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Sunday, 22 March 2020

Frosty morning © WQuinn 2020

I awoke early, thanks to my alarm cat, Dukes, scratching at my door. As I stepped out of the hallway into the kitchen and glanced outside, my jaw dropped in awe and wonder…oh my, it’s beautiful, stunning, incredible… It’s like Elsa visited during the night, turning everything to ice!

Quickly fed the cats, grabbed a sweater and my camera to try and capture the beauty as the sun shone on the frost. None of the photos did it justice but it didn’t stop me from trying. 😉

81/366 Photo of the day, 22 Mar 2020 © WQuinn

At one point, the sun was shining on droplets, appearing like it was raining diamonds!

Rainy diamonds © WQuinn 2020

Such beauty!

Sparkling like diamonds © WQuinn 2020

This afternoon, mom and I went for a walk, getting about 30 mins of fresh air and exercise…good for our physical and mental health!

We had dinner with my nephews and sister-in-law via FaceTime. It was great seeing them and catching up! And later we FaceTimed with my youngest niece. Technology is great and I can’t imagine what life would be like right now without the ability to connect with loved ones or anyone for that matter. I feel very fortunate that I’m not living alone and that I can see my family, even if it’s online.

We’ve been tuning into Facebook Live to watch concerts. Every day at noon, Sean McCann (Great Big Sea) plays a few songs and, at 5 pm (both eastern time), Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea) plays a few songs too. Alan is raising money, through his One Dollar a Day foundation, for Kids Help Phone. So far he’s raised over $10,000!!! Again, technology is incredible!

I hope you’re doing well and reaching out to others so you don’t feel too isolated. What amazes me about this pandemic is how we’re all in the same boat, so to speak. It’s not just your neighbourhood, city, province, or country…it’s the entire world…all going through the same thing at the same time… we’re all in this together…so we need to also be there for each other.

If you’re struggling and need a friend, reach out to someone, call a helpline, don’t suffer alone because you’re not alone.

So, stay home, wash your hands, sneeze and cough into your sleeve, take care of your mental and physical health, laugh, cry, dance, scream, get creative, find humour in all things, and find light in the moment.

Look for the helpers.

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