When life throws you a reminder … or three

When life throws you a reminder - Ever-changing Life of a MumThe 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  …

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Stories behind my favourite things

Stories behind favourite things collageI’m not overly sentimental when it comes to things in my home. And I’m definitely not a hoarder. Just ask my husband. He’ll tell you that I can be pretty ruthless when it comes to decluttering and throwing away unwanted items from around our home. In fact, he hates having me around sifting through his belongings during a clean out as he has a lot of trouble letting things go whereas I believe if I haven’t used it in the past year and it isn’t truly special to me or doesn’t bring me any real happiness then it’s time to let it go.

I’m a big believer that it’s not ‘things’ that create happiness in your life; it’s the stories behind them and the memories they evoke that make them important to keep.

Today, I thought I would share with you 10 of my favourite things that bring me great happiness, not just because I like it but because they hold fond memories or stir up strong feelings within me. They make me feel grateful and blessed for what I have. That’s what makes them truly special.

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One year ago…

One year ago Ever-changing Life of a MumOne year ago I made one of the biggest decisions of my life … and it has been the best decision I ever made.

One year ago I walked away from a hard-earned career … and I have never regretted it.

One year ago I recognised my stress, anxiety and tiredness … and decided to do something about it.

One year ago I chose my beautiful family over everything else … and the time I have spent with them is priceless.

One year ago I put my family’s happiness before everyone else … and I now only wish I had done so sooner.

One year ago six simple words changed my life forever … and I will be forever grateful to my daughter for showing me the way.

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