The last 3 months, however, have introduced new challenges for everyone around the world as we grapple with a reality that looks very different than it did at the beginning of 2020. We have all been challenged in many ways: experiencing a loss of connection with family and friends. To some, especially people living in urban centres and areas without easy access to green space, it may feel like losing touch with the outside world completely. Sometimes we’re not aware how important that connection is until it’s gone.
Even though my sense of adventure disappeared for a while, Northern Ontario did not.
A couple of weeks ago I went on my Northern Ont. tour.
The world was still very upside down. I made it to Barrie & Sudbury only. Along the highways nothing was open – which made my trip feeling isolated and uncomfortable . That is why I am letting you know I am ready and leaving again . Tues. June 16th…..Things are opening up again. Thank goodness I will be able to stop and use a washroom instead of using the bush.😄
Looking forward to Barrie…Sudbury…Sault Ste Marie…and ?????
Ihave always prided myself that I try not to judge a book by its cover, or, in other words – not to judge a person by the way they look – the color of their skin – or their ethnicity. Although I know I have failed at times, I put my best foot forward and put my vow to work and love all people equally.
My point – take time to get to know people – to learn about them – to listen to them. We can’t keep assuming we know who they are or what they are about merely by what they wear or the color of their skin – or their ethnicity. We are all more than that and it is more important to learn what is on the inside than what is on the outside. In the times we live in now, we don’t take time to get to know the person – we judge them by the way they look – of the country of origin where they came – or the fact that the color of their skin does not match the color of mine. We are more than that.
In my business I engage with all races. Actually a very large percentage of my clients are not WHITE!! I am often asked if I will see Indians, Black men??? I look beyond your skin color – but I’ll judge you on what really matters, namely, “the content of your character.”
A quote I read today and fell in love with –“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color”
And finally, remember that judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who you are.
“In the very beginning of the lockdown you start thinking, Oh, this is just a quick thing it’ll be done in a couple of days,” . “And then a couple of weeks into it, you start reading into conspiracy theories … and then you get past that point, then – when is it going to go back” to normal? There is no normal.. A new normal!!!!
I’m glad medical experts with different opinions on the lock-downs are finally speaking up. I think a lot of people are ready to accept life with this virus and don’t have high hopes for vaccines coming anytime soon. I’m so over the Ontario government health bureaucrats running the show.
People are literally dying from the lockdown, so many suicides, drug overdoses, physical abuse, other health related problems. God bless all…
Im grateful for our military for steppingin to help long term care.. God bless the innocent souls who were abused and died from not being properly cared for.. Military people thank you for discovering our Government run LTN how corrupt they are.
There isn’t a right time for anything. There’s no such thing as perfect timing. If it feels right, just go for it today.
That being said.. It feels right for me to go on the road.. Thurs.Barrie…
While hoards of people were stripping the shelves bare of food, cleaning supplies and toilet paper – panic buying – I was at my local market shopping for a few days of groceries. I calmly shopped and never dealt with any line ups. I continue to shop at my local market 2 to 3 times week stress free!
Meditation is key as I prepared mentally and spiritually for this lockdown. When I can, I meditate outside or with a view of the lake.. Gazing upon the lake is comforting it brings my soul peaceful feelings. Sitting cross-legged on a meditation cushion, I close my eyes and focus on my in and out breaths, through my nostrils. I take in long, healing breaths and release them in a slow, steady stream.
Then I shall take a walk thru the woods I saw noone..heard noone. I shall leave the world to stew in its own and shall take no further thought of its form.
I can’t tell you how it feeds my heart – and oh, it’s beautiful – new books I have read: New Earth, Surrender Experiment, Untethered Soul, Celestine Prophesy,
Ikeep donating to my local food bank. – it is needed now more than ever.
I continue to drink my green tea and in the evenings my lavender tea. I am sort of a tea addict. It makes me feel beautiful!!!
I have been sleeping great – Sleep is so important for our well being 💤
I love being alone but I hate being lonely. People are struggling because they’re missing human interaction, physical presence, and “hugs,”
I have come to terms… Covid is not going to go away. and there might not be a vaccine.. It will run its course regardless of what we do. The trick is to keep the caseload manageable!I will move forward with my life 😇
I see beautiful random acts of kindness enacted in a creative way in a world that was so different even a few short weeks ago. My heart is overflowing with gratitude. Maybe we can effect positive change in the world after all.
Enough about me..WISHING ALL OF YOU STRENGTH & HEALTH!!💕💕💕💕💕💕
We may be comfortably living in our apartments or houses. We may not be getting affected by hunger during this time of despair. But there are so many people out there who may not have eaten a proper meal in the last few days. . We are all in this together. We all can do our bit. Let’s feed the hungry and help the less fortunate among us. “Together we can make this world a better place.”
I think when all this is over, we are going to learn some hard lessons and change the way we live. We will relearn such old fashioned concepts as community and being good neighbors to each other. We will learn to appreciate the simple things again. Most important, we may come to value empathy, compassion, and service to others again, over the greed and selfishness we have come to in the recent decades, and with any luck, this will spill over world wide.
We are all chosen and are being tested in order to move forward until the next phase.!!!!!
The last few years I have managed to have a lasting impact on my way of thinking and behaving. When you realise that life can change in an instant you tend to value things more. The old saying is true, you realise the value of something only after losing it. So why not truly live?
Embrace your true self and stop stifling your thoughts and emotions. So start by respecting and loving yourself. Be completely unapologetic about who you are and the right people will gravitate towards you.
Speak your mind and your heart. Life is short do you really want to regret not speaking up or not telling someone how you feel?
Follow your dreams. Never stop dreaming. You’re never too old to dream. It all begins with a dream.
Spend time with people who truly matter. Never get so caught up in life that you overlook people who love you.
Be kind. Kindness doesn’t cost a thing but makes a world of a difference to the one who receives it. Let kindness be your legacy.
Whatever came to your mind while reading this is what you should pursue. Don’t let it go unattended any longer. Take that first step and the road will form and if you fall, at least you’ll not be a victim of regret.
Unfortunately, this year’s Easter Sunday will also take place as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused businesses to close and cancel schools. This may also put a damper on your Easter church, dinner or egg hunting plans, but fear not, this too shall end.
I am so grateful to be alive & healthy. I find it helpful to stand still amid the rush of information around us at the moment. I search for my toes and plant them firmly on the ground. I breathe air in through my nostrils, feel it flow downwards and fill up my lungs, and flow it out again. It helps me remember that we are all connected. We must commit to connection.
Who knows what each day will bring? The graces from the day before might disappear. Therefore, I never find it hard to find something to be thankful for. Today, I am also happy to be able to write this note and extend this personal greeting to you – May you and your loved ones have a blessed Easter!