Letter: Some reasons to be thankful during coronavirus outbreak
The current coronavirus crisis has created a great deal of stress and anxiety for those impacted by this pandemic.
There’s an old saying, “Things work out best for the persons who make the best of the way things work out.” If we apply that logic to the current coronavirus crisis, it’s easy to identify many reasons we can be thankful.
Listed below are our top favorites:
• We now have more quality time to spend with our families.
• We are now able to spend more time enjoying nature and the outdoors.
• We are able to get that needed exercise by walking in the neighborhood and working in our yard or garden.
• We are able to get a head start on our “spring cleaning” around the house.
• We are able to reach out and touch someone with a personal telephone call, like we did years ago.
• We are cooking more at home and eating a better and more well-balanced diet than before.
• Most of us are fortunate enough not to have been exposed to the coronavirus, like so many people in places like China, Italy and New York.
• Although our incomes may be impacted, we’ve learned to be more conservative with our household budget and spending habits.
• We are fortunate to live in the greatest country in the world where we have ample food and the best medical facilities.
— Ronnie Smith
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