These past five weeks have been hard.
We have been at home with no access to friends or family except by phone or social media. I know there are thousands of people in our same situation. It’s crazy and depressing and I am ready for it to be over.
I know y’all are too.
My kid has always helped me see things in a clear light. We were headed to the barn the other day. (We do this everyday as we have 4 horses to to take care of.) We were talking on the way there about how he is so sad sometimes because he can’t see his friends like we use to. We homeschool however this is nothing like we usually do. We normally have play dates and field trips planned with other family’s. The kids are use to seeing each other every Thursday for CO-OP and the last Friday of the month we do a nerf gun war at the park. So this lock down has been a huge change for us.
I felt so bad for him.
And I had no idea what to say. I don’t know when this will be over or if it will ever really be over. We may face this every year now or we may not. That is just a scary place for anyone to be let alone an 8 year old.
So I told him to look for the good things everyday.
Find something pretty or fun or happy everyday. Think about the good that day if you get a bit sad.
It’s a harder concept than most people give it credit for so I always try to point out the amazing stuff I see when he is with me.
Like this picture above. It’s literally just water spraying into a trough at the barn. But with the sunlight playing with the water drops as they fly and the lens flair it made it really cool to see.
Find the beauty in the small things everyday and suddenly the bad things aren’t so big and bad anymore.