Every day I find myself having to adapt to different situations brought about by this horrible virus, as I know you do too.
Today would have been my monthly trip to Tobermory, which is always one of my working highlights. And just to add salt to the wound, one of those Facebook memories popped up this morning, with my pictures from Mull this time last year.
Sadly, I don't have a magic wand to make everything back to normal though, so I'm trying hard to think of all the things I'm grateful for right now.
My weekly trip to M&S Foodhall is looming, and that is definitely one of my weekly highlights now. I was (more than) slightly annoyed to discover that a mouse had got to my last piece of M&S Coconut & Raspberry shortbread yesterday! How very dare it?! What are mice doing coming into the house in April? Possibly the lure of that shortbread is just too irresistible. The next lot will be locked away!! And now of course I find myself feeling all kinds of guilt - how many of us are lucky enough to be able to shop at M&S? I can hardly bear to think about all the people who don't have enough money to buy food for their families.
So every day seems to be like this for me just now. I'm thankful for how lucky I am in so many ways, but filled with sadness and guilt for all the people who are struggling so much.
There are so many inequalities in life.
But, as so often happens, just when you need something to help you, there it is.
A lovely email from my yoga teacher arrived, full of beautiful words, and I'll share this with you:
From Sea Soul Blessings: May you Allow
The sea cannot be fought, or controlled, or resisted. The tides cannot be stopped. When you are in the water, the sea can only be moved through, even as it moves you. When you stop battling against, you soften into lightness, finding the power to rise.
May you yield. May you release judgment. May you give loving permission. May you make space for what is. May you allow the pull of the waves to lift you.
Tomorrow is another day (and there will be more M&S shortbread in the tin).
Sorry to be a bit miserable. And thank you Karen x