I have always had this theory that when life gets tough you need to turn it on its head by seeking out things to be grateful for and telling the world about them. It may not change your circumstances but it does change the way you think and feel about them. I learned this little trick from my mum years ago and I’ve used it often. Over the past few days my family has been coming to terms with some news that I personally am not yet ready to deal with. One of those events that makes you feel like the tectonic plate of your soul are shifting and you have no control of the earthquake it causes inside you. Not a nice place for a self-confessed control freak to be. I can’t explain more than this right now – because firstly, I’m not ready to talk about it and secondly, a personal blog just might not be the right place. (PS: to my family and friends that read here please don’t worry – we’re all fine – this event is just blowing my mind personally right now. )
The fall out for me has been that my blogging mojo has gone on holidays. It just got on a bus, waved goodbye and told me it would send me a postcard from wherever the top holidays spots of the bloggosphere is right now. So this week I’ve very happy to be able to join with Maxabella and Baby Mac (who is hosting this week) and just be grateful for some of the great things in my life. Here goes :
- I’m grateful for the way my girls have embraced the Brady Bunch. Who would have thought that 30 years on this show would appeal so much to young people. I am now watching my own children watch episodes I watched as a child and walking down memory lane myself. Don’t you just love the 70s and the simple uncomplicated life they lead. Marsha Marsha Marsha!
- I’m grateful for learning new things. I’m crocheting myself a scarf thanks to the inspiration from my lovely friend who came to visit last weekend. I love the soothing sensation of crocheting – oh so rhythmical and relaxing. Will post some pictures of my labour of love soon.
- I’m grateful that, fingers crossed, this week we used our last nappy here at our house. Little pink has now slept four nights in her knickers without an accident. I think she’s been ready for a while but I was loathed to go back to getting up at night. I have been scarred by years of sleep deprivation and am rather precious with my sleep these days. But forced by my own memory lapse (I forgot to buy any this week) we gave it a go. Yay for little pink, now fully toilet trained. After seven and a half years we are now a nappy free zone!!
There you go world! I’m grateful! What about you? Feel like sharing your own grateful list with the world. Hop on over to Baby Mac and link up – you’ll be glad you did.