No doubt 2021 was a troublesome yr in every sense of the phrase.
However, anybody who has had the benefit of supportive relationships will not deny the power loved from that wholesome circle of contacts, associations, affiliations and the likes.
With the COVID-19 turbulence in our lives during the last two years, if there is any funding that appears to have sustained one’s excessive and low moments, it was the sustained investments made in relationships. That is my verdict.
The true value of relationships flourished in 2021, a year when myriads of challenges confronted many, together with families, friends, churches, faculties and businesses. From the various social media platforms I belong to, I had purpose to consider last yr, that relationships have provided help, consolation and extra doses of day by day strength.
The benefits of social media, endless chats on WhatsApp, face time, zoom, webinars and tons of more, supplied immediate gratification. The sanity gained therefrom was like precisely what the physician prescribed.
Despite the challenges faced in every corner of the world, web connectivity has energised outdated and created loads of new relationships via social media platforms. These, little question, have fared as well, keeping one linked and energised.
The closeness of even distanced families, friends and other acquaintances grew to become real sharing sometimes, extraordinary care and love. It was as if people were simply ready for the proper moment to hyperlink up.
Yes, opportunities to meet head to head were very limited but the mere proven truth that on trusted social media platforms, scores of love were freely shared by acquaintances on day by day foundation. Thanks to the wave of relationships that swept via, there is not any gainsaying that a silver lining to Covid-19 was at hand.
The urge to join some affiliated platforms, enriched one’s social life, preserving acquaintances not solely in touch but in addition up to date. Thus all types of relationships – schoolmates, yr teams, university coursemates, church groups, skilled groups and lots of more, stored the soul and physique together in 2021.
This new wave of relationships is fortunately related in lots of joyful methods. Sharing of birthdays and different anniversaries which was for very shut family and associates prolonged to the broader social networking relationships one belongs to.
Consequently, relying on one’s networks, the number of birthdays or other anniversary needs became overwhelming with lovely e-cakes, e-champagnes and wines, e-flowers and e-gifts. The days of normal instances couldn’t have introduced us so carefully and caring for one different.
It could have been a painful pandemic as a result of loss of pricey ones. However, as a outcome of the investments in relationships have turned out to be additional solid, the precise harsh results of the pain of the pandemic in terms of loneliness and social isolation might have been quite minimal.
Despite the continued social isolation, the worthy investments in connections and associations have created bonded relationships which have reaped enriched advantages in people’s lives.
One would go to mattress on any day with countless goodnight messages and imogies and wake up the following day with abundance of Bible messages, enriched devotions and greetings from relationships endeared from all parts of the world.
The resultant effect was a feeling of belonging. A nice second to begin out one’s day knowing there are many searching for one’s interest.
With a New Year now dawned, there might be the necessity to say a giant thanks to these in our circle of relationships who, because they have been, we also have been.
The lemons thrown at us by Covid-19 have definitely been became lemonades as far as relationships are involved.
On our social media platforms, we have been capable of laugh and cry collectively. The days when the storms of life overtook and drowned us, when a liked one was lost, this wealthy buffer of relationships offered instant support and care. It was never like that earlier than.
It has often been mentioned that our social connections are key for a healthy life. I am now savouring the truth in that saying.
I will at all times cite my school’s year group platform as a therapeutic therapy to have. Some sturdy bonding of sisterly love has engulfed all of us. We continued to laugh onerous when it was time to snort and bonded intently with sympathetic arms stretched out when it was that time to lend assist.
Any surprise that on the night time of December 30, 2021, we may hold our glasses up at a virtual end-of-year celebration and drank a toast to our sisterly relationship. We now name ourselves, Sisters-for-life because that is what we’ve turn into because of the wealthy relationship we have cultivated in the tough instances.
Relationships, going forward, are going to be funding banks. Perhaps trusted to yield even higher dividends!