Welcome to Shout Out Saturday
This quote was recently shared by a friend, in a small blogging group I belong to, and it really resonated with me.
It spoke of our friendship with each other, although some of us haven’t actually ever met in person. It spoke of an easy acceptance, a positivity and as a reminder for us to look for those people in our lives – and appreciate them.
I love the positivity, the encouraging and supportive words. It says a lot about friendships and being kind. We have to sometimes make a conscious effort to be uplifting people ourselves – it’s not all rainbows and cupcakes out there!
At the moment it is quite hard and lots of people are doing it tough all around the world.
Maybe you’re doing it tough too.
I know I’ve had a hard time so far this year. It’s not been easy with so much anxiety and all the unknowns out there. Life isn’t ‘normal’ whatever normal may be for you.
And it’s true we have to make an effort at times to keep track of the people around us, are they helping us in some way, are they encouraging us to move forward, are they mostly positive, (because when it comes down to it no-one can be positive all the time)!
Or are they toxic and hard work?
Are we one of those friends, the cheerleaders as my friend Sue puts it? It made me stop and think, what sort of friend am I? I’ve not been in top form if I’m honest but I’m trying to improve.
I’m home alone at the moment with time on my hands and a quiet solitude after a few rough months. It’s nice in a way but a bit quiet too!
The winter weather has set in and it’s hard to get outside but I don’t mind that too much. I am reading, catching up on shows I’ve wanted to watch for ages but was never able to sit still in one place long enough to get back into, writing, getting ready for a new project, talking to friends and family and simply exhaling.
Aside: I must say watching The Rain a Netflix series about a virus affecting the world, while the rain is pouring down outside and COVID-19 is raging around the world, probably wasn’t the best show to start with!
Starting to reconsider my choice of watching #TheRain on #Netflix while a)It’s raining fit to flood outside and b)we are in the midst of a viral pandemic. Is it just me? And a new season has just landed! #therainseason3Tweet
I’m preparing for a new project next week, an online course I’ve just enrolled in with the Australian Writers’ Centre and I’m equally excited and nervous.
My sister started me on this track by sending me a link to this course and suggesting it could be something I’d be interested in. She’s an accomplished academic and often sends me ideas for things to do and I looked into this one a bit further, bit the bullet and started the enrolment process. I’ll tell you more later as the course progresses.
Who are your cheerleaders?
But it got me thinking back to this quote, who are your cheerleaders? I’d love to know who they are for you. We all need them don’t we? Let me know in a comment below.
Shout out Saturday
I’m also starting Shout Out Saturday where you can leave a link to your own blog, or maybe something you’ve read on someone else’s blog, or tell us about your favourite blogger, or simply share some good news, or even just drop in to say hello….
No strings attached, simply leave a comment, check out the others if you want to, there’s no need to get caught up too much in compulsory sharing or other rules – just keep it family friendly and we’ll all be happy!
I don’t normally post on a Saturday so it’s a good way to see who else is around and willing to get involved 🙂 Of course Saturday can cover any day of the week!
My shout out goes to my sister Sharon, who also blogs at Musings from the Cold and my blogging friends Sue, Leanne, Donna, Erica and Jo. They know why!
What do you think? Are you keen to share something with us? I hope so!
As always, feel free to share and get the word out there #ShoutoutSaturday
Thanks again for all your support, it’s much appreciated.
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