Monthly Archives: June 2015

Time to enjoy life…

I haven’t posted for a while – not because I’ve been too busy, or because the children aren’t amusing me constantly – but because I haven’t had any specific inspiration of what was worth sharing. (I like to think that when I post, it’s something worth you reading – delusions of grandeur maybe!) Anyway – What I have had is time to think and enjoy everyday life. How amazing is that!

Seriously – it might sound odd but think about it just for a second. How often do we actually get time to just enjoy daily life?!

The other day I saw one of those inspirational quotes going round social media. This one really caught my eye. It went something like this:

If you have family that love you, good friends, food on the table and a roof over your head – you’re richer than you think.

It got me thinking – our family aren’t rich in money but we are rich in lots of other ways and the recent steady pace has given me chance to enjoy those things. I didn’t even realise I was specifically doing that, but then I looked back at the pictures I’d snapped over the last few weeks and it’s like a list of things that make me happy. Have a look:

IMG_0452.JPGTea for two with Ellie – she might only dunk her biscuits and leave her tea but we do it together.

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I’ve done a fair bit of gardening and I’m chuffed with how it’s coming on. More importantly most mornings and evenings I’ve sat in the garden with a cup of tea enjoying my handiwork. There’s some added pleasure being in my gardening shoes and pjs at the same time. Weird but true.

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I’ve spent some time with my parents – something there is no doubt I treasure even more after my mum was really ill in the last year.

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I’ve successfully planted up the veg patch and got the green house started. The first radish, lettuce and rocket have been eaten and I’m hopeful for the rest! 

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Ok so this is a bit of a cheat as I couldn’t find a photo from the last few weeks with the whole family on, that was good enough to share, but we have had a lot of family time together recently – having fun and laughing. This photo was taken a month or two ago but it does clearly shows what I mean. (Note to self – must improve photography skills!)

So there you go – this is a little reminder to myself to never forget to appreciate every day life. It’s just to easy to let it pass me by.

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