This week has been a very busy week. I’ve been to mum and baby groups, made new friends and had coffee with them, met old friends and had coffee with them, tried to get the little one to nap, been swimming and now finally doing some gardening.
It’s been a week of ups and downs. Weather wise, mood wise and news wise. I’m so tired. Every single weekend is full at the moment and I’m back to work on Monday. I keep thinking of a day when I can rest and sleep and then I remember I have a child! Those days don’t exist anymore and that is tough at times but then I meet people who have much harder things to deal with and it makes me rethink.
I’ve chatted to homeless people this week and made friends with a woman who has a poorly child in hospital and then the attack in London at Westminster palace and it makes me think that I’m doing really well and could have it so much harder. I’m lucky I have a home, have my health and my child’s health and have not been caught up in the horror of injury and death.
It makes you realise what a hard world we live in and that coming together with our neighbours and communities is the way to get through it. Supporting and moving each other. I’m doing 40 acts for lent (https://40acts.org.uk) and it sets you a challenge every day. Even when I haven’t focused on my challenge for the day I have felt a strong sense of God urging me to share what I have with others, be it resources, my time, my prayers and love. Even the vegetables and flowers I have sown. I hope that in some way I can bless my neighbours, community, friends and those in need.
What can you do?