Appreciating the good in the bad
It’s crazy, how fast a year can fly by. I listen to the elderly ladies at work telling me everyday to really cherish life and enjoy what you have because with a blink of an eye it’s gone. and I feel as though I do, but I know I don’t. Not to my full capacity. I let life speed past me some days without stopping to really let the world inspire me. Some days I’ll sit down with a nice hot cup of tea and not even think about it whilst I drink it. I know that may sound a little silly, but some people don’t have the little things. Some children, somewhere in the world, hardly have any water - or adults have to walk miles a day to provide it. I tell myself every day to be grateful for the life I live because I am so lucky. I may get jealous whilst a friend jets of on holiday, or my sister gets a new job, but the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. We’re so lucky to have a roof over our heads, to be happy and be healthy. We’re so lucky to be loved.
I don’t have my own flat. My hair is dead and horrible. I don’t like my thighs. I don’t have my own car. I can’t afford to go on holiday for christmas. I don’t have the camera I want. The list could go on, but I won’t let it. There are so many minor little negatives in a life of a thousand positives. I’m happy, I’m healthy and I’m loved. What more could I want?
Life is beautiful and right now as I’m sitting in my make-shift home, with a bar of chocolate, a nice warm drink, my daughter in bed beside me and rubbish on television - I’m incredibly thankful to have this life. It’s little and it’s cute, it has it’s flaws, but it’s my life and I love it.
I hope you love yours too.