Saturday, April 18, 2020

Ten things of Thankful April 18th 2020

18th April 2020

Today I'm joining the blog hop  for ten things of thankful.

Hearing the latest figures for people who've died of the coronavirus in the UK reaching over fifteen thousand and still being in Lockdown, now for another three weeks at least, I thought I'd try and look at life with a more positive  view.

Ten Things of ThankfulWe've still got six days of total isolation in the house because we've had some symptoms.

So, my ten things:
I am grateful that I am feeling much better and I am now clear of  symptoms, so I look forward to Friday  and getting out and going on a long walk. I find it hard to be motivated to do anything productive.
I am thankful that my husband seems to be recovering now from his operation. I find the tension that built up in my shoulders slowly releasing
I am thankful that we live near the sea and my  walk will be along the coast. I've taken for granted this  wonderful natural resource we have so near us. I will make up for that by breathing the sea air deep into my lungs as the music of  waves soothes my soul. I am looking forward to it so much.
I am thankful that we have enough food in the cupboard and when we don't we have family to help us fill it again. I am particularly grateful to a son who shopped for us and delivered everything we needed four days ago. There were a few things we forgot, like peas. We have got peas in the freezer, but we won't be eating them. I used them as an ice pack when my husband was burning up.
I am thankful for my writer friends who are meeting  up on Zoom weekly to talk about the writing we've been doing . We share our writing by email first so we can  read it beforehand, then come together to discuss it. I find these impromptu workshops both inspirational and encouraging. In fact that's the reason I'm now writing on my blog.
I am thankful for my garden with the beautiful statue of Our Lady which I ponder on more than normal at this weird time.
I am thankful for so many good memories of camper trips. When all this is over we'll be off again, maybe to Cornwall for a few weeks. So many adventures to look forward to as we discover new places and people.
But before we go anywhere we'll catch up with all the family . So lots of visiting, seeing grandchildren. Can't wait.
I am thankful and also immensely proud of all my children and grandchildren -  everyone unique, caring and loving.
I am thankful for the churches who are live streaming masses everyday, keeping us close. We are finding it comforting and grounding and sometimes we get a really good homily to keep us going throughout the day. We have "been to" Canada, Ireland, London, Walsingham and many more places.

Well, that's it for this post.

I pray for all those who've died with Covid 19 and those who will die in the coming weeks , and also for all their families who suffer so much at this time.


  1. I'm so glad you joined us this week! I'm sorry you have not been feeling well, but happy to hear you are symptom-free now. Walking along the coast sounds like a great way to spend time after you are finished with the quarantine.
    I think a lot of people are spending time in their gardens. I know that a couple of the seed and plant companies I have ordered from recently have been swamped with orders. There is something so soothing about watching a garden green up, grow, and bloom.
    Hope you continue to feel well. Enjoy your walk on Friday!

    1. Thanks Kristi. I'm glad I joined in too. It made me think that there is so much to give thanks for.

  2. Thank you for your uplifting list! Yes, the visiting that will be going on will be fabulous. Hope you continue to mend and get that walk soon.

    1. Thank you. Yes, I'm so eager to get out of the house and go for a walk. It makes me so thankful for living where we do and for being able to enjoy it.

  3. Im so glad you're feeling better. Today was my seventh day symptom free....finally out....whew! Living near coast must be wonderful...I am grateful for a lovely home too....heres to both you and your husbands post op recoveries continue rapidly!!!

  4. So glad that you will soon be able to go for a walk in your beautiful country, and especially grateful you and your husband are feeling better and that he is healing from his surgery.
    In some ways I think having to be confined, has made us all appreciate this beautiful world so much more. Just opening the door and hearing the chirping of the birds or hearing the wind rushing through the limbs of the trees, and seeing the flowers blooming is so much more appreciated, and I thought I used to love all these things in good measure.

    1. Thank you Pat. Yes, you certainly start to realise what actually is important

  5. I just look at old photos of vacations myself like inspiration for the future.
    I hope you keep feeling better.

  6. Very enjoyable TToT post!
    Especially liked the photo (and agree wholly on the benefits of being in easy reach of the ocean).
    Have a great week ahead!

  7. What a wonderful list of things you have to be thankful for, and how blessed you are to live near the ocean. I miss that. Not because I'm a beach person, but I do love walking by the water. It seems to recharge my batteries. Stay well.

    1. Thank you Sandra. I'm the same, love walking by the water, especially the sea, with its rhythm. Somehow it's a comforting motion even if it's rough.
      You stay well too dear lady. Hope we can catch up again soon

  8. It's great to be able to "go" to Mass online. Even better, I was able to "go" to Mass two weekends with 2 of my daughters at their churches. So sweet to "be at Mass" with them rather than "going to" a strange church alone!


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