I had developed the habit of always hankering for more- being greedy about more clothes, more gadgets, more perfumes, more slippers, more shoes, more food, more stock in the fridge, more of so many goods and items. However, just living quietly indoors for so long has resulted in me giving more and asking for less. I always thought what else can I offer? More help to my mother, more help to my father, more reading habit, more work in the house, more cooking, more cleaning, more organisation, more systematic living. Few things that I learned were developing my skills and the mantra- more you give, more you get is so true.
Every morning beginning the day with some Yoga, cooking breakfast for the family, starting online classes for children, making them well-versed with new concepts and ideas, introducing them to new English words and grammar rules, laying the table for lunch, eating together, reading during the day, walking with the family in the evening, making chapatis for dinner, eating and watching television together are some of the few ways in which I feel I connected with my parents. Occasionally we visited my grandfather's place where I also met my uncle and his kids. Spending time with cousins who are otherwise busy was a fun practice.
This phase of Corona virus and its aftermath has resulted in increased family camaraderie and wellbeing in the family. As we spend more time with each other, we also got more time to spend on ourselves- develop our own reading and writing skills. I have to thank God for helping me turn this pandemic as a 'boon in disguise' where I learnt to place my priorities right, for the family and for myself.