“It can be so easy to get caught up in the irrelevant but stressful rush of everyday life that we can often forget to appreciate what we have.”

Okay, forget the hippie title. But, in light of more recent devastating events, I thought we all needed a little reminder to share the peace, love and happiness around. God knows we all need it now and then.

It can be so easy to get caught up in the irrelevant but stressful rush of everyday life that we can often forget to appreciate what we have. I’m seriously guilty of this too. But, I do make a conscious effort to take a step back, and remember that these little stresses and hiccups in our day are really nothing to stress about in the grand scheme of things. Life’s too short. And yes, I actively have to remind myself of this at the best of times. But we really should.

Just over 6 years ago, when I was 17, my lovely dad passed away from leukemia. As always, it was far too soon, heartbreaking, and very unexpected. As you can imagine, this was by far the hardest thing my family and I have ever had to face, and not a day goes by even now when I don’t think of him. And sadly, it’s not until these life changing, cruel and unfair events happen in our lives that we realise what doesn’t matter, and that loving and appreciating your loved ones is all that really does. Whether that’s your family, your partner, your friends, your work colleagues, whoever. Sometimes we all just need that little reminder to give us a kick up the backside and put things into perspective. So here I am!

I didn’t want this post to turn morbid (so I hope you don’t feel that way) and I deliberated over putting this personal information out there for a while. I’m not an open book who discusses my personal life too much, but in doing this blog, I want you guys to get to know me, and vice versa. I think it’s important. And, seeing other people face battles we can’t even imagine every day really highlights this.

I’m beyond lucky to have a really close family and supportive friendship group. But sometimes I need that reality check too to make sure I show them how much I appreciate everything they do. So, next time you realise you haven’t taken any time out of your week to speak to your loved ones, a simple text is all it needs to show you’re thinking of them, and that you care.

So please, let’s not forget to keep spreading the peace, love and happiness.


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