Italy’s rebuttal to COVID-19? Their war cry against the invisible enemy is being heard loud and clear across Italy in the form of song. The message? “You are hurting us, but you will NEVER defeat our spirit!”
Would you like to hear for yourself? It will lift your heart and confirm your faith in the indomitable human spirit. Check out the full story and the video at the link below (and there are links to more videos in the article). It started in one neighborhood, and the Italian call for resilience has gone viral across the country.
Coronavirus: Residents across Italy sing from windows and balconies to boost lockdown morale
The streets of Italy are not empty; they are filling with song. The hearts of Italians are not empty; they are choosing to express joy. Music has built a bridge between fear and determination. Thank you, dear Italy, for setting such a wonderful example of strength in the face of uncertainty and loss.
“The human spirit is as expansive as the cosmos. This is why it is so tragic to belittle yourself or to question your worth. No matter what happens, continue to push back the boundaries of your inner life. The confidence to prevail over any problem, the strength to overcome adversity and unbounded hope – all reside within you.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda
“That’s it. Love makes us all strong.” ~ E.A. Bucchianeri
“Everything can be taken from you in a second, but the human spirit is so strong. War can teach you so much about evil, and so much about good.” ~ Zainab Salbi
“One thing I’ve learnt about humans: you can’t judge their strength by the size of their actions, but by the devotion of an act, no matter how small.” ~ Dianna Hardy
Photos courtesy of Keith Wako and Pixabay, Pexels
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