Yes, life is different than it was a few months ago. COVID-19 and the subsequent shelter-in-place mandates have pulled the rug out from under life as we knew it. Social interaction has forever taken on a new meaning, and everyday conveniences we had at our disposal are now measured luxuries. The pain, fear, and unfathomable stories that have become synonymous with 2020 will stay with us forever. We never could have imagined being confined to our homes for this long—yet here we are.
But, is it possible that as we adjust to this way of life, we’re beginning to imagine that there may, in fact, be some very real upsides to this upside-down pace of life?
Especially for families with young children, this definitive time in history does have its benefits. And perhaps it’s not a stretch to say that quarantine could facilitate some of the best times in our lives—if we allow it to.
10 THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED TO APPRECIATE DURING QUARANTINE:
Alongside our children, we are learning to let our hair down, take it day by day, and let the small stuff go. We will get through the hard times, while finding the beauty in our time together.