The Quarantine Project

Resurrecting Gratitude

When the (unofficial) quarantine began, I was on a mission. Two if you count the New Lifestyle New, New Me project—but that actually started before “everything changed.” What I’m referring to, and what I totally lost sight of, were my Daily Gratitude posts. It completely slipped my mind.

How easy it is to forget gratitude. For me anyway. I was reminded of this by Rebekah at forty-one-ten (who I just discovered and started following because she’s a wonderful writer). Rebekah proposed a new idea,

The Quarantine Writing Project

And here are her words on the project:

“Write about the ways in which you and your family fill the long hours of each day. Or write about your hopes and fears. Write about the things you’ve witnessed (good or bad). Write something funny. Or write about the things for which you’ve learned to be grateful during this difficult time.”

I’ve been hemming and hawing over this for a few days. To be honest, and please don’t hold this against me, it’s hard to come up with “quality” content right now. Benjamin Franklin sure got it right…

“Either Write Things Worth Reading or Do Things Worth the Writing.”

It’s hard to find new material while sitting in my living room. BUT, I can always find something to be grateful for—which would include the fact that I even HAVE a living room to sit in.

So, without further ado… Today I am EXTREMELY grateful that the rain has stopped and the sun is shining. I think the rain has been harder (on those of us in my household) than any fears or restrictions imposed on us due to the virus. I’m grateful that I’m healthy and strong, and able to walk… so I’m off to do just that; I’m going to take a walk.

I pray that my body and soul are nourished and energized by the exercise and the sunshine, and that new ideas will fill my heart and mind so that I’ve something of value to share with you all upon my return.

I may just take my camera… still debating.

Have a blessed day everyone!


  1. Marvelous post, Janet! And what a great idea –the Quarantine Writing Project…wowza, this could bear a huge harvest of good! Love and blessings to you!

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    1. As usual, you beckon my participation 🙂 Like I need one more writing project in April, haha! Thank you for the blessings and love–much appreciated! ❤

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    1. And would you believe I did NOT. I was afraid it would be bouncing all around hanging from my neck. I think I need a backpack. 🤔 thank you!


  2. This is wonderful! Can you believe I needed the reminder of my own words? Be grateful. We have taken so many walks around here that my youngest daughter told her older sister that she’s going to stop talking to me because every time she does I make her go for a walk. 😂 I’m a little tired of walks too but thanks to you I am reminded of how fortunate I am to be healthy enough to walk. We have safe neighborhoods and good weather. We are very blessed!

    I too have been hemming and hawing about what to write and what to do with myself. These are strange times! I think next we should all write about how we celebrated Easter Sunday!

    Thank you for you kind words and the link back to the blog! I am so grateful to have discovered your writing as well!!! Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you so much! My walk was fabulous by the way. ☺️ I may just write about it! And yes writing about our Easter might work too. Thanks again Rebekah… Happy Easter to you! ❤


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