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Thank you, Corona! – 15 Things I am grateful for.

We have been blaming, complaining and hating the damn virus. Yet, what I feel we haven’t done enough is acknowledging and expressing our gratitude towards it.

So, I am penning down everything that’s making me feel a sense of gratitude for corona.

  • I am grateful for Corona because I could witness the generosity, strength and sheer will that the citizens of our world possess.
  • I am thankful for corona because of which I was able to spend significant time with my family. Through it, we grew stronger, closer and more appreciative of each other.
  • I am glad that because of Corona I got the time to dig deep into many tomes and dedicate significant mind space to ruminate over the bigger questions facing our existence.
  • I am thankful for corona because it brought up immense systemic challenges, issues and gaps. Because we are fighting today, our future generations will be safer, well equipped and prepared.
  • I am grateful for the virus to have shown me how insignificant we are on this planet. It has humbled me, more than anything else.
  • I am glad that I got broke during the past lockdown. It starkly revealed the nurturing, loving and caring that my family had towards me in a radically different light.
  • I am happy as I was able to hear the birds chirping from my study table! Their voice had always been overpowered by the usual Bangalore’s buzz.
  • I am thrilled that corona showed me how resilient nature truly is! All the videos of nature flourishing again filled me with immense hope.
  • I am deeply grateful for corona to have given the time for individuals to pause and reconsider the fast-paced, cut-throat, whatever-it-takes life they were pursuing.
  • I am thankful that corona made me acknowledge the labour workforce that I took for granted.
  • I am happy to have witnessed this unfold. From a distance at first and recently up close. The ones who recovered reassured and supported those that were suffering!
  • I am grateful for the family members I lost. All lived long, healthy and fulfiling lives.
  • I am glad that I witnessed how little I actually needed to survive! If this is the worse that can happen, then I can make it in life.
  • I am delighted for the clarity I gained, the relationships nurtured and the resilience I witnessed.

Corona will go, it’s a matter of time. Yet, I will remain grateful for a long time. Indeed, it has shaken us, stripped us of basics and surprised us with heartbreaks. Still, it is changing us for the better, strengthening our healthcare systems and bringing us closer – at a distance.

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