89/365: Laughter — I believe laughter really is the best medicine. Laughter can brighten your day, and make you feel better. People often say that having a good cry is good for you. I believe that having a good laugh is good for you too. Always add a little laughter to your day. Laughing is good for the soul!
74/365: Today is Mother’s day. I am blessed with a wonderful woman as my mother. We may get on each others nerves and argue a fair bit but that does not mean there is an absence of love. As I have got older I have come to love my mother more as I have come to understand the sacrifices and decisions she has made. Today I know my mother will be sad that she does not have all her children near to her or on the other end of the phone so I am determined to make her day as special as possible. Being a mother is not just about giving birth to a child. It is about providing love and support to someone. It is about giving time and making sacrifices in order to see someone else happy. I am grateful that God has given me two wonderful women in my life who have treated me as though I am their daughter. They have supported me, loved me and cared for me. Sometimes they know me better than I know myself! So on this Mothering Sunday I want to thank my birth mother and my two God-given mothers for all the love they pour into my life and for never giving up on me when I let them down.
I am thankful for you each and every day. I am privileged to have you in my life.
Over the last few years you have loved me and cared about me. You have gone out of your way to support me and to make sure I am okay. You have been interested in my life and have always encouraged me. You have been there to help me pick up the pieces when I have messed up. You have wiped away my tears and made me laugh again. You have helped me to make sense of life. My life is what it is right now because of your presence and influence.
I can never thank you enough for all you have done and continue to do for me. All the presents and thank you messages will never be enough.
You are a woman who goes above and beyond everyone else. You put others before yourself and strive to see them happy. If I grow up to be even half the person you are then I will hopefully be a blessing to others like you are to me.
6/365: Friends — Friends are the family we get to choose for ourselves. Friends get us through the hard times and live through the best times with us. Friends love you for who you really are. You can act silly together, you can be serious together and you can be absolutely crazy together. So tell your friends how much you appreciate and love them.
As we approach the end of this year I wanted to share with you some of the lessons I have learnt over the past twelve months.
Memories and love make the world go round! Today was filled with both. Christmas meal and presents with two very special people and an afternoon playing ‘Tea Party’ with my beautiful three year old cousin! Blessed to be surrounded by such precious people 🙂
I went out for a meal tonight with a few friends from church. The food was lovely and the company was even better! The conversation between the six of us was quite interesting.