great. YOU are doing great. I think we all deserve a Churchill wartime quote:

“Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

2. This article from the Harvard Business Review is the most helpful thing I’ve read about emotions during a pandemic. I honestly wanted to pull-quote the whole thing: That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief.

There is something powerful about naming this as grief. It helps us feel what’s inside of us. So many have told me in the past week, “I’m telling my coworkers I’m having a hard time,” or “I cried last night.” When you name it, you feel it and it moves through you. Emotions need motion.

3. When I said yesterday I was staying off Twitter, I made an exception for this collection of very round animals and I did not regret it.