Through broken glass and faded dreams, I find a place where I can scream, This pain is huge and takes me over, I cannot smell the scent of clover, I kneel down and count my blessings, For sometimes life is distressing, I make my way through each raw minute, Feeling blessed that I’m still in it, This life is hard but I go on, It’s my soul journey to walk upon, I look out from my mind’s eye, Never questioning or asking why, I know that whatever happens to me, Is to teach and set me free, A life taken for granted is not good cause, Take a breath to think and pause, I am strong and intelligent, I know I live with good intent, The shackles that I once wore, Can’t contain me anymore, I am free and fly my wings, Appreciating every thing, Being true to who I am, Upon my bravery I do stand.
“Stop acting so small.
You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
Rumi (1207 – 1273)
You think you can define me, That I’m a tick in just one box, Like my being is a door, That a single key unlocks, But let me tell you something, I have the universe inside, I hold an untamed ocean, With a constant changing tide, I’m home to endless mountains, With tips that touch the sky, Flocks of grand migrating birds, And deserts harsh and dry, I house the wildest rivers, And a host of sweeping plains, I feel in waves of sunshine, Or in unrelenting rains, Don’t tell me that you know me, That “this right here is what you are”, I am the universe in motion, For I was born from stars.
We’re living through strange and unprecedented times. Many of us are worrying about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our loved ones, our own health, our employment and our finances. And with the lockdown in many parts of the world many of us can’t see family and friends for the foreseeable future. Not surprisingly, we might be feeling a bit blue…
What can we do to cheers up ourselves and others around you?
Here are a few ideas for staying positive during this unsettling time:
Join the Teddy Bear Hunt in your neighbourhood. Prop a teddy bear from a window of your home (or car), visible from the road so little kids (and not-so-little adults)could play teddy bear spotting when they go for walks with their families around the neighbourhood
Don’t have a teddy bear at home? Make rainbows or display any other colourful drawings and positive messages on your windows.
Tune your singing voice, polish your dancing moves and join the #QuarantineChallenge2K20 with your nearest and dearest.