We have been in what has become known as ‘lockdown’ now for several weeks. Lockdown doesn’t really actually describe my state as I am still working full-time, albeit differently, and I am not in a vulnerable group that requires me to completely isolate, so I have been out and about a bit and I am actually pretty busy. However, I know from my car milometer and from my fitbit that both my car journeys and the amount I move around are severely diminished.
There is lots about this current time that is frustrating and difficult, and I may come to that in another blog post but today I am thinking about the things that have been good for me in this new imposed state of being. They are as follows:
- I have developed a better, more regular rhythm of prayer and bible reading
- I am tending to, and noticing, the small joys and pleasures of life
- I am enjoying (and realising how good it is for me) being outside more – in the garden, on walks and runs
- I am exercising intentionally (at least some of the time)
- I am grateful for food, shelter, family, husband, technology, netflix, friends, church family, books, my bed, the heating (and not needing it much), my freedom
- I am wasting even less food and shopping more intentionally
I am sure there is lots more to add but today I am grateful, even though it is now raining, for so much.