My Lockdown Story – Florence Omorogbe

by Florence Omorogbe

A Lockdown Story

By: Florence Omorogbe

Well, when I heard about the pandemic and the effect it could have on every thing including causing a worldwide lockdown, I really didn’t believe. Until gradually, I saw everything changing. Schools shutdown. Movements restricted. Shops closed. And even worship centers closed down too.

I woke up each day telling myself it was a phase that would pass soon, but days turned into weeks and now it’s a month plus…

Before now, I used to have imaginations about something that could actually cause a worldwide holiday, but I never thought it would be something like this.
My first Sunday during the lock down felt so strange. Waking up on a Sunday morning and not preparing for service at my church like I usually do. It was weird.

In all these, I have learnt that all the many life activities are really not worth killing ourselves for in the end.

We can really live a simple life and choose to be happy.

Now I know that money isn’t the main source of happiness and sound health, because even the rich suffer from this pandemic and lockdown.

I also learnt what it means to love people, to be loved by them. What it means to value friendships because being around people could be a source of joy, regardless.

A Note From Eden: Dear Florence,
From the sincerity silently screaming, to the empathy it emits, your story is simply sage in all ramifications.
It is a reflection of the beauty you possess inside out. In duality, you have pointed out lessons and blessings in the times we are in. You are strength! Thanks for sharing your truth with us at Express-Shun. The world is dark enough. Continue to shine the light that you are.

Cheers!

Much love!!

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7 comments

Okeoma May 22, 2020 - 11:40 pm

So true!!! In the end, especially in times like this, it it the relationships we’ve built over time that will come in handy.

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Pearl May 22, 2020 - 11:46 pm

Sincerely it took me a while too before this reality dawned on me. So many things also followed as you have well stated. You’re amazing

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Ola Daniel May 22, 2020 - 11:49 pm

So Beautiful

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Matthew May 22, 2020 - 11:53 pm

Well said. We just have to keep pushing

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Ibinabo Tom May 23, 2020 - 12:05 am

The pandemic has made a mockery of world powers and their wealth. It has thought so much lessons we really need to listen and pay attention to

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Chinemerem May 23, 2020 - 12:21 am

Family. True friends. Love. Caring. Empathy among ourselves. These are the essence of life really

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