Before the virus, I used to long for open, unstructured time where I could just be, follow my intuitions and passions, and see what came up for me. I now have the luxury of that in the midst of the pandemic. Now I fight the thoughts in my head that I am just being lazy. No wonder it has been hard to relax all my life.
I am grateful for the openness of this time.
I am a college student advisor and have had to learn a lot of new skills using Zoom and other platforms for communicating. It has been challenging but in a good way.
Water, food, something to look forward to, and a loving family and friends.
That so many people are working hard on containing the virus. They don’t get the press that the rabble rousers do, but they are on the job every day, doing their best for humankind. I am deeply grateful to the doctors, nurses, scientists and leaders who are stepping up to meet and solve the biggest challenge of our lifetimes.
That people are generally abiding by the rules of this pandemic. There are always outliers, of course, but generally we are taking other people’s safety into consideration in addition to our own. (Despite a lack of leadership from the top).
It changes you from the inside. As a species we look to things outside of us to entertain us, distract us, make us happy. Gratitude is a quiet feeling that gently changes our body and mind to be more aware of all that we have.
Go for a nice long walk in the sunshine.
My scary thoughts about the future. If I let them, they will run wild! I choose not to. 🙂
I am deeply grateful for all my friendships with high quality women. I know they will be there for me if and when I need them, and I will be there for them.
My heart is yearning for a sense of “normalcy” that I always took for granted.
To be a valued, contributing member of my family and community.
I am grateful for my job and that I can work from home.
Kindness toward others. I was able to make a big difference in someone’s life today.
To be aware of all the people in need at this time,. and to share our resources with them.
That we will have a new president and thus new leadership in November.
Staying calm during this crisis. Getting spun up by the news does nothing but make us all feel anxious. So what is in front of me each day. Love my husband, grandson and friends.
A question I ask myself: NICE to have, or NEED to have?
Our grandson flew home from NYC where he lives, to be with us for the next few weeks. He is a very wise young man, already taking care of things like cooking and shopping so we won’t have to go out as much. His voice is reassuring and confident–we are fortunate to have him here.
I tend to eat too fast–part of me just wants to get it over with and get on to the next activity or task. I am–just for today–going to eat more mindfully and let my meals take longer than 5 minutes!
I am grateful for my friends and family, and my colleagues at work. All bring comfort at this scary time.
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