The coronavirus outbreak that has plagued the globe throughout 2020 has garnered a lot of anger and hate. Many of us are scared, anxious and concerned about the state of our future considering the damage this virus has done to our world already, and I can’t say that these emotions are unwarranted.
Despite the shittiness of the COVID-19 situation, though, this pandemic has allowed one major positive to become more apparent; the significance of living presently and making the most of everyday life.
The concept of taking time and life itself for granted isn’t a new one. We’re all familiar with sayings that state how life is short, therefore we should strive to live each and every day to the fullest. Granted, it’s a little difficult to abide by this mentality in the midst of a pandemic, but the message remains the same now and infinitely, and I truly believe this virus has enabled a lot more of us to comprehend the value of this attitude.
COVID-19 has absolutely encouraged me to adjust my perspective towards life in general, but also the relationships I have with family, friends, and loved ones in my life. We have been forced to spend a lot more time alone than many of us ever have, allowing us to truly recognize and assess our thoughts. One recurring thought I have experienced throughout the coronavirus pandemic is the temporality of human life, and it has undoubtedly encouraged me to be more grateful and conscious of the blessings in my life that I may have been less attentive to before.
COVID-19 is a real bitch, but it’s also been a bit of a blessing in disguise if you will. I sincerely hope others have come to the same realizations I have while in this situation, and perhaps others have altered their view of their own life and the life of others in the process.