All is not lost, and never is
Optimism and positivity are infectious, but when the chips are down and the cycle of negativity grips you tight, it can feel impossible to break it.
When the days are long, nights are relentless, there is no offer of help or sign of things becoming less grinding on the horizon, and the little things in life that should go over your head get to you much more than you should allow them to, it can feel hopeless.
It isn’t hopeless though, and never is. We always have a choice. We can give in to the despair and choose to see the doom and gloom like I’ve been doing lately. Or we can man / woman up and kick the shit out of our life plans.
So today I am choosing to be thankful for the small mercies
Three beautiful children, who bring a lot of joy amid the sleep deprived chaos.
A wonderful husband, who works his socks off for us and adores us all to bits.
The most amazing friends on the planet, who are a tonic for my soul.
Today, I will leave the room, count to ten, and re-enter it a calmer mummy.
Today I will go back over the book I took the trouble of writing, and take my own advice.
Today, I will try my best to smile in the face of adversity.
Today, I won’t just be going through the motions.
Today I choose life!