I am hugely thankful for all the technology we have at our disposal enabling us to keep in touch with family and friends, and to keep our work going as best we can. Getting through this pandemic would be so much more difficult without these communication aids. And of course, where would we be without a laugh or two. These short videos have been around a while, but never have they been more relevant or funny. Enjoy!
One of the very best things about life at the moment is how new connections are being made across communities of all shapes and sizes.
I have been involved recently in pairing up volunteers with elderly friends who live alone and need help with shopping, medicine collection and other essentials. Individuals who live close to each other, but who have never previously met, are now finding new ways to come together. It’s a marvellously uplifting beacon of light in what can otherwise feel like dark times.
And here’s another story of connection and community support. The short film below is a wonderful breath of air and a celebration of all that is good about we humans. Set on the Isle of Harris, it reminds me of fabulous the holiday which Hub and I had there a couple of years ago. We were staying on the other side of the island from the location of this film. But one of the intriguing local landmarks was the local postbox, which was emptied daily, even though we were at the end of a long and winding track (see featured image).
We have all rightly been clapping for NHS staff and healthcare workers in recent weeks. And last week’s clap was additionally for all the amazing key workers who are keeping essential services going. Staff across all parts of society, working in vital areas such as food shops and chemists; cleaners; dustbin collectors and of course our intrepid posties – they are all heroes who deserve our grateful thanks.