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BATH, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: In this photo illustration the new £1 pound coin is seen alongside US dollar bills on April 4, 2017 in Bath, England. Currency experts have warned that as the uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues, the value of the British pound, which has remained depressed against the US dollar and the euro since the UK voted to leave in the EU referendum, is likely to fluctuate. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

As bad as it’s been, the pandemic hasn’t been ALL bad.  Someone asked 2,000 people to name the top “silver linings” they’ve found in the crisis.  Here are the 15 most common answers . . .

  1. It’s actually SAVED you money.  28% said it has.
  2. More quality time with friends and family.  28% of people also said this.
  3. More free time in general.
  4. A better grip on the challenges other people face.  Like unemployment and childcare issues.
  5. More appreciation for things you used to take for granted.
  6. More grateful for your health.
  7. More time to check in on people.
  8. You’ve eaten healthier.  Maybe because we’ve had more time to cook.
  9. You’ve had a chance to reflect on what’s really important in life.
  10. Being more aware of your health in general.
  11. Getting back in touch with friends or family you hadn’t heard from in a while.
  12. More quality time with your pets.
  13. Exercising MORE than usual.  21% agreed with that.
  14. It’s given you a chance to do something nice for someone.
  15. You’ve learned a new skill.

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