Display your rainbow

Rainbow with words stay safe

You may have already seen, or heard about rainbows being displayed in windows in the UK, as well as other countries.

Have you joined in and displayed yours?

You can get your own rainbow from Pensitivity 101, if you like this one pictured in my post. Or you can be creative and paint one, like others have done and that I first seen and heard about elsewhere.
However you choose to do yours, do spread your love and care by displaying a rainbow in your window.

I did mine double-sided, so I could see the rainbow too.

You can easily Google, or if you Facebook and Twitter the following hastags and see other people’s rainbows:

#rainbowsinwindows #chasetherainbow

 

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Give thanks to your…

Give thanks to your:

  • NHS
  • Council staff
  • Supermarket staff
  • Emergency staff

Because without these. Where would we be?

I have not witnessed it but have read how colleagues in supermarkets who are doing a dam good job to try and keep their stores stocked, being abused by the public.
Don’t abuse them! They are not the ones that have been panic buying. Those people who have panicked bought, are to blame. And not surprising, to see a photo on the front page of a newspaper today, of an elderly man looking at his shopping list and the shelves are empty. Just how many vulnerable and elderly people are struggling to get what they need because selfish panic buyers bought more than they needed? Supermarkets would not have been in this situation, had people bought sensibly.

I can’t believe that I am witnessing, what I once watched in films. You selfish people have made these films come true, because you strip the shelves bare, not thinking of other people. Then there is you, who abuse staff in supermarkets.

I hope this photo that apparently has gone viral, that I see on today’s front page of the Metro paper shames you, that panic buyed.

Then we have our NHS. These are dedicated staff helping us. They are on the front line. They can’t stay at home in fear of catching this virus. If they did that, we would have no NHS to go to. So I hope you are grateful and I hope you are speaking to them with respect.

Then we have our emergency services. Again, where would be, if we did not have them.

Then there might be some things that are no so obvious, because the way the service is normally delivered has changed or stopped. But because they have changed, or stopped, doesn’t mean they are home putting their feet up. Some will have to work from home, while some like myself still have to go to work.

My job may change in the coming weeks. I don’t know. No one knows. But I won’t be out of a job. I will be doing what is needed of me, if asked. Even if it’s a different role than normal, or temporary at a different place. This is to keep important services running.

 

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My Vision Board and Gratitude Wall

I still use my organiser as I shared in this post, Organiser and journal combined. But for 2020, I have created a Vision Board and Gratitude Wall, by buying a large whiteboard and getting things on there. Half the board is my Vision Board and the other half my Gratitude Wall.

My whiteboard which has my vision board and Gratitude on it

This will hang on my bedroom door, so I will see it morning and night, as well as any other time I am in my room. I have also added either a quote, or affirmation on my board since taking a photo of this.

The Vision Board has long term and short term goals.
The short term being my day trips I would like to go on that are near, or far, so I have something to look forward to this year.
The long term which I am basing on over the course of the next 2 to 3 years, is saving as much as I can. At the end of the 2 or 3 years, I want to see if I have saved the amount I would like to save to possibly help towards buying a house. Realistically though, it may be 3 years I more likely do it in. So if that’s the case, then another year extra I will aim for. But if I don’t manage to do this, or I choose not to continue down this route by that time, then I will look at moving privately in a 2 bed house.
Until then, I look at the houses online for sale and any that interest me, I walk to that street literally to view from the outside, so I see if my impressions change and also see if the area itself I would be happy to live in.
I have also looked at what is going for rent as well and done the same.
But if I am lucky to get a council flat in this time, that I bid on, then I will obviously take it.
The Gratitude Wall I expect to fill up, as the year progresses. I have already added further since I took a photo of this.

I hope by creating this board, that it helps to keep me motivated each day, feel a little hope and serve as a reminder of some things I plan to do, that I will be looking forward to, when things get difficult.

I hope to do this each year.

Do you use a vision board, or a gratitude board like this, or something similar?

Do you have any goals for this year?

 

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What are the things you have enjoyed recently?

I hope you will all join in with this and share something nice and positive from your life.
As the title of the post says, what are the things you have enjoyed recently?
For me, it’s been laughing with my work colleagues, having lunch with a friend, watching my hamster Daz and watching dvd’s.

Over to you. 😊

 

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May 2020 be kind to you

You will notice if following me for some years, that I have not created a Happy New Year type post. This isn’t because I don’t wish it for my readers, because I do. It’s just because of how I feel about last year; struggling with the idea of Christmas and not looking too far ahead. Also, because how I feel, just coming straight out with Happy New Year feels rather fake as saying Merry Christmas, which was why I could only say as far as Seasons Greetings last year. My following words below is far as I can say as close as I can to the above I cannot say, for the New Year. I hope these words reach you kindly.

May you, my readers and my friends, find 2020 to be kind to you.

This is all I can hope for in a difficult path I am having after what 2019 became.

I can only try and cherish the small good things in 2019 and hope that 2020 gets easier on the path I am on and what ever lies ahead in the future.
I am trying to think what I would like to do this year, to have something to look forward to, with a possible aim for something else from now until 2020 to 2021.

As much as I am trying to live my life and look forward to good things, it’s hard.

For those on their own difficult paths, you are not alone. Like me, may you find many small things that make you smile this year.
Also something to look forward to, so that all the small things, build into big things, that make positive, happy feelings, to kick out the bad.

 

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Blog post re-share: “Gratitude,” by Sunnies My Bunnies.

I have talked about gratitude in the past and shared my own gratitudes each month, last year. But I would like to re-share this blog post that “Sunnies My Bunnies” has written on the topic of gratitude, as I think this is a great post and I was nodding to this as I was reading it.

https://sunniesmybunnies.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/gratitude/

Gratitude

As you will have probably noticed, I have not been sharing my gratitude posts each month. In 2019 and maybe beyond, I have no plans to. But that doesn’t mean I still won’t be doing them.

For Christmas, I received, “The Gratitude Journal for Women.” Illustrations are by Katie Vernon and the text by Katherine Furman. So my gratitude practice will be inside this journal.

Cover of book The Gratitude Journal for Women

The journal is beautifully illustrated and I feel there are plenty of pages inside. The illustrations are relaxing and, calming and the journal provides thought-provoking quotes and prompts, which can be completed in 5 minutes a day. Although 5 minutes is suggested by the book that they can be completed in, you could spend a little longer if you wanted  and I feel there is room on the pages to do so.

There are lots of prompts in this book, that will certainly allow for self-explanatory and reflection.

 

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Thank you WordPress

I have already said my thank you personally, but I write it here also.

A couple of days ago in an email to them, I suggested something. I asked if the notification I would click on in top right corner, (bell icon) which brings up list of read, or unread items associated with your blog, if by chance they were able to make it slightly darker, as I was struggling to see the difference between read and unread items. I see now they have done this and it makes it so much easier to tell what is unread and read now.

Thank you WordPress. 🙂