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In this difficult time, you’ll find that people are missing things; things that tend to be a part of our daily lives that help us to cope with what has been occurring around the world, in our communities, and even within our households. Of course, every item on this list will not apply to every single person – I am simply compiling the difficulties that I have observed across the general global population. You can add your own “misses” below in the comments if you don’t see yours on the list.
If you miss something, please remember that you are free to do so. Your feelings and emotions are as valid as the person beside you. Feel freely.
- Going outside to do various activities and errands
- Relaxing with family/friends at a restaurant somewhere
- Going to beaches/rivers/mountains/pools
- Going to concerts/ shows and other events
- Getting and giving hugs from people you love
- Sharing food and clothing with close/intimate individuals
- Having sex in (relative) peace
- Travelling across the island to visit local attractions
- Collecting money in (relative) peace
- Shopping at the supermarket in (relative) peace
- Going to the movies
- Being at school
- Being at church
- Being at work if you’re considered non-essential, and not being at home if you actually didn’t mind staying at home but have to return to work soon.
- Watching and reading news items that did not mention the Coronavirus
- Not feeling so tense/anxious all the time as it relates to personal health and safety
- Having the house all to yourself when family members left home more regularly
- Being able to smoke in (relative) peace
- Being able to travel on planes and ships
- Looking forward to foreigners visiting the country
- Being able to stand in large crowds without fear of personal health and safety
- Being able to cough in public and receive a “Bless you” instead of suspicious stares
- Being able to drown out your problems in your vices
- Being away for longer periods of time from abusers/hurtful individuals
- Being able to leave home without a mask
- Being able to breathe properly without a mask
- Being able to struggle without the added unnecessary stress of underlying health conditions possibly being made worse by the Coronavirus
- Being able to ignore the ignorant and uneducated comments of individuals who were recklessly tactless before the virus, but are now deliberately so because of it.
- Going for long drives at night
- Going for long walks at night
- Going for date nights
- Not having a curfew time.
- Being able to meet/rehearse/practice/link up without the need for using platforms such as Zoom, Skype, etc.
- Being able to make money in (relative) peace
- Being able to show off your fashionable outfits in public
- Being able to plan ahead with (relative) certainty
- Networking with individuals at events you had planned to attend
- Being able to go on tours
- Being able to largely ignore what governments in various countries have been up to
- Not being able to come back home
This is a difficult time. I encourage you to fight. We will overcome.
Blessings in abundance!