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Thursday thankfuls 02/04/20

When I wrote my last blog, just over a month ago, I did not expect the be writing my next one while effectively hiding in my home, in fear of a killer virus. Fast forward a few weeks and here we are. At home, afraid to go out in case someone coughs on me.

This situation is probably the most bonkers situation the majority of us will find ourselves in, in our lifetimes. Covid-19 has turned everything that we value topsy-turvy. Some people are scared. Some people have shown previously inconceivable levels of stupid. The world has been made to slow down to a crawl and none of us know what to do with that level of time.

Personally, I am learning German, Excel, and blogging more. What are you doing?

Today, I am going to write about some things I am thankful for. I will aim to do a thankful Thursday for the foreseeable (a word I am hearing and using a lot at the minute!)

1. I am thankful for my health. So far, so good, both Stuart and I have been safe. I read somewhere that it is so important that we are aware of the language that we use when we talk about lockdown. Instead of being 'stuck' at home, we are 'safe' at home. It is clever because I personally will stay safe at home as long as physically possible whereas if I felt stuck, I would be itching to go out.

2. I am thankful for Stuart. We are living in a small flat. We pretty much have two rooms. We have been spending each day apart, and meeting for lunch, dinner and a night time film.  It can be tough being in such close proximity all day, every day. But you know, I am one of the lucky ones. I don't have to worry about him being out there fighting the virus day in, day out. I don't have to worry about being out there myself and bringing the virus home to him. I salute all those people who are working while this is going on who have the burden of those worries every single frickin day.

3. I am thankful that I work for a company that puts its people first. I feel safe, and I feel secure in my role right now which is something of a luxury in the current climate.

4. I am thankful for my work team. Jeez, my lot are a great bunch.  They have been sending through games, quizzes, craft challenges etc.... for the last two weeks and it has been a lot of fun! Saturday night we are having a stay at home night out.... online quizzing. I actually can't wait to see everyone!

5. I am grateful for technology. It has been a comfort to be able to ring my dad and see how he is doing. I can face time my family and friends to see how they are getting on. There are so many ways to communicate from Facebook to Instagram, WhatsApp to Houseparty, Skype to Messenger it is fantastic. Though today I received a letter from my friend Brianan, and I must say snail mail is still my favourite type of communication!

Stay safe my friends, and I look forward to celebrating all our thankfuls when we can again socialise together within hugging distance!

Tell me, what is it that you are most looking forward to when all of this madness is over?
For me?
Evie hugs and Ice cream by the beach.

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