An Open Letter to Life After the Pandemic

 An Open Letter to Life After the Pandemic

Dear Life,

Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to see various shades of you. I know you can be difficult at times, and rewarding too. You’ve been an enigma, and I’ve always been so excited to unravel, explore, and LIVE you.

But the pandemic was something else. It was one of your shades that I had never seen before, and honestly, it scared and overwhelmed me. When I first heard about the coronavirus, I thought that it’s another one of your gimmicks. I thought you were trying to be difficult again like you always had, and I would eventually find a way to deal with the problems you’d toss at me.

But I couldn’t. I contracted the virus, and so did my entire family. Those were hard times when I was not sure if I’d even be able to enjoy you again. Questions filled my mind. What if something happens to me? What if something happens to my parents? Will I be gone? Who’ll take care of my family if that happens?

But in the end, I was lucky. You weren’t that harsh on me, and everyone in my family recovered. And now, when I look back, I realize that it was another stone of problems that you threw at me. Though the size of the stone was larger, I managed to dodge it.

In such times, when people are uncertain of their life and future, I am healthy and working. Millions of people lost their loved ones, but I didn’t. Millions of people lost their jobs, but I didn’t.

So, yes. My dear Life, thanks for being kind to me even in these harsh times.

You have taught me a lot during the pandemic. Some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from you are:

Live to the fullest: You might seem long, but you can go away in the wink of an eye. It’s important to relish you. And to do that, one must live with pride, integrity, passion, and confidence. I promise you that from now on, I’ll live you to the fullest. I will enjoy every day of my life and will get rid of my regrets and insecurities.

Live on your own terms: You are my Life. You truly belong to me, and I’m the one to decide how I want to live you. You’ve taught me that taking charge of my own life is important, and that’s what I’ll be doing.

Value relationships: Relationships are the most valuable gift you have given to me. I am blessed to have a beautiful family and friends who’ve got my back. It’s time I start valuing my relationships and stay close to those who have meaning in my life.

Stay optimistic: Well, you’re stubborn, and the pandemic won’t be the last challenge you throw at me. But I have realized that these challenges are a part of you – life. So, I’ll be optimistic and accept whatever you have in store for me.

So that’s pretty much it, my life. I hope the upcoming years will be more enjoyable so that I can live you to the fullest. Thanks for being my biggest motivation and inspiration, and please continue to surprise and teach me every day.

With love,

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