Like most of us I have been struggling off and on with a lack of motivation. It didn’t help when snow continued into April, in fact we had snow just a few days ago, big fat flakes that made me want to scream, jonesing as I am for spring. But I think spring is finally springing, lifting my spirits considerably. Look, there’s even open water in our little pond:

Spring is springing, finally! Taken literally just moments ago

The sun has been shining and the weather is very mild. I can finally go out on our balcony without bundling up! Yes, it’s a good day. I did the grocery shopping. I boxed up the masks I had made and they’re ready to drop off at the post office. I played with my kitty. I threw a load of clothes in the washing machine. All mundane tasks, really, but tasks I was able to get done without further procrastinating, which is a big deal for me right now when motivation has been playing a hide and seek game with my brain. It’s a small victory, but I’ll take it. And you know what? A lot of it is due to the support and friendships I’ve formed with people in my blogging community. So, thank you! Thanks for being there. Thanks for sharing your own challenges through all this. Thanks for helping me realize I am not alone. We’re all mere humans doing the very best we can. Did you have any small victories today? Please, tell me. Tell all of us. It helps. It really does. May you all be blessed with good health. And, as always, please stay safe.

40 thoughts on “Celebrating small victories:I was a little bit productive today, Yay!!!

  1. My small victory was doing 110 minutes of walk in the morning. It was hot here today and I felt like going in early. But then I would have to go out later to get my steps for the day done.

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    1. That’s awesome, especially when it’s hot. I do not do well in hot weather – I kind of droop like a wilting flower. We are all doing our level best and that’s all we can do. Take care and keep on walking!

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    1. Sometimes that’s all I can do too (not watch my man mow, we live in an apt LOL) but simply be and not let the gloom and doom overtake me – that, too, is a small victory. Take care and stay safe.


  2. Hello Carol. That is wonderful. Wonderful news.

    My victories are few, but simply waking up and managing to pull myself out of the doldrums that I wake up in, put aside the fear, and just get on and write poetry is my little victory every morning. That is how I do things each and every day. Write poetry as soon as I wake up, until I feel somewhat normal again. It might not sound like much of a victory, but for me it is a huge one.

    Then, like you, recognising that Spring is here,vwhatever else is going on in the world. Focusing on that.

    For me, just getting through each day, managing to get to the end of it without going into meltdown is a victory.

    So, if I can do it, anyone can! I promise you.

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    1. Bless your heart, Lorraine. I know you have more challenges than many and I am over here doing a happy dance for you. Wish you could see me, I look rather silly. It would make you smile. I love being silly.

      Take care, kind heart and stay safe.

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  3. CAROL! Grocery shopping, laundry . . . you have been cooped up waaaay too long. Now, if you had said you were learning salsa dancing from a video or wall papered the ceilings that would impress me. Frankly, I consider being slovenly and procrastinating my badge of honor in these times (because NO one knows what I’m up to behind locked doors). Every time I put off something I don’t like to do I gloat.

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    1. HAHAHAHA this is great – I am a bit beyond salsa dancing, but if I get bored again I just might!

      yes, not having any possibility of people dropping by is kind of a bonus. I don’t HAVE to lift a finger if I don’t feel like it. But I am happy to accomplish anything these days.

      thanks so much for the chuckle. I love it! You have a wonderful sense of humor. You and I would be good buddies I think.


  4. Hey! Thought I’d pop over to your blog after your comment on Fractured Faith. We are far enough south to have full spring, so I got outside today and walked. Worked on my book. Called a friend. Picked up a mask from a sweet friend who made one for me (and chatted from a socially-acceptable distance!). Did dishes a thousand times because the 19-year-old is home from college and the teenage daughters are doing school from home and for some reason, my husband thinks dishes are only an evening thing – ha!! So I guess my day was pretty productive. Better than the days I want to work on the book but end up staring at the screen for hours…

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Heather. I live in northern Alberta, Canada and spring seems to be underway, though there will likely still be a few flurries here and there for another week or two. I went for a walk last evening and noticed the trees are beginning to bud. We get spring a lot later than you do down south, especially the deep south, closer to the Mexico border.

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    1. Thanks, Tom. I am just about out of fabric now and there are so many making masks here in town Walmart was sold out. I appreciate the information though, if I get more fabric I will check that out.

      The pond is actually a storm pond for run off of winter snow and excess rain, but it brings ducks and birds so I am looking forward to seeing them again. The pond is one of the reasons I chose this building, and the green space as well.


  5. Your view is beautiful! It’s been snowing where I live too. I am so ready to put these winter boots away. I’m glad it’s starting to feel like spring where you are though! 🌸πŸ₯° It’s very sweet of you to encourage everyone to share their little victories. The world needs more people like you! ❀ I started writing another short story today! My creativity has been flowing like crazy lately. Soaking it all up while I can! πŸ™

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    1. It’s a weird thing about stress, how it brings out creativity. Can you imagine the stories that will be written, the films, the art, the music that will come out of all this? It’s going to be amazing!

      Thanks so much for reading. What part of the world do you live in? Sorry I am a bit nosy but I prefer to think of it as curiosity. haha

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