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Hi again everyone,

How has your week gone?

It's been a gloomy week here, as it must have been for many of you, but this morning the sun's shining and the day's dry and bright. That alone has helped to lift spirits a little bit.

And, on top of that, maybe the first tiny positive shoot peeking through like a snowdrop from the earth, that lockdown appears to be beginning to work and new covid19 cases have fallen the tiniest bit. Vaccination numbers are also rising so for the first time in a while, it feels as if we might be heading in the right direction again.

I watched Mr Motivator (Derrick Evans) on TV this morning.... the good old guru of exercise who originally came to exercise fame with a slot on GMTV in the early 90s. (Do any of you remember him too?). I was a firm fan of his positivity around exercise, and of life in general, and he said something this morning which motivated me once again! It was to the effect that 'just because you have a bad day, it doesn't mean you have to have a bad life!' Daily living has really tossed us around on the waves for almost a year now and it's easy to become despondent. So it's great to come across a Mr Motivator every once in a while to remind us that no matter what it is that knocks us down, eventually we'll find the courage to get up again.

Does anyone else have a positive hero who can help lift you up when everything is looking and feeling bleak?

I hope you all have a pleasant weekend and manage to feel some positivity too. πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸŒˆ

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Hi Callendersgal, thank you and Mr. Motivator for an uplifting post. The sunshine here makes such a difference to how I feel. Very mood lifting. I hate the miserable dark days.

Our bulbs seem to be poking through so I hope they will all grow well and bloom eventually.

I’m looking forward now to better days, a vaccine and some semblance of normality in time.

I find music very uplifting and was happily bopping away yesterday whilst cleaning out cupboards. Such an exciting life I lead. Lol.

We all need a Mr. Motivator. He’s amazing and very positive which is good.

Have a good weekend everyone and stay safe. XxxxπŸ˜€πŸ‘

CallendersgalAdministrator in reply to sassy59

Hi sassy59, I'm really glad the sunshine brought you some positivity along with Mr Motivator! The first sight of those early flowers coming through will lift us all too. I'm now rushing to change my TV channel every time covid19 is mentioned, and that's really helped my mood too. Of course lots needs to be said but still I feel much better when it's said without me! Hoping your vaccinations are just around the corner and that you both enjoy the weekend. Take care as always. πŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ˜Š xxx

sassy59Ambassador in reply to Callendersgal

Thank you Callendersgal, here’s to the future. πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜€

I suppose we have to look at all medical staff working in such dangerous conditions. Their bravery inspires me.Sadly I am not brave and feel pretty useless cooped up like a chicken.

The cathedral was used as a vaccine centre today. Hundreds of people coming and going. That huge space is so useful.

I felt sorry for the people who were over eighty having to queue in the cold but they were pretty stoic. Would recommend anybody going for a jab to wrap up extra warm. And take an umbrella.

Best wishes to all.

CallendersgalAdministrator in reply to Lynd

Hi Lynd, I often sit and think how it's going to be for medical personnel whenever it is that we get a tighter grip on covid19. Because there's no real 'off' switch for them at the end of this. They'll only move from being exhausted and scared to just exhausted. We really do owe them all the most monumental thanks for their bravery and unfailing help.Don't apologise for not being brave because you are being brave in just getting through every day whilst being scared. We can't all be in the front line and don't forget that old saying that 'they only serve who stand and wait'. Whatever has, and will happen with regard to covid, we are all in this together and we shouldn't underestimate ourselves.

I too have wondered about how it is when really elderly to have to stand and queue, often in draughty and cold conditions, and you've brought up a really important point about wearing some warm clothing. And definitely an umbrella! Good to hear from you and take care! πŸŒˆπŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Lynd in reply to Callendersgal

Yes, it was bitter today. Maybe a hot water bottle and a flask. I think the jabs were in five minutes slots but people in their eighties don't tend to move that fast. Luckily no rain today.

CallendersgalAdministrator in reply to Lynd

Well thank goodness Lynd, older folk tend to be the most stoic and also the most keen on being vaccinated, so hopefully they will all be able to tough it out. A flask of hot coffee would do it for me every time! πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

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