FILE PHOTO: Australian Army soldier Private Jack Barrie sorts donations at the Foodbank warehouse in Glendenning, NSW, as part of Defence’s Operation COVID-19 Assist. Photo by Corporal Chris Beerens.
Thanks for your newsy email [newsletter number 116].
How are you coping with this social isolation?
I’m doing alright with reading, cooking, jigsaw puzzles, exercising at home as well as getting out for a walk on a regular basis.
Being in the great outdoors is good for the mind and body, and having the Botanic Gardens next door to my unit complex is an added bonus.
I attach the following list of all that is good in life, and you are welcome to share it with whoever you choose.
And, I have come up with a couple of bonuses of living on ones own – no arguing; no waiting to use the toilet or bathroom; if I want ice-cream for the evening meal, I can; go to bed when I choose; get out of bed when I feel like it.
Because we never know what’s around the corner, I have become a morning person.
When I was nursing in the Army I was NOT a morning person, so it’s ironic that in my second half of life the tables have turned.
Until next time, take care mate, and sending you and your loved ones (virtual) hugs.
My Cup is Half Full
In these challenging times, if you remember these tips, life will seem alright.
I am alive and breathing
I can walk and talk
I live in Australia
I have a roof over my head and can choose what I eat
I have friends and family who care about me
I can call, text, email or even write a letter when I choose to – (when is the last time you sent or received a personal letter?)
I can look forward to tomorrow, as each day I’m alive is a great day
My cup is half full