It seems that the world is in a state of trauma during this unprecedented situation. Our thoughts are constantly fixated on whether this virus would cause any more harm than it already has. This worry that flashes our mind from time to time has a strong impact our mental health. It evokes emotions of sorrows, grief and anxiety.
While many of us will look at this pandemic in dismay, it is important that we consider the situation as an opportunity. What I mean by this is that the pandemic should not be considered as an event that has halted or ruined our lives. Rather we should take this time to put our lives in order. We should spend time and speak with our loved ones and thank the people that have helped us throughout our lives.
Let us also take this moment to salute our doctors, nurses and all those who are fighting on the frontline. They are the true heroes who are constantly battling to save lives. In return the least we can do is help them by adhering to SOPs properly.
Always remember that every cloud has a silver lining. No matter how bad a situation is, the doors of hope are always open. It is time to move from fear to hope. Now is the time to find solace through prayers, to think of repositioning and rebuilding ourselves once the pandemic is over. The present crisis has given us opportunities for personal growth, therefore, we need to seize the moment.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 23rd, 2021.