Today’s picture is of the sunsetting on a very different Christmas day. Christmas for me is a time for giving and sharing, difficult this year with the covid restrictions in place, but I’m a firm believer that in order to appreciate good things we need to have a little time when things don’t go to plan.
Whether we like it or not, the restrictions are there to protect people we love, and I’d rather keep friends and family safe by delaying a celebration than risking their (and our) health.
There was just 3 of us sat around the table this year, which was very strange, but we took the 4 legged children (and their Cornish cousins) on a great walk on a lovely, fresh afternoon.
I absolutely sympathise with people who are feeling lonely during this time. When we compare loneliness and solitude the impact to our physical being is pretty similar, with the major difference being in our heads. The trick is to think differently when we have a feeling of loneliness, not craving the people we can’t be with, but to think about how to use our time effectively whilst we have this solitude.
Engaging in things that you have always wanted to do, but haven’t had the time, or haven’t had the opportunity. Reading a good book, watching your favourite TV show or film, dancing around the house, trying something new (like cooking a new recipe) etc etc.
I hope you and your loved ones will have the opportunity to party hard at some point in 2021 when we turn the corner in this period of history. Living through the current restrictions will hopefully help us appreciate our freedom much more in the future.