Things are wonky right now, in the collective.
We’ve been doing this living through a pandemic thing for a while now, and it’s easy to see the tiredness. The weight of the loss gets heavier each week.
Looking for and appreciating the joys has been a necessary pursuit throughout this upside down time, yet never turning away from what’s happening. The two have existed alongside one another.
With all the talk of waves, it feels like we have all been floating upon our own waves simultaneously. It’s been a year of checking in with all the ships around us.
I’m grateful to see more kindness and acceptance when it comes to the state of our minds and emotions. Before this year there’s not been anything that we’ve lived through that has affected each of our lives in this way, at the same time – at least not in many of our lifetimes. Perhaps not since the last World War.
There comes times when the enormity of it all bears down heavily. I’m reminded, time and time again, of the importance of being gentle with myself – and I hope you are too.
In all the wonkiness, there are things I just won’t stop doing.
Smiling at strangers in the park.
Letting my inner child lead the way, appreciating the small joys in the everyday.
Lighting at least one candle a day.
Filling and refilling the hot water bottle.
Listening, dancing, and singing along to music.
Capturing the details with my camera.
Saying I love you.
Having flowers in the home.
Hoping and dreaming.
We may be feeling wonky, at times, but listing the little things like this really helps; and remembering that we’re not alone.
Let’s be wonky together.
We’ll be okay.