Today my mind and body were consumed by sadness of a missing woman whose body was found in the sea. She was pregnant with twins, two weeks away from giving birth. I am deeply sad for her, her unborn babies and her family.
It made me really stop and think of all the things that I am lucky to have, that I am grateful for and that I have many reasons to smile.
It’s human nature to worry, in my life there’s always something to worry about. From big worries like bills to T and if I do enough for her development and happiness to little worries like when I’m going to get a chance to get my hair cut or what I will have for lunch.
At the risk of sounding like a big shiny cliché sometimes we really need to stop and smell the roses. I spent my time outside today thinking of all the things I am grateful for and lucky to have. Needless to say I didn’t get much done, my list is pretty much endless. I know it’s easier said than done but when life gets that little bit too much, stop for a minute and appreciate what you have.
Here are a few of the things I am thankful for:
- My baby, her health, her happiness, everyday I know how lucky I am
- My family, all they do for me, their support, endless jokes
- My friends, both virtual and real who are always there at the end of the phone/twitter
- My health
- My animals, they make me happy
- My house, my garden, outside
- Tea and toast
I hope that you take some time, especially when you feel that the whole weight of the world is on your shoulders, to sit and think about what you have and not about what you don’t. After all it’s the small things that make the big picture.