Skip to main content

In Gratitude

Practicing what we preach is important to us. In the previous blog post, we wrote about practicing gratitude as a tip for improving well-being. Today, we'd like to list some external things we are grateful for at this time.

Here's a reminder about the practice of gratitude:
  • It's easy to get lost in worry, anxiety, and fear with everything that is going on in the world. 
  • To re-focus your energy, practice being grateful for what you have in your life, people around you, or things around you. Perhaps it's the home you live in. Perhaps it's the job you have. Perhaps it's your family. Perhaps it's any number of other things. 
  • Make a daily list of 5 to 10 things that you are grateful for and don't forget to savor the moments when you are filled with gratitude.
So what are we grateful for right now? Here are some of the many things, in no particular order, that we are grateful for at the moment:
  • Doctors, nurses, physician's assistants, healthcare workers, and caregivers of all types who are doing their best and giving their all to save lives
  • Police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, dispatchers, and first responders of all types who continue to keep us safe in our daily lives
  • Civic leaders and government officials that are working to actively respond to the pandemic and keep the health, safety, and welfare of all people as a priority
  • Grocery store workers, farmers, restaurant workers, and laborers of all types who provide for our basic needs
  • Delivery persons, mail carriers, electrical linepersons, telecommunication workers, and service providers of all types who continue to keep our methods of delivery and communication open when we are unable to venture out
  • Soldiers, military personnel, and veterans who have responded to the call of duty to protect and defend our country
  • Artists, musicians, poets, performers, artisans, and creators of all types who lift our spirits, remind us of the good things in life, and give us hope
  • Teachers, professors, mentors, counselors, and educators of all types who tirelessly work to continue improving the lives of those they serve and instruct
  • The overlooked workers such as administrators, janitors, assistants, transit workers, and so many others whose essential work allows all of these things to happen
  • Parents, coworkers, friends, family, and all who reach out across distance to heal our hearts and souls
  • People and companies showing a generosity of spirit by donating their personal protective equipment (such as construction companies donating n95 masks) and others who are manufacturing items desperately needed
  • All who are staying home, being kind, and practicing social distancing since without you, we can not overcome this trouble in the world, keep up our collective health, and save more lives
We'll be highlighting several of these on our Instagram feed this coming week so be sure to follow us @ovolo_interiors

Photo by Mish Vizesi on Unsplash

We've listed what we are grateful for so now it's your turn: what are you grateful for?


Popular posts from this blog

Space Planning Principles for your Entryway

Photo by Douglas Sheppard on Unsplash See these principles in action on our Houzz ideabook. Planning a new entryway or planning to redecorate/redesign your existing entryway? Below are some space planning principles to keep in mind for the entryways. In terms of rooms, the entryway, or foyer, gets easily overlooked, but it should be one of your first considerations. It’s needs to be both functional and fashionable: a place to enter the home from the outside on a day to day basis, a place to direct people to other areas of the home, and a place to give a first impression to guests. The front entry is where your front door is located and the back entry could be directly from a garage or could open onto a driveway (this entry could be the primary day to day entry of the home, depending upon it’s use). The back entry does not usually include sliding doors or french doors from a bedroom, living room, dining room, or kitchen; however, it may typically be included within a laun

Why hire an interior designer? What's the cost?

Hint: the cost to hire and interior designer is generally more than this. Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash When do most people think about when hiring an interior designer? Aesthetic choices: paint colors for the wall; curtains, blinds, or shutters; a new sofa and rug; fabric patterns for pillows; and so on. But there's a lot more that a designer can add to a home. A professional designer can go beyond mere cosmetics to ensure that the whole room feels harmonious through and through, from the space plan (floor plan) to the finishing details to yes, fabric and wall color choices. The designer also deals with a whole host of stores, vendors, contractors, electricians, painters, other artists, and more depending upon the project. A good interior designer will take your needs, personality, tastes, and lifestyle into account, not just thrust their own style upon you and assume your needs for the project. A good interior designer will also take the time to build relationships and

We're Here For You

We hope this post finds you and your families safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. While everyone is trying to figure out how to navigate the current situation (including us), we wanted to let you know that we are here for you when you are ready. Quick Business Update Due to Santa Clara County's and California's shelter in place orders, OVOLO can not attend any in-person meetings, including the taking measurements for projects. We want to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of our company, clients, and community at large so we are following the letter and spirit of these orders. With that being said, we wanted to let you know that we are here as a resource if you want to connect via phone, videoconference, or email to talk about DIY projects, future projects, design ideas, etc. We can also still send you design documents, perform space planning analyses, hold design consultations, and so much more during this time. Please don't hesitate