One of the ways I’ve been reaching out is making use of the wonderful postal system. Aside from writing regularly to a few people, I’ve been sending snippets of pretty with letters, from a pile of magazines I’ve recycled. An interesting article, colouring pages, arty postcards and pictures to pop on the fridge or some stickers, are some of the things I’ve included. It’s a great way to connect with people until we can once again meet in person. Despite the current challenges we’re all facing, there are still moments of joy and humour that occur and it’s fun to share those.
I have been writing to extended family, some of whom live alone or are housebound, due to the crisis. Aside from dropping essentials to family or short walks (wearing a mask), I’ve felt a bit helpless. Writing is a personal and simple way to reach out. At home, studies and cleaning continue. I’ve been watching movies and decluttering; it’s stored in the utility room until it can be donated. I’m exercising a little more. The current writing project is going great. I sent chocolate, colouring pages and popcorn to frontline families we know and donated copies of Positive News magazine, via their NHS campaign. As the crisis continues, keeping spirits up is part of our efforts.
Whatever you’re up to, enjoy these virtual flowers and have a good week 🙂