With everything going on with the precariousness of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s not surprising to find yourself with constant worry and anguish. I know that for me, when I’m scrolling through news article after news article concerning the COVID-19 virus, it certainly becomes unsettling. When I find myself feeling overwhelmed with all of the bad news, I try to remind myself that despite everything that’s going on right now, there are still a bunch of things to be grateful for.
- I’m grateful to have this time with my family.
It’s really funny to me how things work out. I remember saying that I wanted to be able to take a month or two to spend time with my family, and now here we are. Did I speak this into existence?? We get to take walks together. My sister and I are able to watch movies, play with her toys, do fun exercise videos.
- I’m grateful for the trail in my neighborhood.
I’m so thankful to be able to step out of the house & take a daily walk immersed in nature. I find it quite peaceful and good for the soul to be able to get some fresh air.
- I’m grateful for the libraries that are still open here.
I was so bummed that I forgot to get some books before the stay-at-home order because I wanted to start reading for fun again. I somehow stumbled upon a post that said the libraries in town were still open for curbside pick-up. As soon as I heard that, I borrowed about 6 books and have already finished one!
- I’m grateful for FaceTime and Netflix party.
It’s hard to be away from friends and loved ones during this time. I’m so glad there are apps/websites such as FaceTime & Netflix party to keep us all feeling a bit more connected. Some fun shows to watch on Netflix party: Money Heist, Ozark, New Girl, Bojack Horseman, etc.
I know these times can be frightening especially when you can’t predict what’s going to happen next. I urge you to try and look on the bright side. Try to find some positives that come from these testing experiences. That’s what helps me as I await to find the light at the end of this tunnel.