Word Of The Week – Reflective

After the sadness of the last few weeks and Chris’s mums funeral on Tuesday I’ve been in a reflective mood. The service was a secular one where lots of memories of her life were shared. Although an incredibly sad day it was also lovely to see people smiling and laughing as they reminisced. It’s not a surprise really that I’ve found myself feeling somewhat reflective ever since.

I’m been thinking a lot about the family and friends that I want to reconnect with. There are so many people I don’t see or keep in contact with nearly enough and I would like for that to change. It’s all too easy to lose touch with people when life is so busy but I think I would rather have a life full of people than a tidy house or more time to myself.

As an introvert I can have a tendency to close off a little when I’m feeling overwhelmed. I can also be incredibly awkward in social situations, I get brain freeze and can’t think of a thing to say. This can sometimes come across like I’m rude but I’m really not.

I’ve also been reflecting on the good times we have already had as a family as well as planning what we want to achieve in the future. When someone close passes away it really makes you realise just how valuable memories are.

So my renewed plan for life is to love fiercely, laugh often, hug tightly, be kind and take a million photo’s because I don’t want to miss a single moment.

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13 thoughts on “Word Of The Week – Reflective

  1. That sounds like a wonderful plan, you are so right. Sounds like your reflections have reached important conclusions for you, hope you enjoy time reconnecting with family and friends x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. That sounds like a perfect plan for life and I hope it goes well. A few years back I tried to connecting with family and friends that had slipped by the wayside, but those happy memories seem to be left in the past. Without the people who glued our family together (my mum and nan) there doesn’t seem to be much we have in common 🙁
    Funerals are the only time we get together.
    #wotw

  3. That sounds like a perfect plan for life and I hope it goes well. A few years back I tried to connecting with family and friends that had slipped by the wayside, but those happy memories seem to be left in the past. Without the people who glued our family together (my mum and nan) there doesn’t seem to be much we have in common 🙁
    Funerals are the only time we get together.
    #wotw

  4. That sounds like the perfect plan – the loss of a loved one definitely puts everything into perspective. Nearly three years ago now I lost my Nan, who I was incredibly close with, and not many months later lost my Grandad also – both unexpectedly, not quickly, but after short illnesses. It was quite a hit, but it really makes you open your eyes, y’know.

    I hope you’ve had a nice weekend #WotW

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