A Moment in My Life – Friday, February 5, 2021
This video from GMA3 called “Life in a Day 2020” profoundly touched me, leaving a lasting impression on my heart. It started lovely putting a smile on my face seeing people from around the world living a day in their lives. It was like watching National Geographics on screen. Families were cooking and sharing a meal, hugging and kissing, leisurely sitting together, exercising together, enjoying some outdoor excursion, and babies being born, to list a few examples. They were living life—all smiles, laughter, and happy faces warming my heart, filling my core with the feel-good impulses.
Not all scenes were cheery ones. I felt bad for the young man having the camera in his face being awakened when he didn’t want to be bothered. I sure wouldn’t want to wake up with a camera in my face. He went along with the camera person. I guess I didn’t need to feel so bad for him after all. He was okay. What a good sport, I thought.
A few scenes later, the young man’s mother shared that the video she took of her son was chosen for this documentary, and she decided to add an update, which intrigued me. My mouth fell opened. My eyes welled with tears as the camera panned over a small display of love with an urn to one side, while the woman’s quavering voice said, “Here is my son now, my son Alex. He passed away February 18, 2020, due to complications from Covid-19.” Heartbreaking! He was 24 years old—just a kid! How could this scene be possible?
This is why we have to be as vigilant as we can for as long as it takes to wait out this disease. Covid-19 is indiscriminate. Covid-19 doesn’t give anybody a get-out-of-jail-free card. It baffles me how there are still so many people who won’t take this disease seriously!
So far, in just this pandemic, we have lost 450,000 lives, and that’s only in the US. With over 100,000 million Covid-19 cases worldwide, which means at least that many people are suffering, hurting, feeling pain, sorrow, and loss—that many lives changed forever. It’s not over yet! Heartbreaking!
We have so little control when it comes to the Coronavirus. We can only be vigilant and do our measly small parts in keeping ourselves and others safe, but we must do every little bit that we can to not add to the problem. As tiring as it is, it is a simple thing to do compared to the bigger picture. I am grateful that all I have to do is stay safe. Many people in the world can’t say the same thing. All we can do is pray for those people who are in the heat of it all.
Be sure to reach out to someone today and tell them you love them. Life is short, and we are here for only a flicker. Nobody knows how much time we have on this earth. We need to keep our attitudes healthy by filling our minds with hope, happy, positive things like the love and joy that people worldwide are sharing with their loved ones while they do their part to keep each other safe and not add to the problem. This is my wish for each of you so that we can all be happy, positive, and vigilant. This documentary airs Saturday, February 6, 2021, on YouTube; if you are interested in checking out this video called “Life in a Day 2020.”