It’s Friday again – fabulous, fantastic and fun-filled – feel free to insert your own F word here!
As I said last week, I’m enjoying a great podcast called Too Peas in a Podcast where Mandy and Kate talk honestly and openly about their lives with their children, twins and disabilities.
Their podcast has been an eye-opener for me in lots of ways. It has also been something I can relate to, with my newest experience of being a grandmother of a baby still in NICU after she was born at 25 weeks gestation, ten weeks ago. I walk along in the bush, listening to the podcast, laughing, learning, crying and nodding along.
They finish some episodes by answering these three simple questions, but as many people commented last week, they may seem simple, but they are in fact quite complex. I was heartened that it wasn’t just me who found some of them hard to answer:)
Please leave me a comment with what made you happy, sad or something that made a difference to you this week. I’m always happy to hear your news and what’s happening in your world.
What made me happy this week?
My daughter and her husband found out the sex of their first baby and have shared the happy news with family and friends. More info to come shortly – yes I’m allowed to spill the beans!
My mother is visiting and has done all my ironing, re-folded my towels (properly) and washed some shoes I’m taking overseas, as ‘I couldn’t possibly take them looking like that!’ It’s always lovely to have mum stay and we enjoy the catchup as we don’t live very close to each other. We make the most of our time together and with other family nearby.
What made me sad this week?
Yes I’ve been feeling tired lately, (I have a lot going on in my life) but when not one, but two people, stop me in the street and tell me I’m looking tired in the one day, I take it a bit personally. Sure you can think it, but don’t say it to my face, I’m already feeling a bit vulnerable and now I just feel awful.
Why do people feel they have to tell you you’re looking tired/sad/sick?
Just be kind and ask what you can do to help someone instead of telling them they look worn out.
What made a difference this week?
After being told I looked so tired, I took myself off for a little walk in nature, along the creek in town, and enjoyed the peacefulness and serenity. It made a world of difference to me. This was one of the shots I took as I wandered along in the late afternoon. Can you feel the serenity?
We’ve moved to a new dentist and had our first checkups this week, and we’re both very happy!
Especially me, if you read my recent post The tooth that broke the camel’s back you’d understand why! The difference is I won’t be quite so anxious about visiting the dentist from now on 🙂
Update on Team Tiny Dottie
Our Team Tiny Dottie made a difference too, we raised $2610 for Life’s Little Treasures Foundation, an organisation committed to helping families of premature babies. We did the 10th Annual Walk for Prems last Sunday in Canberra and we’re proud of our fundraising efforts. It was a fun family event for baby Dottie, and don’t you just love the sign she sent us (bottom left)?
I laughed and I cried and I made a difference all with this one activity – life can’t get much better than that!Tweet
OK it’s your turn – what would your answers be?
Have a fabulous weekend and week ahead.
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