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Weekly Gratitude 2021 31/52

Happy Sunday and welcome to a brand new month! I usually write my monthly wrap-up posts on the first day of a new month but seeing as it’s a Sunday, I will stick to my gratitude post. You can expect the monthly post tomorrow. It’s a beautiful sunny morning today and that pleases me no end. We’ve had yet another week in lockdown, another week where the days have blurred into one. We were officially told earlier this week the lockdown will continue till the end of August which is unsurprising. I was mentally and emotionally prepared for it, and I’m doing ok despite the sadness. If it continues longer in a similar vein, I will re-assess then. For now, I’m continuing with my ‘one day at a time’ mantra. Anyway, it’s time to look back at the week from 25th July to 31st July 2021:

A solo urban walk on Sunday to buy some fresh bread and coffee while listening to a podcast and chatting to a stranger. I’m grateful these micro-connections still exist during this time

Feeling productive this work-week due to having sessions supervising others, or being in meetings and interviews

My sister sending me a surprise care package

Short work week and a long weekend for me; I was meant to be away with friends this weekend but with that being cancelled, I decided to still keep my long weekend plans but at home

Fitting in walks on different days in our lovely area with a Sammie, SS, and Hannah {who I met for the first time and who also lives alone}

Realising that I’m coping okay with lockdown because I have inadvertently been practising radical acceptance this past week along with self-compassion and compassion for others. It doesn’t mean I haven’t acknowledged the grief and loss, but it does mean that I’m not angry or frustrated or wanting to curl in a ball and cry

Really good therapy session with my psychologist this week where we unpacked the radical acceptance and also discussed some malaise I’m feeling with parts of my role

Getting some lovely comments about a poem I wrote and shared on the blog and Instagram

Enjoying my morning routine which is a blend of creativity and exercise and something I look forward to every day

Friday night online book club with great discussions and company. I can’t wait till we can go back in person for it

A hike on Saturday in my 10 km radius with a friend – good chats, great views, grateful heart

Beautiful weather all week; it definitely lifts my spirits

It is a hard time and I know everyone in Greater Sydney is struggling in some way or the other. I hope everyone channels that anger into not voting for the federal government next year rather than taking it out on their fellow human beings. Also, if you’re on Instagram, this month, Chantelle’s photo-a-day challenge is all about gratitude. I’ve decided to do it {because let’s face it, I kinda do it anyway!} You can follow me there and let me know if you’re participating too.

How has your week been?

Do share!

***Linking with Natalie for Weekend Coffee Share***

Until next time,

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  • Joanne+Tracey
    1 August 2021 at 9:32 am

    You’re fortunate you have some great places within 10kms – and friends within the same zone. A day at a time. A day at a time.

  • Barbara Lofgren
    1 August 2021 at 10:42 am

    I know what you mean about micro-connections. I had a couple this week that were really interesting, including one with a jeweller who knew all about a ring I took in for repair without me telling him much, The expert eye was incredible.
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  • Natalie
    1 August 2021 at 11:26 am

    One day at a time is a good mantra. Keep doing what you can to stay healthy physically and mentally. Thank you for linking up with #weekendcoffeeshare.
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  • Julie
    1 August 2021 at 4:08 pm

    A walk to get some bread and coffee sounds so simple but it brings me joy. When I use to work in a city center, I enjoyed those walks. In my current job, it’s a little challenging because there are not bakeries but I have enjoyed getting fruit cups from from the fruit stand near my work. It’s helps with my sweets craving.

  • Lydia C. Lee
    1 August 2021 at 5:07 pm

    I enjoyed that Family Doctor. I was quite surprised my bookclub didn’t. It’s not my usual thing but I learnt a bit (of understanding about how that mentality works) so it engaged me. I hope you enjoy it. Your views are just gorgeous. I need to get round the harbour a bit more. I’m sinking a bit. It will lift me. Booked in two walks with friends – my first since this started. #WeekendCoffeeShare
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