As we sat around our dinner table last night, I posed this question to my family: “What’s at the top of your post-quarantine bucket list?”
The responses were heartfelt and simple: “Hang out with friends and neighbors, eat at a favorite restaurant, go to the library, walk to the ice cream shop, get back to sports practice or a fitness routine.”
It’s only been a few weeks, but the nostalgia for these regular activities was apparent. As each of us shared, the others nodded in agreement. These simple pleasures that we have taken for granted, add so much to our lives.
Had I asked this question a month ago, I’m sure the answers would have been very different. The COVID-19 quarantine has jolted our lives but also brought clarity to what truly matters. Family, friends, good health, and community fill our post-quarantine bucket list. What about you?
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”Mother Teresa
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