Instead of rehashing the ways this situation has ramped up in the last day — my employer officially urging everyone to work from home until the end of March; church canceled for some extended period of time; etc. — I’m going to focus on things I’m thankful for in this situation. Because, frankly, this situation has brought these into focus much more sharply than in regular life.
Thankful for our jobs.
It’s easy to focus on what we don’t like, but right now I appreciate having a job I can do from home. My boss generally doesn’t like us working from home — he feels, rightly I think, there are some things you just need to do in person. But since my employer has asked everyone who can work from home to do so, I deeply appreciate that both Ian and I have a white-collar information industry jobs that we can do from pretty much anywhere that has an internet connection.