To feel better and to stay positive amid this traumatizing pandemic season, we need to focus on the positive side of the coin. In my opinion, that is the only solution to prepare ourselves for the so called “New Normal”. Let’s have a look at what a disease can teach us.
1.Great lesson on unity and equality: Under the nose of this tiny little creature, we all are equal irrespective of our race, faith, wealth or social status. Well, I can’t justify that statement to the fullest because its affecting our older community so badly.
These days we humans are fighting against the virus as a team…irrespective of the political, territory or country boarders. U-N-I-T-Y..of minds..what seems impossible is achieved by a virus?? Whoa..that’s really a rewarding achievement right??
2.We accepted the fact that its wise to trade our individual freedom for a good cause: All these lock-down days while we where practicing social distancing, we realized the fact that most of us can work, learn, earn or worship from our own home.Most importantly, we were willing to trade our personnel freedom of roaming around for the greater good of the public. Even at these times a mindless minorities claim that it’s a breach of their individual freedom.Well,exceptions could be ignored.
3.We all are capable of multitasking: Since we didn’t have an option of daycare’s or preschools kids became an integral part of our work life. Well, initially most of us found it a daunting act, gradually it proved that we are capable of simultaneously handling both work life and kids. From my personnel experience I ‘m pretty sure that, our little ones are literally demanding Almighty for more lock-down days. 😉
4.We realized our love and care for our Golden-Ager’s: Hundreds of long-term care and retirement homes across the country are grappling with outbreaks of the novel Corona virus. Multiple cases have led to a string of deaths in these spaces, leaving communities shaken. And many of us are rethinking on keeping them in old age homes or along with us.
I live in a neighborhood were majority of couples are enjoying their retirement life.And I haven’t seen their families visiting them more than twice or thrice in an year.But, nowadays I wonder how these guys get time to buy groceries every week for them..Yes, this pandemic made us realize that, there are so many things that M-O-N-E-Y alone can’t get for us.
5.Made most of us more creative and productive: Do you remember those days we all spend a lot of time by admiring at film stars and hooking up for hours on Netflix????And now since lock-down made all of us work from home, we realized that we can also be super heroes by exploring possibilities on a virtual world.
I found myself started blogging, exploring my cooking skills, experimental DIY’s… and people around me getting creative in their own ways…!! Some of them turned out to be amazing You-tuber’s, others exploring their passion for cooking, crafting..etc. Yeah, most of us have been fruitful and really taking advantage of these locked down days to find true self . Whereas, rest of them found themselves in an insane world with out social interactions. Its good that if we remember the truth that ‘our happiness lies within us’. Hopefully some necessary motivation works for them.
6.Every one irrespective of the gender,age,status.. learned the “Art of cooking“ : As we are getting adjusted to home confinement, our confidence in the kitchen has soared, with many saying that they will carry on with their cooking habits even after the world returns to a new normal.
7. We can survive without these three expensive D’s- Dine-out,Door delivery and Doctor(if necessary!!): The fear of the virus made us to think twice before dining out/ home deliveries…along with that we started to skip the doctors appointment for all the self healing sickness. Most of us started trying home remedies. Well, again back to nature.
8.Importance of cleanliness and sanitation workers: Sanitation and cleanliness are among the humblest of the civic virtues, and it’s easy to underestimate their significance. This pandemic made us realize the relevance of both.
9.We can celebrate all events in an humble and simple way: This lock down season changed our outlook towards all events from baptism to funeral…some of us found virtual ways to stay connected during these events, while others arranged drive thru’s..Yes ..So, that is it..!! More than throwing an expensive party, staying connected is important..Again salute to the virus!!
10.Nature got its own mechanism to sustain the equilibrium : Throughout the centuries nature has adapted its own ways to rebound against the selfless actions of human race…natural calamities like floods, earthquakes.. all are good examples for that!! Hope you recall the good news on media’s of how nature is self healing..And the flora and fauna flourishing in the tranquil environment.
To conclude, if we think from all aspects of this pandemic, it had helped to bring out the best and worst of humanity…however, lets not focus on the worst..!! I should add the selfless act of humans around the world, to the best-est thing happened in this pandemic…!!Yes.. I am so content to realize that still there is some goodness left among us..😊
Let me know your thoughts on this and don’t forget to share what positive changes these 🔒 down days made in you????or What lessons you relearned??can’t wait to here form you..!!🥰