Thursday April 30th and day 38 in the UK lockdown. Almost 40 days! Wow..
My theme for today is about supporting others but also accepting and allowing others to support you! We are all human and this time is challenging - for all of us.
I received great support from a local plumber who was prepared to come into the house and see what was needed. It was all carefully managed and hopefully we have protected everyone.
I'm learning more about the requirements of people who are not used to technology and especially connecting via video conferencing.
I have been helping the local U3A group leaders get to grips with Zoom and enabling them to feel confident enough to host and run meetings for their members. This is so important to keep vulnerable and lonely people connecting, talking and sharing.
It really has been fun and such a pleasure, to be able to provide something which is so useful to them and so easy for me to share.
I am so fortunate to have a great support team around me and I wanted to acknowledge some of the amazing people, and there will be others that I have not included and it isn't that they are providing anything less, it is just where my head was today!
In no particular order
Alongside those that provide support there are people that are inspiring me and keeping me motivated. Again there will be others but for today, these are my shout out
Who are you connecting with and receiving support from?
We all like to help others. It is a gift to those offering help when you are able to receive their offer graciously. It is also necessary for all of us to have support from somewhere.
Running a business has proved challenging... no-one ever said it was easy but currently it is really challenging!
Whether you are struggling because your clients can't get to you or if you are swamped because your services/products are desperately needed, life is very different.
My current focus has been around;
How creative have you been?
In the kitchen, crafting, in the garden, sorting and tidying?
What weird things have you created?
What unusual things have you attempted?
My list includes:
I have watched more news over the past few weeks than I have done for the last few years but even then I am trying to be very selective.
My worry beads for today
With support and being supportive, we are able to connect and create. Explore and enjoy the process.
This is happening. We are in lockdown. It is almost 40 days in. The only thing that we have control over.. is our response, our reaction, our focus.
My plans for the future include sharing all the great things that I have been working on and that I know are helping others. My clients are my guide and with support and focus, I know that I will make it through these times.
I also know that you will too!
As humans we are incredibly resilient. We are being asked to change our ways. To adapt to a quieter, calmer, stronger energy of connection.
Our beautiful planet is changing too.
Enjoy the spring and take time to notice the small changes that together make everything different.
Be inspired. Be supportive. Be accepting of support. Be creative.
If you are finding things difficult please reach out and talk to someone. It is tough, any change is difficult.
I, and many other people around you, will do what we can to support you. Please reach out. Ask for help. Talk to others.
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