Remaining grateful for what I have during this lockdown is keeping my feet on the ground of this crazy world. It’s really made me think about what I have in front of me. It’s also made me realise that some great things have been born out of such a terrible time in our history.
I could have chosen more than three. How amazing is that? I like to keep it to three though so that it makes me really focus. I also write these posts once a week, you can see last week’s post here.
I am really happy with my list this week, because I truly am grateful for these three things.
1. finding my creative spark again
I haven’t felt this creative in a long time. I’m writing songs, I’ve been writing poetry for the first time in my life and I’ve even been drawing.
Here you can see half of a song I wrote at the start of last week.
I wrote about my new found creative energy in my furlough diaries post that you can read here.
2. better relationships
One thing this lockdown has forced is communication, and I am so grateful for this. Before the lockdown I spoke to my dad maybe once or twice a month over text. Now he calls me or I call him once or twice A WEEK! And we actually have things to talk about.
I’ve always felt that I don’t have much in common with my dad. Especially as our political views are poles apart. My parents are divorced and me and my brother lived with my mum. So we weren’t that close when I was younger because I would see him at the weekends.
I also feel like emotionally we’re quite similar. We both have quite quick tempers. So this can cause tension when we have opposing views.
I’m grateful that this lockdown has improved our relationship and I hope we can keep it up when things get back to normal again.
3. ONLINE DELIVERIES
I am massively grateful that there’s people like my step-brother Danny who are still working to deliver people their online goods.
Danny helped me order a pair of deck chairs this week so that I can enjoy the sunshine in my yard. These little things are really helping to boost my mood.
I also ordered some oil paint and easel so that I can do some painting.
Additionally it is my boyfriends birthday soon, so I have been able to order him some birthday presents, so that he has something to look forward to. I know I am looking forward to his lockdown birthday as i have some surprises up my sleeve.
I really wanted to add my coffee machine to this week’s list but, I guess i’ll have to save that until next time. So tell me, what are you grateful for this week?