Right now, to practically everyone on the planet earth, the answer to this question is an overwhelming yes! No surprise there.
But what if I told you, that COVID-19 is not all bad. 😵
Now I understand that this concept is unsettling and your faces just said so, but hear me out for a minute. And no, I’m not crazy. 😜
Now, briefly going over the Coronavirus newly dubbed COVID-19 resume of evil. COVID-19 is responsible for the following: Thousands of deaths, Border closures/ Travel bans, 24-hour lockdowns, Job losses, and Social distancing. This is not an exhaustive list, however, if we look at that this sample size list in a vacuum, then yes COVID-19 is all bad.
With that said let’s jump over to the side of Yin to COVID-19’s Yang ☯. In 1634 John Milton coined the phrase ‘Every cloud has a silver lining‘. This powerful and encouraging phrase is used to convey the notion that no matter how bad a situation may be or appear, there is always some good.
On that premise, I’m sure we can all agree as humans, when we are going through a difficult time, we don’t see the benefit of hardships until later.
With all that said let’s look at a few bright spots concerning COVID-19:
Family togetherness- Husbands and Wives can rekindle old flames. Parents and Children can bond.
Rest-You can finally get that extra shut-eye you’ve been longing for. You can also momentarily say goodbye to late shifts and extended hours.
If you are not into religion then this may not matter to you, but many people are seeking God and are acknowledging that only he can save us. 👼
Cleaner Air– With the everyday hustle and bustle of countries around the world halted, we can breathe cleaner and fresher oxygen. Thanks to temporary closures of factories and minimal use of motor vehicles.
Automatic hygienic practices- We were all taught to cover our mouths, after sneezing or coughing and to wash our hands…after everything. Some have forgotten these good hygienic practices but now, it will be a requirement.
- Learn to cook.
- Complete an online course
- Catch up on TV series
So, in conclusion, let’s all take a page out of John Milton’s book and look for the silver lining.
As we go through this global crisis, let’s all be safe and follow the guidelines, outlined by our nation’s head. Also, say a prayer for those families who have lost love ones due to this pandemic. Also, let us seek God and trust that he will guide us through this time.
I hope you found this blog eye-opening and somewhat uplifting. If you take anything from this blog, I hope it’s the ability to find the positive in every seemingly bad situation.
Please leave a comment if you enjoyed this viewpoint. If you disagree with my views, you are also welcome to leave a comment and discuss why.
Please be on the lookout for more thought-provoking discussions from me,
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