Five Things Friday March 20, 2020

It’s hard to believe that only one week ago today, I was grocery shopping and had an argument with the cashier. A lady of 60+, she was loudly complaining about how shoppers were “freaking out” because “it’s just a flu.” I couldn’t convince her otherwise, and neither of us showed the other much grace in that interaction.

While my  thoughts on COVID-19 aren’t different a week later, I hope hers are. And I’m doing my best to show those who disagree with my concerns (mostly the Baby Boomers in my life) kindness and compassion, while still protecting myself.

I saw this graphic on FaceBook the other day and shared it as a reminder to myself and others. I love this visual.


Since life is different for the time being, I changing up the format of my Five Things Friday. Instead of one item for each category, I thought it’d be nice to share more things that are making me happy, and instead of looking forward to next week, I’ll be focusing on what I’m doing and grateful for right now.

I’d love to hear some of the same from you.


1. Things that made me happy this week.

–> Singer/songwriter Kevin Griffin, of Better Than Ezra, held a FaceBook Live concert last night from his home. Hearing that music live “filled my cup” and lifted my spirits. Plus, it was a fundraiser and the people watching donated over $40,000 to MusicCares, to go to out of work musicians and their crews.

–> Today I went for a run outside for the first time in…a long time. I’m missing my gym friends and classes. Exercising on my own is much harder and not as fun. But this outdoor run felt amazing.


2. Things I read this week.

–>I’m finishing a book every other day right now, and I’m devouring romance novels one after the other. I think it’s the hopeful feeling they bring up for me, I want it to last as long as possible!

–>I’m currently reading Glennon Doyle’s new memoir, Untamed. I should finish it today. I suspect it would resonate with me more if I had kids. Still, I have always appreciated Glennon’s honesty and vulnerability in her writing. I think it shows in this new one more than ever before.

3. Things I did offline this week.

–>I’m working on this hilarious jigsaw puzzle titled Cats Around the World. (Side note: I highly recommend these sorting trays for pieces if you’re an avid puzzler)


–>I’ve been spending a lot of time organizing and photographing the vintage toys I’ve accumulated recently and haven’t got listed on Ebay yet.(Here’s a link to my seller profile if you want to check that out. )


4. Things I’m grateful for this week. 

That we have enough food to eat while we’re self-isolating.


Being able to FaceTime with my therapist so I didn’t miss a session.

Internet shopping and delivery options.


5. Question of the week: 

What would you like to see in my weekly wrap-ups? More to do with books?

Now I want to know: How are you staying positive this week? 

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