Greetings, friends, and God bless you.
If you’re finding life difficult at the moment, please remember that you’re not alone. So many people are struggling with what can only be described as drastic societal changes, and isolation and interruption to our regular routines can be very uncomfortable.
It is for the reason just stated that I felt the urge to share my own strategies for dealing with the lockdown, which I did last last week in my article entitled Staying Positive During Coronavirus Lockdown — 10 Strategies, which you can read here. I know the article helped some people, and this makes me feel delighted as it was written for that purpose.
It’s going to be a strange Easter weekend for us all, and I know some people are anxious that they will have too much time on their hands and not know what to do with it. What I’m planning to do is get myself engrossed in one or two really great books, because there are few things that bring me more joy when I have time on my hands.
On the subject of reading, I must just share that I have made my book Big Ideas from Ancient Greece available for free in Kindle format via Amazon worldwide until Sunday. I’m very sad about the fact that in the UK I received a couple of one star reviews for the book, but I hope that won’t put you off reading it. Others have expressed their love for the book, and I would like you to make up your own mind. It’s only a short book, but it was written with care and attention, and I think there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy it. You can view the book in your local Amazon store by clicking here.
One of my plans for the future (should the world ever return to something resembling normality!) is to try to help people struggling with emotional problems through either working as a counsellor (a spiritual counsellor or psychotherapist, perhaps), or being involved in coordinating a counselling service in some way. I have some way to go until I will be ready to undertake such a role, but my personal reading over the Easter weekend will be counselling related.
Perhaps you could use your free time this weekend to find a book that will set you on course to further your dreams and ambitions? I know getting out to a book store will be problematic for most people, but you can read on an eReader, or on your phone, tablet, or computer. Just take care that you don’t give yourself eye strain 🤓
I may well be posting again over the long weekend, because I have many ideas for blog posts I would like to write and share, but I’ll see how things unfold.
Feel free to share how you’ll be spending the long weekend in the comments below, and if you do decide to avail yourself of a free copy of Big Ideas from Ancient Greece, I’d be very grateful for an honest review on Amazon.
To all my Christian readers — a very Happy Easter! 🙏🏻