a beautiful hand-made card & envelope from my lovely daughter......
There's a little bit of a roller coaster going on right now - most of it in my mind. Because yes, I'm a believer in how we choose to respond to things and how we attract things.
But isn't it ironic how things enter your world at times to test your own theories? (I don't know whether to smile or grimace). How a challenge arises that feels like it's saying, 'so, you believe in that do you, so how would you apply it in this situation?'
Well, its definitely one of those times. Times when I watch one of my babies turn from childhood into..well... 'boyhood'? As the transition from primary to secondary dawns on both of us and how we find a way to navigate the tricky terrain of both.
It feels a bit like a minefield and as a person who often gets a 'gut' feeling or knows what to do intuitively in situations - I will admit, I'm struggling a bit.
A talk with my sister reminded me at times it can be a good thing to lean in to things, just give in, succumb - something I'm definitely trying to do.
I feel certain things have 'blown me wide open' and all I can do is simply surrender - this may not be a bad thing in the end. I recently read that what is perceived as a problem is a pro - blem, a situation disguised as a blessing as we have a chance to explore and make decisions - which ultimately could lead to growth and more positive places. This is what I hope for.
Children can push us to reconsider what is truly important, and what is important to me is the welfare of both of my lovely children - and yes, they are lovely people I am glad to say :) I have dreams and ambitions and need to work and earn, but my children's happiness and welfare come first and really and truly I feel that some of my own dreams at these times need to be put on hold or re-considered. In fact I can get so affected by things at times I lose the capacity to do anything but 'get through' the tough time (as you may have gathered).
It is during these periods I seek inspiration and try to take heart in small things. Often inspiration comes from others: from a kindly word from a friend, from a conversation with my mum on what's best to do, from a book, or art, and right now, seeking out words and images on inspirational blogs of others.
I feel like I can escape into another world for a short while, or maybe dream about an alternative life, or remind myself that whatever tough-ness I feel, I am simply not alone, and also ones that give strategies and remind me that this too will come to pass.
So I share with you today, just a handful of some of the blogs - that have a real personal touch - I enjoy reading, so you can check out too:
What blogs do you read? I would love to hear and discover more inspiration.......
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