The Little Things
The last few years have been a whirlwind. I can barely remember any good parts except for those few special moments with our kids and family. So this year I really wanted to focus on the little things. When money is tight ( which it has been ), it leaves you really focusing on what really matters in life; self growth, family and the little things.
We’ve been so blessed to be surrounded by such incredible people. Those who lift us up and embrace our flaws. If you don’t have a few of those kind of people kicking around in your life, I highly urge you to find some. Because let me tell you this; this world is dark. It can be draining, people will attack you, there will be things that will pull you down on the daily. I find that some people like to attack others or bring them down because it builds themselves up. How sad is that? But we each have that tendency in us and it’s up to us to stand up and say no. To show grace over toxicity.
I think through the process of the last few years I’ve really learnt to give people grace. Until you’re standing there in a crappy situation, you don’t really think about how someone else might be feeling or how hard they might have it. So if anything, I’m grateful for having to go through the last few years so I can give the next person grace. So I can extend patience and kindness to them.
This year for me is about self growth. I wrote a blog, which you can read here, all about digging into myself. Trying to better myself not only for me, but for my kids. See, for so long I’ve worried what other people think of me. I lived in constant fear of someone judging me or thinking I’m not a good enough mom, wife, etc. Well, no more. I mean, does it really matter what people think? I think the only opinions you should really focus on are family and close friends. They’re the ones that get an inside scoop, those who truly know us.
It’s been hard. I’ve spent countless nights in tears. I’ve spent countless nights wishing I could go back in time. But at the end of the day, I’ve realized that certain situations have made me stronger and will continue to shape me into the person that I’m meant to be.
I’ve decided to focus on the little things.
Focus on my family
Focus on my friends who love me for me.
Focus on the things that make my heart soar – like this personal blog & DIY projects.
So who is with me? Who wants to let go and focus on the little things. Focus on personal growth and on what truly matters?
If there is one thing I could say to you today is; if you feel like you’re drowning, if you feel like you can’t go on and you’re spending nights in tears and stressed to the max, You are enough, it will slowly get better. Dig into the important things in your life, because I promise you, even when it seems like there is nothing good, there are a few good things to cling onto. Cling on hard, and focus your energy at the light at the end of the tunnel. Pray for peace daily. Pray for strength daily and you will make it out alright.