When the world seems dark, I remind myself that Mister Rogers once got a letter from a blind girl, who wrote that she had heard him say he owned fish, but she worried they weren't being fed. So at the end of every following show, he'd narrate "I'm feeding the fish" just for her.
Clint Smith l've said this before, but one of the only reasons I'm a writer is because I had a teacher in grade who looked at my poem about clouds & said "you can be a writer when you grow up." It stayed forever. Teachers, don't underestimate what your words can do for your students