How different is this year from the last, am I right? This year we are unified by a common threat – covid19. Sometimes I feel that there is no meaning to anything we do because life is short, so short that an invisible virus is all that is needed to wipe out the human race. The thought is humbling me. And I feel gratitude to the universe for letting me in on this journey no matter how terrified I feel.
Gratitude in troubled times
See, the past 3 weeks was so worrying seeing the number of cases affected with coronavirus climbing up, especially in the US, at an alarming rate. So many people are affected in different ways. It shows how trivial the problems we otherwise complain about.
That’s why I believe that this is the perfect time to count our blessings and send gratitude to the universe. I don’t know if this act will save me. But I know that counting my blessings would definitely help calm my distressed mind.
Related reading: Life in the time of Corona
Books to read:
I love reading in my kindle app. Our public library has a massive ebook collection which helps me to keep reading while the library closed due to covid19. Last month I read the book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne which was a different read from the books I normally choose. This book is based on the idea of the law of attraction and the power of manifestation. I liked how most of our doubts about manifestation law that crop up as we read the book are answered in the subsequent pages. It made sense to me. I would like to re-read it once again later in the year perhaps.
After coming back from the India trip in January I couldn’t get back to blogging like I wanted to. Something was pulling me away probably the inertia of the vacation. But it was annoying to keep planning and failing to execute them. I am glad that slowly I am succeeding in finding my groove back. Joining Damyanti’s Facebook group to embrace rejections was one of the good things though I am still not writing and sending out for a lot of submissions, but it got me started. I wrote this poem last week for the yeah write poetry challenge. I would like to know if you like it or not.
It’s not the time to have a get-together or invite someone over in this time of social distancing. And that is a reason for most of us to go crazy. That’s why I try to connect with my friends online. Since that was happening before the corona times it is business as usual for me. But for many out there who are missing their friends and the casual chitchats, talking over the phone or even a video chat can do wonders to your mood. I am so thankful for technology helping me to catch up with my friends and family who are away from me.
Now that my three boys are home the whole time it is easy for me to take them for granted. Well, they are there all the time. They don’t play nice and fight with each other. They don’t put the things back in their place anytime. And they are boys!
But they are here and safe. For that I am grateful. 🙂
I realize how much I miss my drop off and pick up duties. It was nothing and sometimes annoying back then, but now I am remembering those precious moments nostalgically. Yet, it is important to stay inside and stay healthy. We are getting the essentials though at times some items are not available. I am grateful that we are able to stay inside our house and be safe.
There are so many medical professionals, store workers, delivery workers, and other front-line workers who put their safety in line to deliver a better life to us and our loved ones. Saying thanks isn’t enough, but by staying inside we are actually helping them a great deal I believe. Grateful for all the people who work during this time of crisis.
It’s extremely important to stay at home during this time. Follow the protocols that are in place in your area of residence and ensure that you and your family are safe and healthy.
Please do share in the comments what are you grateful for today.
Joining Vidya Sury’s Gratitude Circle.