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5 Lessons On Gratefulness That The Current Pandemic Situation Has Taught Us

Be thankful.
05 May 2021, 07:01 AM

5 lessons on gratefulness that the current pandemic situation has taught us

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Let’s be honest… Miss Rona has left all of us feeling down, helpless and hopeless for most of this year. But if you really dig deep into your heart and mind, there are many things that we should be grateful for despite the constant strain of negativity. So here are some of the lessons we learned:

#1 Beautiful places to travel to within Malaysia

5 lessons on gratefulness that the current pandemic situation has taught us

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The tagline ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’ wasn’t plucked out of thin air. If you always thought that the grass is greener on the other side, now is the time to cherish what our beloved country has to offer.

From the city to the jungle, from the countryside to the islands, Malaysia is filled with hidden treasures that continue to surprise and amaze travellers. So let’s Cuti-Cuti Malaysia!

#2 Technology to keep in touch with friends and loved ones

Gone are the days when we could only keep in touch with our family and friends living far away from us either in person a few times a year or by calling them on the landline, or even sending them a letter by post if you’re feeling sentimental.

Today, we can do all of the above at our fingertips! Facebook, Instagram, Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp, you can choose from multiple platforms to make video calls when you miss someone. So let’s hang in there until we can see our loved ones face-to-face again!

#3 Food on the table and shelter above our heads

We spent a few months being stuck at home during the MCO earlier this year and we couldn’t stop complaining about feeling confined. But you don’t know how lucky you are until you start to imagine yourself going days without food and water, and a comfortable home to go back to.

We’re glad that we’re still able to cook at home, go out to buy groceries and essentials, and order delivery from a wide range of food options anytime we want. So let’s stop whining and complaining!

#4 Frontliners who put themselves at risk for us

5 lessons on gratefulness that the current pandemic situation has taught us

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2020 is the year we realise that we’re nothing without our health and well-being. But in times when we really do need help, we turn to the real heroes whose priorities are the health and safety of the rakyat.

During this pandemic, the frontliners are the ones working round the clock and risking their well-being for a greater cause. Without them, the world would have been completely consumed by Covid-19 by now.

#5 Various channels that offer help and support

5 lessons on gratefulness that the current pandemic situation has taught us

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On a similar note, we’ve also seen a number of NGOs and charity groups give up their time, energy and resources to help the less fortunate. Regular people are helping one another without expecting anything in return, like making PPE suits for the frontliners, buying essentials for the elderly, producing face masks, and many more.

However, these aren’t the only things you can do to help—there’s also zakat for Muslims.

5 lessons on gratefulness that the current pandemic situation has taught us

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Paying zakat isn’t just about being grateful for the income we receive—it’s more about doing good for others, and helping the poor and needy. With the pandemic contributing to rising cases of unemployment and poverty, there’s no better time than this to be more giving.

However, if you find yourself missing or forgetting your zakat payments, here’s a quick and easy way for you.

You can be part of the monthly zakat deduction scheme a.k.a. Skim Potongan Zakat Bulanan (PZB) that enables you to pay your zakat via a monthly salary deduction by your employer. This will save you a lot of time because you no longer have to go to the zakat counter every month!

5 lessons on gratefulness that the current pandemic situation has taught us

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Besides that, you also stand a chance to win a laptop, shopping vouchers, petrol card, and exclusive telekungs if you participate from now until 30 November 2020!

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Posted by Pusat Pungutan Zakat on Friday, September 4, 2020

Click here to activate your monthly zakat deduction scheme now. For more info about the PZB scheme, visit here.

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