What’s the right balance?
It’s hard to find the right balance sometimes isn’t it?
You want to support others; you feel heartbroken and want to help; you don’t want to be seen as frivolous and carry on your day as if nothing is happening; you feel worried about sharing something on social media that could be construed as not caring…so you do nothing.
You close up shop and just watch as things unfold around the world.
I mentioned in my post on Sunday about feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, guilt and being out of control and these feelings still sit with me. My sister also wrote about these in her post for her birthday yesterday – Total Control
But I also want to continue living. I have a lot of living still to do!
I have made monetary donations to NSW flood victims and those suffering in the Ukraine via Rotary, as I know I am fortunate to be living in an area currently not impacted by either of these situations. I am in a privileged position I know that.
I’m also reminded that I’m known for my smile and although I get down, sad, overwhelmed and anxious from time to time, I usually manage to pick myself up after a few days.
Some might need a lift, a smile, to see a happy face, a rainbow or just something different from their usual outlook. Not to be inspired necessarily but to know they are being thought of and help is being sent in various ways.
So I have decided to continue my Wake up and be Amazing Wednesday posts for the simple fact that I need to be useful and helpful in my own way, and we all need a break from the intense news cycles at the moment.
International Women’s Day
So many positive posts going around for IWD2022!
I shared an older post which I enjoyed re-reading after all the years in between with so much happening!
I loved reading Sue’s post about #breakingthebias yesterday and have linked to it here in case you missed it. Denyse also wrote a lovely post full of Gratitude.
This quote says it beautifully:
Here are some photos taken from my verandah yesterday. I saw the light changing outside and rushed for my camera knowing it could be quite a magical outlook.
And was I right?
I knew the golden light would be playing on the hills, I’ve lived here a long time and know the signs, but what I didn’t expect to see was the somewhat fractured rainbow!
Sometimes it’s the little things isn’t it?
Changes to Wordless Wednesday
I have been doing Wordless Wednesday posts (or attempting to do them) for quite some time now and at one stage even changed the name to Worth a Word Wednesday, on the suggestion from Suz, my NZ blogging friend.
But for this year I’ve decided to change it up a bit, post only when I have something to say on a Wednesday and use the Wake up and be Amazing, it’s Wednesday as inspiration.
You see I like words too much, and yes I know a photo can tell a story but sometimes I want to add words, lots of words, so it moves away from being Wordless Wednesday. I’ll still use the hashtag and tags in my posts just so I keep track of all the posts I write in that category but I’ll try to feature more amazing news!
Wishing you well, whatever is going on in your world 🙂
You’re amazing – and don’t you forget it!
- A tale of 42 foxes #WordlessWednesday
- The smell of earth after rain #SundayStills
- Is there a difference between ‘celebrating your achievements’ and ‘showing off’?
- Science is child’s play at Questacon
- How would you answer these Taking Stock prompts? #LifesStories
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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