Uplifting song for the week: You are loved sung by Josh Groban
YouTube video by: John M Bowman Sr Productions Because sometimes we all just need to be reminded that we are loved.
Mr Bowman Snr very kindly created a beautiful video to go with this song. I hope it helps to create a little peaceful ‘me time’ for you today. A break in the chaos of covid whether you are at work or at home.
Life is different for most of us right now and it can be easy to lose our sense of self. I don’t know about you but when I’m at home most of the time it takes me until about 8.30 each morning to remember what day I’m in and then begin to think about what I need to do.
Work gives us quite a bit of structure, we spend so much time there and when that routine changes it can be really difficult to accommodate the emotional impact that has on us. Even if work hasn’t changed that much for us, the reduction in numbers of colleagues around, the social distancing rules that we have to live by and work to and the occasional guilt we may feel if we seem to have responded better to the changes than colleagues, friends and family can all have attritional affect.
Some people thrive on change, others don’t. Some of us are happy with our own company and have hobbies that we enjoy alone, others don’t so we all have a very different experience of social distancing, isolating and new working conditions.
I love this song because it is a reminder that no matter who we are or what our needs and hopes, underneath it all we all just want to be understood; most of us feel the benefit of being reminded that however alone we may feel there is always someone who will care, we just need to reach out. It may be a family member, a friend, a chaplain or someone at the end of the telephone helpline. It doesn’t hurt to remind ourselves of that fact when the world around may feel pretty weird and isolating at the moment.
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