It’s the Little Things

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Scriam in urma cu putina vreme despre recunostinta, o viata pe modul incet si mai relaxata, si despre faptul ca ar trebui sa apreciem mai mult chiar si bucuriile marunte ale vietii. Gandesc asa inainte sa inceapa pandemia de Covid-19. Dupa aceasta perioada, in care am stat inchisi in case si am fost cumva fortati sa o luam mai incet am vazut multi oameni care au inceput sa aprecieze si lucrurile mici, libertatile pe care le avem si pe care ni le permitem zilnic. Sa iesim fara probleme pe usa la o plimbare, sau la alergare, sa vizitam un prieten, ca sa nu mai vorbim despre o vacanta peste hotare. Toate acestea le luam de bune, ni se datorau. Sper ca lectiile pe care l-am invatat in aceasta perioada sa ramana in memoria noastra mult timp de acum inainte. Mi-as dori sa fim cu totii mai impacati cu vietile, libertatile si oportunitatile noastre, pe langa problemele pe care le avem.

Am inchis ochii si m-am gandit la cele mai frumoase sentimente si momente din lume, chiar daca unii poate le-ar considera banale:

I was writing in some of my latest posts about grateful living, slow living, and truly appreciating even the smallest sweet things that life throws at us. This manner of thinking came to me naturally, before the Covid-19 pandemic began. After this period, when we were all confined and forced to take it slow, I saw many people that started to appreciate the small things, the liberties we have and take each day. These liberties, for example, being able to open the door and go for a walk or a run anytime, no strings attached or taking the time to visit a friend, not to mention traveling to a different country, were taken for granted by many. Somehow, I hope that the lessons we learned from this pandemic will stick in the long run. I wish we would all be more at peace with our lives and our liberties and opportunities, even if we all have our problems and hardships.

I closed my eyes and thought of some of the most beautiful feelings and moments in the world, even if some would consider them mundane:

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NICE THINGS

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Putem sa avem parte de lucruri frumoase chiar si pe timp de pandemie? M-am tot intrebat asta in timp ce am incercat sa ma acomodez cu noul stil de viata. De la mijlocul lui martie viata s-a schmbat complet. Drumul de 45 de minute pana la munca s-a redus la 45 de secunde, cam cat imi ia sa ajung la birou din orice colt al casei. Bucataria e acum restaurantul meu preferat, baie e si spa, sufrageria sala de sport. Lumea a devenit dintr-o data mai mica si poate acum sa incapa in apartamentul meu.

Can we have nice things during this pandemic? I kept wondering while adjusting to a new lifestyle. Starting mid-March life has completely changed. My daily commute went from 45 minutes to about 45 seconds, the time it takes to reach my desk from almost every corner of my apartment. My kitchen became my favorite restaurant and coffee shop, the bathroom is also a spa, the living room is also a gym. The world became smaller, and can now fit into my apartment.  

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