This is my monthly wrap up of things that made me smile during the month of May. Earlier in the year I made a commitment to myself to make a concerted effort to think about the great and positive things in my life, and in particular, those things that make me smile. These days, most of the things that make me smile are the simple, every day things that many would consider to be unremarkable. No longer do I need big things or big events in my life, to make me happy.
When I decided to write monthly, about the happy moments during the month, I had no idea that Covid-19 was about to appear in our lives, causing life, as we know it, to change. I’m sure most would say that the past few months have been quite stressful and worrying. But this post isn’t to dwell on those worries. During the month I’ve been taking note of things around me they make me smile.
Other than worries about the pandemic, I’ve found lots to smile about and many small highlights during May. Due to self isolation, I’m still staying close to home, which is the reason for the highlights being small.
Life in isolation has forced me to slow down, and take a look around me. For a change I have time to appreciate my life and realise that there is so much positivity and much to smile about.
- Living life in the slow lane with no need to rush made me smile every day
- The vegie garden is now fully planted with lots of heathy winter greens. I’ve been harvesting peas and the snow peas are almost ready.
- Sunshine after rain. There has been much more rain than usual which is great
- Gym sessions in my home gym. My gym sessions have been much more relaxed while in isolation as there has been no need to rush.
- Raking huge amounts of mulch from under trees on our property to put on the garden
- New walking paths through bushland on our property after they were cleared by rain.
- Ducks visited our dam. We don’t usually see them until spring
- Time to spend on genealogy
- One night during May, I slept for 6 hours, for the first time in years
- Took a road trip to a nearby town to walk along their beautiful river walk on a foggy morning.
- Coffee from favourite nearby bakery. Takeaway, but still a lovely treat
- Molly is 16 now and at times is a cranky old lady. This face when told it’s time for bed!
- Lots of laughs over Covid-19 memes that pop up on social media
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