Writer: Trish Stabb
Member of the Parish Pastoral Council
Member of the Child Safety Team.
Dear Fellow Parishioners,
Greetings to you all at this very challenging time in our history when we are all called on to “do our bit” for the common good by following the Government directives and using our own common sense. Perhaps like me you have found it frustrating and disappointing when hearing of people who flout the rules and disregard the safety of others.
I have tried to keep busy to pass the time on my own, my cupboards have never been tidier, I have completed an “isolation” patchwork quilt, I’ve worked in my garden, painted my veranda woodwork and am enjoying mindfulness art therapy. Most important of all has been keeping in touch with my family and friends. A Zoom session with friends was rather hilarious.
During this time alone has provided a time for quiet reflection and evaluation of what is really important in my life; love of family and friends, care for those less fortunate and how unimportant many of the material things are in my life.
My mother always told me to count my blessings and so I am grateful for a warm home, especially my bed, food in the fridge and pantry, family and friends and a conversation with God each day. I am also very grateful to attend Mass each week via video.