A fomite is an increasingly used word that describes an object that is able to carry a pathogen and then pass it on.

It comes from a Latin word that means, “kindling wood.”

Please don’t get me wrong, if you think you are carrying an illness (especially that illness), please stay isolated and keep it to yourself.

But you can be a carrier of enthusiasm.

You can catch it from someone else and then pass it on.

You can be kindling wood, easily ignited and ready to light something bigger.

You can be a bearer of good tidings, a conveyor of passion.

And in doing so, you can change the world.