for my gorgeous family and friends who made my birthday this week extra special and relaxing.
I find at this stage in my life with all the crazy busyness in our lives that I appreciate more than ever those simple things in life that I once took for granted.
Never again will I not appreciate with all of my being such things as sleep, time to read or just sit and chat, a meal (or a special cake) cooked by another, a handmade or well-thought out gift from someone who loves and knows me well.
Scaling back to the basics you can often find the most important things of all.
When I find myself focusing a little too much on the negatives and feel all too often that I'm drowning in the mundanity and frustrations of motherhood, I look at this blog and I see that there are so very many positives in my life and those positives made up of very 'everyday' things are actually the things that I savour more than anything.
Those other things that I wistfully dream of, are but a 'flash in the pan' and fools gold.
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