Today I discovered that a lady who I have just started following, succumbed to her illness and died of cancer yesterday leaving behind a devastated husband, family and friends.
Puts everything in perspective doesn’t it?
It’s so easy to get dragged down by the challenges, politics, bean counters and wankers in this life, and whilst I believe you should always hold your ground and fight when necessary, if you get too embroiled or take it too seriously, the beauty and joy in life will pass by without you even seeing it.
I say you. I mean you and me.
Especially me. 😦
So whilst it’s all too easy for all of us to get bogged down with the negative (especially those of us ‘mentally/emotionally challenged’ folk) , I am going to try and find, acknowledge and make note of all the positive things about my day from now on.
I know without a doubt that there will be days when all is shit and the only positive thing will be the dark warm sanctuary under my duvet, but I am, at least going to try.
Positives from this weekend?
- Beating my brother at scrabble
- Making and enjoying a sensational rhubarb and ginger crumble
- Getting dragged around the ballroom dance floor by some super fit old boy old enough to be my grandpa 🙂
- Watching ‘Witnnail and I’ with a friend who has not seen it before (I love Withnail virgins!)
The latter of these inspired me to find and post the image of our nimble little friend here. 🙂
Here’s hoping you get to leap with ‘joie de verve’ this week, and enjoy the wind in your hair, the sun on your back and all the possibilities that lie ahead for you.
Emma Louise, may you leap high and fly to the arms of the ones you love.
God speed, and see you in the next life x