Coronavirus, A Blessing in Disguise?

The economy is going to shit quick. People are being sent home from work and income is questionable these days. Schools are closing down, restaurants, bars and nightclubs are shutting their doors as well. Supermarkets and grocery stores are doing their best to keep shelves stocked and patrons are trying to get what they can while they can. The thing about catastrophe is, is that it happens at the most inopportune times and it’s always impossible to predict. No matter where you look these days, worry, fear and panic abound. Pandemonium as they call it, because we have no idea of what is on the horizon or what tomorrow will bring.

Yet, perhaps we are missing what is possible and what we can control….

Haven’t we all wished for times to slow down, so we can stop to smell the roses or appreciate what we so often take for granted?

Perhaps this is the time to refocus your family, spend this time to make up for all the time you couldn’t in the past due to work or other obligations. Like the power outages or blizzards of the past, a time with minor distractions and where running errands might be suspended for the time being.

Don’t let this time of societal halt be wasted with worry and hesitation. Focus on your family. Time is a precious commodity that we all wish we had more of. Recognize this blessing in disguise, and make the most out of it with those who are truly important.

We cannot stop what is coming and we have no control or say on how this will play out. But you do have a say in how you spend it. Spend this time with your family and realize why you love them so very much and remind them why they are so special to you.

This whole coronavirus thing could blow over in a few days or weeks and you could find yourself regretting that all you did was stress and worry when you could’ve been enjoying family time, something we all wish we had more of. Time with our parents and kids is fleeting, since time stops for no man. One day your kids will be headed out the door to blaze their own trail, your parents time may be coming to a close in the coming months or years.

Spend this time with your family, spend this time to make up for all the lost time. The more time you dedicate to your family, the better prepared your family will be and the stronger you bond will grow.

Perhaps we’ll look back one day and recognize the coronavirus miracle that was right in front of us all along.


39 thoughts on “Coronavirus, A Blessing in Disguise?

  1. Anonymous

    Uh oh ladies and gentlemen (and all genders in between) …its the return of Coffee!
    All joking aside, this is a great reminder to focus on what’s important and what we actually have control over. Well written broseph.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Hola PK. It took me a few days to come to this realization. God works in mysterious ways and all we must do is continue to look and seek him out in order to understand our place and purpose, along the way, we begin to see what is right in front of us.

      I don’t have any idea for a podcast…unless you do?

      How have you been? I see you did a marathon a few weeks ago…the 24 hour one if I’m not mistaken.

      1. Doing okay. Getting fat from not running as much and still eating like I am. Lol. Yes, I am trusting God with this situation like everything, but I still don’t like it.

  2. Overall what you suggest here could be a by-product with a positive note… our divisiveness might vanish.

    Consider this moral dilemma… at some point deeper into this when the virus is literally in our neighborhood… and the economy has gone all shot to hell… will we then begin to think…. was all this misery worth the saving.. or trying to save… only 2-4% of the aging population? There’s a podcast for ya!

    BTW… Resurrected my own podcasting again… or

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Awesome Doug. Yeah, this could prove to be a wonderful and marvelous time to reconnect and refocus on what is truly valuable.

  3. We should definitely be counting our blessing and appreciating our friends and family EVERY day. Fear and panic wont help anything. Stay safe, stay healthy, wash your hands, and for the love of all things hot & profane, quit hoarding toilet paper!!!

                    1. bottomlesscoffee007

                      I can understand. This is the freest I’ve ever felt….I hope it never ends!

  4. I’ve been pretty grateful. I’m able to work from home, as is the hubs. I’m getting more sleep, and since I’m no longer commuting 2+ hours per day, I’m enjoying having time to accomplish things that are constantly on my wish list: walks, watching movies, reading books, etc. I’ve been constantly pointing out the silver linings in an effort to calm those who are anxious—hopefully more folks will jump on board and try to appreciate the positives, which ARE present.

    Welcome back—even if it’s only a temporary return!

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Thanks Heather, yeah, it’s all about perspective and being grateful for what this extra time allows for.

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