We Begin To Smile Again

There is Hope

I doodled this last night, as the country waited and prepared with the sense of anticipation. Here in the UK, measures continue to gradually lift.

Easing of Restrictions

I’m not a one for magic or magic tricks. But today in the UK stage two of easing restrictions begins. We are no longer under the stay at home order as of March 29th. And today, April 12, sees non-essential retail, outside table service hospitality, outdoor attractions and other facilities reopen. It does for many people feel pretty magical, after a year of strict restrictions, to see them easing. We’re not out of the woods yet. But with the vaccination programme progressing a pace, there is hope. A light at the end of the Covid19 tunnel is tangible.

But Not Everywhere

This post is not written to gloat in any way, as we here in the UK are all so painfully aware that other countries are currently battling their third waves. Please God they are brought under control quickly. And the time will come soon, for the whole globe to celebrate together.

Closing Thoughts

Ironically I’m posting this from my bed, as *MEcfs dishes out yet another relapse. I may not be going anywhere soon, but I am genuinely happy for people who are. And especially happy to hear the joy and excitement in the voices of our young folk on the phone, as they begin to see life again. We hope to celebrate our Christmas 2020 in May this year. But I may just leave the trees up for the remainder of the year. Well, why not!

There’s one upstairs here in my bedroom too!

Let’s hope everything works!

Stay safe everyone and where ever you are, what ever the measures you’re currently living with.

Have a blessed day!

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28 KJV

*Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

5 thoughts on “We Begin To Smile Again

  1. I’d like to be cautiously optimistic, too. I don’t know, I just find it very hard to be. There’s so much fear and worry and scepticism in me now that I don’t want to get my hopes up. I went into town today for my GP appointment to get my B12 injection and had to go through the highstreet to get there. It was absolutely jam packed. People queuing for shops like Primark. The pavements heaving with people (less than 5% wearing masks, easily), talking and shouting and pushing and I hated every second of it. I won’t be doing coffee shops or anything either, but I suppose I’m not feeling at the point of daydreaming about doing ‘normal’ things again because I can’t imagine normality anymore. I never did much to begin with given the whole illness aspect like you know all too well yourself, but I would like my parents to be able to go out as they’ve been housebound shielding since last March. I just don’t know when it’ll be fully safe.

    Wow, what a debbie downer I am! Sorry! Yes, it’s time to hold on to hope, keep our fingers crossed and start to imagine turning the corner back to safety and normality.

    Caz xxxx

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    1. I would really dislike that kind of experience too. I’m honestly surprised at people’s rush to get into shops, but then I guess I’m used to not going & never was mad for shopping anyway. That’s disappointing to hear that few people are wearing masks. That really is pretty risky. And definitely, for folk shielding when will they feel safe. It’s a really tough one. Hopefully there will be some normality soon & that people can safely adjust if it looks different for a while. I totally get what you mean, Caz. Xxx ‘Debbie downer’ hahaha!!😅

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