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Find the Good in the Bad of Covid-19

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Corona Essays - finding good in the bad. #FindingGood #FocusOnThePositives #CovidEssays CoronaEssays

We can always find the good in the bad, if we look for it. Sometimes we might have to dig for it, even excavate for deeply. But it’s there to be found, and the more we look, the more we will find.

Tune out the negative for it is invariably blown out of proportion. I can testify to the fact that Media 101 training is to get people’s attention using shock and fear.

That is the advice we’ve been given from every marketing, media, copywriting and PR company, coach and training encountered. To use tag lines and copy that grab people’s attention through the psychology of shock, fear, gossip and intrigue.

And we’ve never done it. 

Negative media plays into human fears over human potential. There’s another way.

Don’t give a moment of your attention to this nonsense. Negative reports are out of proportion to the good.

There’s always good to be found, even when hidden under lots of bad. Follow the light and you’ll find your way to more light. You will find the good in the bad if you look for it.

Find the Good in the Bad

Covid-19 Isolation Benefits

During this historically unprecedented time, there is much good arising. Here’s our list to jumpstart your own.

  • Families spending more time together
  • Less hurried and harried pace of life
  • More people reflecting on purpose
  • People considering adding more meaning to their life https://www.icreatedaily.com/what-is-the-point-of-life/
  • Start a side hustle job that could become full time
  • Time to catch up on unfinished project and creative aspirations:
    • Crafts
    • Art
    • Writing
    • Finish that book
    • Finish that course
    • Marketing / setting up a shop for your social account
    • Creating & updating social account
    • Creating/learning increasing
  • Time to catch up on communicating with friends and family
  • People reaching out to help each other and strangers
  • Time to take courses / learn new skills
  • Become more conscious of conserving
  • More aware of the many everyday blessings we take for granted
  • Greater appreciation for friends and loved ones
  • Home maintenance and renovation time
  • Time to plant and tend a garden / grow food
  • Time to landscape and beautify the yard, patio or balcony
  • More gratitude – counting our blessings
  • Not taking our health for granted
  • Time to focus on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health:
  • The internet providing the world at our fingertips
  • Time to vision the life we want to live
  • Create a quarterly plan / set daily goals
  • Do what we can toward this vision – don’t focus on what we can’t do, for ever it is that what we focus on is what grows in our life.

Please add any of your “Covid-19 Benefits” that aren’t on this list (and/or mention your favorites that are here). You can send them to us and we’ll add them with tribute to you.

Meanwhile, here’s another lovely tribute to the good of these times. A poem by a monk that went viral because of the beautiful truths in it. Brother Richard Hendrick was able to find the good in the bad. If you haven’t seen it… or even if you have, you will likely enjoy it again.

Gratitude works.

Lockdown

By Brother Richard Hendrick

Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.

But,
They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
You can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
The sky is no longer thick with fumes
But blue and grey and clear.
They say that in the streets of Assisi
People are singing to each other
across the empty squares,
keeping their windows open
so that those who are alone
may hear the sounds of family around them.

They say that a hotel in the West of Ireland
Is offering free meals and delivery to the housebound.
Today a young woman I know
is busy spreading fliers with her number
through the neighbourhood
So that the elders may have someone to call on.
Today Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples
are preparing to welcome
and shelter the homeless, the sick, the weary.

All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting
All over the world people are looking at their neighbours in a new way
All over the world people are waking up to a new reality
To how big we really are.
To how little control we really have.
To what really matters.
To Love.

So we pray and we remember that
Yes there is fear.
But there does not have to be hate.
Yes there is isolation.
But there does not have to be loneliness.
Yes there is panic buying.
But there does not have to be meanness.
Yes there is sickness.
But there does not have to be disease of the soul
Yes there is even death.
But there can always be a rebirth of love.

Wake to the choices you make as to how to live now.
Today, breathe.
Listen, behind the factory noises of your panic
The birds are singing again
The sky is clearing,
Spring is coming,
And we are always encompassed by Love.

Open the windows of your soul
And though you may not be able
to touch across the empty square,
Sing.

~Poem written March 13th 2020, by Brother Richard Hendrick, a Capuchin Franciscan living in Ireland

Animated Video Rendition of Lockdown Poem

by Brother Richard Hendrick

Focus on the future you wish to bring to life, not on the fear of the unknown and what may never happen. Focus on what you can do, not on what you can’t.

A quarantine essay for perspective you may share.

No matter the external circumstances, don’t forget to plan and plant the seeds of your dreams in the soil of daily doing. Find the good in the bad in your life and situations and you will see the difference it makes. Please share your list, if you’d care to.

Feature Image by Image by mikegi from Pixabay 

Look for the Good, by Jason Mraz

Take a few minutes more to enjoy this sweet song.

The Nelson Family

Here’s another favorite inspiring and uplifting song. The chorus starts with “I believe that every heart is kind”. We love seeing sons, Lukas and Micah Nelson with their dad, the legendary Willie Nelson. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

WARNING: There is one F-word expletive used once, if you’re listening around children, but the rest more than makes up for that.

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