I have always appreciated my friends and last night was another example of them responding perfectly to the situation we are all in. Instantly I knew that I would be writing about it on Today’s Perfect Moment.
Yesterday was Friday and the end of the work week. In Pre-lockdown/pre-Coronavirus (Is it too early to be referring to those days as PC?) the end of the work week would find me physically and mentally exhausted. I would have easily put my 13000 steps in just walking around the classroom. My mind would be addled from repeating the same page number endless times. Then the drudgery of the commute would pretty much have finished me off. If there was not Saturday bike ride to look forward to…..well, you get the idea.
Yesterday, while I wasn’t exhausted, I have to admit that virtual teaching is still quite tiring. The patience it takes to wait for answers and to explain things without the ability to point at something or draw easily on a white board, or use whatever techniques I have had at my disposal for decades is tiring.
I decided to have a beer and I realized that what I really wanted was to have a beer with my friends. I took a cue from my friend Mike, who sent me a picture of him raising a glass last weekend, and decided to share a picture of my beer with my other friends in a group we have on WhatsApp.
Almost instantaneously, they shared back pictures of the beer they were having. While we can’t be together at this moment, I appreciated their responses and I felt like we were sharing a virtual beer together. If that isn’t friendship, I don’t know what is?
What are you doing to keep your friendships thriving during this unusual and trying time?