Learning what is necessary through COVID-19

I’ve written a couple of posts about trying to find some positives in this whole pandemic situation, and so far, people seem to be in agreement with what I’ve said. Recognizing optimism in the midst of a deadly virus outbreak can be challenging, but keeping our heads is one of the best things we can do for not only ourselves but for others in terms of staying on track in a mental context.

I was doing some thinking the other day about some other sorts of positives we can find in this situation, and another came to me – I believe this pandemic has forced us to acknowledge what is necessary and what isn’t, and personally, I think it’s a very positive thing.

As a random example, my sister has been getting her nails done professionally for a few years now. Since COVID-19 has forced so many different sorts of businesses to temporarily close, like beauty salons, she hasn’t been able to get them done in a few months. At first, she was adamant about getting her nails done once again as soon as she was able, but the other day she said to me she is now unsure if she will continue to have her nails professionally manicured.

I realize this example isn’t relevant to everyone, nor is it really a matter of trial or tribulation. But, it is one instance that demonstrates how COVID-19 has made us more aware of what truly matters in life, and it’s a bit of a fresh of breath air, if I’m being honest.

Whatever this pandemic has taught you in terms of what has true value and importance in our daily lives, I hope it has been a rewarding and constructive experience. Life is short and so very temporary, and apparently, it has taken a pandemic for many of us to realize this.

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