The #OneGoodThing struggle

Perhaps these last four years of finding #OneGoodThing in the day have helped prepare me for the isolation of quarantine. Isolation itself isn’t new for us—that’s been a side effect of living with chronic illness and being a caregiver. That feeling of isolation is actually (in part) what prompted me to start the #OneGoodThing project.

It hasn’t always been easy to find something good on crummy days. Today I felt mentally and emotionally worn out by life. These beautiful lavender flowers gave me a bit of cheer as I took in some fresh air in our backyard. But by late afternoon, I gave up on the day and got back in bed. When Mama came to see me, I didn’t put on a chipper face, but let her see my tears. It felt good to own my feelings and not hide.

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was recognizing and accepting that this is a more challenging time than ever to find something good in the day—which only makes it more important to do so! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything.

Day 98 of 366. And Day 1,559 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things, & the 4th year of good things)!

On this day…

2 comments

  1. You carry a rather heavy load, young lady. You are another unsung hero.

    My good thing is rather unusual. I am part of a group writing a book on the Italian migrants who came to this part of Australia, and the influence they have had upon the area. I had to go to a local cemetery to verify some details. It was a glorious day, warm and sunny. It was calming to walk among the graves and think about all the history that is buried there, and to be gratified that we have managed to record at least a little bit of it.

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  2. An old boyfriend, from back in the early 60s, used to say, “Life is a shit sandwich and we take a bite every day.” Needless to say, I declined when he asked me to marry him. “Downers” are just that: down-in-the-dumps people. I applaud you, dear Gabriana, for your courage to face each new day. Here, in Costa Mesa-town, a good thing is that our big Maine Coon kitty loves to crawl under the covers, curl up and then nap, nap, nap. BTW, your back yard flower garden is beautiful! Lucky you!

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