Team Empathy Journal – Part 6
Continuing our blog about this time of global crisis from the perspective of a voluntary team, taking each day as it comes. Thank you for reading.
As we all navigate these unprecedented times, we know it is the small things that make a difference to our week – the acts of kindness, the rainbows hanging in the windows as we walk by, the glimpse of familiar and beloved faces on Facetime and Zoom. Each of us has our own unique way of managing our days. This week, we thought we would take the opportunity to ask one of our brilliant volunteers, Janet, to share how she has been managing these last six weeks.
1. Where are you spending your lockdown?
At home with my husband of 38 years!
2. What is helping you navigate these difficult and unprecedented times?
Being with Hubby!
Lectio365 – Bible and prayer to start each day.
Spring awakening, birdsong,
Walking, gardening, keeping in touch with folks.
Managing anxiety by being careful not to OD on news, turning off technology, and escaping to National Theatre Live, Andrew Lloyd Webber The Show Must Go On and on Netflix, Ann with an E! Oh and cooking!!
3. Have there been highlights?
The weather, and the light on the spring flowers,
Lack of noise from Gatwick!
4. What has surprised you most?
How tired I’ve been and how long it’s taken to do things.
5. What are you most looking forward to when this time has passed?
* Seeing our sons and especially our new granddaughter.
* Other family and friends.
* Visiting National Trust gardens, art galleries and the beach.
* Driving through Europe or hoping on a plane to visit our sons in Germany and Spain!
6. What is your go-to lockdown book/podcast/movie/tv show?
Anne with an E on Netflix.
7. Best lockdown larder tip?
* Pulses! Flexible, cheap and good for protein.
* Bulk cook and freeze.
8. How are you keeping in touch with friends and family?
Neighbours – socially distanced conversations out the front or over the fence.
Thank you so much, Janet.
If you’re interested in helping us craft a little more empathy in the world then we’d love to speak to you!
Our small but wonderful team is made up of people like Janet, who believe in a world where people care deeply about each other and are moved to take compassionate action to help those less privileged than themselves.
Stay in touch, keep connected and take care of yourselves – and others.
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