The Covid-19 pandemic has truly changed the world and life as we knew it. It’s as if it has overhauled everything, and brought about a new dawn. Yes, only one invisible virus brought the whole humankind to its knees, thus showing that nothing or no one is more powerful than nature. Everyone is equally affected by this, and everyone’s lives have changed, and that is why we asked our readers what life lessons did Covid-19 teach them.
But, every cloud has a silver lining, and this rings true with the current situation. We asked our readers on the things they have learned during this pandemic and we are overwhelmed with the response.
We have selected a few of the best entries we got. Read on to know the enlightening, and heartwarming things these people have realized about life, happiness, and wisdom and what they have to say about that.
Here Are A Few Life Lessons From The Covid-19 Pandemic As Shared By Our Readers
Lesson 1 by Angelo Crosby
“As a veteran working in the veterans’ hospital in the assisted living facility for our elderly veterans and seeing that all they have is us because they’re highly susceptible to COVID 19 because of preexisting health conditions. All they have is us, the staff because visitation is cut off because we can’t risk their lives by having people come to the center.
I say all of this to say that I’m grateful that I can still see my family each day and night and get to hug them, but I’m even more grateful that I can help my fellow veterans who depend on me daily, it gives me pleasure to see one particular veteran who I shall call him Mr. X because I don’t want to use his name, but it delights me how his face lights up when he sees me I get him to tell me stories of his time in service and life in general.
This time in the COVID 19 pandemic has given me the assurance that life is indeed precious and a blessing and that we should count it all joy each day and take nothing for granted!”
Lesson 2 by Ann Nixon
“I have let go of obligations that I really believed were important to me and that I would miss. I don’t miss many of my activities. I’m going to be very selective about who I give my time to in the future. It’s also been very interesting to see who’s self-value was based on the opinions of others and external confirmation compared to who’s self-value is authentic to themselves even when no one is watching. It’s been a real eye-opener, internally and externally. People’s true selves, that they have been hiding, have risen to the surface. My life has changed, is simplified, and is clearer.”
Lesson 3 by Missy
“Fortunately I had a spiritual awakening last summer 2019, so I was a little bit more prepared for this pandemic. I have although lost all sense of worry although I do wear a mask when I go out in public to be safe. I have learned to turn things over to God and release them from myself. I have learned that the most important thing is love as there’s a lot of hatred in the world. I have learned not to worry about life insurance and I will never pay for life insurance. I will never need it! I have been shown something! I cannot disclose fully as I have been told not to talk about it. The world will never be the same and it will never return to how it was before.”
Lesson 4 by Maureen M. Figueroa
“In a world where popularity involves likes, swipes, and shares on “socials”, and human interaction frequently occurs online, it is far too easy to portray yourself as something you’re not. However, I have found my most valuable asset is my willingness to be myself…flaws and all.
I am a mental health professional who specializes in the field of addiction and I have assigned a purpose to my own pain by sharing my history of mental illness and substance dependence. By far, the most valuable lesson I’ve learned during this pandemic is that there is absolutely nothing more gratifying than living a life of service. I am praying for the day when “social distancing” is replaced by “social cohesion”. Embrace diversity, celebrate yourself, and accept life’s obstacles as opportunities to live your best life!”
Lesson 5 by Cynthia Shifflet
“Through this pandemic, I have learned to not ever take your loved ones for granted. To be grateful for every day you are given here on earth. Also, to strive to always see the brighter side of things as well as to humbly accept, learn, and grow from life’s lessons. The most important thing I’ve learned is to love even more by extending a helping hand to those who need it. Make your well being a top priority as well as your families. Two is better than one. Love makes the world go round and round. Together we can heal and overcome any kind of storm.”
Lesson 6 by Anonymous
“Respect for every living thing our God has breathed life unto this Earth…we humans are the worst enemy of nature, plundering God’s creations. Stop playing God!
Lesson 7 by Aishwarya
“This is the first time I am writing something. The past few months changed everything. I don’t want to feel the way I am feeling. But I am trying. It’s very hard for me to pretend to be normal in front of my parents. Though they know that something is wrong with me but they don’t know what, sometimes they blame me for my condition. I was a livewire 3 months back, I don’t know how every string of me changed, my feelings changed. I don’t want to feel the way I am feeling. But I am trying. The lesson I learned about self-worth, I always underestimated myself. I learned about self-love, it’s you only you with you. Everybody cares but not enough.”
Lesson 8 by Brutalshark
“I had learned that most of the beings are stubborn with their old practices, and not following norms to keep them safe, and these mistakes when resulting in their own downfall they are blaming all. This time is to cooperate with all because if we are together then we will stand and alone we will fall. Unison is the right way to defeat this epidemic.”
Lesson 9 by Julia Tapia
“Never take your loved ones for granted, because you don’t realize how much you’re gonna miss hugging or being close to them. I just wanna hug grandma again.”
Lesson 10 by Lynn Laveau Lund
“The most valuable lesson for me has been realizing that being in the church has nothing to do with a building. I have been at “church” and in touch with God more in the last four months than ever before, every single day; whether it’s been out on my God walks, sitting at my sewing machine, mowing the lawn, going for car rides, working on a jigsaw puzzle, riding on the bike trails, taking many pictures of nature, cooking, or reading. “
I AM THE CHURCH!!”
Lesson 11 by Florence Forkuoh
“COVID 19 has taught me a lot of things but the one I value the most is what is really important is human health. If you have good health, you have everything, but if you don’t, even your wealth cannot save you from illness…We should value our health over things that are materialistic because COVID doesn’t care if you have millions of dollars in your account, it’s no respecter of people no matter your status, COVID 19 treats us the same.”
Lesson 12 by Maya
“Value people, save money and nothing is permanent.”
Lessons 13, 14, 15 & 16 by Debra Pry
1. “I realize how resilient one can be when everything falls apart. And how grateful that I am to be in this moment. I know everything changes in life, and the most important thing is love. Never waste a moment, because that’s all we really have. Everything else is just things that can be replaced. So forgive and don’t waste a moment on hate. What you give, you get back, and you’ll be a lot happier.”
2. “From the world being shut down and people dying from this Pandemic, it has taught us many lessons. The world may stop, but we all need each other. So many things were taken for granted until the virus came along. Some of us showed empathy to our neighbors by social dancing in the streets. Some started helping one another by making masks or giving out food. Hospitals were full and the streets were empty unless you had a reason. Some had time to think and see the injustice in the world. Protests began and some were in it for the right reasons and some were not. There was good, bad, and ugly.
But there was a change. Nothing is easy in life until it’s done. But, after all the chaos we will be a better nation. We all are in this together and we should cherish these moments before these moments are gone.”
3. “If the Pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to never take anyone for granted and forgive. We are not promised anything in life. Love should be as unconditional as the air we breathe. Too many of us had to say goodbye behind masks or not at all, including myself. Love without regrets, and never waste a moment on hate. You’ll find that you will be happier and healthier. Time is not on your side and it’s time to be happy.”
4. “If anything the Coronavirus has taught me that it’s time to appreciate the little things. The things we take for granted and people. We could lose everything in the blink of an eye. The world showed us we need to slow down and reevaluate what’s important. Nothing is more important than the love we share and the moments.”