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Practicing Gratitude Even When It’s Hard

Practicing Gratitude Even When It’s Hard

By Susan Williams

My husband and I were just talking about how long we have been socially isolating now. We couldn’t remember whether it’s been four or five weeks.

I’m not sure what it’s like for you but I’m finding that the days just seem to meld from one day to the next as we laugh about how it feels like the movie Groundhog Day. In our household, it seems the only really interesting discussion is what we will eat for dinner each night. And when chatting with my friends, we ask each other what’s new and then laugh knowing that really not that much has changed.

Fortunately, I’m keeping quite busy with Booming Encore. I’ve had the opportunity to explore some new topics and some of our contributors have had time to share some great posts. But it does get hard some days as I wonder when this pandemic will end.

I then remind myself how fortunate I am. I’m safe at home, my family and my extended family and friends are safe and if all I have to complain about is being bored, then this is minuscule compared to what some others may be experiencing.

So, even though on a logical level I know I should be grateful for all I have, emotionally this is proving to be a more difficult task.

This weekend I rediscovered a poem that I would occasionally pull out and shared it through our social media channels. It seemed to have generated quite a response. Just in case you missed it – here it is.

So if you happen to be feeling a bit down right now, maybe this poem might help to keep things in perspective and remind us that we will get through this.

Stay safe everyone.

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Susan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore. Being a Boomer herself, Susan loves to discover and share ways to live life to the fullest. She shares her experiences, observations and opinions on living life after 50 and tries to embrace Booming Encore's philosophy of making sure every day matters.