I’m sitting in my local coffee shop as I type this. It opened during the pandemic. The owner is a young woman who came home from out west and this was her dream – her own shop. Pandemic? Well surprise she didn’t factor that in. The shop is on my bus route and an easy walk. It has large wooden tables to spread out my coffee, laptop, phone well you get the idea.
Sitting here as our COVID19 numbers creak up, I’m wondering how long I will have this luxury. Considering other places are in lockdown. This time last year I wouldn’t have considered sitting in a coffee shop without my mask on to drink my coffee a luxury. A lot has changed in less than a year.
That said, I’m going to enjoy my wins as I get them. Currently that has meant going to coffee shops to write, outside patios with friends, library and walks. I’m not going to take them for granted as literally I don’t know how long they will last. All the things we just did. We didn’t give a thought to not doing.
I don’t want to write the rest of the year off. As 2021 is not looking that great at the moment. At least the first quarter. I’m going to take my wins and celebrate them. Sitting here with a good coffee and thinking maybe I should I have a cinnamon roll. Knowing the library is open and I have access to all the books I want at the moment. That the weather has been beautiful and Remembrance Day it was 17 degrees Celsius. Canada here so that is pretty incredible.
I am also going to work on keeping my complaints and negativity to myself. We don’t need anymore. I’m going to focus on what I can do, enjoy and celebrate my wins. My wins are sitting in my coffee shop. Picking up books at the library. Going for a walk with friends. Visiting friends in my circle. Looking for activities that feed my soul at home. Found on-line painting group with great tutorials.
I’m also going to support local businesses, friends and make a point of checking in on people. I figure if I can keep my mood up it might help others. So let celebrate our wins when we can find them. They don’t have to be big. They can be things we used to take for granted.
This isn’t going away any time soon. The holidays are coming and I for one want to enjoy them. Yes, I realize they will be different. I will have to be more creative (which isn’t a bad thing). Maybe the changes I make for the holidays and life in general will be positive changes. There that is a potential win!
So let work at celebrating wins when we get them. Just being able to express myself is a win. Let me know your wins lately during this topsy-turvy world.
You can always start now!