Finding that smile in your day.

‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind.’

This is such a powerful quote. I love it so much. I think that especially in times like now, where many people are starting to feel bored, lonely, frustrated and stressed, there should be the time to find something in your day that has made you smile/laugh and feel good.

I am currently writing this with ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ on, which is really helping with keeping my positivity up. I am joking around with the neighbours as we are all in our gardens. Hugging the dogs as they enjoy the sun. Telling my family that I love them. It’s all about perspective.

When most people look at the situation we’re in, they’d say it was terrible. The uncertainty and the fear of those around them getting unwell. It’s the anger. It’s the sadness. I look at it as an opportunity to spend time with loved ones and to see the beautiful things in life. I doubt there will be a chance again for everyone to be at home. Having dinner altogether, playing out in the garden, having BBQ’s and just having time as a family. When this is all over, and normality continues, we will miss the time we’ve spent with everyone. Every night, I ask myself what the highlight of my day was. I look at things that went well, such as taking the dogs for a long walk, where I got some exercise or when everyone came together in the lounge for a movie night. At the moment, there might be so many things that go wrong, but there will always be at least one thing that went right, however big or small.

I made an NHS poster yesterday for the window. We all went out at 8pm to thank all the essential workers. We do it so passionately and enthusiastically because we are all so appreciative for everyone’s hard work. We are so grateful for all they are doing. It’s so nice that everyone is coming together, forming a nice community. I get so happy when I see people helping others receive food or people volunteering for charities. It’s so amazing that people are being so kind.

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Please, please stay inside. The way I see it, you are staying at home to be safe. You are not ‘stuck’ at home, you are there to protect yourself and your family. Try look at it from a different angle. I want to come out of this process with all my loved ones around me. I don’t want to lose anyone, nobody does. In order to achieve this, people need to be careful and need to stay indoors. Do the right thing and when this is all over, you can go out as much as you want. Just do it for now.

We will come out stronger from this. Everyone holding hands and smiling. When I take the dogs out for a walk, and somebody rides past me on a bike or jogs past, it’s great when we are all able to smile and greet each other. I really hope this happens more in the future. People can be kinder to the others we share this world with. It gives me the warmest feeling when I  greet others out. It just reminds me that we are all one big community. ‘We are all in this together’ as High School Musical said eh?

For those feeling stressed, or anxious, it is completely understandable. This situation is going to be something that’s taught in GCSE History. It will be something we can say to our grandchildren. We got through the Coronavirus. It will be incredible to say in the future. Just hang on in there, watch some TV or spend time with loved ones. This is only temporary. It isn’t forever. Let’s all remember that.

I know it’s lovely weather, and we all want to be out, but please resist. Go out in the garden, or for your daily walk enjoy the sunshine. Do not go out and go against the rules because it will have a serious impact on others. Please, be selfless and kind.

Lots of love, and until next time,

 

Asha

 

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