Contribution

Faces of emotions

I wonder how many of these emotions we go through each day…

Tabs

I’m sure that a lot of you are currently working from home too and its really important to switch off at the end of the day. Although we may be closing all the Internet tabs its important to close theirs in our head too. Lots of jobs are hard to switch off from but think of you and close that tab.

Plates

Its important to think about others plates. We’re not all the same and even if their plate is the same as yours they may not be able to cope the same way you do. Be kind.

Engrossed

I couldn’t think of a better fitting word to describe this picture than ‘engrossed’. The world is a crazy, scary, unknown place at the moment and although social media has been a genuine gift to many people throughout this time it can also be a real hinderence. It is totally normal to be feeling a little on edge currently due to the works being a shambles but sometimes flicking through Instagram and seeing people’s “exciting” lives can suddenly make you feel worthless. This is just a quick note to say Instagram isn’t real. People post their best moments through filtered, edited, ideal versions of themselves. Yes, you may look at posts and think “wow, their life is so much better than mine” but I urge you to focus on you and do what makes you happy. Life isn’t exciting at the moment but we’re all in the same position. We just need to find joy in our days and make the most of this situation.

Glittery children

I saw this and found it particularly interesting and very true. I have spent the past year working in Children’s A&E and wow, what an experience it has been. Having worked through the pandemic in the NHS I feel that I have the right to have an opinion on the aspect of children and covid. During the first wave we saw almost no children testing positive for coronavirus. Yes, back in March we weren’t really swabbing them but in general, children came in with general viral illnesses rather than covid. They were well and they got sent home. However, as time has gone and 2020 progressed it was evident that children were being affected in other ways. There was a drastic increase in the number of children arriving into the department with rashes, red eyes, being diagnosed with diabetes (?) and displaying covid symptoms. The past month in particular was tough. More children than ever were coming through the doors with positive covid swabs as well as parents attending with them with positive tests also. The thing is, a LOT of children get viral illnesses this time of year anyway but more and more children are getting postive covid tests everyday, MOST of whom are asymptomatic. So yes, children in general are usually fine when they have covid, a little grouchy, fevers, coughs etc but a LOT are asymptomatic and very much like GLITTER. I urge you to think twice about how you are currently living your life. If you’ve got children then please please please do what you can and don’t visit elderly relatives, mix with multiple households or send them to school (unless you are a key worker). I agree that everyone is entitled to their own opinions and lockdown 3.0 seems to be even harder than that previous 2 but if we do our best now then hopefully life can resume sooner. Rant over.

The impact of trauma

The childhood race

Found this quote and thought the words are just beautiful.