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Quote Of The Day

“When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you are responding to what’s happening. That’s where the power is.”

@innerbliss

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Quote Of The Day

“Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.”  —Charles Glassman

 

community is kindness

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Quote Of The Day

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

Buddha
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An Update – What I Am Doing and How I Am Coping With The Pandemic

The pandemic has affected me more than I believed it would. It has had an adverse metal effect which I did not expect.

We live in a rural community and we have always lived a quiet, mundane life. Some people would find it boring and indeed sometimes it can be.

So, one might think the social distancing and mask wearing would not cause any trepidation, but it has.

Certainly, I miss seeing my sons and their families. That is the worst part of this. But I also am finding an irritation, a slight depression, as well. I find myself more easily irritated. I become agitated with the little everyday occurrences.

Mentally I think it feels like everything is out of my control.

I worry about the health of my husband who is at high risk and I worry about my own health because I have the role of caregiver. What happens to my husband if I become sick or die. How will he manage? What will happen to my cherished pets?

So, yes, I have been affected by the pandemic. I am sure all of you are dealing with very similar situations.

So while this is raging through the country and the world these are some of the things I am doing to maintain my sanity and well being.

I am spending time in my gardens which is not only time consuming but it soothes my mind.

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I enjoy the companionship of my cat, Isabella, who follows me in the yard, listens to my chatter, and makes me smile.

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This flower bed is out of control and the weeding and rearrangements of plants will help me deal with my angst.

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A bright soaring double rainbow filled me with joy and wonder at it’s beauty one evening when I walked outside. It filled the sky and arched over our barn. I could not take a photo of the whole arc because of it’s location but it was beautiful and did indeed soothe my soul.

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I am meandering through my days and evenings wondering about our future—yours and mine. Hoping for the best for all of us.

Be mindful of all the things that fill you with joy. Cherish the little moments that make you happy.

I continue to look forward to your posts, your stories, your poems and your photos. They encourage me and sometimes make me smile, always make me think and make me grow as a person.

Be safe.

Love to you all.

Linda

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Quote Of The Day

“Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”

Connor Franta
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Quote Of The Day

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”

~~Unknown
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Quote Of The Day

“Making one person smile can change the world – maybe not the whole world, but their world.”

~~Unknown
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Quote Of The Day

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”     

~Muhammad Ali
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Quote Of The Day

“Quite often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

Leo Buscaglia
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Quote Of The Day

There’s always some truth behind “just kidding”, knowledge behind every “I don’t know”, emotions behind “I don’t care” and pain behind “it’s okay”. 

~ unknown author
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