Three questions

1. What was the best day in April?

My birthday was the best day. I am uncomfortable with birthday hoopla when it is directed at me but because of the shelter at home order, I was showered with attention from afar. Birthday goodies, flowers, and a banner delivered to my front porch. Lots of cards in the mail. And a fun cupcake celebration on Zoom with my favorite people.

2. What did I miss?

Grocery shopping. I used to go to the store multiple times each week. I love meal planning and slow shopping, wandering the aisles, reading ingredients, picking up produce to make sure it is the freshest. I don’t mind wearing a mask or planning just one trip a week. But I miss being able to wander and linger. I will say that the staff at my store have been so amazing. They are kind and gentle and I am so grateful for their work.

3. What does peace look like in May?

I am cultivating some peaceful practices. A lot of walking and paying attention. Gardening will definitely be a peaceful pursuit. More time for prayer and putting pen to paper.

Three questions inspired by Emily P. Freeman’s monthly letter.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

10 thoughts on “Three questions

  1. This is a wonderful way to reflect back on the month. I hope May brings joy to all of us!

  2. I’m so glad that your birthday was a good day. Clearly you have a lot of people who care about you and wanted to make sure you were celebrated!

  3. Happy belated birthday. I’m hoping May is filled with joy for all of us. Have a great weekend…I’m looking forward to walks (multiple!!!).

  4. I love your picture – we all have gardening fever, I think!

    Happy late birthday! I’m glad it was still a good day for you this year, despite the oddness of the world right now.

  5. LOL at Katie’s comment … this girl does NOT enjoy the dirt! These are wonderful questions and your answers reflect the gratitude, grace and loss that seem to be our “new normal”. Here’s to another month! xxoo.

  6. Happy belated birthday! I’ll be celebrating mine at the doctor’s office. LOL They said they could schedule me for a different day and I was, “Nope, it’ll be an excuse to leave the house.” Such strange times!

  7. What a great way to reflect on a month gone by. I love the question – “What was the best day?” And gardening is definitely a way for me to find peace and joy. I love the dirt.

  8. Happy birthday! and like you I miss meandering the grocery store – it is highly stressful for me and I’ve even switched the stores so I can be less stressed.

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