Quarantine: Is There A Silver Lining?

No doubt this is the greatest crisis of our lifetime. But I wonder if there’s a silver lining in this deadly virus. Maybe something positive to help us heal.

It’s as if the universe is saying, “I will attack your family, threaten your livelihood, drain your savings and change your world.”

It’s hard to wrap your head around that. So, we’re left to lick our wounds and adjust to the new normal. And there’s a renewed air of kindness and tolerance. But before America celebrates its Grand Re-Opening, ask yourself…

Could this be a test of our spirit? And what did we learn?

Maybe we’re getting a glimpse of how we’re supposed to live. A calm, simple reminder of what’s truly important.

Before rushing back to work, let this be a wake-up call to appreciate what we do have.

The air is cleaner than at any time in our lives. So, stop looking down at your phone and marvel at the clear, night sky.

Do more with less. Are you really missing those packages from Amazon?

With no traffic, appreciate the absolute quiet, with the occasional chirping birds.

Instead of sitting in traffic, go take a walk. Call a friend. Read more, text less.

Binge on your kids! Break out the puzzles. Sew masks for neighbors. Pop some corn and watch movies together. That said, when families are confined 24/7, tensions can erupt. So, take time to resolve them.

From here on, we’re living a choose your own adventure story, with no clue how it ends. But I’m hopeful that some valuable lessons will come from this.

Beau Phillips is President of Rainmaker Media. 
He’s a creative marketing consultant, strategist and speaker.
Reach him at 203-256-9347   

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