Hi folks 👋🏻, How do you stay positive?
I hope you are all keeping well.
Thought I’d pop in and say hi, seens as how I keep skipping my weekly five things about me 😅.
I’ve been feeling a bit, creatively and emotionally flat lately.
As much as I’m a home body, and love pottering around in my happy spaces, and am fortunate to be stuck with the people I love the most, I can’t help but feel a sense of uncertainty, and a longing for the things I take for granted, like teachers…🤣
Am I the only one feeling this way?
Well, lets click refresh, and focus on the positives in our lives.
Highlights Of My Week.
- My oldest went to work with dad during the school holiday to earn some extra pocket money.
- After dinner, the oldest proceeded to start cleaning up.
- I said “don’t worry about that dear, you’ve worked all day, you don’t have to help, I will clean it up”, in which he replied, “that’s ok mum, I know you’ve worked hard all day too” 😭😭😭.
Of course I’m like, “awww that’s so sweet of you”, and he replied ” Well you and dad have been a great role model”, double 😭😭😭.
Near or far, I’m here for you
Restrictions have been tough, especially for the kids. Not seeing their friends, not being able to explore, and go through experiences that mentor them into finding their own identity, can be difficult.
I mean, we’re lucky enough to have technology so they can still chat, learn, and play with their friends, but we all know it’s not really the same, is it?
So when my door bell rang, and I saw a smiling face of one of my daughters friend, who lives near by, and thought she’d take a route that pass our house during her “exercise” 😅, my heart was just full 💕.
To know that young people are also feeling it, and is taking steps to look after each other, is so encouraging, and just melts my heart to see the shock in my daughters face, because she hasn’t changed out of her pjs in a few days 🤣, followed by the sheer joy of seeing her friend again 🥰.
Disclaimer, sadly they had to sit outside and 1.5m apart 😢.
You just don’t know the impact of the little things you do
As I’m busier than ever, weekend big breakfast, pancakes and waffles don’t happen anymore.
When my youngest requested pancakes for breakfast, I polity declined as I really can’t be bothered 😅, in which he replied, ” that’s ok, I’ll make it mum”, and I’m like, “Oh really? How? You don’t even know the recipe?”
In which he replied, “easy, I just go onto your website mum” 🥰🥰🥰
Well needless to say there was definitely pancakes for breakfast that day, and dad even gave him a hand, so mum can have a break 🥰.
Always Look For The Positives
So there you have it. Just some of my highlights of the past couple of weeks.
They’re just little things, but all have such a deeper meaning to me, and to remind me to look at the positive in these uncertain times.
To keep me inspired, to keep me creating, to pull me away from the negative noise, and take note of those little things, that makes this life so worth embracing, no matter the difficulties.
And that my friends, is something I have to smile about ❤️.
“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect it’s successful outcome” – William James
Or you can just bake my delicious chocolate banana sourdough bread, that helps too 🤣.
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Stay positive my friends ✌🏻.