It is that time again. Celebrate the positives and eliminate the negatives and concentrate on all that is good around you.
Things I love...
Family (goes without saying): lots of get a grip of yourself conversations and do something about it advice this week which I didn't really want to hear but which needed to be said.
Keeping the faith (not in a religious sense): holding onto the dream even when it seems like it will never be a reality. The more positive I am the more positive folk are around me. A wise old head teacher said to me a long time ago 'you get back what you give out'. Sticking to that thought.
Happy, healthy children: not taking for granted the fact that my children are fine and here and with me and well. Taking lots of time to study them really hard like I did when they were first born. Even at 14, when he is asleep, he still looks like my baby.
DS1 working hard: OK he could probably still work harder, but at least he is working hard to keep up and do well. And is he becoming a bit competitive with his work? Think he might be... he is beginning to compare himself with 'the clever people' as he calls them.
DS2 creating amazing things: he is so tuned in to people, his little role plays are gorgeous, his cartoons are fantastic and he is beginning to make plasticine models to animate. I love that creativity and I need to keep harnassing that to motivate him with all the things he has to do like reading, writing and 'rithmatic.
Reading: rereading 'Possession' by ASByatt. If you have never read this amazing book, you must. I still skip the bits of poetry but the story is just so good.
Theatre: I love plays, acting and Shakespeare. I love musicals, I love dramas, comedies, comedy nights and tragedies. I am as happy at Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat as I am at Kafka. I love the Theatre and should go more often. Looking forward to going to see Oliver at the Theatre Royal at Newcastle next week with DS2.
Autumn: the colours, the cold and the start of the biting frost.
So, I listened to the 'get a grip, woman' conversations and know that I really do have lots to be thankful for, the dream will be a reality bcause I will make it happen and the lovely people I have around me will help in every way they can. Jenx
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