Let’s all think about when all this will be finally over and we’ll be back on the road. When we will finally reunite with our loved ones and hug again when we appreciate the world around us, all the beautiful sceneries, mountains, beaches, rivers and the nature surrounding us.
Light at the end of the tunnel
Let’s think about when we can all meet again at different venues, for a drink, dine. talk and laugh altogether, take pictures so tight to each other, see the sunrise, watch the sunset, travel, and make memories together.
Every second will be so precious. This Pandemic has forced us all to stop, breathe and allowed us to pause and reflect on what matters in life. Very often we all find ourselves asking questions such as:
• When will this virus be over?
• Will it be when there will be the right vaccine?
• Will it be when the world has taken the right precautions and the spreading will be over?
• Or when most people will be immune to the virus after contracting it?
These are some questions that we are unable to answer precisely. One thing for sure is that the vaccine won’t be available anytime soon.
If we can be a bit optimistic since most countries have taken several precautionary measures such as semi or complete lockdown, this may be over by the end of May or so.
Many countries have closed schools for the rest of the scholastic year, lockdown for elderly and vulnerable people, and quarantine or self-isolation for people with symptoms or those returning from risky areas of possible infected locations.
So how would life be after all this is over?
We can expect that some businesses will go bust and close their companies.
The most affected will surely be those who work in tourism. Airlines, hotels, travel agencies will be directly hit with the after effect, but there are numerous other companies that will also be affected. The list is endless but will include restaurants, transport companies, bars, clubs, etc.
The quicker the pandemic disease is over the quicker the recovery process will be. In my opinion, this should take at least 2 years for recovery, meaning the economic impact will be huge.
Wages, cost of living, expenditure on holidays, expenditure on non-essential items will most likely be reduced and if the current situation prolongs over an extended time the repercussions will be much higher which can also lead to poverty in some countries.
Life after the COVID-19 outbreak will never be the same as before.
We are all waiting for a new beginning. Planet Earth is now healing from us humans towards pollution and Earth’s ozone layer. This will be entirely on us humans whether we wish to maintain it or reverse the process again.
From crystal clear waters in the canals of Venice to dramatic falls in pollution levels in major cities, the coronavirus pandemic had a number of positive effects on the environment as millions across the world are placed under lockdown.
In China, satellite images from NASA and the European Space Agency have shown a significant decrease in nitrogen dioxide pollution in the early months of this year after much of the country went into lockdown. A similar effect has also been seen all over the world as traffic levels fell drastically.
Surviving a serious illness or a traumatic event where others have been killed may give our life a new sense of purpose.
We humans sometimes tend to take people, things and the world around us for granted. This pandemic is for sure an eye-opener. Values will change, our lives and habits will change and people will then look at life from a different aspect.
This certainly has taught us how to appreciate the little things in life, the people in it and how to be grateful.
Once we take a moment to appreciate an act of kindness, we become more aware of belonging to a community of people who care about each other, despite the difference in religion, racism, politics, language and culture.
Reciprocating these thoughts helps strengthen our mind, gives us hope and loads of positive emotions thus making us feel happier, healthier and closer to each other.
Positive emotions help us cope with difficult situations and helps our immune system speed up the recovery time when feeling upset or unwell.
Life after corona will most certainly give us a reset button at life, allowing us to enjoy and appreciate every single moment with an immense sense of peace.
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Life is so fragile thus it is very important to cherish it. Everything that we experience happens within our life, making our life the biggest and most constant thing that is a part of our everyday reality. So live life to the fullest, have fun, laugh, spread love and kindness everywhere you go, be a helping hand and a shoulder to cry on to those in need, be present, spend time with your family and friends.
Tell the people in your life how you feel about them, become grateful, don’t withdraw your love, practice forgiveness, be yourself and let your light shine. Respect your unique self and one another, send blessings and love to those you care about and fill your life with endless heart-warming memories.
Till then, let’s all pray for the world, breathe deeply and courageously, have faith and believe that after this period of darkness there is always light and together we can embrace ourselves to the good life again and appreciate every second of it. Remember together we will get through anything.