The Global Positivity Project 

When things are not going the right way and we feel bogged down, we can always count on Mom to be at her best. When the world is hunkered down with fear and uncertainty, she is on the frontlines to make new normal feel a little bit more normal.

All in the hopes that, years from now when kids think back of this time, they won’t think about fears or uncertainty. They will think about free, unscheduled, unhurried time spent one-on-one doing puzzles, playing board games, epic birthday parades, learning some life skills like simple cooking, gardening and vacuuming. Various virtual activities like staying fit, connecting with friends and loved ones, and participating in virtual dance, music etc. They will remember when everyone was being home-schooled, they didn’t just learn reading, writing and arithmetic. They learned what really matters in life – love, laughter, and a good internet connection.

And during this time when we are all told to stay apart, they will find somehow, we have grown a little bit closer. So that one day, when this madness is finally all over, when this new normal goes back to normal, our children will tell stories about how in spring 2020 the world did not stop. It kept revolving and moving forward fueled by the most powerful force on Earth, a mother’s love.

Mother also connects to the planet we live on. Mother Earth. Recently we marked the 50th year of Earth Day. She is also healing and showing positive signs rebounding with its beauty. People aren’t driving everywhere, flying frequently, or using tons of electricity, reducing global carbon emissions. Governments have started to realize the pandemic is offering cities the unprecedented opportunity to restructure society, sustainably and equitably, on the other side.

A very new and different world will exist after the pandemic, but a new world also means new opportunities for creating a sustainable future. We at CoPeace always strive to have the same vision to create a new sustainable impact investing economy.

Aarti Karnik is the Director of Web Development with CoPeace. As a forward-thinking holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. To learn more about impact investing, check out CoPeace’s Intro to Impact Investing.