Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

by Alexandra

What can we learn from this situation?

I think the expression “every cloud has a silver lining” means that everything has a positive part, namely the cloud can be very dark but there is always light around the corner, which means that something good is coming. This expression is applicable to this pandemic situation that all of us are living.

With this confinement, we learn new ways to live. We learn that our home can be the best place to stay safe with our family, we learn how to be present at work remotely. We teach our parents how to use a smartphone and make video calls through WhatsApp.

We learn valuable little things like having a coffee on the beach, going to the restaurant, the hairdresser, having dinner with family and friends. And I think that it’s a life lesson. We relearn how to help others. We learn that we need to be more like friends with our planet.

Since this pandemic started, the planet is healthier, and even the ozone hole is “closing”.
Maybe the world needed this opportunity to stop.

2 thoughts on “Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

  1. Carlos Cabreiro says:

    I think that during the pandemic we will be able to take some benefits and learn a lot of things. Firstly, we will realize that we are very fragile and that we need to have more solidarity towards others.
    Then we also will learn that there are many tasks that do not require our presence and that today, computers and the internet can be an excellent help for our work, for shopping and even for our day-to-day fun.

  2. Paula Ramalho says:

    I think this situation will have some benefits and one of the most beneficial is the decrease in the amount of environmental pollution with the stop of many industrial activities and companies.
    It’s possible that some companies have come to the conclusion that there is more work possible to do from home, which will help to reduce traffic in the cities. Another benefit is that families are having more time for each other. This is also the opportunity to visit our country, Portugal, which is a beautiful country. We are a privileged people, Portugal has beautiful beaches, monuments, mountains, etc..

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