Last week, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am currently stuck at home in isolation on what is meant to be a very hot week. All of which makes today’s bloganuary prompt – What are 5 things you’re grateful for today? – an interesting question.
Five Reasons I’m Grateful Today
I strongly support vaccinations and have had three COVID-19 vaccination shots (the original course plus the booster). Thanks in part to the vaccines (and possible which variant I’ve had, but who knows), my infection hasn’t been that bad. I had a few days that felt like I had a cold and I am already feeling better each day.
2) Living in Australia
I am grateful that I live in a country where the vaccines are free and readily available (see above point).
3) Supportive Friends and Family
With confirmation of a positive case, I am now required to stay in isolation at home for 10 days after my test was taken. This means that my husband is also stuck with me in isolation. I am grateful that we have had several people offer to get us things if needed, and was grateful that my mother-in-law picked up and delivered our groceries for us.
4) My Relationship
Prior to 2020, my husband and I both travelled a lot for work and often spent several days at a time away from each other. For the first 18 months of our relationship we only saw each other for about nine months because of visa restrictions. All that time apart certainly kept us keen on each other!
I’m very happy and grateful that despite neither of us travelling over the past two years and spending so much time stuck in the same house together, we still enjoy each other’s company.
5) Modern Technology
Living through a pandemic has made me very grateful that I have access to modern technology: computers with fast internet access, smart phones with 5G and video messaging apps, and smart TVs with streaming services.
All of these things have meant that I have been able to keep in touch with my family despite not being able to see them in person (international travel being a no-go and all). They also have meant that we have been lucky enough to be able to work from home and keep entertained in the evenings and on the weekends.
Other Posts on Gratitude
In 2020, I wrote two other posts on gratitude. Please feel free to read those as well. They can be found below: