Sunday, 11 June 2017

Just Breathe

As I sit here today with a million things running through my mind, this card I made several weeks ago, suits my mood perfectly. Just Breathe. 

Color Theory Suite - Narelle Fasulo - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here -

This will be somewhat of a more personal blog post than what I have done in the past. But I don't apologise for that. Sometimes we can try to pretend that everything is unicorns and rainbows happy, but that isn't always the case. Today is one of those days.

You see, my father passed away 3 weeks ago yesterday, and I am struggling with the fact that my rock and my Go To wealth of knowledge is no longer there. I will miss my nightly Skype sessions, and my daughter will miss the emoji banter they would have if I was busy and not able to chat. There will be no one to call my daughter Princess Grumpy and no Grumpy Old Man jokes and banter. Life goes on, but there will always be a huge hole in it.

But rather than just having to deal with the emotions around this, we now need to deal with other extended family issues that have come at the worst possible time. I won't go into details for obvious reasons, but this issue has come at the worst possible time. 

So today, I recommend everyone stop, just stop -  stop and breathe.
Stop all the bickering, stop all the blaming, stop all the interfering, stop all the fighting, stop the deceit, stop the hating, everywhere in the world. In our own backyards and everywhere.
Let everyone live their life  the way they choose to live it.  Stop the judging, stop the lies, stop the rumours. Don't hold a grudge, move on.

How did we get to be such a judgemental society?

Love your neighbour, love your family and be extremely grateful that you are alive and have people who care about you. Talk about the issues, talk about the problems, try to sort it out, don't just start  blaming and accusing, take the time to sit and have a rational conversation. Don't be afraid to ask for help and offer to help others whenever you can. Apologise to those you have upset, say sorry and move on. Be the bigger person and admit if you were wrong. No one is perfect, we all make mistakes, and we all have done things in our past we are not proud of.  Learn to forgive and move on. No one is any better than anyone else.
In our technological world of today, it is too easy to type up and send words that you would never say to someones face. These words hurt and can cause serious heartache. I was always told growing up, if you have nothing nice to say, then don't say anything. Life seemed so much simpler back then, and I think it is a way of life we need to strive to get back to.

If you have read this far, thank you. I pray that after reading this, everyone takes a deep breathe and thinks deeply about their life. Hug your loved ones and try to brighten someone's day, everyday.

Now that I have that off my chest, here's something much nicer to end on.

Thank you for dropping by today.
Have a great day.

1 comment:

  1. I love this. I have taken it in. Thank you AA xox