Lockdown is easing off in Wales. Throughout these uncertain and difficult times (what an overused phrase!), I’ve realised how many blessings can go unnoticed in our normal busyness. I’m not an ungrateful person; I enjoy the ‘little things’ and write a daily gratitude journal. I have a new appreciation for life though. I’d like to say I’ll never forget these feelings, but I might, so that’s why I’m writing them down. These are a few of the things I’d like to remember: a funny mix of big/generalised and smaller/personal things.
I want to remember the new friendships formed with neighbours. When we were required to stay close to home and only go out for exercise, people connected more – smiling, saying hello, and getting into conversation. It felt like a happier estate, with a strengthened community spirit.
I want to remember how blessed I was to be safe and well at home. Safe at home, not stuck at home.
I want to remember the importance of taking care of mental health. Lockdown has had a severe impact. From what I’ve noticed, it’s been a mixture of people finding life much easier and finding it much harder, and sometimes swinging between Continue reading