The Silver Lining from the COVID-19 Cloud

A post from Don Massenzio which encourages us to see the positive in this period of self isolation, and to treasure those moments of connection as the world changes dramatically around us.. lovely post.

Author Don Massenzio

As I write this, I’m sitting in my office beginning the fourth day of the isolation brought about by the COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) pandemic.

I work for a company where travel every week is the norm. Last week, as I sat in a corporate office in Chicago, we listened to our travel scenario gradually degrade from ‘travel as normal’ to ‘no meetings with over 25 people’ to ‘no travel to client offices’ to stay at home and work remotely.

As Monday came along, our highly technological company struggled with overworked meeting servers and the inability to dial in. The whole working world had moved to this model and the infrastructure was not ready.

Now, four days in, my perspective on the ‘inconvenience’ of the restrictions on travel and gathering are helping me form a different perspective on what’s happening in the world.

I know many are suffering from this virus, but…

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25 thoughts on “The Silver Lining from the COVID-19 Cloud

  1. I teach online–have done so for years–mostly to teachers who work in physical classrooms. At first, they were distraught over moving their classes online, thinking it wouldn’t work. Finally, last week, one student said he thought it would improve education. Such a positive acceptance of a reality that may be with educators for a long time.

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