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Good lessons from an unexpected source...Tiktok :)

  God does work in mysterious ways.  He speaks to us even in Tiktok. And this is what my fave friars will be talking about below.  Enjoy.  

Every cloud has a silver lining

 

"The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." ~ Helen Keller

 


 

Every time we hear the news today, we mostly hear about tragedies and most recently, the rising numbers of infected and dead people due to the Covid19 pandemic.  

I have heard of friends and strangers lose their loved ones due to Covid19 and my heart goes out for them. I pray that they be strong to accept what has happened.  As they, there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. 

Though the situation looks grim, we must not dwell on it too much and try as much as possible to draw out anything positive from this situation.  Like any problem humanity has faced, this too shall pass. 

Here are a few positive things that I can draw out from this situation.

1> Mother Earth is given a time to heal a bit.  With people encouraged to stay-at-home, it would mean lesser car usage hence lesser polution.

2> Life is simplified to the basics hence stress and pressure is lessened. No more useless long meetings, stressful tournament games, unnecessary arguments with other people, etc.

3> More time with people that matter the most, your immediate family.  Most of us now can experience and help with the daily household chores.  Most of us now have like first hand experience in tutoring our kids.  

4> We should never take for granted how our current technology helps in mitigating the loneliness for our loved ones who we can't physically be with at that moment. If the pandemic happened 10-20 years ago, just imagine how much you'd give to see the faces of your loved ones at specific moments but you are relieved just because you can chat with them using MIRC, thinking this would be better when compared to people before the internet existed and they'd have to wait for weeks and months for their letters to be replied to.

5> We now more time to think about God. Think more about the meaning of life. How short life is and how important it is for us to maximize it and not waste it. 


These are the 5 things I can think for now.  I am positive you think of more. If you want to please share in the comments below.

Take care and keep safe to all.


Recommended Books in Amazon (click two links below):

Can Science Explain Everything?

2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

Helen Keller Books





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