- Don’t take things for granted
There are so many things we take for granted. From the basic necessities such as air and water to the fundamental things such as freedom and justice. The lockdown highlighted to us the value of the things we missed. Human contact, coffee with a friend, meals out. Enjoying our hobbies, sports travelling and so much more. I hope now that as we slowly return to these things, we may have a renewed appreciation for everything.
- Slowing down and silence is essential not just a luxury
The lockdown forced us to spend much more time at home. Although this has its drawbacks, there have been benefits too. Some have enjoyed really nice moments with their family. Some have learnt new skills and enjoyed new hobbies. We were forced to slow down from the busy world and realise that rest is essential for our well-being.
- There is always hope ahead
The vaccines were developed at remarkable speed and promises hope now. But it’s not just the vaccines. People all around the world have been united in this pandemic in their suffering. However, despite their suffering, many people have shown kindness to others. They have volunteered, donated, prayed and united together against this pandemic.
- Love will always be stronger than fear
The pandemic has been a fearful and anxious time, there is no denying that. But like I said, it has been an opportunity for people’s generosity and kindness to shine through. We have kept each other safe by adhering to the rules and restrictions. We have helped each other through this ordeal. Ultimately, I hope this pandemic serves as a reminder that love will always be stronger than fear.