Just For Today – Lockdown Tuesday

‘Gratitude is at the heart of our souls’

It’s funny the things you take for granted. We live our lives and we don’t really think about things much. I know that sometimes I can get complacent about things and just ride along with life. But today I am feeling an immense sense of gratitude.

It’s Tuesday and I generally go food shopping on a Tuesday, which I did today. I was all overcome with excitement at the prospect of going out and buying my weeks shopping. And I realised for the last month or so I have been getting really excited just to go shopping. Lockdown Tuesday has taken on a whole new meaning.

I am in Ireland at the moment and here we are only supposed to venture out for exercise within 2km of your house. So the prospect of being able to go further afield to do the weekly shop seems really naughty and exciting. I suppose it feels like being let out of the cage and feeling what freedom feels like once a week. So my shopping was bought and brought home and it felt like Christmas.

It made me realise how easily we become conditioned to things. And that is a frightening thought, we mustn’t become conditioned to being restricted. We must always stand up and fight for our freedoms, because without freedom we really do become caged animals. It is up to us adults to make sure that our children, grandchildren and our great grandchildren are afforded the same freedoms that we have enjoyed in our lives.

It is a beautiful day here again. I am filled with gratitude for the sun that warms my face, and gratitude for Lockdown Tuesday with it’s abundance of healthy and nutritious food.