Hello, I hope you are well and trying to enjoy some sort of normality in these weird times.
For this weeks newsletter I thought I'd write about positive things to help us keep going in our Lockdown times. If you open up the news apps all it is, is talking about Corona virus or switch on the TV and its all over the news channels. We all know or I'm presuming we will be in lock down for more than 3 weeks. So lets make this a happy newsletter. For those of you who know me, I am always positive. I always try to put a good thought into a bad situation and for some people I know that annoys the hell out of them but oh well you are not me.
For most of us we are trying to work as well as look after the children and run a home, all the while being in the lock down situation. We went for our daily exercise yesterday in the field behind us and at one point we just stood there and listened. All we could here were the birds tweeting and the occasional sheep or lamb bleating. It was so nice. Then we spoke about how the world really needs this at the moment. It needs the human race just to stop and let other things thrive. Out on your walk today, just take a moment to really listen to all the sounds around you. I guarantee you will not hear aeroplanes in the sky, you may not hear the cars. Just listen. Take it all in. Notice the colours on the grasses, the trees, the sky. Notice the fresh air in you lungs. Notice its not polluted if you live in a built up area. We need to start noticing the little things around us, even right in our own gardens. Did anyone notice the Pink Super moon last night. It was incredible, or if you went for a walk on a river or by the sea, you would have noticed the huge tides connected with the moon.
Just take it all in and notice the little things around us that we may have forgotten in our everyday busy lives.
Sometimes when things like this happen (or not really as we haven't been though this before) but when something changes in your life for you to realise how busy we were it actually makes you think of times when you weren't busy.
When my husband and I were backpacking around the world in 2006/2007, we went to South Africa as our first stop. What an incredible country that is, but where I'm going with this is sometimes it takes you to just stop and look around for you to take it all in. We went quad biking and came across this tiny village. There were a few children around, obviously didn't have much at all not compared to the children in the UK. They seemed so happy. They were playing football and then we were playing a game of chase with them. We were chasing them on our quad bikes and they were climbing trees to be in the 'safe zone'. What I'm trying to say is that you do not need much in your life to live a happy life. This virus has brought it to many peoples attention that you actually do not need to be busy all the time. The lock down is actually making people think, slow down and also be kind and friendly towards each other. Why does it take a global pandemic for us to realise this. I don't know. I just hope that we all don't retreat back to our previous life before this and become unfriendly again. Please people lets stick this way.
Have a good week again and I am always here for you if you wanted to chat or email. See you next Wednesday. Stay safe.
Lots of love Gemma xxx Namaste xxx