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Michelle Obama took to Instagram with a message of encouragement and upliftment as we are all stuck indoors until the COVID-19 outbreak subsides.

Obama, who has been named one of the most influential figures of all time, wants us to help each other get through and not be afraid to ask for help if we are in need.

“These past few weeks have been scary and difficult for many of us. We just don’t have a roadmap for what we’re currently experiencing—that in and of itself can bring up feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and fear,” he message begins.

“Not to mention the worry we feel about the health and safety of our parents, children, and loved ones and the financial security of so many families,” she said.

It has been predicted that up to 30% of Americans could lose their jobs amid the pandemic. The government is still battling to come to an agreement over the stimulus package and as store supplies dip to an all-time low, families are concerned as to how they will feed their families.

“Whatever you’re going through right now, I want you to know you aren’t alone. Even as we practice social distancing, this new normal is something we are figuring out together,” Obama continued.

“As for me, I know when I’m feeling overwhelmed that picking up the phone and calling one of my girlfriends can work wonders. I also know staying close to my community helps me to feel connected and strong. If you’re not sure what that looks like these days, I’ve offered a few suggestions to get you started. But this is by no means an exhaustive list!
Add your comment below with the ways you’re showing up for your community during these tough times,” she concluded, adding, “And don’t forget: It’s okay to take a breath, too. Be gentle with yourself. Log off when you need to, take a break if you can, and let others know when you’d like a little help.”

We miss the Obamas…