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Your story is important
The big things are important but they’re also vague and unmanageable. And they can overwhelm us when we think about writing. It’s nearly impossible to capture the enormity of a pandemic … but you don’t need to. It’s not effective. Your daily details are what this is really about. What can you say about those?
Words are powerful, especially in times of uncertainty. Consider this switch in language during coronavirus shutdowns: it is not about fear. It’s about strategy.
Words carry weight that we can feel in our mouths and in our minds. So in that vein, I propose that thankful is a little lighter, whereas grateful carries more weight.