It is so easy to get down and depressed about Covid-19, to worry about ourselves and our loved ones and to wonder what life will be like when all this is over. If you or a loved one have tested positive then this burden is even greater.
It is quite natural and perfectly normal to be concerned over events in our life that we have little or no control over. But is there a way we can combat our fears and put our minds back on to happier lines?
Do you remember the song that Julie Andrews sang to the children in the movie, The Sound of Music? The children had been frightened of a thunderstorm and these words were part of the song she sang to comfort them:
RAINDROPS ON ROSES AND WHISKERS ON KITTENS
BRIGHT COPPER KETTLES AND WARM WOOLEN MITTENS
BROWN PAPER PACKAGES TIED UP WITH STRINGS
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS
WHEN THE DOG BITES, WHEN THE BEE STINGS
WHEN I’M FEELING SAD
I SIMPLY REMEMBER MY FAVOURITE THINGS
AND THEN I DON’T FEEL SO BAD
What favourite things do you have that give you warm fuzzies and happy feelings when you encounter them? They might be photos, music, hearing birds singing, sitting in the sunshine, or one hundred and one other things.
Thinking about things we love takes our mind off our fears. It is good, therefore, to take some time out, to slow down, to ponder on things we love and to remember happy times.
On my Facebook page I have begun posting a “happy” picture every day. I got this idea from one of my sisters-in-law who posted a picture of a beach and suggested we all did the same, so that we could combat some of the negative things being said.
I am posting some pictures today that I intend to share on Facebook over the coming few days. I hope they will remind you of joyful times in your own life and help to put more smiles on your face.
Remember to tell your family how much you love and appreciate them.
Spread the happiness J