COVID-19, Strain, F#$k 2020 – These three words sum up 2020 as a year.
For some, 2020 was a disaster. For some, 2020 was painful. Long story short, 2020 was life-changing! For me, 2020 was different as it was like a roller coaster ride! each passing day had something different to teach me. I am a person who believes in fairy tales and unicorns. I plan my year well in advance and freak out when things don’t go my way! For me, my entire world crashed down when the lockdown was announced. Yes, I was confused, sad, and happy at the same time.
On one side, I got to spend time with my family. I have never got this chance to spend time with my entire family, sitting next to each other, sharing meals, cooking new recipes together, and staying within four walls. But, on the other side, hearing the news on rising cases, deaths, panic all around, made me upset. To be precise, it was a terrible feeling to see people suffer so much, lose their jobs, and shed tears of helplessness.
A wise person once said every situation has two sides. One side of the coin showed us our power and control against nature, and the other side of the coin showed us the difference between necessity and luxury. In this fast-moving world, we get so engrossed with things that we forget the difference between need, necessity, and luxury. We got so attached to items that were not that important in our lives. COVID-19, taught us that, in a hard way
After spending 9 months at home, getting time to think about what went wrong and what could be avoided, and of course, after saving money on outings, which were not relevant at all, I realized that the year was indeed terrible, but this year has also taught us to be more humble and believe in simplicity.
Yes, life is meant to be lived and meant to be enjoyed. But, life is also meant to show compassion towards others, practice gratitude, thank god for his support, and be thankful for what you have than what you want. This year, I did something different. Instead of spending money, I ended up saving and lending a helping hand to those who were facing a tough situation. The tears of happiness, the joy, and the sparkle in their eyes made me realize where the real happiness lies! real happiness does not lie in luxury items. Real happiness lies in helping others and watching them grow.
So, 2020, you were bad, but not that bad! Thank you for teaching me to remain humble, practice gratitude, and be thankful for what I have!