65/365: Disappointment — We all experience disappointment. We disappoint ourselves, our families and friends. We are not perfect. We make mistakes. We hurt other people. Sometimes when we are angry or upset our actions or words can disappoint others. I believe that if we are disappointed by the actions or words of someone we care about we should never tell them. Simply because telling someone that they have disappointed you can do more harm than good. It can make them feel worthless and annoyed with themselves. It can damage them more than you will ever know. Recently someone told me I had disappointed them. It hurt an awful lot. One of the reasons it hurt was because I was doing what I felt was right. I was told I had disappointed someone because I expressed how the actions of another person had upset me. I felt as though I was not allowed to stand up for myself, felt as though what I was feeling was not important. As humans we all have the right to live our lives happy. We also have the right to stand up for ourselves and to speak out when something has upset us.
50/365: Home — I believe that a home is not just the building we live in. A home is also about the people who you share that building with. It could be people who are blood related or friends you met through college or university. I think that a home should be filled with love, laughter and compassion. I believe we can find our home in a number of different places. I have my daily home where I live throughout the week and I also have my Church home where I attend several times during the week. A home is much more than the bricks and mortar that keep the building standing. Find a place (or two) that you can call home. A place that makes you happy and where you feel loved.
20/365: Memories — We all have memories. Happy memories, sad memories. Memories that make us laugh and those that make us cry. The truth is memories are the things that hold us together. When things are tough we look to those good, happy memories to help us through. Life without memories would not be a life at all
Standing beside the bed, he watched as she slept. He watched her chest rise and fall as she breathed in and out. She was beautiful in every possible way. Her long, blonde hair, her pale skin, the way she was curled up to keep warm. He could not believe how lucky he was to be with her. This woman, lying before him, made him happy. She made his heart skip a beat when she entered the room, her laugh was his most favourite sound. She was more precious than anything else in his life. Not only did he love her for who she was, he loved her for who she would become. As she altered her sleeping position, he caught a glimpse of her belly, a glimpse of their beautiful baby growing inside her body. He smiled to himself as he climbed in beside his wife and cuddled up close to the two people who made him happy to be alive…
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 🙂