Things I Will Never Take For Granted Again

Things I Will Never Take For Granted Again

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Hi everyone,
Hope you all are safe and healthy.
Here in India we are in the 21st day of lockdown and it is very likely it will be extended. All over the news and internet, seeing those numbers increasing each day is frightening. But there’s a glimmer of hope that by staying at home and taking all the necessary precautions, we may succeed in flattening the curve.
Today, I wanted to talk about some of things that I have been reconsidering the importance of. Things that I am going to be so much more grateful for when this crisis comes to an end. I know there are millions out there who are deprived of so much more than you and I. But in this global crisis we all have lost something or the other, especially our freedom to roam around.
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Health
It is rightly said that Health is wealth. After my husband’s illness a few years back, it hit me hard that health is everything. As life goes on pretty unharmed, we hardly realise that whatever it is we do is due to the fact that every morning we are able to get out of bed and get back in safely. These unprecedented times are a harsh reminder how important our own as well the health of those around us is. Therefore, we must do everything in our power to stay healthy and immune. From our diet to lifestyles, this period of quarantine has given us a chance to think about how we can improve them and lead a healthier life. We need to be in this together and also take care of our mental health whilst at homes. My heart goes out to those in poor health as I pray for their recovery.
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Stepping out of the house
This is a no-brainer. Who would have thought going out of the house for something as basic as a walk in the park or a visit to the local supermarket would become such a luxury for all? The ease with which so many of us could travel from one state to the other, one country to the other now seems like a distant dream. I mean, the uncertainty of this pandemic is probable worse than a war because who knows when this will end, who knows when each of us will be safe again. A constant fear will linger in our minds for a long time. So, yes after such a drastic event as this, I’m going to appreciate those unrestricted trips to the departmental store more than ever. But for now we need to stay home and be safe.
Domestic help
Before I asked my domestic help to stay at home, I didn’t realise how dependent I was on them. There’s just so much work in the house to be done everyday that I barely find time for anything else! I’m sure so many of you will agree with me. Right from cleaning the house to looking after the garden, it’s a never ending task. If we can afford these luxuries, we ususally take them for granted but no more.
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Life

It is always said how unpredictable life is but it is in times like these that we realise this truth. Everything is so different as compared to a few months back and there’s so much we can’t control. It pains me to think about all those who have lost their lives and those battling for it. We have realized that our superheroes wear white coats who are relentlessly working and caring for the sick. So, with all that’s happening there isn’t a chance I am going to take life for granted anyday. And neither should anyone of us. I hope you are safe in your homes and if you are with your loved ones, this is the time to make up for all the lost time and find happiness in the little things that you otherwise would have barely noticed.

Let me know how you’re feeling. Have you found any positives during these dark days?

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16 Comments

  1. April 14, 2020 / 14:29

    I love your outlook, babe- we really had things SO GOOD pre-COVID, and we’re all so lucky to have safe houses and access to food and water in these crazier times.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. April 14, 2020 / 16:29

    Being at home in lockdown really puts things in perspective. Even though it is an inconvenience, those of us who can stay home are really the lucky and privileged ones. I think something like this will probably forever change us. I just hopes it moves us forward and makes us strive to be better.

  3. April 14, 2020 / 17:10

    Well I do indeed understand health, I have had chronic health problems and pain since I was 12 which altered the course of my life so yeah I always got that one. And not being able to leave home. I work from home part time since being laid off and only go out every 10 days or so, and am use to that as well but still losing that one day is difficult. Never had domestic help lol so can not speak to that one : ) but the first world needs to be more grateful.

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  4. April 14, 2020 / 18:39

    Oh I am with you on this post, dear. In as much as this pandemic is terrible, it is definitely a lesson in disguise. Gratitude is everything, especially right now.

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  5. April 15, 2020 / 13:42

    There are so many things that we take for granted. Now is the time to reflect on what’s important! Although we are in a difficult situation, I am grateful!

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  6. April 16, 2020 / 18:50

    I’m sorry about your husband’s health, I hope you are both doing OK with the virus xo

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  7. April 16, 2020 / 21:09

    Hope you are staying home and staying safe! It’s good you could have your helpers stay home too! We don’t have people like that here in Australia, so I’m used to managing everything at home myself (although my husband does deal with the garden, thankfully!)

    Hope that you are having a good week 🙂

  8. April 19, 2020 / 05:59

    You look so pretty ❤

  9. May 5, 2020 / 00:39

    Life is very unpredictable and things can change in one moment. Beautiful post about not taking things/life for granted. Thank you for sharing, Rakhshanda.