Lesson learned from The coronavirus

 Life lessons to be learned during this pandemic? And how.

Albeit, it is not over yet. President Trump warned last week that the COVID-19 pandemic within the U.S. would "worsen before it gets better." Yup, kind of figured that out. The COVID-19 isn't going anywhere soon, and, once more, this pandemic is forcing people to pause and reflect.

Well, maybe not. Most are pausing. As states began lifting restrictions of companies and public areas, photos and videos of individuals gathering in mass began emerging on the news. I was alarmed as an older American, but I felt that within the rush to urge back to "attitude," people were missing out on learning valuable lessons about empathy and self-sacrificing.

The attitude of some people shocked me. For instance, I heard about Elizabeth Linscott and her husband, Isaiah, from Kentucky, who were placed on confinement last week after Elizabeth tested positive for the COVID-19. The couple denied signing documents agreeing to quarantine reception for two weeks.

"There is not any pandemic," Elizabeth stated emphatically. Really? An epidemic is defined because of the worldwide spread of a replacement disease. With over 16 million people diagnosed with COVID-19 at the time of this writing, doesn't that qualify?

"If you're scared, please do stay home because I can not put my life on pause because you're scared," she added in an interview with morning America. I used to be floored. What about the people on the front lines - everyone from those within the medical field to grocery workers - who are scared but forced to travel to work? they do not have the selection to "stay home." Those more vulnerable still got to venture outside for essential tasks like buying food or medical appointments. I would like to mention, hey Elizabeth, we're talking about 14 days out of your entire life when your actions could mean life and death for a few people. Whatever happened to self-sacrificing for the greater good?

Yet, I fully realize some accept as accurate with her statements.

Even after restrictions were lifted, for a few, "normal" life was still impossible. Older baby boomers and people with health issues were always advised to remain reception. And for those grieving the loss of a beloved, things would never be an equivalent. After a vaccination is out there and that we get to the opposite side of this pandemic will our "normal" look an equivalent for any of us? I do not think so. Here's an idea. When that happens, before running bent claim our lives back, maybe it's time to admit that the pandemic has changed us forever - and a few of it is worth preserving.

Ryan Seacrest joked, "If I start a replacement, Years countdown will 2020 be over?" A funny joke, but perhaps because I'm older and know my days are limited, I would not hand over precious time, even with its trials, to rush ahead to the longer term. If we use this pandemic as a time to reflect, there are essential and unique life lessons to be learned.

Not that the COVID-19 pandemic has been fun. I do not want to be a Pollyanna here. Admittedly, it has been torturous and overwhelming sometimes . because the price increases a day, the news is heartbreaking. I miss hugging my family and friends, traveling to new exciting places, and, therefore, the blissful freedom of attending a boisterous, crowded concert. The dystopian sight of empty grocery shelves, cities that resembled ghost towns, and other people wearing masks was jolting because the pandemic began. I used to be forced to ascertain the uglier side of humanity as some people hoarded food, toilet tissue, and hand sanitizer. Scammers tried to require advantage of the panic. And there was the cruel phrase "boomer remover" that began trending on Twitter, aimed toward us baby boomers who are more susceptible to the virus.

On the lighter side, can we mention grooming issues? Because the weeks glided by, and it became evident that visiting my hairstylist was out of the question, I assumed maybe this was the correct time to ascertain what I seemed like with gray hair. I used to be horrified. My husband, who at 60 is lucky enough to have much hair, looked like a mad scientist. So, there's that. A bottle of Revlon and a few hairs cutting scissors did the trick, but almost with equivalent results as knowledgeable would achieve.

On some days, I felt productive and artistic as I tapped into reservoirs of strength and inspiration. But there have also been days I fought depression and anxiety, hated being confined to my house, ate an enormous bag of chips with a glass of wine to console myself, felt overwhelmed with news stories, and struggled to cope. I felt love; it was only too much - and it had been . the planet hadn't faced something like this in over a century. On top of all the tragedies, there was the devastating economic impact as small businesses struggled to remain open. Then, protests and riots broke call at a fight for racial justice.

It's okay not to be okay sometimes.

And yet amidst all the turmoil, the pandemic required me to close up and still. To be content with my very own company. To hamper and reflect on the more critical aspects of life. Thereupon in mind, here are some valuable lessons I've learned thus far and changes I would like to take care of, even after the pandemic is over.

I learned to:

* Embrace My Spirituality

My spirituality and reliance on God have become more critical than ever. The coronavirus reinforced that life is uncertain and unpredictable. As a result, I've learned to depend upon God more fully to retain a way of hope, strength, patience, and endurance.

* Appreciate Loved Ones Even More

Along with the remainder of the planet, I've learned the worth of human connections during a way impossible before.

