I’m here to bring you the positive sides of a quarantine. I know things are hard right now. There is a lot of uncertainty about the future and what each day holds. But there are some positive things that I have experienced in this short time that my family has been quarantined.
My family and I have been way more active since we have been on quarantine. We have been doing a lot of yard work, going for daily walks around the neighborhood and playing in virtual reality to escape the reality of what is going on. I have also been taking my son down the road to the church where there is a basketball goal. There is absolutely no one there. So we safely have the goal to ourselves.
More Quality Time with the Kids
We have really been spending more time with the kids. We have been playing card games, having movie nights and helping them stay caught up with academics. We are even planning a virtual Dungeons and Dragons with some friends next week.
Getting to Know Our Neighbors
Now that everyone has to stay home everyone is way more active outside and yearning for human interaction. When we go for walks around the neighborhood people will walk to the edge of their yards to have social distance conversations with us. We have even had some neighbors join us for social distance walks. They will walk on one side of the street while we walk on the other. It has really been a great bonding experience. Kind of stinks that it takes a global pandemic to bring neighbors together.
Teamwork is Happening on a Global Scale
Virtual concerts are being held to raise money for local businesses who are struggling and artists who have had to cancel their concerts. Churches are coming together to hold virtual services and meetings to make sure that people have hope to hold onto. People are volunteering to go grocery shopping for the elderly and immunocompromised. Parents are coming together to pull together resources for homeschooling. It is a really beautiful thing seeing how everyone is working together to make the most of this situation.
More Time to do the Things I Don’t Normally Have Time For
Last weekend I got to meet back up with my meditation group that I haven’t seen in nearly a year. Our family stays so busy with activities for the kids, volunteer responsibilities and work that I rarely have time for my meditation group. And when I do finally have a free weekend to go meditate with them I just want to take that downtime to spend time with my family. Now that everything is cancelled I’ve been able to attend the meditation groups virtually.
Those are just a few of the good things that have come from this quarantine. What are some of the positive things that you have noticed from the quarantine?