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Love and joy

By Sona Shaukath

 

“Life is beautiful. It’s about giving. That is family.”

COVID-19 pandemic has left the human race of the earth’s surface in both misery and confusion. Hundreds of queries clog their minds as the corona virus continues to flap its wings around the globe. The biggest question mark in front of every human being is “what is next?”.When the world is at the peak to bow its head and pride to the virus, we are still hanging onto the last thread of hope and prayer. We still believe and trust that there will be a little sunshine at the end of this long tunnel of darkness.

Amidst all the terror and worries, we look around to that smiling faces who opened their arms to a warm hug during the whole pandemic, our family. The pandemic has let us open our minds and our eyes to the little things around us that have more meaning than money and fame. Those smiles, subtle laughs, a pinch of tear, and a lot more happiness. The family has always been shade and shelter for many disturbing hearts and souls. But unfortunately, it took us a non-contained virus and a heavily effected pandemic to realize what is worth our time.

Before the pandemic, we couldn’t even find a fleeting second to spend time with the people around us. We were busy running around for submissions, works, promotions, bonuses, deadlines, projects, and meetings. We forgot the initial goal we had while starting this job, “to keep my family happy”. But it took us a period of three months in the home to understand what it really means. This pandemic gave everyone a chance to keep their laptops away for a few minutes and to spend with their family. It opened the doors to the little alluring moments with your family. Reading a story to the little ones, gardening with your parents, helping your partner, taking up new hobbies, watching a movie together, eating lunch with everyone, enjoying the food prepared, and even sitting at the balcony with a cup of tea, talking to the people who really mean everything to you. Before the pandemic, we couldn’t even find a fleeting second to spend time with the people around us. We were busy running around for submissions, works, promotions, bonuses, deadlines, projects, and meetings. We forgot the initial goal we had while starting this job, “to keep my family happy”. But it took us a period of three months in the home to understand what it really means.

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”

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