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A Moment in Time, Pre-Coronavirus Pandemic

“Anyone who thinks that the world after COVID-19 will be the same as the one before it is mistaken” — Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid

My social butterfly and the waiter.

Exactly nine months ago, my wife and I were vacationing, for the first time, with our baby daughter in Cyprus.

We were having lunch at a famous traditional restaurant in Ayia Napa when my seven-month-old social butterfly decided she wanted the waiter to pick her up.

The waiter smiled, and with little hesitation, carried her. We didn’t mind, on the contrary, we thought it was sweet.

My daughter smiled, touched his face, and we laughed!

What a beautiful day this was for us, that I still recall it to this day.

Little did I know at the time, that such a precious moment cannot and will not be repeated soon.

All variables that made this moment possible, are currently not possible. Starting with the flight to Cyprus — not possible. Simply having a meal at a restaurant with people around — not possible. Having a waiter come near you, let alone touch your daughter — definitely NOT POSSIBLE!

A lot of clichés come to mind as I think of how our world might change.

Live the moment. Seize the day. Carpe diem.

Today, in a world of COVID-19, there’s little resemblance to our world pre-COVID-19. So, really remember to enjoy what you have, TODAY.

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Aql

Aql

I write about self-improvement, motivation, interesting news, and notes to my kids. www.aqlnotes.com