⁣⁣⁣⛱ Today I was meant to wake up to the sound of the sea, sand in my feet, a day of lounging by the pool, soaking up the sun, to have all my meals cooked for me, to have my hotel room cleaned for me, to not lift a finger and just immerse myself into the tranquillity of my long awaited holiday.⁣⁣
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👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 Instead I woke up at home, in my bed, with my husband and daughter beside me – she cried in the middle of the night to come into our bed, and I let her – and I’m so glad I did.⁣⁣
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🌈 I woke to the sound of the birds at my window, to a bright blue sky when I opened the curtains, to a refreshing breeze when I opened my window and when I stepped outside I was greeted by sunshine that warmed me amidst the chill of the air.⁣⁣
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🙏 I woke with gratitude for the food I have in my fridge, the warmth and comfort of my home, the health of my family, the companionship of my amazing friends, knowing that my husband is safe and working from home and that all I have to do today is play with my daughter.⁣⁣
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🧘🏽‍♀️ I woke with a heightened awareness of love, a new depth to my gratitude, a feeling of awe at the sheer power in humanity and feeling moved at the thought of the world ‘waking up’.⁣⁣
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In all of this I’m reminded just how lucky I am for holidays and the luxury and escapism that comes from them.⁣⁣
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But even more importantly, I’m reminded of just how lucky I am in my daily life, my everyday life. How much of a luxury it is. How much of a gift it is. How precious it all is. And just how much beauty exists around me, in nature and in humanity. ⁣⁣
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I don’t need to go on holiday, I don’t need to escape to find the beauty in the world or the calm within my soul. I can access both right here, right now. ⁣

And I’m grateful beyond measure 🙏⁣⁣