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Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Little things are not tiny matters. ― Hrishikesh Agnihotri

 This week I madly had to finish and edit my story for the Commonwealth Writers competition. Submitted last night (2 days to spare so -phew!). I know I'm not literary enough for them but I like to do it each year anyway. Just in case. And for the practice of a longer word count. It does however make me think I'll never write an actual book - just all that editing and redrafts will be too much for my short attention span!!

I started on my collection for Share the Dignity - which always lifts my mood and also the Christmas shopping for the assisted living drive my friend organises.

I even posted - wait for it - THREE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS to people overseas in COVID stricken countries. I am seeing friends moods drop a little at the prospect of going back into lockdown. Quite understandably. So I am feeling quite ahead of the game with Christmas pending...(I am also considering writing Christmas Cards this year but that could be going TOO FAR!!)

I really wish this stupid virus would go away. Enough already!

I have dinner tonight with friends at a fabulous restaurant in the city, so really looking forward to that!

I've finished both my bookclub books so will try to cram in a book of my choosing before we get the next months. That for me is always an exciting moment. Picking what to read! Sometimes it's the smallest pleasures.

"The little things are the big things. It’s a fundamental shift in...experiencing your world with joy.” ― Richie Norton


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14 comments:

  1. Oh I like that saying Lydia - reminding us that the little things matter. Added together they become the big things. (There's some other quote I like, "How we live each day is how we live our lives" or something like that!)

    Well done on entering the writing comp!

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  2. Sounds like you had a productive week. Small pleasures are usually what sustain us. #lovin'lifelinky

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  3. I love the quote and I love that shot of the water. Beautiful and serene.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  4. And I thought I had been productive by buying some gifts for my twin son's birthday coming up on 19 November. I was panicking because there's so many mail hold ups and I'm just keeping my fingers crossed they arrive on time. Love the quote!

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  5. I think covid has made us appreciate the tiny things even more Lydia. I've stopped worrying about whether I'm being "productive enough" and just allowing myself to enjoy those simple little pleasures - it's how we cope and how we find contentment in a world gone a little bit mad.

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  6. Lydia..the post I was referring to is not linked anymore but was really not nature at all but a sermon and political screed. It had no business being linked to Nature Notes..But this is the first time that has happened in 12 years of NN....Yes COVID scares me every single day...Thank you for linking into Nature Notes...Michelle

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    1. I'm paranoid AND have an unnecessarily over active guilt nerve ;)

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    2. Me too....I think the US should go to a total lock-down and stop the spread, but that won't happen...so scary..

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  7. I too have noticed many people seem to be experiencing a drop in spirits recently. You are extraordinarily well organised for Christmas. I'm finding it difficult to decide what to buy for friends and family and haven't got anywhere with that yet, let alone actually putting things in the post!

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  8. Knowing that you're not literary enough but writing anyway and submitting because you like to - that's the spirit. I like that. Thanks for dropping by my nook.

    #AnythingGoes

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  9. Beautiful photos. That's awesome for a writing contest. Best of luck on the writing contest.

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  10. A huge congrats on finishing your story. I'm right there with you and wish this virus would just go away too. And I love that quote about the little things being big things—it's so very true!

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  11. love this. We all need to find happiness wherever it presents itself #dreamteam

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