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AtoZ/What Day is it Anyway? Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 – Gratitude



My day today so far–11:22am: 

I haven’t done much today except get caught up on emails and peruse social media. Alex is still doing his school work through Google Classroom, but he’s not quite as enthusiastic as he was. It’s becoming routine, much like school but without the friends. They’ve set up a weekly get-together for the kids on Zoom, though. It’s an hour long and it’s lovely and quiet, since they all use sign language. For this I am grateful.

The parade of sirens the day before yesterday turned out to be in support of front-line workers at the hospital. According to my neighbour whose daughter is a nurse there, it was an amazing display of gratitude.

And again, I must express my gratitude to the front-line workers in grocery stores, pharmacies, and other places the government has deemed essential. I’m also grateful on their behalf that some of the people who looked down on them are finally seeing them as an important–essential!–part of all our lives.


I was grateful to my eldest son for looking after Alex while I got out to do some work on my book. Before I went home, I went for a little walk.

Why I’m writing this post:

Because if you’re like me and stuck at home already, or if you’re going to be like me soon, the days of the week are going to be hell to keep track of. We have a wonderful community here on WordPress and all over the Internet as well, and I’m sure many people are feeling nervous and/or isolated. I want to make sure every one of us has somewhere to congregate and someone to talk to.

I want everyone to know that you can start discussions with each other in the comments, and if you’d like to write your own “What Day is it Anyway?” post, you can link to this one. Hashtag #WDIIA.

Let’s keep in touch!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

14 thoughts on “AtoZ/What Day is it Anyway? Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 – Gratitude

  1. Glad your lad can help out with Alex you do need a break to keep sane 💜


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  4. Beautiful photos, Linda. I’m glad you were able to get out for a little Linda-time. Hang in there and stay safe.


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  6. Lovely post, Linda. I am glad you got a walk in and had some beautiful things to photograph.


  7. What a lovely walk! I try to remember to thank the grocery workers when I go.

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  9. Really pretty photos. Glad you are getting some breaks. It is good that we have Zoom and Skype, the internet, and social media during this time.


  10. An excellent idea Linda. I had my ‘What Day Is It Anyway’ moment yesterday. Your photos of your walk are so peaceful. I am just humbled and so grateful to the health care and service workers who continue to show up every day to help the rest of us. Such amazing courage. All my best to you and your loved ones. Stay safe.


  11. It is always good for people who feel alone to know there is someone out there waiting to listen. That is what I also try to convey.


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