Consider with me whatever these thoughts surfacing in my mind during this pandemic may prompt you to think about in your own lives. I think I am blessed with a somewhat optimistic outlook on life as I consider my situation, that of the current world and especially in my own country, the U.S. I don't know why I tend toward an optimistic perspective, whether it's genetic, environmental, or due to other unknown factors. Maybe it's the water I drink.
My mother mostly modeled positivity with a considerable dose of stoicism through circumstances she experienced in her lifetime including during the previous 1918 flu pandemic. Years later we shared some unexpected significant life changes beginning when I was only a child to which we adapted. I was able to observe her demeanor, how she coped, acquiring increasing appreciation and understanding for how she managed as I became an adult.
In my mother's case, her religious faith coupled with the secure foundation of her farm family upbringing were strong influences for her coping mechanisms in a very different time from that of my own generation. Her religious/spiritual beliefs were personal, private, non-extremist, devoid of politicization. They were not the kind pressed on me or others, a practice which might be better for all today to clearly separate church from state.
My life has been presented with its share of complications of varied complexities beginning when I was very young, so I have had adversities to address before, a few of which, unfortunately, could even be characterized as traumatic. Fortunately, without denying such, I still developed an overall outlook somewhat like this song's lyrics. (Much to my surprise I discovered among name vocal artists recordings a version by actor/director Clint Eastwood, not known as a singer.)