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Dolly Parton Shares an Uplifting Message Amid the Pandemic: 'Keep the Faith'

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By Brooklyn Denton

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people are panicking as the world is shrouded in fear, uncertainty, and untimely losses. And if the anxiety of catching the unseen virus doesn't get to you, the economic effect of COVID-19 and its subsequent stay-at-home orders have been debilitating in other ways for many.

In the midst of such dark times, it can feel difficult to see the light. However, Dolly Parton is challenging her fans to do so by choosing faith over fear.

The "Jolene" singer believes that there is a divine purpose behind the coronavirus pandemic. She thinks it is all in God's plan and that this is a lesson from the higher power. In an uplifting message she shared on Friday (March 27), the legend touched on the power of keeping faith during these uncertain moments.

The video, filmed inside of Parton's home, featured the country singer posed in front of her stairway before doing what she does best, purposefully singing her words of encouragement.

"Well hello! It's Dolly. Climbing the stairway to heaven 'cause this virus has scared the H-E-L-L out of us," she sang in the start of the video.

Parton went on to emphasize that she wasn't making "light" of the situation. She was simply choosing to embody light instead. "I'm not making light out of the situation. Well, maybe I am because it's the light, I believe, that's going to dissolve the situation. I think God is in this, I really do," she said.

She also explained her perspective of what she felt the bigger picture would shape up to be. Parton said she believed that there was a lesson in love to be learned from the events happening to the world right now.

She explained, "I think he's trying to hold us up to the light so we can see ourselves and see each other through the eyes of love, and I hope we learn that lesson. I think that when this passes we're all gonna be better people"

It's important to protect your spirit and strengthen it by ensuring the mind is in the right place. Parton knows a thing or two about keeping positive when surrounded by negative and wanted to convey the vital importance of maintaining a "positive attitude" in lieu of embracing fear. "So just keep the faith, don't be too scared," Parton told her followers. "It's going to be alright. God loves us."

Suffice to say, the message Parton shared was revered and provided those who listened to it with a dose of inspiration they didn't know they needed.

Like one fan mentioned in a comment, "The queen has spoken." Parton's video arrived just a week after her last PSA video she released in honor of her friend, singing legend, Kenny Rogers. The crooner passed away of natural causes and Parton expressed her feelings about his loss.

In her caption for the video posted, she wrote a message to her friend and former singing partner. It read, "You never know how much you love somebody until they’re gone. I’ve had so many wonderful years and wonderful times with my friend Kenny, but above all the music and the success I loved him as a wonderful man and a true friend. So you be safe with God and just know that I will always love you, dolly."

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