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Thursday, April 02, 2020

I took DH to his clinic yesterday, and as I was getting out of the taxi, I dropped a bunch of one-yen coins on the ground. They’re almost worthless but two people rushed to help me pick them up. I was very embarrassed because coins are possibly contaminated, but I was very touched by their kindness.

It was raining the other day and (disabled) DH fell. A young woman stopped and helped me to get him up. It’s not easy but we managed it smoothly.

I’m finding all sorts of cleaning products that had been in the back of my mind to get anyway before this crisis. With a month off work, I have time to look for them. Parts of our apartment I’d never even thought to clean are getting cleaned.

Next week’s work meeting has been cancelled. I was nervous about spending an hour on crowded trains.

It’s a beautiful day and the blossoms are out. (I use grocery shopping to get exercise. We don’t have a car.)

I took this six years ago.
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  • WATERMELLEN
    Small kindnesses, small beauties . . . yes. They make life rich.
    118 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    What a beautiful picture!

    OH isn't it wonderful how some little gestures can restore our sense of humanity. Glad you had help getting your DH up and hope he's all right!

    You're right . . . I've cleaned areas of our home I hadn't though of before! NOt all bad.

    Hugs, stay safe, stay well.
    126 days ago
  • KENDRACARROLL
    I believe that way deep down most people are good. The current situation is definitely a call for back to basics. It's comforting to know that kindness and selflessness still exist.The world has slowed down for just a little while. Glad you and your DH got help from a kind stranger.

    Cleaning can be very therapeutic, especially deep cleaning. Spring cleaning squared :)

    Enjoy the beautiful day and beautiful blossoms.
    Thanks for sharing your picture. Very serene!

    126 days ago
  • BESSHAILE
    Oh - that's a breathtaking view. It must be wonderful to see a world full of blossoms.

    Isn't it amazing how much good there is out there? If ever there was a time to hunt for it - it's now. I'm deeply sorry your DH fell, though. Hope he wasn't hurt.

    And thank you for the bloglove about my April Plan. I do feel a little sheepish making a plan for a month that could have all kinds of unknowns in it. But I like to have structure - even if I have to do some re-building half way through. In fact, DH and I finally worked out how to travel when Mr. Born-Free-As-Free-As-The-Wind-Blows is touring with Mrs. A-Time-For-Everything-And-Everythin
    g-In-It's-Place. when we are on vacation I plan it - and know exactly how we'll travel, when we'll leave, buy any tickets, and where we will stay the first night or two. I will also book the last night before we come home. On all the days in between we can do whatever fancy anyone feels. He thinks we've been serendipitous and I think we're covered all the important territory. And No Fights. LOL!!

    Take care, now. Big Hugs. Enjoy your sparkly clean house.
    126 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    The kindness of strangers can lift up your day.
    126 days ago
  • POLSKARENIA
    So pleased there were kind people to help you.
    Being halfway through week 3, I’m actually quite enjoying being home with Laurie and the dogs. I either shop in the épicerie on the next corner in our village or drive alone to a bigger shop. Yesterday I had to go to the pharmacy for a change of scene; the simple things are better than we ever imagined....
    126 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    Keep positive Margaret, these times are just insane.

    Stay safe emoticon
    126 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    It's very touching when strangers stop to help! I imagine it would have been almost impossible to lift Shiro to a standing position without help (I remember how it was when my father fell and no one was around to help my mother get him up, and she had to telephone my brother in the middle of the night), so it's fortunate there was a generous young bystander to help. I'm so glad you had those heart-warming, uplifting episodes yesterday.

    I'm also glad your meeting was canceled. I am worried about Tokyo. I'm minimizing outings as much as possible because there are cases over here, too. I'm trying to avoid public transportation. But social distancing is not a sacrifice for me. I actually find it's sort of cozy to stay home, if the cupboard is stocked, husband is in a good mood, and I have plenty of things to watch or read. It's peaceful, and life would be perfect if I didn't have this slight worry about my two children who live apart.

    Take care and stay well, my friend!
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    126 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/3/2020 1:28:10 AM
  • DAIZYSTARLITE
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    126 days ago
  • NOCALORIES
    Thank you for sharing your day of blessings. Keep seeing reasons to be grateful.
    126 days ago
  • IMLOCOLINDA
    I miss being able to get in my walking at Wal-Mart. Just too cold to get in much walking outdoors so, like you, I've been getting exercise by washing walks and shampooing carpets. That heavy duty cleaning works up a sweat!
    I'm thrilled to hear that even with all the fear and physical distancing people jump right in to help! When I was in crutches for several months I was so humbled by the compassion shown to me by total strangers every single day!
    126 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    I used to use grocery shopping As a form of exercise
    126 days ago
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