Campbelltown matters with Greg Warren: We have so much to be thankful for

Over the past few weeks, in particular, I have really been thinking about what I've missed most since social distancing restrictions were introduced.

It's hard not to spend a lot of time self-reflecting in times like these.

There are so many aspects of our daily lives that we all took for granted before the introduction of social distancing restrictions and it's hard not to pine for a return of those days.

On a professional level, there isn't much I enjoy more than getting out of the office, going for a walk up and down Queen Street, and talking to everyone and anyone.

It is by far one of the most interesting, enjoyable and rewarding facets of my job as the Member for Campbelltown.

We are an incredibly diverse community and there is no better example of that than a bustling Queen Street at lunchtime.

Heading down to the footy, soccer or netball fields on the weekend to see our local stars in action was always a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

Campbelltown Harlequin's Back to Campbelltown Day, in particular, is one of those days I look forward to each year.

There isn't much better than seeing the Quinnies belt out. You Are My Sunshine after disposing of crosstown rivals Camden at home.

On the other hand, the recent months have allowed us all to spend a lot more time with our immediate family.

Working and schooling from home was not always convenient or practical, but it was nice to slow down and appreciate the quality time with family - something we can also take for granted during our busy lives.

Whatever way you look at it, there is no doubt the last few months has provided us all with a new perspective.

We all really do have so much to be thankful and grateful for.