When Quarantine Life Finally Gives You Chinese Take Out

Today was the day. It has been almost 2 months since I’ve been able to feast on my favorite Chinese food (frozen doesn’t count). Today our local Chinese restaurant opened for take out. Yes, I am ecstatic that I can finally get one of my favorite food fixes, but throughout this time, I often wondered how was the sweet family that owned Hong Kong doing now that their livelihood had been put on hold. I’m sure this question has been asked by many during this time of life….. wondering if the local shop owner down the street will be able to save their business or how the family that mom and dad were furloughed is faring. I think for a lot of us, it’s made us realized how much we’ve taken for granted. It’s made me cherish the simple things even more. My wish is that when all of this is done and we can get back to some sort of normalcy, when we get to see our family and friends again and go eat at our favorite restaurant, we see the world with clearer eyes. That we stop at times to enjoy life and those little moments that make us smile. To not forget those that worked so hard and sacrificed so much so that we all can move forward once again. So laugh, don’t forget to tell those you hold dear you love them, take time for yourself and just breathe.

So now excuse me while I go savor my General Tso’s chicken and crunchy egg roll.