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#SaraReads #GratitudeDuringCovid: Essay-When you can’t go outside, go inside.


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Vedant Bafna

Hello everyone. Sara here and I am so glad to read this honest heartfelt piece.  Come join 15 year old Vedant in a journey inside, closer to home!

#SaraReads #GratitudeDuringCovid: Essay-When you can’t go outside, go inside.

“When you can’t go outside, go inside.”

Isn’t it breath taking, the fact that we are locked inside our homes, with nothing to do.  I’ve already searched, ’What to do when bored’, ‘What to do when bored for teenagers’ and many other things like this.Why does Google not change its answers every 10 minutes!?

But have you ever stopped, just to see that beautiful sunset that occurs every day? Have you ever stopped, just to smell those roses, or look at that beautiful lily in your garden? This quarantine, do that. Do what you feel like doing.

Very rightly said, “When you can’t go outside, go inside”. Now this simple  quote has two meanings, and in the past one and a half months, I’ve explored them both. One is that you think about yourself. And I’m not saying to work and improve your habits; you’ve already heard that from your parents. I’m talking about getting in your mind. To self-improve, but through your brain. Now, this doesn’t mean brain teasers and stuff. All you have to do is heal.

This is a slow process, and with mopping and sweeping being the work that you have, you don’t get much time to breathe. However as night comes rolling in, and the moon is smiling above you, just stop scrolling through Instagram for a second, and think about this. You might cry, you might laugh, you might feel a lot of emotions, but eventually, you’ll start healing.

I was scrolling through Instagram at night (it’s ironic, I know) when I saw a post that said, “If you don’t come out of this quarantine with a new skill, you never lacked time, you lacked discipline.” And there is nothing I’ve ever disagreed with more. You don’t need a new skill or new knowledge to know if you’re disciplined. Sometimes, even looking at the stars, and talking to your sister about your life, and hers is enough to heal. Now I said that there were two things that quote meant. The second meaning that can come out of that quote is, and you should do is, explore your house. So in my house, there’s this compartment above a cupboard that is so high, you need a ladder to reach there. In one of my searches on Google, I saw that bathing in a tub is very relaxing. However, we didn’t have a tub, but we did have a kiddie pool. And it was there, in that compartment. All you need to know is, the kiddie pool was fun. This small little pool, while looks like it’s just a way to lose time, meant a lot to me. It was bought when I was just a year old, and it holds millions of memories with my entire family. It’s not just a kiddie pool, it’s the memories that we should be reminded of.

So today, instead of taking a picture and putting it on your story, enjoy your food, enjoy the sunset, enjoy this time. Because those laughs you have with your family while playing Ludo, they should not be on your phone, they should be right in your heart. 

5 Replies to “#SaraReads #GratitudeDuringCovid: Essay-When you can’t go outside, go inside.”

  • Bharat Bafna

    Superb Ved-Keep going

  • Naren

    Awesome ved!

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  • Naveen Bagrecha

    well expressed

  • Charvi Kakwani

    Very well written! Good job Vedant. Don’t know if you still remember your Grade 5 teacher. Keep up the good work.

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