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 Comments

  1. May 11th 2018 / 7:19 AM

    That’s a good plan for life. Spending time with people we love, making memories and capturing them are definitely better than a tidy house (although having that as well is nice too!) #WotW

  2. May 11th 2018 / 11:43 AM

    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

  3. May 11th 2018 / 11:49 AM

    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

    • May 12th 2018 / 7:30 AM

      That’s a shame Anne, I know it doesn’t always work. There is someone I don’t think I will be able to reconnect with which is sad x

  4. May 11th 2018 / 11:49 AM

    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

  5. May 11th 2018 / 1:54 PM

    That sounds like a fantastic plan! We should all try to live like that…
    Ahh! You sound so much like me in social situations. It’s hard isn’t it….

    • May 12th 2018 / 7:31 AM

      It’s very hard Kim, socialising wipes me out for days afterwards x

  6. May 13th 2018 / 7:11 AM

    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

    • May 13th 2018 / 8:50 PM

      Sorry for your loss too Jade, that’s so sad that they went so close together that happened with my grandparents many years ago and I still miss them dearly x

  7. May 13th 2018 / 9:35 PM

    Angela this is so so true we are often too busy to make that time, I have realised that more this week than her before, life is so short we need to make that time x

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