Word of the Week – Precious

This week has been quite tough, I learned of the death of two friends on the same day, one was an old friend from school who I spent many a weekend learning the dance routines and songs from Dirty Dancing we watched it so many times I’m surprised we didn’t wear the video tape out. The second friend was a lovely lady who I’ve been meeting regularly with over the last 8 years with a group of friends I made through a shared love of entering competitions, it was sudden and unexpected and she will be missed at our meetings.

When things like this happen it reminds me to stop and think about all the things that are precious to me , to celebrate and appreciate them and to enjoy them for as long as I can.


Time is precious, not having enough hours in the day is a constant source of anxiety especially when you are trying to juggle a job, the house, a relationship and the children all at once but this week I’m choosing to use my time wisely by slowing down and living in the moment, enjoying just watching the children play and putting work on hold in the evenings to watch silly comedies and laugh.

Family is precious, I don’t have a lot of family so the one I do have is so precious to me, I’m so lucky that the majority of them have my back and love me unconditionally warts and all, no matter what.

Friends are precious, from the ones I speak to once in a blue moon but could and have shared my deepest darkest secrets with, to the ones I see often and chat about shared passions to for them all I am truly grateful.

Health is precious, I have issues that affect my health on a daily basis but I’m here, I’m alive and I can take steps to heal, I have that chance and many don’t.

So that’s whats been on my mind this week, sorry if it’s been a sombre read but this is real life and I always want to stay honest and share the bad as well as the good with you all.

I’m linking up with Jocelyn from The Reading Residence for Word of the Week.


The Reading Residence

Angela xx


  1. sam r
    September 23rd 2016 / 8:56 AM

    So very true, sorry to hear about your friends it is awful when something sudden and tragic happens so close to you X #wotw

  2. rainbowsR2beautiful
    September 23rd 2016 / 9:10 AM

    Oh Angela, I’m sorry about the sad news. Time is precious and so often downr on the wrong things. Your list is a wonderful one and I hope it reminds us all of what really counts #wotw

  3. September 23rd 2016 / 12:09 PM

    I’m sorry your week has included such bad news. It does focus your mind. Counting your blessings. None of it can be taken for granted. Hope next week brings happier news. #wotw

  4. Little Steps
    September 23rd 2016 / 12:49 PM

    Oh my goodness, sorry to hear about the death of your friends. When something like this happens, you are right, we learn that everything is precious to us and mustn’t take things for granted. #wotw

  5. Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)
    September 23rd 2016 / 1:00 PM

    Oh no, so sorry to hear this. What an awful week. It does make you stop and think, and really appreciate all that you have. Slow it down, enjoy it and my thoughts are with you and your friends’ families x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  6. Anne
    September 23rd 2016 / 1:50 PM

    Oh my, I’m sorry you’ve had so much grief to deal with, it certainly does make you realise what is precious in your life x

  7. September 23rd 2016 / 3:31 PM

    Oh no! I am so sorry about your friends. That is terrible.
    It really does make you stop and think.
    Sending love and hugs x

  8. September 23rd 2016 / 11:21 PM

    Oh my, that’s so sad. I’m sorry to hear about your friends. Something like this really does make you appreciate life, family, friends.
    Much love

  9. September 24th 2016 / 6:29 PM

    Hi Angela, I am sorry to hear about the deaths of your friends. Young lives lost seem such a waste. I do like the way you have chosen to focus on the positive, at a time when it would be all too easy to wallow.


  10. Carol Cameleon
    September 26th 2016 / 4:53 AM

    Oh that’s awful Angela. A similar thing happened to me years ago and it hit me like a ten ton truck. I hope you can pull on the support and love of your family. #wotw

  11. Elaine Livingstone
    September 26th 2016 / 8:21 PM

    What a shame you lost two friends in one week. I agree life and time is precious and none of us know what fate has planned out for us. #WotW

  12. RachelSwirl
    September 27th 2016 / 5:16 PM

    I love how you stay positive despite having difficulties. I’m sorry for your loss xxx

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