Small Deeds

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.

MNRV4907I have been writing to extended family, some of whom live alone or are housebound. Aside from dropping essentials to family on walks, 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, exercising a little more and decluttering (it’s stored until it can be donated). I’ve struggled to concentrate enough to read, though the current writing project is ticking along. I sent chocolate, microwave popcorn, colouring pages and stickers to a few frontline families we know and donated copies of Positive News magazine, via their NHS campaign.

As events unfold, keeping one another’s spirits up is sometimes all we can do. Donations to food banks, books / magazines / puzzle books to care homes, some homebaked goods or flowers to neighbours working from home, can all make the days a little easier, as we move through this time.

Have a good week and take care 🙂

Louise

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