1The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 16th

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Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!

First thing this year I determined things were going to be different. Things were going to get better! Positive thinking I told myself.

Okay we are in Lockdown I have got used to that by now. Then the first thing that started to dash my spirits was the climbing deaths and numbers of people seriously ill in hospital. Also the rising numbers of positive cases not only here but world .

The first thing I must say now is sorry for moaning, yet come to think of it I am just stating facts.

As far as I can see things are not improving yet and I can’t see them doing so for a long while yet.

I had better stop this rant oops ramble through this post as sounding boring or depressing everyone is , as my intent, the last thing!

First thing, last thing Tanka.

First thing I started
With hope to move swiftly on.
My intention was
Not to moan or to complain
No on my mind the last thing.

This is part of LindaGHill’s Justjojan and #SoCs

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jan 16, 2021 @ 14:04:33

    Great take, sis 🥰


  2. Fuzzy Panda Barista
    Jan 16, 2021 @ 15:26:31

    I love the picture. It summarizes 2020 perfectly. things are just as bad (if not worse) in South Africa.


  3. Laura
    Jan 16, 2021 @ 17:04:22

    Yes, these are facts. Sometimes it sounds like moping but I see it like acceptance.


    • willowdot21
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 17:12:11

      Yes indeed, and I respect it as I know it exists! Lost mother in law to it, and our middle son had covid and was ill with it…. So I moan from a place of belief! 💜💜


  4. Dale
    Jan 17, 2021 @ 03:02:34

    As that expression goes: it is what it is… and we are allowed, now and again, to moan just a little…


  5. Lorraine
    Jan 17, 2021 @ 04:40:24

    New year, new . . . well, you’re right: new, sad, sobering, scary statistics.
    While we might resolve to have a “new and improved” year, COVID doesn’t play by any rules but it’s own.
    Sometimes it’s hard to hold onto the positive . . .


  6. Chel Owens
    Jan 17, 2021 @ 07:15:56

    I tell my kids not to dwell on the negative, but am not very good at following that advice!


    • willowdot21
      Jan 17, 2021 @ 08:12:09

      It is hard isn’t it! We need to find ways to cope and moaning at least purges things! And at this point in time we are better off “negative” than “positive” 😉💜💜💜


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