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Good Friday

Friday, April 10, 2020

When life gets ya down, it's good practice to think of something positive. I have been reminding myself of this many many times over the last few weeks since there's a lot to be grumpy about.

A few months back, Spark member @Besshaile wrote about thinking a positive thought when you're down. I've been trying to put that in practice ever since. More so these days. On the Spark Other Goals page, I added a goal to think a positive thought when I'm down.

The past couple weeks, on a warm days, DH and I sit in the garage, enjoying a beverage, watching the world go by. One evening, my son came by and sat at a safe distance on the driveway. Another day, a former coworker did the same. I laughingly told my husband we should start a podcast... "today on garage days with Dave and Kellie, our guest is...."

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One sunny day when we sat out there, DH had his Shania Twain playlist going. While C'est La Vie played, one neighbor walked her son down the block, another couple walked with their baby in the stroller, one woman walking her dog and a baby in the stroller, all waved hello.

I saw a couple down the block get warmed up in their driveway, go for a short run, then laughed and chatted in the driveway as they stretched. I didn't even know some of these people lived on the block.

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It was a beautiful few minutes!

Today is Good Friday. I always wondered as a kid, why call this Good Friday when such a horrible thing took place. I looked this up to find some opinions and found on Christianity.com....

"the suffering and death of Jesus, as terrible as it was, marked the dramatic culmination of God’s plan to save his people from their sins. In order for the good news of the gospel to have meaning for us, we first have to understand the bad news of our condition as sinful people under condemnation."

I'm not pushing religion here, it made me hope that maybe these uncomfortable days will lead to good things in the future.

If you celebrate, I hope you have a beautiful Easter weekend and that all of us find many reasons to smile.

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  • ANNIEONLI
    Beautifully written Kellie! I’ve had the same thoughts! happy Easter! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    171 days ago
  • BESSHAILE
    Happy Easter to you sweetheart - and thank you so much for the lovely praise - and the goodie! I've loved hearing about your Garage Days with Dave and Kellie. It's so easy to get busy with Things To Do that the plus side of this self-sequestering has been that precious gift of time ... to live where you are and with whom you live.

    I'm just SO glad that wedding happened before the shutdown. I hope you sit and enjoy the photos as a true recreational activity. (I sure do love pouring over the book of TheWedding my DiL made for me.)

    You just have the sweetest Easter Sunday. Big Hugs to you and your darlings.
    171 days ago
  • CRYSALLIS1
    *Kellie
    171 days ago
  • CRYSALLIS1
    Hi Kelly, I'm glad your still here. I have been gone for too long. I'm working more hours during this virus but I do appreciate seeing people be more active outside. When this winds down I plan to spend as much time as possible outside.
    171 days ago
  • SEAGLASS1215
    I agree about seeing neighbors that I didn't know existed and people do seem much friendlier than before. Easter will certainly be much quieter than years gone by - no extended family, even my sons and their wives (and my granddaughter!!) will not be with us. It is comforting to know, however, that EVERYONE is going thru similar things and some have it much worse. We are blessed. And we are grateful. Really can't complain.
    172 days ago
  • SUNNYBEACHGIRL
    Have a lovely Easter
    172 days ago
  • SHERYE
    Have a wonderful Easter - it won't be the same as in other years but it will still be wonderful emoticon
    172 days ago
  • MJREIMERS
    Happy Easter.
    172 days ago
  • 7STIGGYMT
    I can and do talk to anyone I see on the streets when I meet them. Sometimes I give air hugs. They aren't the same as a real hug, but it's the best we should do now.
    172 days ago
  • 7STIGGYMT
    I can and do talk to anyone I see on the streets when I meet them. Sometimes I give air hugs. They aren't the same as a real hug, but it's the best we should do now.
    172 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Yes, indeed. These days, I have gotten to know more neighbors than I knew in the 14 yrs. we've lived here! That is a NICE fringe of this virus.

    Have a blessed Good Friday and Easter weekend.
    173 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
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    173 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    It is a historical day---and what a sacrifice Jesus made! I celebrate Easter and what it means to me and my spouse. Have a Good Friday!
    173 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    Kelly my hubby was a great one to sit in the garage and chat with the neighbours. Remember when homes all had front porches where people would sit in the evenings. There is something good to be said about living that way. Now most of us pull into our attached front garage then sit in our back yards on our patios or decks. Like you said in your post living this way you don’t even know your neighbours.

    This will be a very different Easter for many of us but we can do this and we need to do isolate.


    173 days ago
  • BIGRENTMAN
    Have a blessed Easter.
    173 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    I hope you have a Blessed Easter as well. Very strange watching church services on the computer, but at least we can get our services broadcast. Last night was the first year that I didn't have my feet washed during the service, but our Deacon suggested that we wash each others feet, which we did. I don't know how the weekend will go. I have learned a new software called Zoom so we can connect with our kids across the state. We mailed the grandkids their Easter gifts since we won't see them. I am looking at this as our time of Penance and think that we will grow from this pandemic in the long run.
    173 days ago
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