Good morning guys and happy New year again!
Nothing changed since my last article… we are still in a lockdown season that unfortunately seems to never end! I know, it’s not easy for anyone, but keep strong and have faith!
We are not allowed to return to our daily lives, with our routines and other things, but we can take this period as a chance to really value life and what we have, and appreciate the little and simple things of it… what do you think?
My article today talks about how words changed in this period. Did you notice it? With this question I mean that words we heard before, were so positive and good but today, under corona season they have a totally different meaning or power for us.
For example, we knew that a positive person was the most beautiful thing in the world but now staying with a “positive” person is bad because we can be infected.
Also, to keep distance: we Italians are so bad at that because we like human touch and hugs, etc., but now we have to, we don’t have a choice. So, hugs and kisses are bad now. Lately we also use a lot this horrible word: “quarantine”, when we have to isolate ourselves, for example if we travel or have symptoms, which is a good word now because we prevent the worse from spreading. We constantly hear the words “restrictions”, “closed”, “ambulance”, “hospital”, “vaccine”, “infected”, “dead” and many more. These words are our reality today and they cause a lot of stress, depression and anxiety, etc…
This is our new vocabulary today! Sad right?
But along with these set of words I would like to add some that instead are meant to give hope and strength…I know that the words that I am going to share with you are well known, but maybe we can try to better understand them and to NOT take them for granted:
“Home”, “family”, “Earth”, “savings”, “love”, “hugs”, “health” and many more… keep them in mind because they will motivate you in your everyday life.
The most important word now is “Patience”, with this I mean that we must be patient to wait because better days are ahead and accept this situation with a positive mindset. Another great word is Gratitude: we must be grateful for what we have and that we are lucky to be able to see with the help of the social media our friends and family that live far away from us.
My thoughts and support go to those who lost someone in their family because of this virus or they lost their freelance business because of the lack of money… I am with you! Meanwhile I am grateful to still have a good health, my family, a roof on me and food every day! The rest is just a vice that the new modern society led us to live with and for…
I hope we can go back to a normal life soon but with a better point of view!
Good luck everyone!