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May 15, 2020

Let’s Remember the Positives

We’re all aware of the negative effects taking place globally due to COVID-19. Some people are affected directly by this virus, requiring medical care and hospitalization in some cases. The indirect effects include fear, uncertainty, isolation, inconvenience, market volatility, supply chain disruption, unemployment, and much more. Let’s face it: we’ve all been impacted to one degree or another.

But let’s also remember that many positive things are still happening. I’d like to offer several examples and invite you to imagine what you would add to this list.

People are surviving COVID-19 in overwhelming numbers! They are recovering, leaving the hospital, and returning home to their loved ones. That’s worth celebrating.

Virtual proms are taking place for young people, and students are graduating from high schools and universities. Eager young people are still purchasing their first cars, and hard-working individuals are moving into their first homes.

Babies and grandbabies are being born every single day. Joyful parents are watching their toddlers take first steps. Children are still playing and some adults are learning how to play again. Families are bonding through the extra time they’re able to spend together.

We’re dusting off old recipes or attempting new ones as cooking has returned to our kitchens. Exercise equipment is selling fast, and some people are even using these machines after purchasing them.

We’re learning new skills and self-improving. Some are learning new languages or musical instruments. Others are connecting with friends using puzzles and games. And some have picked up especially relevant crafts like sewing and knitting as a way to serve others.

Someone is writing that book they’ve always wanted to write.

Long neglected house projects are finally getting the attention they deserve. Garages are being cleaned out, landscaping is getting done, and home repair lists are shrinking.

We’re engaging our creativity with clever memes and GIFs, imaginative solutions for breaking up the monotony of our forced hibernation, and inventive ways to bend the rules on social distancing.

Science is still advancing. And heroes are being born every day—people whose noble work is rightly earning our attention and deserved celebration.

Many businesses are displaying their generosity and offering certain services and products free of charge or deeply discounted. And for those of us using cloud-based Workday technology—aren’t you glad you’re not relying on a legacy system or disparate systems during this current climate?

If we’ll allow it, the challenges we’re facing can become a uniquely unifying experience for everyone in the world. Things may never go back to the way they were. And in some cases, that’s a good thing! The positives that this pandemic has surfaced deserve to outlast it.

There are glimmers of hope worth celebrating during these challenging times, and many good things that are still happening despite COVID-19. Be encouraged. And if there are any specific ways we can do good for you, please reach out to your OSV partner resource to let us know.

We treasure the partnership we share with you and we’re thankful that you’ve placed your trust in OSV. You remain at the center of everything we do.


About OneSource Virtual

OneSource Virtual (OSV) is the Workday partner that has helped more than 1,300 companies with everything from deployment to maintenance to payroll and more—all to make the day more doable. Founded in 2008, OSV pioneered Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) and has become the leading provider of automated solutions for organizations of all sizes using Workday, delivering services with unparalleled choices, unwavering commitment, and uncompromising care. OneSource Virtual’s global headquarters is located in Dallas, Texas, with additional locations across North America and Europe. OneSource Virtual: let’s make the day more doable. Find your company’s solution at www.onesourcevirtual.com.