My Hearty Life
Here I am again linking up with Mary from The Hearty Life to take part in her linkie #myheartylife. If you are new to this particular link up, it provides an opportunity to look back on your week and find the positive and maybe even small mundane wins and focus on the areas of beauty, gratitude and success. Sounds good right. You can see my previous link up here
Let’s get to it. This week I am
Life. More importantly my life. It’s so easy to wish things were different. To wish we had more or in some cases less. To wish that we could or should have made different choices. When analysing our own lives it is easy to get a case of the shoulda, woulda, coulda syndrome.
This week through much pain and turmoil I have been able to be grateful for all that I have. To stop and smell the roses for want of a better phrase. I am grateful for all that I have and plan to really make sure I am focusing on the positive things in my life.
Reaching out and asking for support. This week has been a really difficult time emotionally. I am sure in time I will talk about the reason, but today is not that day. I will say that I reached out to my dearest friends and sought to confide in them, to get guidance and support from them and not one of them let me down.
Now this might not seem like success, but over the years I have had many a times I have been in a heap on the floor sobbing, choking back tears, scrolling through my phone unable to call or text anyone for fear of burdening them. Yet when the tables are turned and I find out a friend has really been struggling and wasn’t able to call me it genuinely breaks my heart. So this time. I broke the pattern and I reached out.
Found Beauty In…
The simplest of things. The sound of Ezra’s lips puckering as he snores, the sound of my feet on the pavement as I walk, singing along to Billy Pipers, 90s song ‘Because we want to’ in the car. This week, I have found beauty in the clouds, in other’s tears and even being less present on social media.
What do these things have in common? What is it I have truly found beauty in? I have found beauty in the moments that have caused me to be less inside my head. During a difficult week these are the things that drew me back from the past, away from the future and into the present. I am so thankful for these moments as they really do help me see the beauty through all the chaos.
Thank you so much for reading, I will be linking up every Sunday. Feel free to read my previous link ups here. If you would like to link up too, I know Mary would love to have you. Feel free to click the photo below and see Mary’s post and everyone else who has decided to join in too. Why not have a read and show some love and hopefully I’ll see you back here next week.