Coffee talk

In case no one has ever told you this, tea and toast make most things better, add a little Nutella to the toast and you have magic, add in a good book to this dynamic pair and well, we are off to the races! With all this time at home, our energy level often fizzles off around 10 a.m. no matter how many cups of coffee we drink. The million and one questions a day from the kids on their every 20 minute break from school, which happens a room away from where we are working, has gone from bothersome 6 months ago, to the thought that maybe if I hide under my desk they won’t find me.

Things are getting rough around these parts and I am sure you can empathize, because everyone is going through some really trying times during 2020. We vacillate between feeling blessed and grateful for all our many blessings, to wanting to pull out our hair out at having to clean up the kitchen for the millionth time and telling the kids to pick up their shoes from the path to the stairs EVERY SINGLE DAY!

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong… I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” -Audrey Hepburn

Instead of doing our normal do this, try this blog, we are just sort of coming together, think of it as a coffee talk, or tea time. This time of just living through a pandemic has all of struggling, we are in our house more, we are more fearful, more anxious, our kids are at home or going to school where they wear a mask all day, we are going into flu season, we are all worried, we are spending way too much at the grocery store, we are trying to conduct life under the most trying of circumstances. We are all trying to survive the storm, we are all in different boats, just trying to navigate the same choppy waters.

“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” -Andrew Solomon

The days are long, but the amazing thing is, the 6 months of a pandemic, in retrospect, seems to have flown by. When we look back through our pictures on our phone, we have managed to have a lot of fun, we have also managed to have some rather dark days, but so goes life. A lot of the things we struggle with aren’t new, they are just magnified because we don’t have all the extracurriculars to keep us busy and occupied.

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” -Margaret Thatcher

Just remember, keep swimming (we love Dory from finding Nemo!) we are all trying to keep our head above water, support one another, be loving, be kind, acknowledge your own prejudices and work on becoming a more enlightened individual, vote, be part of the solution, not part of the problem, and remember, you are worth it (you are worthy of life, of support, of help and of success).

“Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.” -Demi Lovato

All the best-Team SG

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