Wednesday, November 4, 2020

When the worlds goes to shit I make lists of Little Things






The sun rises.
I visit nature for comfort in days of uncertainty of what the future holds... Lock down 2.0 starts tonight with some modifications from the first version... I've watched the numbers sky rocketing from 400 - 9000/day in just a few weeks and I can't help but wondering how we will ever be able to control this pandemic monster... I turn off all News channels, stop reading the updates. I don't want to hear one more word about Covid, the terrorists or the US election... Don't even go there...
 
I retreat into my own world, a world where I feel safe, a world I understand and can control more than the big one. A world where my actions makes an instant difference. Such as noticing to the Little Things that brings me joy. I list them in my head: a late blooming flower, a grazing cow, the sun rising above the the French Alps, a confused lady bug on my window sill, a cup of extra creamy coffee with a ginger cookie or two, my morning walks, a snuggle with my husband, a cat laying next to me on the couch in the evening, my big girl making me laugh-cry like no other can, an upbeat tune that makes me want to dance, a smile from a neighbor, a hot shower, dinner together every night, a hug from my teenage boy, a row of crochet, the freckles on my little girl's face, lighting candles, the sound of the wind and the smell of fall. Just to mention some. 
 
Stay strong, stay safe, stay optimistic. Be kind. Love is all around even if it at times doesn't feel like it. Even when it feels like the world has gone totally crazy and out of control... Escaping the big picture and diving into the little things soothes my worried soul. Do you too make lists of Little Things to sooth yourself when you feel overwhelmed? What's on your list? Little Things is what life is all about in the end. Little things makes for a brighter and more joyful world. Taking pictures of Little Things and writing about Little Things work as positive affirmations. So I keep on listing things that brings me joy: woolly socks, soft yarn, a water color painting, a handwritten birthday card, my fabric stash, Long Train Running by The Doobie Brothers, baking, Gogglebox on UK's Channel4, my big girl playing the piano... This too will pass... eventually. I mean, shit can't go on forever... Can it?


Kärlek
Annette


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13 comments :

  1. I can totally relate to your words, and also prefer to remain in my own world. Much better for the old peace of mind! I know there will be many who need to watch, listen too, devour and discuss the goings on in the BWW.
    There will also be many like us.
    I'm not a list maker but yes, I like to observe the smaller things, which are up to the larger picture.
    We have spiders wrapped up in their cocoons all along the top of one window. Outside. A robin who needs to avoid and greet whenever I venture out. Cats who are enjoying cosy indoor snuggles and a first frost, following the new moon, leaving it's crisp veil of white on the ground and attacking the windscreen with swirls of thick ice. Lots of beautiful things to be grateful for.
    Stay safe. Abbi

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  2. I have to appreciate the title of this blog. Thank you.

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  3. Your beautiful photos have brought me some joy this afternoon. The evening light is just descending on another day in lockdown here in west Wales. I'm going to do some patchwork and avoid the news!

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  4. I'm with you it's the little things that keep us afloat, I haven't made lists but it's a good idea just to keep us grounded when we feel ourselves falling.

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  5. Your picture of the mountains is very soothing. Thank you for your list of calming things.

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  6. I understand exactly. I live in the US and the election results are giving me a headache so I turned off the TV. I am now crocheting a prayer shawl. I listened to music earlier. I am also sick of hearing so much negativity. Praying that our whole world will heal soon.

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  7. Another great post. The little things... And actually, these are the things we should look out for, pandemic or not... Love and the the little things. Thank you for sharing your thoughts... Evi

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  8. I had to stop watching the news two months ago. My anxiety was going through the roof. I catch little snippets of news at work because the TV is on at break. I don't want to hear the constant doom and gloom of covid, riots, and this election. I've had enough. I retreat into my little slice of happiness that is my home, family, crochet. I love reading your blog I just recently found it. You live in a very beautiful part of the world....stay safe....Christine

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  9. A perfect post and just what I needed today. As we reenter lockdown in England it is time to find joy in the little things. x

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  10. It is the only thing to do with the news so overwhelming, confusing and frustrating. Keep to our own small world and live that reality.

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  11. I'm with you about the importance of Little Things. I've always called them Small Joys and they make life tolerable. My heart goes out to all who are suffering through this pandemic and, hard as it is, this lockdown will save lives. Keep safe.

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  12. Dear Annette, your post made me think of this song... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G6dd7ikrXs
    I'm working on quilts to finish and beginning new ones, cooking and baking already for Christmas time, focusing on the idea that all my grown kids(and their kids)will be here, together, for this holiday. Nothing is sure, oh no, but I don't want to imagine it won't be. Living one day at a time. Trying not to worry. With my "little things" all around. Thanks for your post.

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Kärlek
Annette

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