Gratitude….. Be thankful, we all can find something to be grateful for……

It’s not been going great, my new positive thinking,  making positive changes life!

As I lay in bed awake in the early hours this morning,  unable to sleep with thoughts of all the things I needed to do,  should do,  had to do,  didn’t want to do?  Didn’t have time to do, I made bit of a decision.

I am going to approach my employer and ask if I can work 4 days a week.

I took my very elderly parents out yesterday to meet other elderly family members. I listened as they talked,  “what have you been up to” they were asked.  “nothing,  we don’t go out anywhere anymore,  only food shopping once a week”  and it’s true.

Since my dad gave up driving a year ago they really do only go out of their mobile home once a week to go shopping,  either I take them on a Saturday or they get a taxi.

I just don’t have time with working and other family commitments.  And it’s not fair on them,  I need somehow to make the time.

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My wonderful dad soon to reach 90

I have two brothers,  they should share in their care now.  But they don’t.  My youngest brother inflicts hurt on them. I feel disgusted by his actions. Because my father would not apologise to him (there is absolutely no need for my dad to apologise but I won’t go into that on here)  he is going to change his name and they will never see their grandchildren again.  I cannot explain the anger I feel towards him for inflicting this upset on my parents who have helped him and bailed him out with money throughout his life. Now they should be cocooned as much as possible by their children. My dad is 90 this year and my mum has failing health. They won’t be around much longer.

I think you might be starting to understand why I didn’t sleep much and why I feel I have to give them more time.

My other older brother is caught up in his, and his new family’s life to bother.  He doesn’t even call them.

It is down to me.

Then I have my son who takes my time and and energy.

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And tonight it’s early June and it’s raining.

Somewhere, somehow I have to find some positivity.

I don’t really have to look far.

Gratitude. I can find it in abundance tonight.

I am grateful that none of my family have been injured in the latest terrorist attacks.

I am grateful that my daughter is in Australia, yes I am, really! When she lived in London she worked in those very bars that were attacked yesterday in Borough Market. So yes, for once I am happy she is safe in Australia.

I am grateful I still have both my parents alive, a job, a home, food and water.

Both my sons are alive although one faces a fight every day, but today they are both here. So I am grateful.

I just need to manage this work time off ratio.

So that’s my latest plan,  let’s see if I can make this happen……

Slow progress or Lento avance

p1000239I am still struggling with illness, and lack of enthusiasm and time due to “The most wonderful time of the year”

But enough is enough,  kick ass time, get out that list of gratitude and add to it.

That was what I needed,  l pushed myself to go to my belly dancing class and as soon as I walked in I saw a lady whom I knew came from Spain.

One of my plans is to live in Spain for 6 months of the year. So I’ve decided learning to speak Spanish would be a really good idea. So I jumped in and after the usual “Hi how are You’s” I asked her if she would teach me a phrase in Spanish each week. She was more than happy to and started me off with “Beuno dias” “Beuno notchas” and “Beuno tardis” (please forgive my spelling. I’m learning to speak Spanish not write it yet)

Armed with my newly learned Spanish greeting and smiling profusely I welcomed my work colleague into the class,  well, how shocked was I when she replied to me in Spanish!

It’s amazing how the power of attraction works.

Now at work we are all greeting each other in Spanish which is great for me as retaining these Spanish words is difficult, I need to keep speaking them.It has brought with it much laughter and has lifted me again.

I’ve had no time for writing on here or learning the new skills I need to learn to move my life forward…….. But “hey, I’ve just contradicted myself” Here I am writing my blog about a new skill I am learning.

So illness has slowed my progress,  but there is progress.

I have also been following https://mbawantrepreneur.com/

Reading his last post I know I need to reach out to more believers,  so that is on my list of”To Do’s” over Xmas.