OUR VIEW: Remembering start of COVID three years ago should make us thankful for the lives we live today

Published 2:47 pm Wednesday, March 15, 2023

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Three years ago this week, the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were a lot of unknowns. Wearing a mask felt completely foreign for most of us. The information we had was limited. 

Schools were closed. Sports, like the NCAA Tournament, were postponed and canceled. Shelter-in-place orders were given. 

Our homes became our workspaces and our classrooms. 

At the time, it was unclear how long we’d be in that predicament. A few days. A few weeks. A few months. “Years” was even tossed around as a possibility.

We’re writing this today thankful that we’re back to normal and have been for a long tiem now. COVID-19, while still present, is no longer at the forefront of every conversation.

We’re shaking hands again. The six-feet of distance reminders are gone at most stores. 

We’ll never forget the people we’ve lost during COVID-19. Their memories are a stark reminder of some of the worst times of our lifetime.

But it also makes us thankful for the lives we have today. May we never take our normal, everyday lives for granted ever again.