3 Wishes

You know how everyone wishes for world peace, once upon a time I would have said world peace too. These days I am feeling rather tired, burnt and angry.

If someone granted me 3 wishes I would ask for everyone to be granted with:

1. True happiness – the type of happiness you see in the eyes of an innocent child.

2. Honesty – I’d wish for the truth. There is so much pain in life. So many lies. I would love to wake up in the morning knowing that my loved ones won’t be lied to. That the promises made in friendship and by businesses were kept.

3. Recognition – I would love to know that hard work, dedication and loyalty were respected, recognised and rewarded. There is only so far someone can be pushed. If hard work is not recognised, respected and rewarded then what incentive is there to keep going?

I am so lucky that what I do every day is recognised. I am deeply saddened to know that so many people aren’t recognised. They work hard in the work place and/or at home to get no thanks. If my wishes were granted I’m pretty certain the world would be a happier place.

What would you wish for?

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Feeling blessed

Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to a PartyLite candle party at my friends place. It was such a tempting party to attend full of lovely women and indulgent food. There were so many beautiful candles and accessories. I stayed strong and only ordered 2 melt packs. 🙂 I can’t wait for them to arrive. I was even lucky enough to win the lucky door prize! It is a pity I left early so didn’t get to bring my prize home.

I haven’t been using my candles lately so today when I woke I looked through my stash and chose one that a gorgeous friend of mine gave me. It is currently filling my house with its beautiful scent.

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While I knit some more of my beautiful hoodie.

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I hope where ever you are today something lovely brightens your day.
Xxx

Thank you!

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As I look around the house it appears I have a FEW things to be thankful for. 😉
This afternoon I want to say thank you for the pile of clean laundry waiting to be folded, the toys covering the floor and my dirty coffee mug waiting to be washed BUT my biggest thank you of all is for the NOISE.

I am saying thank you to these things because they are the things that have made me feel frustrated at least once today. This morning they jogged my memory and I am not talking of just the before children, quiet, clean house days.

It just so happens that I quite possibly have the loudest boys in the world! Today they are being quite full on, playful and very demanding. For a few moments earlier it started to grate on my nerves.

Then I remembered…
I remembered that they are young and having fun.
I remembered that they love me.
I remembered how important they are to me.
I remembered that just because I have a killer headache life doesn’t stop.
I remembered that they are only young once.
I remembered that they have needs…

They need me.
They need me to embrace their energy.
They need me to laugh at their jokes.
They need me to find joy in how cool the little things in life are.
They need me to listen to the same story, over and over again.
They need me to watch them perfect a new trick, not just one time.
They need me to ignore that pile of laundry for another day and sit down to play.
They need all of this because I MATTER to them. I am important.

My words, actions and reactions matter. They have the ability to make or break. If chosen wisely, they can foster all the wonderful attributes I wish for my boys to have.

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So today I had to remember to be thankful for, what could be considered by some, the bad. I had to take a big breath and remain patient. The ‘bad’ things were distracting me from what is important and made me focus on them instead of the bigger picture.
Since that moment of clarity, my day has been spent just loving my little people, soaking up their excitement, guiding their energy into positive play and just having fun; they are only young once.

I am lucky. For that I am honestly thankful for.

It has been a while…

It has been a while since my last post.

Life has gotten away from me and as much as I try and get back on here as often as I can, there is just never enough time in the day. My big boy turns 4 in a week. I am constantly amazed at how quickly life is going. While some days being a parent is hard work I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Jake has grown into a smart little boy with a personality larger than life! He is spirited and finds something to laugh about in every situation. Day by day I am learning to see life through his eyes and it is a large, amazing, intriguing and wonderful place. One minute I am pulling my hair out the next I am laughing my head off but I am always proud. 🙂

The bond he has with Charlie is just beautiful. When they play happily together I know that Marty and I made the right decision to create a family of 4. When he follows his Daddy around it is beautiful to see the love and admiration he has; such a Daddy’s boy.

We are blessed.

xxx

Yesterday I was grateful for… (9/10/12)

Yesterday I was grateful for…

*My Neighbours – they have been giving us vegetables from their garden. Yesterday it was fresh spinach.

*Allison – her gift of eggs and just being such a beautiful caring friend. I really appreciate you lovely.

*Chocolate – I found some chocolate stashed in the cupboard.