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.