Three things I'm grateful for these days:
1. our house. We're so blessed and privileged to have so much space and to live in this climate. Quarantaine isn't too bad when you can be outside all day, walk to an (empty) beach to take a swim and stroll around in half an acre of garden.
2. the internet. It's hard to be so far away from family, especially now that The Netherlands is having so many cases of the virus, but at least we can stay in touch easily. And being able to send my parents flowers to celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary? So grateful that it was so easy to make that happen.
It's also a great way to connect to people that aren't family or even real-life friends, but somehow turn out to be an important part of my life. I have blogging friends that I interact with on an almost daily base and treasured blogging friendships that go back years. I feel so blessed to have those.
I also feel blessed by the bigger bloggers and vloggers, that don't even know me but inspire me one way or the other. Last night I found out one of my favorite bloggers is back, or at least thinking about blogging more regularly again. Yay!
3. well-supplied supermarkets. I went shopping yesterday. I have to admit, it wasn't really necessary yet, but I don't want to wait until we're out of everything, like I usually do. There's still a chance that we'll both get sick and won't be able to get out of the house for a few weeks. There's no delivery service here, our friends live far away from us and we don't really have neighbors. So I'm trying to stay on top of things. I felt a bit nervous about going to the supermarket. Would there be empty shelves, would it be hard to get what I needed? It made me realize how blessed we've always been to be able to just go and buy whatever we need.
And yes, we're still blessed. Full shelves, just like normal.
linking up with Carole's Three on Thursday