God only knows when…
But life will be normal again.
Times are difficult now
Nonetheless very soon some how,
Lord will show mercy upon us
Have faith and let’s not fuss.
Hold on just a little longer
Blessing is on its way…
For those who act stronger.
As I write this article, I’m not only trying to convince the world out there, but to myself as well.
It’s like, from now onwards we will refer to life and time as divided into ‘pre-corona’ and ‘post-corona’ periods. It is an unimaginable and so not comprehensible situation, which none of us all over the world had ever thought would happen in our living existence. The so called flu, has globally twisted the life of everyone. It has taken its toil on all, without the discrimination of caste, creed, religion or class.
As life continues to remain on standstill, with marginal vehicles on the road, or on rails or in the air, we definitely see drastic improvement in the environment around us. I’m sure the birds are flying happier than ever before.
Having said that, nevertheless, some negative and scary thoughts also cloud my insides. What will come of it, if for a stretch of time labour persists to be at halt? Will slowly and gradually, the basic necessities get exhausted? What happens to those who were earning on a daily basis? How are the families facing the crisis who have actually had patients of covid 19? And the biggest million dollar question. How and when will this come to an end??
We are so fortunate that this lockdown quarantine has happened in the digital time, when we have all the entertainment and work available at our fingertips. Imagine if it had occurred a decade ago, when inventions were fewer and limited. Life would have been so boring and frustrating. The very desire to live would have died!
We are all trying to be positive and each one is striving to be busy. Thriving to make the best use of the so not wanted caged holiday. Finding solace in hobbies, spending extra time with family, catching up on long lost passions, making extended phone calls, reaching out to friends and relatives whom we hadn’t contacted in ages and to say these are just to name a few.
I feel this quarantine is like a speed breaker, a reminder for us to slow down and ponder on what better changes we can bring in our lives and in our relationships. Let’s follow the Danish example and live a ‘HYGGE LIFE’! According to an official website, ‘HYGGE’ (pronounced hue-guh) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special.
Basically it means spending time with people you like and doing what you like to do. Gaining peace and happiness from little things in life. It could be as simple as laughing together while watching a comedy movie. Feeling the joy wash over, when your baby cuddles into you. Leaving the mobile aside and squealing while playing board games. Even watching parrots come and eat from our bird feeder hanging in the window is ‘Hygge’.
The list is endless and for each one of us it could be different. All you have to do is, see what gives you peace and happiness and what maintains the smile on your face.