The Coronavirus has taken its toll on so many things in my life. It’s robbed me of my village, my family, and my friends. It has taken away the remainder of my 6 year old’s first year in School. It has stripped my 1 year old of celebrating his very first birthday without the people who love him, like my parents.
On a global scale, it has ripped apart families through death and separation. It has destroyed economies and killed small businesses. People are trying to survive on their Savings (if they were lucky enough to have one to begin with). Some people aren’t so lucky and have lost everything. This virus does not discriminate. It spreads so quickly and stealthily.
With all of the sadness and uncertainty happening, there has been some positivity. There has been some silver linings throughout this awful nightmare.
My silver lining is that I was able to truly begin writing. I have wanted to start a blog for a while now. However, I didn’t have the motivation or direction. When the Coronavirus forced the shutdown of everything; it also helped give me a purpose. I wanted to bring my words, experience, and love to as many people as possible. I have terrible anxiety; and being able to write my thoughts down has helped keep it in check. Additionally, I have an extensive amount of topics to write about. I’m also able to use those topics to help others.
The global silver lining is that waterways are clearing, the Earth is healing, and animals are given the chance to roam freely in certain areas that they haven’t been able to before. People are finding ways to connect without physically connecting. We are training our brains to think outside of the box. We also have more respect for healthcare workers, teachers, delivery personnel, grocery stores workers, and other Essential workers.
Our eyes and minds are being opened to different possibilities. Some families are connecting in ways that they haven’t been able to in a very long time. They’re taking hikes, playing board games, experiencing nature, and so much more.
If you look for the good you will find it. I’ve decided that it’s time to look for the good. If you want to find some extra good and funny, check out the TikTok app. I have seen countless teens and their parents dancing together, joking, building things, and so much more.
I’ve witnessed food donations, neighborhood No Contact Easter Bunnies, cloth masks being made and donated to healthcare workers, teachers going above and beyond to make this as normal as possible for their students, and so much more. There is so much good out there. Sometimes we just have to put on our positivity lenses, and look a little harder… but I promise, it’s there.