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Fav Combo for #Sundaystills

This has to have been the easiest #Sundaystills post to pull together EVER! My kids (and their spouses) and all the pets. Now technically the cows in the second picture are not pets in the usual sense but we get a lot of enjoyment out of watching them. The dogs have changed over the years and the kids have left home while the grandchildren change all the time. But what doesn’t change is how this is it. The important things in my life distilled down into one post.

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Visual on Violet

I am enjoying these #SundayStills blog prompts as it is a nice “light” post and a distraction from the real world which at this moment seems flipping scary. So here is my take on violet to add into the mix that Terry over at https://secondwindleisure.com/photography/sunday-stills-photo-challenge/ runs in her “spare time” amongst moving into a new house! I love that I have found this blogging community and appreciate the challenges as well as the encouragement received.

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A ray of sunshine

I rarely plan my posts ahead of time. They just appear, as if by magic, into my head. The thoughts are usually in one theme and headed in a straight forward direction. Rarely are they philosophical or “flowy” in how they tie together a concept and the reality of daily living. Perhaps today I can manage that so I am going to interrupt Charlotte  (once again).

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Posted in health, Self Care

But wait…

But wait – it’s #BellLet’sTalk day so just a quick post to talk about how important it is to address self care and mental health.

Too often it’s the elephant in the room and people just feel like they don’t have a choice. So they live with anxiety, depression and in pain emotionally. The pandemic has been extremely difficult for so many on a lot of levels.

Reach out. Call, text, email or emoji a friend or family member. Tell them you are there. Show them you are there by being there. Keep connecting. Keep trying even if it feels hard. It’s harder for them. Give them a piece of your heart.

Stay safe and stay kind.

HUGS.

Bernie

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Make it a Marvelous Monday

The snow fell intensely and sight lines blurred. It’s like we are in our own little pocket of the world. But no matter because today is NOT Blue Monday. I refuse to buy into that negative culture image. Today the wind and the clouds covered the sun, today Covid kept more of us at home and isolated but this will end. The wind, the snow, the pandemic.

We will gather again. We will hug. We will eat and make merry. Like the storm brewing this will blow itself out. We just have to hang on tight and find the positives in the situation.

I do recognize that finding the positives is a lot harder for those that suffer from physical or mental health issues. It’s infinitely harder if income and livelihood are impacted by this ongoing crisis. Perhaps it is something else that sits heavy upon the shoulders. Take heart as today is not blue Monday and this too shall end.

Bernie