Several times this week I have found myself looking at baby boy and thinking how nice it would be to be a child again! To have no worries, to have everything done for you and to just be loved.
Money worries have been dominating my life recently and I will admit to not being attentive enough or grateful enough for the good things that are happening all around me. I need to remind myself of a previous post where I told myself that things were not really that bad and that there are people worse off.
Yes, we may be trying to manage on a £15 a week food budget but there are others who have no food. Yes, we may be limiting the amount of times we put the heating on but there are others who cannot afford to have it on at all. Yes, we are trying to walk to most places and only use the car when necessary but there are people who cannot afford a car at all. Yes, we may be going without the luxuries in life but there are others who do not even have the basics.
I am lucky! I have a roof over my head, food on my table, a wonderful family and all in all a good life. It may be hard at the moment but who doesn’t go through difficult patches every now and again. I look at my son and whilst I think how nice it would be to be a child again, I know that I wouldn’t change where I am now for the world. All I have to do is make sure that he has happy memories so that when he is older he wishes that he were a child again, not because life is hard for him but because he had such fun growing up!
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We have been having some financial troubles here lately and it just has a way of taking over your thoughts. I have forgotten to be grateful and this post is a nice reminder to appreciate what we have. 🙂
Thank you April. Sorry to hear that you are in a similar position. It does take over I agree. It’s not easy to focus on the good but if you really try it does help just a little bit to make you feel better.
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Happy memories stay forever. 🙂
I fully agree! I have so many happy memories from my childhood.
It’s such an expensive time of year isn’t it?
Thanks for linking up with this week’s parenting pin it party. x x
It is certainly expensive. Managing to stretch the pennies though!