Positivity Wave

The Positivity Wave #42

The Positivity Wave
Welcome to my Friday feature! Created by the wonderful Meggy @ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles, it’s a remedy against feeling down by creating a list of all the good things happening in my life this week. I became so inspired by her weekly posts and later also that by Nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog,  I felt it was time to begin sharing my own good feelings. It can be anything, from the smallest gesture from a stranger to a major event in your life that alters the direction of your day. Maybe something here will bring a smile to you in the moment.

I’m Grateful

This week, I’m going to focus on all the things I’m grateful for in the midst of all the worldwide worry and concern.



A month ago I hadn’t even heard of this feature and now I’m in love with it! My cousin’s wife organized a family call and it was fabulous!! We’re going to do one every Sunday for the foreseeable future. Hurray for Zoom!

Toilet Paper
I never thought I’d be quite so grateful for finding toilet paper but this hoarding has gotten ridiculous! Three weeks ago I was fine but in that time, my supply was getting low and each day, there was none to be found, even on Costco online. I finally got up early on Sunday and went to Costco at opening. Everything was civilized and the TP was at the entrance, one package per customer. I’m good for at least another two months.


CBS All Access
My husband loves the Star Trek universe, I mean he watches the reruns of all of them daily. When the new Star Trek – Discovery series came to CBS All Access, I tried to get him to get the service so he could watch it, at least until he finished the season. He stubbornly refused, objecting to it being launched on a paid channel. Well, I found a deal for one month of free service and signed us up. Happy to report that he binge watched two seasons and I’m now best wife of the month🥰


Stay at Home
My sister is asthmatic and opted to begin working from home a couple of weeks ago. She’s got a horrid manager that was making her life miserable. I said a prayer, asking for grace and five minutes later her governor issued a stay at home order. All is now good with her. Prayer works!


Am I Sick?
I experience most things vicariously and after too many hours watching news coverage of Covid-19, I began to feel feverish and achy. Hubby is a microbiologist with a PhD and his area of specialty is infectious diseases. He responded to my frantic worry with a smile, felt my head and told me to go watch Blue Bloods. He did, though, go wash his hands. In one minute I felt normal again. I’m so grateful for my good health and my sane, smart hubby🥰


I continue to pause and reflect upon the people and things in my life that truly matter. For that, I’m grateful.

What are you grateful for in this moment?

30 thoughts on “The Positivity Wave #42”

  1. Zoom, Skype, which ever platform, I’m grateful too to be able to Skype my niece and her children, and keep in touch. And while we don’t have CBS all access, we do have Apple TV, which has helped with some programming, along with the CBC up here, in the frozen north. Funny thing is, we watching more programs and reading less. I think many of us just need to switch off in front of the One-Eyed monster and not think to deeply.

    Glad your hubby is there for support and advice, we all need that for perspective! 😉

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      1. I have been listening to music for an hour most afternoons, to help switch off from everything. And really need to do more audio books. Though I’ve started enjoying a few pod casts. Yes, we absolutely love TMS, a really delicious, twisted drama, with some nice performances too. And you, any other recommendations?


  2. Yay for your sister staying home and working!!
    Thank goodness for your husband. You must be a news junkie like me. You have to turn it off after a bit though. I have felt myself getting symptoms while watching too Jo! Then I go watch Chicago PD or Blue Bloods and viola, my symptoms are gone!!🤣🤣

    When we need TP, we go when the stores first open and grab it. It’s the only way to get it now. I’m in the house with two teenage girls so no TP would be a disaster!🤣

    Enjoy your day Jo and stay safe!!

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    1. Suz, we are so alike here! I’ve finally learned to get to the stores early for the hoarded stuff. Thank God for these TV shows that allow me to escape. I even watch Blue Bloods during the day on WGN and ion. And there’s always Law & Order. I’m definitely a news junkie but I’m now limited to the Today show and two cable shows later in the day.

      Keep safe💜


  3. We love Blue Bloods! 😂😍🙌 So much to be grateful for! This experience will change us forever! I’m waiting for an order of TP to arrive from Staples, hoping it’s not canceled! Stay safe!

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  4. What a great guy to have around the house during a time like this! Well, I’m sure other times, too, but now especially. And I’m so glad to hear that you’re able to keep up with your family during all of this. I know how much of a struggle it can be to communicate with loved ones because of cocooning.

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  5. Bless you, Jonetta, and bless your husband, too. I just had my first Zoom with the kids and grands and really appreciated it. I am very grateful for you and the other bloggers we’re all sharing with right now (in addition to a million other things).

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  6. I’m grateful and so happy to read about all these good things for you. We are good here and happy to stay home. We have our ups and downs but so far we can handle it.

    Anne – Books of My Heart

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  7. We really do have so much to be grateful for. I am also loving Zoom, that is where I do my zumba classes. My instructor is a sweetie. I am also grateful for the many blogs that are keeping me sane. One introduced me to a Christian music group called The Housefires and I am loving their music on Youtube. I also watched the free presentation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat yesterday and it really picked me up. Hugs to you and your wonderful husband Jo. Stay safe and healthy.

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    1. Thank you, Meggy💜 Words are inadequate to express my loving feelings about you🥰

      I’m limiting my watch of news coverage now and it’s helping. Thank goodness for streaming services and the backlog in my DVR! And let’s not mention my audiobooks…they’re saving my sanity.


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