Monday, February 15, 2016

52 Weeks Of Gratitude - Week 3

52 WEEKS OF GRATITUDE

WEEK 3 - FAMILY



This is a topic that brings up a lot of emotion for me because let's be honest.....family can be some of the cruelest yet the  nicest people you will ever encounter in your life.

I'm pretty sure that I can speak for everyone in saying -

"You would never speak to a friend the way you speak to your family"
"You would not pick your family as friends"

The gratification and respect that we seek from our family is ridiculous

I've observed that sometimes life can be a competition between each other

Hanging out together can be viewed as a chore for the day, for some i've observed that its an obligation to spend time time with family and it frustrates the shit out of me.

Why do we hurt each other?

One of the worst things is when you see your own children getting hurt by the actions of your family members, these actions cut the deepest because you think to yourself - WHY?

I know I have plenty of family but have never really felt like I fit in one way or the other - there is one side of the family with their children, the other side of the family with their children and then there is me - i've always looked after myself because i've never really felt like I can rely on anyone else but me, I never want to be seen as a burden to anyone - I even hate my husband and kids doing things for me.

I know people who have wonderful caring family units who support each other and this is what I am now trying to install in my children so they don't grow up hurting and disrespecting each other unintentionally, I want them to feel supported and be there for each other when needed and I want them to know that they have each other to fall back on.

Don't get me wrong I love my family but sometimes I just wish things were different

I look at families and see them as an experiment - let's put a bunch of completely different personalities together in one room and watch it all unravel.............

I'd love to hear what dynamics work for you as a family

Till Week 4....

BeeBee xoxo


Friday, February 5, 2016

52 Weeks Of Gratitude - Week 2

52 WEEKS OF GRATITUDE

WEEK TWO - SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER

How to describe a husband....well my husband

We met in 1999, got married in 2000, 4 kids later and we are still happily married.....some say the only reason we are still married is because we don't see much of each other but honestly I think the main reason is that we trust each other when we are apart and we are always open and honest with each other, even if it means hurting the other occassionally.

I love him more than ever, he annoys me more than I ever thought would be possible but for some funny reason I want to spend every irritating moment with him.

When you fall in love don't fall in love with someone who says the right things, fall in love with someone who does the right things consistently. Don't look for the perfect person just look for someone who you can act silly with, someone who treats you well and most importantly someone who loves being with you more than anything

I'm extremely lucky that I have all of that in one guy...........and for all you single ladies out there "Don't give up hope - just stop looking and it will come when you least expect it"




Sunshine, Happiness and LOVE Always

BBxx


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

52 Weeks of Gratitude


Week ONE - WHY START THIS CHALLENGE?

I didn't actually fail BUT I haven't yet completed the Photo A Day Challenge on instagram so this year I decided that I would do something different.......52 Weeks Of Gratitude

Yes, I hear you say " Bee, it's already Week 5", but you know i'm always running on Lowe time and late with everything

Here's the Challenge -



So for me i'm starting this challenge to help me reflect on things that normally I probably wouldn't even think about, we get so strung up these days in life that we forget to appreciate it.

I'd love for you to join me on this journey - paste it to your own blog and link me to your post or simply just leave a comment on my post - you can message me on Facebook or link me on instagram or twitter - whatever is easier.

Let's enjoy and appreciate 2016 together

BBxx


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