As new COVID variants threaten to upset the illusion of returning to “normal,” it’s time to value what’s real. We can bank on our instinctive kindness and caring actions. Let’s rally around how treating people that way will help us endure whatever the future brings. If it’s good, so much the better. If not, then the bad stuff will be easier to deal with. There’s nothing better to share in common if we’re REALLY all in this together. Pay it forward and pass it on.