Feeling hopeless because of COVID-19?

Lost all hope because of the global pandemic?

There’s no doubt that the year 2020 was one of the toughest years that we had to endure. So many things happened beyond imaginable, lives lost and many people losing their jobs because of this Global pandemic known as ‘Covid-19’ or Corona Virus.

What is Covid-19 or Coronavirus anyway? Well according to the World Health Organization (W.H.O), Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

For more on Coronavirus disease, tap on the link to read and learn more about what the disease is and how it spreads. Not only did people lose their lives because of this disease, but a lot more lost their jobs because many companies had to shut down because of the economic strain the outbreak caused. Now, because a lot of many people have been left to wonder how they would pay for their food, daily expenses and so on, we can all try to imagine how the less fortunate have been affected. Since the beginning of the year 2020, many have been challenged, mentally of course and to those who were and still not ready to deal with this chaos, hope seems to be lost and to some, they are holding on as much as they can.

Financially, there is not much that many can do to help themselves to fight poverty and the likes, but it seems the only thing we can hold on to and try not to lose, is hope. Hoping things will turn out well sooner or later. Hope never dies as the saying goes and it sure doesn’t die. Positivity goes a long way during these difficult times. Of course, because these are testing times for all of us, we are bound to meet people who have been affected mentally, and probably they cannot hope for things to get better anymore. If you are one of those optimistic individuals who always hope for things to get better, then spreading positivity is surely another way to help those who do not see colour anymore in these grey times. Losing hope is more of a choice to some extent because no one or nothing can take it away from you. Yes! there is a fine line between being overly optimistic and being a realist, but you can’t argue that most of us are getting by just because we spend half of the day in our imaginations. We spend half of the day thinking of how things could have been because we are just afraid to face reality. It’s now a blessing to survive to see the next day, hoping to see have that car you had been dreaming to have in the next five years. Dreams to get married, dreams to have children, dreams to go to that favorite city or country all seem to be an almost impossible thing to have or achieve now.

There has been a high record of people committing suicide, because they can’t bear to face reality. It’s not a shameful thing to look for help if such thoughts have been crossing your mind. Look for help, be around people who have that positive vibe to feed yours which is now fading away in a place of no return. Hug the next person to you as you are reading this, show them love and make them feel loved and vice-versa because honestly no one was promised to see tomorrow. Hoping to see tomorrow, hoping to reach that light at the end of the tunnel, hoping to see that beautiful rainbow at the end of the storm is what gets us by in these troubling times.

Pray and be patient, things won’t change overnight, but hoping they will, helps us get out of bed in the morning every day. For one to enjoy the fruits of hope, one must get up and do his or her part, and let the Almighty do the rest. The most important thing is to spread the positivity.

If you see someone with a dimming light in his or her heart, help them see the light that you see. We won’t get by on our own, but if we work together, keep each other safe and if we just take a deep breath for a moment and think that eventually after a storm comes calm, then I assure you the end result is blissful. It won’t be easy and that’s a fact but trying won’t hurt.

You are still able to smile, despite losing your job or losing a loved one? Then I salute you because it’s not easy to be strong in these weak times. You are still able to smile even though the world has turned its back away from you? then put that blessing of a smile on the person next to you and you will notice how, hopeful you will feel that nothing as monstrous as this disease will be permanent, everything is temporary in this world. Now we all hope 2021 will be an amazing year.

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama

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