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. 

Parents: Scorpio and Capricorn

Parenting Style: they are aiming to create a dynasty/family legacy

Positives: such a powerful duo, and when they come together they can get a lot done in any aspect of life including parenting. These two can rule with an iron fist but there won’t be a lack of affection or reassurance. Despite their focused and intense ways the Scorpio/Capricorn combination is still very loving towards their children. Scorpio is the one with the temper but Capricorn is the “disappointed” parent when you do something wrong (which can be worse!). Capricorn can keep things stable and leveled when Scorpio gets a little chaotic and Scorpio keeps the emotional and spiritual side of the family in check and can keep things moving and changing when needed.

Negatives: they can be too strict. Expect some rebellion from their kids. Fights between the parents can go on too long. In really, really bad cases there can be an environment of fear and criticism.

Parents: Two Scorpio's

Parenting Style: like everything else they do, they parent with passion and intensity

Positives: both people will be family-oriented and willing to sacrifice. They make their home a castle and will raise strong and able children. They are highly protective and will really drive their beliefs and attitude into their children. They make it so their children respect them and look up to them.

Negatives: in extreme cases abuse can happen. The parents might be too controlling, they can be paranoid and worry-worts, but despite their controlling nature they actually have a good grasp on how to deal with rebellion.

anonymous said:

I've been having CRAZY mood swings lately. Like I'll get completely overwhelmed by the idea of going to school to the point where suicidal thoughts keep popping into my head but since I'm not going today I'm just chilling at home and enjoying myself. I've been struggling to go to school for weeks.. I just get so overwhelmed and my parents go between thinking I'm psychotic and that I'm exaggerating. I don't even know..

It sounds to me like there is something more than just ADHD going on here. Talk to your parents about how you’re feeling in general and explain your overwhelm and how distressed you are. Ask if you can see someone to talk about things, as that is often the first step in getting diagnosed with anything.

In the meantime, I highly recommend the Coping Skills Toolbox that we reblogged a while ago. Use it when you’re feeling overwhelmed; it may help.

-J

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