Easter Sunday's Message of Hope in these uncertain times.
These are uncertain times for sure, a time of unprecedented global upheaval and worry, a time of great sadness. Some may be grieving, some may be lonely and scared and some may be apprehensive about their future, not nice feelings at all. We have not experienced anything like this in our lifetime.
But today is Easter Sunday, a day when re- birth, and the healing of humanity is celebrated all over the world. Today we come together to celebrate this special day and even though we may not be with our loved ones, not be celebrating in exactly the way we would hope, it's a day when we need to remember that the world will heal, nature will renew itself and things will return to normal eventually.
The sun will rise on a better day.
Hopefully not too far in the future we will feel better about things and feel better about the future. Whether you're religious or not, Easter Sunday will always portray hope. It's very symbols reflect the springtime, awakening and the renewal of all that was lost through the winter months. I hope today for my 'Paws for Thought' you can find comfort in the message of Easter, find comfort in those around you, find comfort in the un-floundering love of your dog or pet, from those in your household, your immediate family. Let's hope today is the start of things getting better, the start of brighter days ahead.
Happy Easter to you all and good health to all I know and love.
The clocks have sprung forward, robbing us of an hour today and usually this would be a bit of an inconvenience on a Sunday evening, but as we're in lockdown, the loss of an hour to British Summer Time is neither here nor there. Tomorrow is the same as today, today was the same as yesterday, each day we wake up and my children ask me what they are doing today? My answer is the same, we're spending time together. I've no job at the moment, I'm not a key worker (huge shout out to those that are ♥️) and my day to day role now is to home school my two young children which is trickier than expected but is going quite well considering they're of a similar age but with very different personalities! Instead of having to juggle my parental duties with running my business which usually proves stressful and leaves me with zero time to myself, the balance of work/ home life at present is much easier. We can't leave the house except to shop for food and take one walk a day so once home school has closed for the day, I'm finding myself with time on my hands and loving it! I've been listening to audiobooks, reading books, researching new projects and catching up with family and friends over the phone. It's been nice to do nothing, to sit in the garden and just listen to children playing, birds singing and doing a bit of gardening. It's been nice to clear out the cupboards and re-arrange my clothes drawers. It's been nice to have some head space, to put some order to my thoughts and plan things which have been on my to do list for ages. So even though the circumstances in which we find ourselves are unnerving, worrying and we may feel apprehensive about money, food, loved ones, health and how long this 'staying home' will last, let's embrace this opportunity to press pause, to take our foot off the gas, to do the things we've usually never got time to do. Let's also hope that when we get through this period of history, we'll remember that doing less was actually ok and perhaps full speed ahead wasn't that good for us after all. Sometimes it's ok to 'Paws for Thought' and although we'd like normality back, we can also hopefully make the most of right here and now. ♥️