An open letter to the year 2020
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE YEAR 2020
To Year 2020
Everyone ushered you with lots of hopes , happiness and gaity . You started off on a good note in the beginning , but suddenly began to throw tantrums and soon turned difficult . You befriended a notorious virus named Corona , causing loneliness, sadness and depression due to the social distances , loss of lives and livelihoods.
' Every cloud has a silver lining
And in every negativity there is positivity'
Though the pandemic is not what everyone anticipated, but the positivity , productivity and changes that it has brought about is certainly what is commendable and wanted.
Each day when I open my eyes to the beauty of God's wonderful creation , I thank God from the core of my heart for giving me another opportunity to enjoy the sweet chirping of the birds , a pretty rainbow after the rains and the first rays of the sun .
Spending quality and fun time together with my family and loved ones has always been one of my greatest joys in life . Now in this trying time , I just want to rewind those moments and freeze time so I can really soak in their memories.
The lockdown coupled with innovative ideas in technology has created some space and time to be with my family , friends and loved ones who have always been my pillar of strength . I enjoy every moment with them on phone, whatsapp, Facebook, video calls , zoom etc.
When I rummage through the photo albums , phone gallery and little notes jotted down in my parents' diaries , I realise that they have all left behind fond and cherished memories which are close to my heart .
You have led me take a new and positive perspective on daily activities and to brush up my skills and rediscover my potentials and hobbies . Though not very pally with my kitchen and efficient in my culinary skills, once in a while I do make an honest effort to whip up a few great dishes .
Reading books , watching films , social media and spending time with nature and nurturing my plants in my garden are rejuvenating and therapeutic during this testing time.
Honing up my writing and baking skills was always on my agenda . Starting a cake blog and certificates of achievements on winning a few online competitions are added bonuses.
“Teaching is one such profession that creates other professions” . This is also a the call to everyone to value and respect teachers . Teaching is a taxing job . Whether in real class rooms or virtual their hard work and dedication must be appreciated . I am in real awe of technology , educational institutions , teachers , students and parents who are overcoming all the problems and keeping the fire of learning burning even in this difficult time of the pandemic .
'Necessity and adversity is the mother of all inventions'
.I am hopeful that with the invention of the Covid _ 19 vaccination , the virus you brought with you , will never raise its venomous head again to strike havoc . Before I sign off let me put in a few words of gratitude to all those who held my hand to sail through you , year 2020. A very hopeful