Not having the ability to ascertain family makes all of them the more precious to me. I do not miss going bent dinner, and traveling to exotic places the maximum amount as I miss holding my 2-year-old granddaughter's small hand.

I even became grateful for technology - which I also have a love/hate relationship with normally - that permits us to remain in-tuned with our loved ones. Even so, I'll admit that it isn't an equivalent. I'm an introvert and not precisely a nation person. However, I realize now that I took hugs from friends without any consideration.

On the positive side, with children home from school and fogeys performing from their houses, families have close, enjoying sports within the backyard, playing board games, riding bikes, and solving puzzles. That's beautiful to ascertain.

* See the great in People

It's true what they assert. The worst of times can bring out the simplest in people. Amidst all the chaos, I saw courageous and selfless heroes emerge.

My husband's colleague, Art, explained how his nurse, in her 60s who administers treatments for his health issues, bravely answered N.Y. The city cried out for help in April and flew to the epicenter of COVID-19 during the worst outbreak. "I do not know if she's returning," Art said soberly. Thousands joined her.

Medical staff is still answering the decision for help in areas hardest hit by the virus. Recently, U.S. Air Force doctors, nurses, and other medical providers were sent to figure in California hospitals, including Eisenhower hospital on the brink of my home, to help with a steep rise in coronavirus cases straining the healthcare system.

Delivery people and grocery workers are willing to place their lives on the road to serve us. Many restaurant owners are donating food. Communities and neighborhoods encourage every other with signs and teddy bears in windows or positive messages written in chalk on sidewalks. People are fostering dogs to assist out shelters. Nobody is immune from this virus, and in some ways in which serves to unite us.

* Savor Nature

Although I've always appreciated nature, I became more conscious of the sweetness of hibiscus flowers blooming in my courtyard, the tranquil sounds of birds singing cheerfully, or the desert night sky revealing all its myriad glories.

With a decrease in pollution in our cities, the skies never looked bluer. Wildlife began to reclaim areas once dominated by humans.

It's never been more true - nature calms.

* Be Grateful for my Life and Health

The pandemic taught me how precarious life is often and the way vulnerable we all are as humans. Life itself should never be taken without any consideration - not even while enduring hardships. It had been a sober reminder to require care of my health.

I have to admit, keeping my snacking in check while stuck reception is challenging, but I did develop some healthy habits I would like to stay.

For example, wanting to get out of the house and into nature, I've never taken more walks and bike rides. Now that it's too hot to exercise outdoors where I live, I've discovered the FitOn app with free exercise videos because of a lover. After all, using not only helps our system but can reduce the additional anxiety we're all feeling immediately.

I also learned not to stress over the small stuff. An epidemic puts minor problems into perspective.

* Become More Empathetic

During the initial panic, some couldn't afford to stockpile food and toilet tissue, which made me even more aware of those out of labor who lived paycheck-to-paycheck. Some people had to form the horrific choice of staying safe or risking their lives and going back to figure to keep a roof over their heads and food. Some chose the latter and died as a result.

I think about the helpless and vulnerable seniors who are terrified in nursing homes and people with mental issues who struggle to beat their fears even during normal circumstances. This provides me perspective. I do know that the apprehension and uneasiness that I sometimes feel doesn't compare.

The coronavirus taught me the worth of creating self-sacrifices that has to keep a secure distance from people and wearing a mask for those more vulnerable than myself. Although there are exceptions, thankfully, the bulk of individuals seem to feel a similar way.

I've always known, but the pandemic reinforced the fact that giving back and that specialize in others helps not only others but also provides a way of well-being and peace.

* accept Less

When the pandemic began, literally afraid to travel grocery shopping, I started buying only essential things that might last a fortnight. My husband and that I was surprised to get how well we survived with the fundamentals available. We learned to decipher between needs and needs and saved money.

Like I discussed before, I learned to dye my very own hair and provides my husband a trim. We looked okay. Fancy clothes and shoes became unimportant. We ate reception more and tried new recipes. And may we mention saving gas money by not running around needlessly?

There are critical financial lessons to be learned here.

* Laugh More

Keeping a way of humor is vital, especially during troublesome times. Once I saw my husband's worried face as I took scissors to his hair, well, I've never laughed harder. I appreciated all the funny memes and tweets about the bizarre ways we found entertaining ourselves while stuck reception and our obsession with snack foods. It's true. Laughter is the best medicine.

I know we're all burned out by now and during a hurry to measure a "normal life" again, but let's not forget of these life lessons. We all know life won't be an equivalent after this pandemic is over, but, as I acknowledged earlier, perhaps that's not entirely a nasty thing.

and I hope it never dark again 

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