I found a little bright spot this week.
You know, like when you are walking through a very wooded path filled with shadows and denseness; and a little spot of sun bursts through the treetops making a tiny spotlight on your path. It’s not much and doesn’t last long, but the few seconds gives the journey a moments reprieve.
There was plenty of doom, gloom, uncertainties and sad unexpecteds this week.
I was trying to think of something to divert my attention to a little sunny place. While I was thinking, this topic popped into my head and my thoughts kept growing. Why do our brains think the way they do? I have no clue. This was an unpredictable sidebar.
I know distractions are not always practical or helpful. There are times in our lives where finding the simplest cheery thing is worth our time for a quick minute. A brief respite for our brains, emotions, and physical strain.
My little bright spot arrived as a list, some things made me laugh, other’s six months ago I had no indication would ever change, some brought an unexpected sigh and ray of sunshine.
I realize many of you will not share the same bright spot. Many have struggled losing jobs and incomes over the past three months. I one hundred percent grieve with you. Facing unemployment in my past, I empathize and know the struggle it brings. I pray for a personal “bright spot” to enter your brain and cast a sliver of sunshine on you.
Welcome to my Little Bright Spot… I hope it facilitates your own…
Ways We Saved Money During Quarantine…
- No Haircuts.
- No Gas.
- No Trips.
- No Visitors.
- No Physical Shopping.
- No Restaurants. Delivery once in three months.
- No Pedicures.
- No New Clothing.
- No Events needing gifts or clothing.
- No Guests for Dinner.
- No Graduation Party.
- No New Home Decor. (This one is hard. I like a little change every season.)
- No Coffee or Drinks purchased out.
- No Major House renovations.
- No Large Family Purchases.
- No Entertainment Expenses.
- No Multiple Grocery Store Stops.
- No Target Spot.
- No Dollar Store.
- No Run-to-the-store-for-one-thing-come-home-with-10.
- No Tips.
- No Fundraisers.
- No Car Repairs.
- No Car Mileage Accrued.
- No Flowers. (I used bush trimmings from the yard and my neighbor gave me flowers … shop your yard.)
- No New Make-Up. (I barely wore any.)
Despite all the “No’s” … the bright spot … we saved money!
The restrictions brought one small sliver of light.
Please remember, even in the most gruelling times,
I’m telling you AND myself,
there is a bright spot somewhere!
I hope you can find one or borrow mine.
Even the smallest drop of sunshine gives a little Vitamin D;
a necessity for health.
Maybe you’ve found a tiny little bright spot in one of your days.
I’d love to hear about it. Or, I’d love to add to the list above.
Wishing Bright Spots,
Feel free to share with a friend(s).
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