Hope for today

There is a saying to ‘take each day as it comes’. I am learning exactly what that means in these strange and unpredicatable times. Let’s just think about today.

So today the sun is shining, the sky is blue and I am blessed to be in health. Isolation has its challenges, but I am rising to them, by trying new things from my isolation pod and keeping busy and active (exercise bike soon).

I keep thinking about hope and also yesterday someone gave me a stone I had given tghem and it says ‘believe in miracles’ on it. So that is what I am doing. And for me still being well in Boring is not featuring the midst of a big crisis is a miracle.

I wish all of you reading this hope for today and ‘bright hope for tomorrow’ also as a beautiful hymn says. I wish you all strength too and enduramce and courage.

One thing I am not doing now is focussing on the pandemic. For me, this instils a lot of anxiety, so I am focussing on trying to encourage those around me and my family to keep hopeful. I am saddened by people losing their lives, I truly am. But the only thing I can do is to respect the government’s wish for us all to stay inside. And that is what I am doing, other than a walk round the block, which is permitted.

‘Boring’ is a word which is not allowed to enter my vocabulary. There is enough to do. I still have ironing and washing and can help around the house. It just means doing the things I haven’t wanted to involve myself with.

So today’s recipe for hope is to not think along the line of being bored. Start that book, finish the ironing pile, watch that saved programme. And, turn off the news if it makes you feel despair.

I wish you all a healthy and safe day X

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