As it’s a Bank Holiday you probably don’t need much motivation today; it’s all about praying for sunshine, having a BBQ even if it rains, and dragging the other half to B&Q for new tiles and spot of DIY! Whatever you’re doing make sure it makes you HAPPY!
That’s my message for this Monday, and as always is part of the Candid Cuddles Linky with the lovely Becky over at Cuddle Fairy. Be Happy! It’s a simple message but one of huge importance.
Recently I had some really sad news about an old work colleague of mine; he took his own life. It’s not my story to divulge, so I won’t, but needless to say I was really upset to hear this. Especially as he was the last person I’d of thought would do that; he was a strong guy, full of strong opinions and up for a laugh.
I was obviously really upset when I heard but it really did make me think, life is so short. It’s so important that we cherish every moment and make sure that every single day we feel happiness. Every single person deserves happiness and you can find it in every day, whether big or small.
A lot of it is down to you. If you go through life with a negative attitude or looking at things pessimistically, it is hard for you to feel happy. You are writing your own story in this life, and remember we only get one go at it – this isn’t a dress rehearsal! In my opinion you need to embrace who you are, be confident in yourself and your abilities as a partner, parent, friend, worker, and as my quote says, be happy.
And in keeping with this, and encouraging positivity, I love this second quote cause it made me think “wow, what is yet to come”! We all go through difficult times, we all have struggles no matter how big or small, but these are things that mould us, that make us who we are. I don’t think I’d be as strong or as positive as I am now if I hadn’t gone through a low period in my life a few years back. Yes, it was shitty, it was a horrible time, but it strengthened me. It gave me self belief. It made me realise I am a little toughy and I can cope with what life throws at me. And I truly believe that by going through this, dealing with it and getting better, my body and mind rewarded me with falling pregnant and giving me my amazing son. I know some people may roll their eyes at that, or think “what a load of rubbish” but it’s my belief and as I have already said, I’m proud of who I am and how I think.
So on this typical British Bank Holiday Monday I encourage you to do what makes you happy, do what makes you smile, whatever that may be; go for a family walk, eat an entire tub of Ben&Jerrys, have a Harry Potter DVD marathon, take the kids to the beach, have a cheeky glass of Pimms, do some on line shopping, paint your nails, lay on the sofa and read – what ever it is you want to do, enjoy it, have a lovely day and remember to look for the good in every day. We’re all very lucky to be here.
Lots of Love xx