Things to be Thankful for Amid the Pandemic

The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) may be hitting us hard right now, but we must not let it defeat us. We must stay focused and positive and be thankful for the good things, big or small, that we’re experiencing in the midst of this community quarantine.

Camaraderie and Humanity

Due to the increasing number of COVID cases, we are starting to run out of personal protective equipment (PPE) for our front liners. That is why a lot of different individuals or groups on social media are making a way to donate some face masks by sewing washable face masks using the best suitable materials as a substitute to the disposable one. Others were able to make masks and protective suits made from non-woven fabric, which can repel liquid, and some are making DIY acetate face shields.

Some big companies are also donating what they can and helping out those who are in need. Other restaurants are also donating food for our front liners and medical staff and deliver them to different hospitals, rather than filling their pantry with spoiled food.

Appreciation

We may be stuck at home now, but this is the perfect time to appreciate the power of technology. We have the Internet, social media, and some of the tools and applications that we could use to communicate with our family and friends. These are also the best weapon for those who are working from home. Let us also appreciate the shelter that gives us warmth and protection despite our current situation.

Spend Less, Save More

I know this may not apply for everyone, but for those who can, make use of this time to save up. We can’t go out spending on unnecessary stuff, eat at our favorite restaurants or go on vacation. We only buy essential stuff these days. But of course, these are just temporary and we could all do those things some other time when these are all over. For now, let’s enjoy home-cooked meals and the stuff that we already have at the comfort of our home.

Quality Time

One of the best things that we should be thankful for in times like this is the time that we get to spend with our family at home. We get to enjoy meals together, communicate more with our spouse, playing and reading books with our children, staying late at night watching movies together, and a lot more.
Let us enjoy these moments and times we have with them, especially when you don’t get to do these during ordinary days due to work. Let’s also be thankful that we’re lockdown with our loved ones. Just think about those front-liners who can’t be with their families and sacrifice their health just to help others and contain this virus.

Healing Mother Earth

Some people can’t help but noticed an evident change in our environment, the same thing with other countries like Italy, China, and some other places. There is less pollution, so the skies and water are clearer than they used to be. Our Earth is healing.

The Power of Prayer

Pray. He listens.

Lastly, and most importantly, we have more time to Pray and talk to God. I know that this is something we should be doing daily and not just because the pandemic is happening now. But it’s never too late, right? Let’s make use of this time to get to know our God, read His words and know His plans for us. Thank Him for all the blessings and provisions, pray for our doctors and all the front liners, pray for our government that He may give them wisdom at times like this. Let us also pray for all the people all over the world that are being affected by this virus. Let us pray hard and sincerely that we may win this battle soon and have our fresh start. But for now, let us all do our part, just stay at home and be safe.

“Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you;

hide yourselves for a little while until His wrath has passed by.”

Isaiah 26:20

BY: Sheila Fajardo

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