Time to Reflect

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img_20200707_153625155Three times this month so far, three different people have said to me that (a) they don’t want to go back to work (b) they love the slower pace of life and (c) they have less money but enjoy having time off instead. And today is only July 9th. On the face of it, it seems that things are returning to “normal” here in Ireland. Traffic levels are up, but I noticed that the traffic was much lighter than usual on my way home from the animal shelter yesterday. I guess many people are still working from home. That can only be good for the environment. Those who have said they enjoy the slower, more contemplative pace of life are around my age. One of the benefits of getting older can be (but it’s not a given) that you begin to appreciate what is important in life. And what isn’t. Covid has certainly brought priorities into sharp focus. Family, friends, being able to meet for a chat in a place with an actual roof. Irish weather is not conducive to outdoor meetings, especially with the rain of the last five weeks. The things I miss most these days are hugs, and being able to browse in the library. Never thought I wouldn’t be able to do either of those things, but now I know. Hopefully someday soon things will change for the better. In the meantime, despite the foul weather, my Compassion Rose is in full bloom with its beautiful, delicate smell. It is enough to lift my heart, and hopefully yours too. Blessings to you and yours. 🙂

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