Alright, so this is part one of Speech Monday and the topic is…. Reflections from the coronavirus! Here it is…
Reflections from the coronavirus
I know what’s happening in the world. We’re losing our loved ones. We’re losing money. We’re running out of food. We should write down our reflections because it makes us understand the whole situation a lot better.
Let’s not think about ourselves all the time, you’re probably indoors, sheltered, safe and you’ve eaten at least three meals – and you’re freaking out because a toliet roll is running out – but have you ever stopped? Just stop. Stop and think of all the homeless people. Out on the street. Alone. Hungry. And exposed to the virus that is clawing away hundreds. I hate thinking that, and I’m sure we all do, but this is life. This is reality.
More and more people are getting homeless, many more people are dying of hunger.
All our exciting plans have been postponed, parties, shows, whatever. These are difficult times for us. It will be hard for us to not meet up with our family. It’ll be hard for us to save food. It’ll be hard for us to find food. We’re losing money. We’re losing our jobs – massive companies have closed down. We’re stuck at home, getting bored – probably with family members that we don’t get along with…
But we have to put up with any hardship life gives us. We have to be brave. Strong. Careful about what we touch. This is all new to us. The world is being ruled by something that we’ve never heard of before.
But of course, we have to try and look at the good the coronavirus is doing for us. For some of us, we think that God has abandoned us. For some of us, we’re thinking more about God and going back to Him.
For some of us, the COVID 19 is reminding us to not take things for granted. Reminding us that one second we could be safe and healthy and the next second, we could be in our grave.
The coronavirus is making us think more about gratitude. Its taking away our jobs and outside life so we can sit down for a few moments and think. Just think.
But even though millions are dying, life is still going on. We’re still thinking about how to sneak outside or see a family member or take your children out – that’s the wrong thing to think!
The coronavirus crisis is giving us time to wonder and ponder and reflect.
I know that it’s so super difficult to hunt for a silver lining but we must. We take priorities to things that we didn’t before – we’re cleaning our house in all the free time we have, we’re growing plants – and think about the outside world. Birds can fly freely in the sky without getting frightened of planes. There are less cars driving outside, so there is a decrease in pollution. There are not many of us sauntering outside – so there is less plastic and rubbish on our streets. Pubs are closed so there are less people getting drunk. There are so many benefits of the coronavirus. We’re showing gratitude, we’re improving our mood against the family members that we didn’t get along with. A death of a loved one reminds us to use our life wisely and that we’re not on this Earth for eternity.
And last but not least, people are reading more. Picking up a pen and writing more. And more people are coming to Penable and all the other awesome blogs out there that need to be read.
So the benefits are many – you just have to try to see them. There is a silver lining on every grey cloud – remember that. And stay safe!
That was part one of my speech Monday – Part two which is religion will be coming out in 10 minutes, so make sure you read that too.
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