People are losing their jobs.
Students are struggling with their graduation.
Migrants are walking 100s of kilometres to be home.
Doctors are saving strangers and video calling their kids.
Patients are spending days and weeks in hospitals, alone.
Families are mourning the loss of their loved ones.
Souls are leaving their bodies, with no one to hug one last time.
Look at us.
Whining about “getting bored” at home.
Crying over a slower internet.
Bothered by not having enough movies on Netflix.
Craving to hit the gym suddenly.
Needing that white-mermaid-cup latte.
Hoarding on toilet paper and soap.
Wanting the fresh air for our soul.
Stepping out on the 5th day, because “I’ve been in for 4 whole days!”
While we crib over how difficult our life is, there are people out there who only wish they could be home.
People who wish they could be safe.
People who wish they could hold their family. At least one last time.
We have what these people wish for.
Cherish it. Stay home.
P.S. We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
~ Cynthia Ozick