While nearly the entire world is in some sort of home quarantine, where workplaces and schools are closed. When we only invented these terms in the last couple of months: “flatten the curve”, “circuit breaker”, “home based learning”. When work from home is the new norm.
I am thankful.
I had previously shared my thoughts in a Facebook post, but here it is as a post.
I am thankful I get to spend more time at home. Yes, probably a very different feeling from many of you, but I had always felt like I was spending too little time at home. There were so many families’ homes to visit every weekend, and places to bring the kids, that spending time at home was a luxury. Now, it’s a norm.
I am thankful that I get to watch church online the whole day. I do miss live worship, especially at New Creation Church service at The Star, but I now am able to watch services from all around the world. Including from Hillsong in Australia, Bethel in USA. I am also thankful that I can share online access to my family.
I am thankful to be part of my children’s education. Had always wanted to be more involved in their studies and now I get a chance to.
I am thankful for all the free courses available online, where I get to be a part-time student again. From Financial Accounting, to Design Thinking to AI, I get to learn from great professors from top universities.
I thankful to have access to software and communities for free or for very little money. Learning never ends. Check out Abundance Digital Community and CoFounderLab, etc.
I am thankful for food delivery being made available islandwide, because now I don’t have to be restricted to food options available in my “suburban” neighbourhood town.
I am thankful for being able to sleep in. No more 5+ am mornings, hello 7 am.
I am thankful for not having to commute around the island, and not having to pick up 2 kids from 2 separate locations.
Finally, I am thankful that I continue to run an e-commerce business that is still able to provide some sort of revenue for me and my family in these (unprecedented) trying times.
To everyone, keep safe, and be blessed.