April 18, 2020
This 3-month quarantine made me realize our life is valuable than money. You can earn money again, but once you lose your life, it will never come back. Your life is a precious gift by God, so seize it. You never know what will happen next.
I also learned how to be appreciative of what I have. The most important thing I’ve learned this quarantine is to appreciate the little things in life and to look at the bright side. Many of us live in a constant state of wanting more. Instead of wanting more, we must appreciate what we have by practicing gratitude. If you are grateful in life, you will be happier, less depressed, and less stressed.
“Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” —Oprah Winfrey
The importance of family is being reinforced right now. Most of us spend more time with our family and loved ones than usual. I’m grateful because my family is healthy, and we still have income for our needs. If you have your family with you right now, don’t ever disregard what an absolute blessing it is to be able to do that.
The most significant thing that I realize this quarantine is the value of saving money for emergencies. In these trying times, when most of the people do not have income due to the ECQ, having sufficient savings is very important. If only everyone knows the value of saving money for emergencies, we will have peace of mind, and we’ll just focus more on staying safe and healthy. I hope this becomes a lesson for people who took this for granted.
Instead of complaining, just pray. How often do you find yourself complaining about something? Sure, we all have those days where we would rather complain than do anything else. People always vent out their complaints and frustrations on social media. But I realized it doesn’t really help the situation at hand. So instead of complaining, invite God into your heart. Ask Him to turn your negative thoughts into positive ones. Allow Him to work in your life through prayer. It is the best way to connect with God because we can call on Him any time of the day.
We must take responsibility and ownership of our actions. We still have a long way to go! The “new normal” will definitely affect our mental health. But while we are hoping that things will get better, we can always seize every moment to learn a few life lessons. I can’t wait for a new chapter to unfold where we can apply all the things we have realized from this global pandemic.
Keep safe everyone! Let me know your thoughts and what you have realized in this time of COVID-19 pandemic.