Ever since COVID-19-Coronavirus-Pandemic (call it in any way) broke up in the world, life stopped, paused, moved, again paused, again stopped, again moved, at times ran, and is still moving…
Folks, corona will definitely go some day-some time, but do mark my words… this TIME WOULD NEVER COME BACK!! I will elaborate on my thought now.
Go back to 2019. Try to recollect your memories in all previous years and tell me-
I. When was the last time you sat with your family for whole day, for more than a week?
In 2020-You sat with your near ones not just for a day, a week, but for months. Spent some really precious moments eating with them, watching favorite family series together, recollecting all old memories that almost vanished from your thoughts, and realized-I LOVE MY FAMILY!!
ii. When was the last time you looked at the sky, counted the stars or listened to your favorite music for hours?
In 2020-You did it not just once, but several times, sipped to the terrace and enjoyed the nature. I did it many times this year and do not remember when did I do this last?
iii. Cooking? Not my way!! You must have thought it since you grew up out of your teens… yeah?
In 2020-Many of you not just ate yummylicious food and desserts, but also tried your hands on it. Agree? Since I am married in 2008, I have never seen my husband entering kitchen area to do something else than eating, but this year was different. He asked me to sit for a while and he would be back from the kitchen. And after sometime, he brought in delicious semolina sandwich… my eyes could not believe it became his regular habit after sometime. I wish lockdown stays for more!! ïï¿½ï¿½
iv. No more seasonal illness. Wondering why? I have got reasons to tell…
COVID-19 definitely lead us all in a troublesome situation but I would definitely say what I saw in the last one year. My two children, one is 11 and the other one is 4 years were used to common seasonal flus at least twice a year since their birth. And then what? Rushing to doctors, loss of studies and mental trauma I had to go through to let them get back to good health again… I get cold shivers when I think of all this!!
By mid-year of 2019, I scrutinized the cause for less of sickness in the recent months (as I had enough time at home you know!) and finally, I realized how come my children weren’t caught up with seasonal flu this year. Sitting at home, my children were definitely least prone to allergies and common communicable illness they usually went through previously (like cold, viral, cough, etc.) when they moved out to school and play with the peers. Not just this, they were also protected against air pollution and other environmental flus while we all were at home and there was hardly any social interaction they went through. And now you know the secret too!! This pandemic is a havoc for everyone but no so much so if we are at home. I am thankful to God every day and wish they stay healthy always. Though I do not wish to hamper their friendships, I hope they play safe in the years to come and the environment is friendlier to them.
Folks, with so many reasons to feel blessed, I can definitely conclude that even after this pandemic gets over soon, I wish this ‘study at home’ and ‘work from home’ scenario goes for years to come. May we never see any more pandemics in the times to come but do follow this new norm!