#MyHeartyLife | 6


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

Grateful For…

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.


Succeeded At…

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. 


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  1. February 19, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    So sorry to hear you had such a difficult week, really hope this week is treating you better so far. It’s at times like this we are so lucky to have our beautiful children to see us through. Sending you positive vibes and love.

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    • February 20, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      Hi Nicola,

      Thank you for stopping by. Thankfully this week has been a little kinder to me. Which was desperately needed. I agree our children do help us through these things.


  2. February 15, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    Cherie I love this post – it made me smile! Nothing beats a good sing along to some 90s classics.
    I am sorry to hear you are having a hard time, but well done for asking for help. I know how hard it is to accept we aren’t coping and thats a great thing you were able to ask!
    Thank you for the reminder to be grateful with simply what we have and our lives!
    Have a lovely weekend and thank you so much for your support with my linky – I hope with the weeks it will continue to grow x
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    • February 19, 2018 / 3:01 pm

      Hi Mary

      Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed reading this post. I love your linkie and will continue to tell everyone about it ?

      Cherie x

  3. Debbie Burfoot
    February 12, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    If it was me, then you don’t know how much you helped in Friday. It’s along way up but hopefully I will get there xx

    • February 12, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      Hey you,

      I’m glad that I could be there in some small way. It’s a long way up but remember you aren’t making that climb alone x

  4. February 12, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    What a beautiful idea! I’ll definitely check out the link up. I’m sorry you’ve been having a difficult time emotionally. This has been a really draining past year for me as well, and your reminder about how you would want a friend to call you if he or she was struggling is so true! We are here to help each other, and it’s easy at least for me to forget that that means I can ask for help sometimes too.

    • February 12, 2018 / 8:04 pm

      Hi Meagan,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment. I’m sorry to hear you have had an emotionally draining year, it sounds hard.

      I think it’s far too easy to forgot its OK for us to ask for help too. I find I judge myself way harsher than others. There are things others can do and I wouldn’t bat an eyelid, but if I did it, it some how feels like the world might stop turning. We need to be kinder to ourselves!!

      Hope to see you soon


  5. February 11, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    I’m sorry to hear it’s been a tough week but what growth you’ve shown in sharing the successes of being vulnerable, seeking support and letting those who love you do that in practical ways. It’ll probably still be tough this week but you know you don’t have to go through it alone and you can be you’re own best mentor when you look back and re-read this post. It’s not easy to focus on gratitude sometimes but boy does it shift things when you do.
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    • February 11, 2018 / 10:55 pm

      Hi Nic

      Thank you so much for your kind words. You are so right that focusing on gratitude shifts your perspective. When I was really struggling mid week it was focusing on these prompts that really helped me to see things differently.

      Also it was hard to be vulnerable and to admit here that I needed to be vulnerable too, I am hoping it might help someone else realise that even something ‘as small’ as reaching out can be a big thing that should be appreciated.

      You are right it will still be a rough and tough week, but hopefully this time next year I will see growth in myself and also appreciate just how lucky I am.

      Thanks as always for reading

      Cherie x

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