A Thank You Note to a Virus

Manifesting the End of Coronavirus. This was the title and subject of a video I watched earlier this week. The gist of the message can be summed up in four words:

What we resist persists.

During this time of isolation and physical distancing, we need to remain focused on the positive. I’d never dismiss the seriousness of this situation—people becoming ill, people dying, the loss of jobs, and more—yet we need to accept and embrace where we are and be patient as this ever-changing scenario unfolds.

In an effort to make peace with our current state of affairs, I suggest writing a note to COVID-19, thanking it for the lessons you’ve learned thus far, and the ways you intend to make permanent changes or shifts in the way you think and live going forward.

Here’s a sample template:

Dear Coronavirus,

In the smattering of days since you found your way into our country, our homes, and our communities, I’ve learned so much about myself, my life, and my priorities. I’ve also become aware of the plethora of things I’ve taken for granted. I’d like to thank you for showing up as my teacher, and I’m grateful for my front row seat in your classroom. Your lessons are necessary and important and are providing me with awareness and opportunity.

Here are a few things I’ve learned so far, and the new plans and goals I have for the future:


I’m choosing to live my life one day at a time, allowing things to unfold without fear, negativity, judgment, and impatience. I’m also doing my best to remain hopeful, optimistic, and focused, and I choose to be kind, empathetic, and sincere in everything I think, do, and say.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

With love,

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