Today at 1.00pm our staff remembered a lovely man, and our thoughts were with his wife and family as a lone piper played at his graveside. What a wonderful gift it was for someone to arrange that piper. Thank you. You know who you are.
And once again, I am reminded of how important it is to keep on supporting carers in whatever way we can right now.
Our hugs will have to wait, but there are many other ways we can show we care.
Yesterday I printed some photos of an old lady who had passed away recently, and was able to deliver them to her husband as he lives locally. As I stood at the end of the path talking to him, his smile when he saw his wife was worth a million dollars to me. And it had cost me nothing.
Around the world people are doing little things for others that make such a difference to their lives, which fills me with hope for the future.
I hope I can hold onto that thought, and that you can too.
Earlier this year I was incredibly lucky to attend a yoga training workshop in Glasgow, run by Max Strom. I knew nothing about Max, and it was a chance email that had led me to attending his workshop. It turns out he's a bit of a Guru in the yoga world, which explains why people had travelled from all over Britain to attend his Glasgow sessions. I really was lucky!! I have used what I learned at that workshop a lot, and was able to develop a Learning Session from it on Yoga & Breath for Sleep. Please let me know if you would like me to work with you on that.
Today I read a quote from one of Max's books, which I found very inspiring, so I would like to recommend this book to you: https://www.amazon.co.uk/There-App-Happiness-Mindfulness-Breathwork/dp/1634502884/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=max+strom&qid=1587470500&s=books&sr=1-2
'There is no App for Happiness', by Max Strom.
I'm still collecting recipes for the Carers Cookbook 'Lockdown Leftovers', still time to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there any local artists out there who would like to contribute illustrations for our cookbook? I'd love to hear from you.
Talking of recipes, I've seen quite a lot online about recipes created to taste like your favourite fast food, though why anyone would want to recreate the taste of a McDonald's Burger at home is beyond me. I do quite fancy making Ikea meatballs though - https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/ikea-meatballs-recipe-at-home-coronavirus-lockdown-231749733.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZmFjZWJvb2suY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAGITe4RbtuyEu7SHMLYVMeTzWJ3xA5cUlSrTKL3ssnqMCzr2jHi7_zfUdvwDBLPtaS8LJbN1JJRCxUk4SnmFs1HLpSg1nvpADR_YElnhAopZXuMa86It1JVPvq0Pv1Ye2AZSreIA_IG3IIwDUwl5okx-Td39Ks1MEmuHbjyhBUJj
Let me know if you try them.
It's been lovely to catch up with carers on our Zoom Coffee Morning again this morning, which is turning into a real highlight of my working week. Please let me know if you'd like to join us.
The sun is shining on Argyll for another day, and I am looking forward to my evening walk. I'll be thinking of those who have lost loved ones during this difficult time.
See you here tomorrow. Mairi