At a time when there is so much uncertainty and confusion, sadness and despair, withdrawal and isolation…
There is also so, so, so, SO much to be grateful for.
I am grateful for freedom. I have the freedom and right to pull my daughter out of school, at my discretion, and have my wishes respected by the school community.
I am grateful that I can still work from home at this time of crisis.
I am grateful that my daughter will be within our home, our care, and within our sight, during this stage.
I am grateful to have a fridge, a pantry, and items that will help us get through this isolation period.
I am grateful that I have so much to keep me busy – books, music, podcasts, movies.
I am grateful to have a roof over my head – a comfortable bed, a heater, clean clothes, running water, a toilet.
I am grateful that I can pick up the phone, and be in touch with anyone in my life.
I am grateful that I can stay up-to-date on the latest updates, world happenings, and have my favourite musos sing/perform to us from the other side of the globe and keep us all happy and connected during this pandemic.
Your gratitude list may be similar or vary wildly. Either way, you can’t deny the facts…
There is so much accessible to us in this day and age. A hundred years ago and something like this could have felt truly isolating. But going through all of this, now?
We may be separated in our homes, but we have an abundance of freedom in how we choose to move within those walls.
How we choose to connect.
What we choose to see.
How much we want to know.
We have it all literally, at our fingertips.
And although sure, life is going to be disrupted, FOR US ALL…
We are all going through the upheaval, together.
And just think… can you just imagine, how it’ll be like when this is all over?
We will hug, kiss, hold hands and dance.
We will go outdoors, rain hail or shine… we will see our family and friends, hold them close, laugh together, get our hair done, get massages, do girls’ day outs, watch movies, love harder, stronger, deeper, and most importantly…
REALLY LIVE LIFE.
I can’t wait for that day. It is going to be incredible.
We can do it. Because we are all in this together. ♥