This Truly is the Time to Look on the Bright Side of Life

If you are a Monty Python enthusiast like me, you will have heard the song, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Considering how the corona virus has come into this country without so much as a “by your leave,” we have already had our lives jumbled up because of it; stay away from crowds, no Saint Patrick’s Day parade, no Boston marathon, no going into restaurants and so on. As if that wasn’t enough, many schools and offices are temporarily shut down, which means that everyone is pretty much all at home with each other.

Ok, it’s not our usual way of life, but how about this: if we are to be in our homes together, how about we look on the bright side of it. When was the last time you pulled out the Scrabble board or any other game and ate popcorn while the whole family played together? When was the last time anyone was not at all busy and could take the time to play with the kids or teach them some things that will be useful in their lives?

Everyone is generally in the “rush-rush-rush” mode, so perhaps a few weeks all together under the same roof might make families calmer and closer together. Of course, teachers can email students and give them homework, and parents can teach kids how to bake and cook, or read stories together or play games. How bad would that be?

Look, this is a new wrinkle in our country and it’s shaken us all up. Life as we know it has changed drastically, and who knows how long it will be before the corona virus is defeated. How about we try to look on the bright side for the time being; who knows? It may change families forever and make them closer. How about we try to look on the bright side and stay focused on what part of this may be a good thing.

Just an idea to help look on the bright side.

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