A few weeks back I discovered this really cool blog challenge by Suzy Speaks. I did one challenge for day 16, which was based on hobbies and interests. Today I’m dipping in at day #11, what I’m grateful for in the here and now.
To be honest, I just wrote and shared an article about the impact on children and Covid-19, based on science. I shared some key research. Once I finished writing it I said to myself, ‘thank God for…’ and now wish to express that gratitude and take part in this challenge.
Here and Now…
I’m extremely grateful for the fact that I’m a ‘lucky parent.’ I wish to acknowledge this, and express gratitude for it. I am in a position where I can take control and decide the fate, long term health, and care of my child. I can decide whether to send him back to school during this pandemic or not. Finance and money have no major say in it. I’m thankful that if my son stays home, we will not be financially impacted in a way that means my family will not eat. I work from home, my hours I can decide what time of day or night I work. Which means I just have to swap around my working life. Yes it’s true I will be very tired by doing this LOL yes it’s true I may not make as much money as during the day I need to home-school and care for him, but we will eat! I wish to extend a prayer to all families who will be impacted on, as they need to leave the house and the kids go to school. Therefore finance and money are the deciding factor, or for whatever reason they are pushed to send them back.
I wish to express gratitude for my career before I became an author, the ten years I spent in the classroom as a teacher. From this I am able to carry out home-schooling confidently. I wish to extend a prayer for those parents who may not feel as confident, and leave you this website with home-schooling resources, every country can access it. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
I want to express gratitude as during this pandemic, I’ve blogged about it before it has allowed me to make some wonderful progress! Writing two books and completing one novella. I’m about to finish a second novella too. Not only that I’ve been on a personal development journey. I completed a Reiki course, and just enrolled on a Yoga and Pilates teacher course online. Purely as during ‘lock down’ I had to keep myself amused in the house, what could I do? I found some online courses to kill time.
About ten years ago or maybe just over I started a Yoga teacher’s course, but circumstances did not allow me to finish it. This time all these years later I would like to, and aim to complete my course. I also have had a chance to go back to practicing both Yoga and Pilates which has been a blessing, to help kill time at home.
I’d like to express gratitude for my talent as a writer, just because I want to put that thankfulness out there! I’ve started a journaling challenge for the next twenty one days too, I would like to express gratitude for this opportunity, blog, and article I read about finding me randomly. It seems like a brilliant way to get through these tough times that might ahead with how life has changed with the pandemic.
Interaction, Social Media and the Internet Radio
This is going to sound weird, but I would die without my Internet radio, and the BBC World News Service station. I don’t watch TV at all, I prefer books and the radio, music or YouTube. Plus my son takes it over so I barely watch it. I would like to express gratitude for technology which allows us to all keep up to date with what is happening in every corner of the world, from the comfort of our own homes.
And everyone or anyone who has picked up a book of mine over the pandemic read it, reviewed it, or reached out to me and made contact. Also everyone who follows and reads my random blog posts and rants I’d like to express my gratitude in the here and now for all of you. What are you grateful for? Join in with Suzy Speaks #DailyGratuitudeChallenge and write it down.