It's that time of the year again. The MOST important day of the year for us Mummys. In fact we should really declare a Public Holiday in honour of us all. We work so hard, we sacrifice so much for our kiddies, this is our one chance to really soak up a bit of attention and be a princess for a day. And why not. We deserve it. Foot massages, pressies, breakfast in bed, the works. Lets not lift a finger to do one bit of washing, dishes, vacuming…..nothing. Who am I kidding. Most of you Mums will have the washing machine on before you even get that first cup of tea. We can't help ourselves really. The jobs have to be done and we just automatically do them. Perhaps just try to take it easy and enjoy a beautiful, restful day. For once let the jobs go and trust your family to do them. (I know they wont get done the right way but just let it go okay!)
Mothers Day can also be a day of very mixed emotions. For some yearning for a child can bring
intense sadness, other women will be remembering a child they may have lost. There are those that remember a Mother they've lost. Some people have difficult relationships with their Mothers so it can be a day of confusion and longing for something better. Both children/adult children and Mothers alike will spend this day reflecting on the family they have. I truly hope for you it is one of joy and blessings. Enjoy your day, stop and smell the roses and be grateful for what you have.
Okay, this is my first blog post for 2012. Oh yeah, Happy New Year everybody!! I started my new year with two weeks holiday hiding away offline with family and friends. It was a much needed break. Not all perfect, there were some 'issues' that arose which knocked the wind out of my sails a bit. This is whats weird, there you are in paradise meant to be having the most perfect time, and there's problems. I guess where there's people, there will always be problems. More about this later.
So I've been online all this week watching blog post after blog post come through from people. Everytime I go to write one I get distracted doing something else. So I closed my inbox because those emails will always keep on coming and just started writing.
My time away and the issues that arose caused me to reflect on what I'm doing and really look at my motives. Am I just doing what I do to look good or be 'successful' (whatever that means). Should I perhaps just give up and walk away? Perhaps go back to living an average life and for goodness sake be happy with that.
But no. I finally acknowledged that deep within me there is a very loud voice that will not go away or be silenced. This is my path and I must take it. I've been doing so many amazing things way way beyond my comfort zone and this year will be even more so. Alot more so. I am making a difference in this world and I'm loving every second of it. The very essence of what I do is to bring joy and inspiration to others. I love to shine my light to ignite the light in others. It spreads like a fire and it's what I love to do the most.
It's not always an easy road. There will always be people around you who won't 'get' you. They may even openly tell you your wrong. My advice is to thank them with a smile and keep on walking. Get your 'Why' right in your heart and make this year your best yet. Together, lets get set to shine. And seriously, lets not give up!! Never Never Never Give up!!!
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how – Friedrich Nietzsche
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Its our last day here in Yamba on our 2 week holiday. We've been so blessed with awesome weather. I believe it's a sign of the blessed year we're going to have
I came on this holiday with the attitude that if it rained I'd still be grateful and have a great time but I also expected a great time. I am really focusing on the power of my thoughts and words right now. I expect good things to happen and I believe that they will. This is my mantra for the New Year ahead.
My family's gone to the beach for their last surf and I've stayed back to catch up on some work. Today being the last day, I'm trying to work out how to maximise my time here. Beach, read, sleep, bike rides, lazing around chatting to my sister??? So many choices. It's been so wonderful, but I have to admit, I'm feeling a touch of the 'going home anxiety'. I know once we step out of the car in our driveway that its going to get pretty busy and I may very well not stop till next Christmas!!
I have 3 kids to get organised for school, a whole lot of camping cleanup and washing, and a business to run. Plus another 2 weeks of school holidays to get through. It'll be busy so all the more reason why today is so precious.
I've walked to the river and watched the pelicans and just breathed in the fresh air. It's so beautiful here and time stands still.
It's been a time to re-energise and I'm looking forward to a fabulously abundant, prosperous new year.
How's your New Year beginning? I hope you are calm and feeling positive for all you want to achieve. We just need to take it one step at a time and allow it all to come together.
Let the anxiety go, breathe in the peace of the day, put one foot in front of the other and away we go. Lets walk through this year together.