What Being Quarantined Has Taught Me About Life

I am not here as a healthcare expert nor I am here as a doctor to give you data about this covid-19 virus that has taken lives at such a rapid pace.  However, I am here as member of society who is abiding by the law to quarantined with my family.  During this time as we shield ourselves from the world that’s right outside our windows and doors, adapting to my new reality has brought new perspective about life.

For as long as I can remember I have always lived my life on the fast lane to hit all the milestones I set for myself. I was always planning for tomorrow’s instead of living for today. The bible tells us to “not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.” It’s unfortunate to admit but covid-19 hitting the world at the time it did has taught me who and what the most important things are in life. It also made me realized how fragile and unpredictable life truly is. Today, I encourage you to spend time with your family and be fully present in the moment. I also challenge you to learn something new and do something out of the ordinary like create a TikTok account (JK). On a serious note, tell the people you love that you love them and tell them again… because all I am saying is that tomorrow is never promised to anyone.

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  1. 5.16.20
    John Moua said:

    Great Post!

    • 5.28.20
      Blair villanueva said:

      Fortunately, I haven’t gone to the point of focusing on TikTok just to kill boredom. Recently, gardening and diy-ing makes me busy and happy.

  2. 5.26.20
    paolo said:

    We have been in lockdown since march 15. I am kinda getting used to be indoors lol.

  3. 5.26.20
    Mohamed said:

    That’s very true! Tomorrow is never guaranteed. It’s good to live and focus in the present but hope for a better future.
    The pandemic has really taught us a valuable lesson. This has reminded that. Thanks for sharing.

  4. 5.26.20
    Monidipa said:

    This is the thing I had always understood but in my case quaratine has taught me that never wait for tomorrow, achieve all your dreams, who knows if what might come tomorrow.

  5. 5.26.20

    such a relevant thought penned down so beautifully

  6. 5.26.20

    being on quarantine teaches me to be grateful for a lot of things. it also opened my eyes to things that i took for granted before… it helps me to become better, really…

  7. 5.26.20

    We never saw that Covid-19 was gonna affect the whole world. Well it taught me a lot of things too, mainly to save money so that we could spend it at times we need it and secondly we need to love all the people around us because we don’t know when the time will tell that they are going to leave us soon.

  8. 5.26.20
    aisasami said:

    What being quarantined has taught me to enjoy every little and enjoy life. Just the little things can make you happy!

  9. 5.26.20
    Neil Alvin said:

    As for me, quarantine taught me that family is the most important in the world.

  10. 5.26.20

    Quarantine has definitely taught me that family is everything. It’s so important to have a good foundation at home.

    • 5.27.20
      admin said:

      Absolutely! Family is everything!

  11. 5.27.20

    This is amazing!! Thanks for sharing

  12. 5.27.20
    Lavern Moore said:

    It’s great that you got some life lessons out of being quarantined!

  13. 5.27.20

    Its great you have learnt something from this, I know i have! Spending time with family is just precious!

  14. 5.27.20
    Michele said:

    This is the time to figure out what is important and what is not. It is definitely the time to be more present and enjoy the people you have around you.

    • 5.27.20
      admin said:

      I absolutely agreed!

  15. 5.27.20
    Utaji said:

    One thing I learnt from the lockdown is that we have to appreciate every time we spend with our friends and family.

  16. 5.27.20
    Sarah B said:

    Indeed, we should focus more on what we have and do today and stop worrying about tomorrow because it is not promised.

    • 5.27.20
      admin said:

      On a positive note, quarantine has taught us all more about life than we expected! Thanks for adding to the importance of being presence and living in the moment. Thank you!

  17. 5.27.20
    Polly said:

    Quarantine has helped a lot of people in so many ways.

  18. 5.27.20
    Rosanna said:

    Beautiful post, the pictures are so lovely!

  19. 5.28.20

    This is so hard and so true… Since the pandemic started, I have said “I love you” (and meant it) more than ever…

  20. 6.20.20
    Elizabeth O said:

    This time of pandemic, its teaches me how to be grateful in all things. It also taught me to appreciate the small and the big things I have