At the beginning of last year I went out a purchased myself a cute little hardcover book that I intended to use as my gratitude journal.
It was a brand new year and, having read so much about the positives of writing down your thoughts, I was keen to start a gratitude journal of my very own.
It lasted just 26 days. I often saw the book sitting on my shelf, grimaced then scolded myself for not following through on my intentions.
I really dislike setting new year resolutions for this exact reason.
But little did I know that this book would so much back to me more than a year later.
The last few days have been rather exhausting as my baby girl has been sick with a bad cold for most of the weekend which means we have both had very little sleep over the past few nights.
So as I dragged my feet towards my computer, I wondered what I might pull together for today’s blog post – my enthusiasm was there but my brain and body certainly were not.
And then I came across this post which I had written but shelved for some reason … a lack of time perhaps or maybe it just didn’t feel right at that moment.
But reading back over it this morning, it was exactly what I needed to hear. A reminder that time is too precious, that it’s ok to slow down and do what feels right at this moment.
So I thought I would share it with you …
As a parent, loving, protecting and teaching my children everything they need to know so they grow up to be happy, confident individuals is one of – if not the – most important roles in my life.
But after having three children I’m amazed at how much I have learned, and continue to learn, from them.
I am especially recognising this since having my third baby just four months ago. I have taken the time and made a conscious decision to really slow down and enjoy this period of time because, as cliché as it sounds, it really does go by ever so fast.
Children really help put life into perspective. It’s funny how someone so small can teach you so much.
Here are a few things I have learned from my three children.