HARLINGEN — Social distancing and staying home may be dull and uneventful at times, but in those times we can make the most out the simplicity that still exists.
Because most of the U.S. is being urged to stay home, including Texas, many have left the streets in favor of (bed) sheets. Social media platforms like Instagram have even created a ‘#IStayHomeFor’ sticker to allow users to highlight the importance of staying home and encourage others to join in.
After a while, though, staying home can begin to feel like staying stuck. However, stepping away from the outside world allows us to step into our own little world and take time for ourselves and those we love — something we don’t often get a chance for when the world is running as usual. No one needs to be told that the world isn’t what it used to be right now or how we can’t do the things we used to do, go to the places we used to go or see the people we used to see because, boy, do we know.
So, yes, some days will be better than others, and some days will still be dull and others uneventful. It’s in those days, especially, in which we should try to take note of the simple, everyday things that they contain and embrace them. Upon closer inspection, we might even begin to take appreciation knowing that “simple” and “everyday” still exist, considering many other things don’t.
This photo gallery takes you through a first-person narrative on finding comfort in the simple, everyday things at home during COVID-19.
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