I’m generally a “glass half full” kind of person and I know many people are not. For those of you who usually see the glass as half empty, I hope you’ll keep reading. I’d like to offer you some of what I call “Pandemic Lemonade.”
That’s the name I’ve given to those unexpected good things that happen during this unbelievably trying time. I coined the phrase after hearing myself say things like, “well that’s a good lesson that’s coming from Coronavirus,” or “see, that’s another blessing in disguise from this horrible pandemic.” Trying to look on the bright side does not minimize in ANY way the suffering and loss caused by COVID-19. My heart aches for everyone affected by this tragedy. But the “glass half full” approach is one tool in my pandemic survival toolkit. Trying to see some things in a positive light has helped me. Maybe it can help you too.
Here’s a list of some pandemic lemons that can be made into lemonade when you stop to notice the good parts of this rough year. (more…)