An Emotional Temperature Check For The People

Justin Patton
5 min readJul 15, 2020

We all need to be asked if we’re okay.

Since a lot of places check your temperature before you walk in, I figured the same would apply to readers on Medium. Except this is more of an emotional temperature check. So with that being said, how’s everyone doing?

In these unprecedented times, nothing is the same. In just a few a months, the world has changed and it’ll never be the same. Yet no matter how crazy your situation may be, there is a silver lining in all of this, and I hope you’ve found yours.

After every dark night comes a brighter day. — Tupac Shakur

I hope that you’ve found ways to keep your anxiety under control.

I hope that people in your life have helped to keep your spirits lifted.

I hope there is peace in your home.

I hope that you’ve been able to find a piece of mind.

I hope you’re protecting your mind just as much as your body.

I hope that you’re gentle with yourself.

I hope someone has asked you if you’re okay.

Lately I’ve had a tough time getting a grip on everything that is going on. I have a bad habit of living in my head and overthinking, which almost…



Justin Patton

Spoken word artist and writer. Living my life and writing about it along the way, it just might inspire somebody. IG: @iamjustinpatton