In uncertain times – be grateful

It’s hard to remain grounded with the world going mad around us. I confess, it concerns me as well, so I’ve had to try to stop watching television or listening to the news on the radio. Covid19 has impacted my world. Maybe not as much as it has impacted the world of others, but I’ve still felt the repercussions of it.
So, I don’t want this to be a doom and gloom post. Because when it comes down to it, we are all resilient human beings, and there are so many wonderful blessings around us.So, this evening I am going to list my gratitude list for this week:

  •  I am grateful that I still have a job. Working in aged care is considered an essential service.
  •  I am blessed to work with gorgeous residents that just happen to have dementia. They bring a smile to my face and frustrate me in equal measures.
  •  I am grateful that although I can no longer attend university on campus, I can access my labs and tutorials online. It felt great to see familiar faces in our zoom classroom this morning to say hi to.
  •  I am grateful that I am managing to keep on top of my university assessments (even though I’m falling a little behind in my work).
  •  I was blessed to be able to bank the rest of the fundraising monies from The World’s Shave. How awesome that I was able to individually raise $1100 and our team effort is close to $2000 for the Leukaemia Foundation. I’m grateful for those who believed in me.
  •  We are blessed as a family that all of us (including the Teen’s boyfriend… I know, when did she grow up?) all still have jobs. This is truly something to be grateful for.
  •  I was so blessed to have an eagle fly in front of the car last week when I was driving to uni (as it turned out for the last time). I’m grateful for the beauty of that bird.
  •  I am grateful (and super buzzed) that I have dropped a dress size!

Really, there is so much in the world that is good, right and wonderful.
But, I get that it takes effort to find it when there is so much negativity around. I’m not denying that this virus is scary. I’m not denying that there are idiots who panic buy. (Don’t get me started on my efforts to do a normal weekly shop).
I believe that what this is all about, is that it is fear of the unknown. So, I am going to focus on what I do know – and that is my family, my home, my own little world. I’m not shutting out the rest of the world, but I am putting a filter on. By working on the things that I am grateful for, it allows me to see things without the dark cloud of negativity.
I’m going to challenge those who read this to do the same. Look for the beauty in the days. Learn to practice gratitude. It really is a game changer.

And to those of you who need a smile, I’ll close off with a photo of me losing my hair!
Blessings to you all.89543830_10157091907381547_8326943041407418368_n

5 thoughts on “In uncertain times – be grateful

  1. oh darling girl now I know who your son looks like .hehe Iam proud of you your team did well .my daughter did well .Damean and PJ would be proud as well if Leukemia hadnt taken them from us .

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  2. Yes, you have the right idea. There are so many things to be grateful for in this time of turmoil, suz.
    I’m grateful I work from home. I’m grateful I have H to go out for essentials because he doesn’t seem to mind.
    I’m grateful all my children are safe and taking this seriously.
    I’m also grateful I don’t have young ones at home I have to homeschool. That would have been a mess! My girls are doing a great job dealing with it.
    Stay safe. ~Elle

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  3. Thank you for sharing Sue. This definitely has been a challenging time. Even though I am reading this a few months after you wrote it, it still resonates as much as ever. Even more so perhaps, as this COVID thing drags on. So important to take note of the things to be thankful for. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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