How is everyone doing really?

Not on a surface level… how are you… REALLY???

The state of the world at the moment has got me down, I won’t lie. Two days ago I was happy to shake it off. Happy to light heartedly joke it away with a funny meme. I was waiting for this ridiculous thing to blow over to be honest. 🙄

Today I sat at home, snuggled up under a blanket, computer in my lap & rain pouring outside. I watched the news roll in. I heard the notifications from the girls kindy ping on my phone. Every ad on TV. Every radio promo.

The world is shutting down.

And then suddenly…I got sad and a little bit scared.

But tonight, I’m not scared of COVID-19.

I’m scared of losing our freedom. And I’m scared that I have taken that for granted my entire life.

I’m scared that I don’t know what is happening tomorrow or next week.

I’m scared because I truly don’t know what the future holds for my kids.

I’m scared how we will manage if and when they are sent home from school indefinitely. How will I juggle work and how will Charlie manage when she has her daily routine of kindy, pulled out from underneath her. I don’t even know how to begin to explain this mess to either of them.

Will my husband lose his job?

Will we be able to order fresh food?

I’m terrified life will never be the same.

I’m so afraid that things like going for a run or my Sunday morning bakery visits and paper runs will disperse. Simple, stupid things…I took them for granted.

These things are freedom.

So how do we feel OK right now in this chaos?

GRATITUDE… We must remember what REALLY matters. It’s hope.

The safety of our home. The warmth of our beds. Our health. Our family. Our little ones early morning snuggles. A warm cuppa. A chat with a friend. These things matter most right now.

Despite this imperfect situation we need to remember that no matter what we will be OK if we stay zen and don’t let the fear of “what if” get to that place in our heart. Trust me, the “what if’s” will break you down every single time. They are the key to panic.

This is not forever, it’s just now and when we emerge changed, whenever that may be…we will emerge more grounded humans. More appreciative and more humbled people.

Maybe those silver linings will sparkle a little more. Who knows?

But for tonight, from Mum to Mum, know that it’s ok not to feel OK. It’s OK for your heart to hurt a little. You can’t change the state of the world but you can change the state of YOUR world.

We’ve got this, tribe 💜 We will be OK. We will be OK, together. 🌈#thrivetribeandco