Today I’m thinking we need to find joy in the small things around us. So here are some of my garden daffodils, still spritely despite onslaughts of wind and downpours.

It’s all too easy to be laid low by the news headlines. The mass media is having an field-day of fear-mongering and finger-pointing. They should be ashamed of themselves. Fear disempowers. It is highly contagious. It makes situations many times worse than need be. Vigilance and common sense are our best protection AND sources of straight forward information. The World Health Organization provides daily worldwide updates along with full details of Coronavirus as they are learned.

Spirits up, everyone!

47 thoughts on “Daffodils!

    1. I’m amazed how well the daffs are lasting. A couple that came out at the end of Jan. are still going. Sorry your travel plans have been scotched. Was this to be a new assignment?

  1. Always love this periode of the year because it means spring is very near…!! Looking forward to having breakfast outside in the garden…

  2. Yes! Spirits up. I have remained positive in my thoughts and outlook even though two people; tested positive to the virus in my country yesterday. We are all doing the washing of hands etc etc. 🙂

  3. As news release after news release came out all day yesterday about our province and city starting to shut down, I certainly felt an alarming sense of doom.

    You’re right that we need to embrace the small, gentle things that brighten our spirits. Daffodils definitely fit that category 😊

    1. Cities shutting down does indeed feel v. alarming. It IS alarming: no longer life as we thought we knew it. But the upside is the Chinese have shown that this is a very effective method – depriving the virus of new hosts. Wishing you and yours all the very best.

  4. Thank you so much for the daffs 🙂 … I’ve just spent a good hour trying to compose comments to people who are most certainly scared underneath their bombast, that get the message, and accurate information, across without setting them off … when all I really want to do is … well, lets just say I’m a tad frustrated. 🙂 … so daffs are the best thing in the world to finish such an hour off with. 😀

    1. Thank you, Alison. I am getting very cross the way (and this includes the BBC) has been framing stories of death and distress without proper explanatory contexts. They just add to people’s anxieties, though I think the intention is to probably to frighten us into social distancing.

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