COVID19LockdownChronicles: Gratitude

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye

This year is already spent. We’ve had a whole 12 months only in three months. We’ve been through it all and still going through it. And now, it feels like the apocalypse.

I am sitting on my bed, exercising by taking walks from my room to the sitting room and back, for at least 50 times just to keep blood flowing through my body. I am not sure if I can take a walk down the street because the government announced a lockdown (not that I ordinarily would have done that but I would have loved to have the option). And all of these to keep the country and the entire world safe from the pandemic that no one knows exactly how to cure it.

But I am grateful ………for technology. It is at times like this that I wished that I would stick it to my parents about always been on the phone. Because that phone is now really useful; it is the only way to stay in touch with friends and family. I appreciate my laptop more now (and I just got me a new one as a birthday present) because it helps me to get my work done without having to panic about how much work – load I would have at the end of this. And I can send my work to my boss as at when due.

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Photo by Christian Dubovan on Unsplash

I really am grateful for social media. I appreciate its power to give me updates on preventive measures, news, and entertainment. I can stay connected with friends and family through it, so I am balling in gratitude for the power of social media. Thank God for Netflix for making my home alone and my periodic break from work worth – while. Wow, I am having fun catching on movies that I did not think I would see if not for the lockdown.

And thank God for electricity to be able to get all of these things done on technology. It is not perfect, but I will take it. Because if anything was perfect with the world, we wouldn’t be in this position in the first place. You are doing well, technology and I like it.

 

Featured Image: Jesus Kiteque on unsplash

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