Posted in Coping, Depression, Life, Positive Thinking, Relationships

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

“Today we say no. In November, we say next.”

—-D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser

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Quote Of The Day

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”

~ Earl Nightingale
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Posted in Inspiration, Learning, Life, Personal Development, Positive Thinking, Potential

Quote Of The Day

“In order to plan your future wisely, it is necessary that you understand and appreciate your past.”

~ Jo Coudert
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Posted in Excitement, Inspiration, Joy, Life, Positive Thinking

Quote Of The Day

“Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.”

– Marsha Petrie Sue, Author, Motivational Speaker and Public Speaker
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Posted in Coping, Inspiration, Learning, Life, Motivation, Positive Thinking

Quote Of The Day

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

-John F. Kennedy
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Making Decisions Planning The Future Making Changes To Improve

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“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”

William Arthur Ward

2020 is here and my first year blogging is almost complete as well. With the end of the year, I have been soul searching and evaluating where I am and what I want to do. What changes do I want to make. How do I continue on this journey?

When I started this blog I had no idea what I was doing. It has been a combination of learning, the joy of discovery, and stress.

There is still so much I need to learn and to do. Such is life. That is exactly what life is. A journey we go on each day which is filled with so many emotions.

Each day we have the ability to start over, make changes, and grow as a human being.

I love what I have been doing. I do not like it when there is a process that does not work, or that I don’t quite understand. I am working on all of that little by little. It is not in my DNA to stop or to give up.

So you will be seeing more of me in the future. For a time though you will be seeing less of me.

I need to take a small step back at the beginning of this year. There is much that I need to do on a personal level. Many things I have set on the back burner for a very long time and they are causing me stress so I have to take care of them.

Previously I had a small business and I need to finalize that. Do taxes and paperwork. Do a final inventory and sell as much as possible. I am tired of all the clutter; it all needs to go. I am the worst procrastinator and I have put it off for too long.

There are other boring details which do not merit mentioning here. All part of my life which need to be completed for my sanity and for success in the future.

So my journey continues. I will continue to post a quote a day and I will write a blog post once a week. I also hope to write on Medium as well but I am not sure how often that will happen.

As always I continue to work on my goals. I am happy to report that I am still on my treadmill almost every day and I will definitely continue. It is actually feeling like a habit!

So stay in touch. Don’t go away. I will be here but just on a reduced schedule for now. Give me January and February and I will be back in full force soon. Better then ever.

Don’t worry; I am just adjusting my sails. I will be Making Decisions, Planning The Future, and Making Changes To Improve

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”

Gail Sheehy

I am changing, I am growing and it is all part of life.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Posted in Coping, Curiosity, Excitement, Inspiration, Learning, Life, Positive Thinking

Quote Of The Day

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X
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Quote Of The Day

 “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” 

Eleanor Roosevelt
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