Saturday, November 05, 2011

Live, Love, Laugh.

There's been a lot happening in my life that I am not free to share here on the blog. In the interests of being "real" I felt I should say that the happy times are wonderful and I try to blog as much as I can about them but some weeks are harder than others. For the people in my life going through upset right now I don't want to appear heartless by blogging all happy times and yet I know they would not appreciate me sharing their stories here on such a public place. Even my apparently wonderful recent weekend away with friends was tinged with sadness as "stuff" was going on in the background.

And so today I went to the park with the kids my heart heavy with thoughts. The sun was shining and the sky was blue. The sound of laughter was in the air and I could feel the warmth of the sand in between my toes. I tried to deep breath and not let the tension build in my shoulders. Tried not to let another headache take hold. I held my hand up to the sky and watched the green leaves of the trees glow as the sun shone on them. Saw the contrast of the bright green against the vivid blue. I smiled as I saw the words inscribed on my bracelet. A birthday gift from my friend Josie. A simple message, not always easy, but something to aim for and something to put things in balance in my head.

The kids wandered over and laughed at me as I tried to capture a photo on my mobile. They think I'm mad. I probably am. But I'll take mad and happy over sad and sensible any day!

8 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Oh Gina. I'm sorry to hear you're having a rough trot at the moment. Yet you still manage to inject this post with some spirit and verve - good for you, my friend! J x

  2. If I may, there are other words that help me: one day at a time. It is not always easy to focus on the present and not worry about tomorrow, I know.
    I hate it when negative thoughts overwhelme and submerge me, then I lose my serenity and my balance.
    Thinking of you.

  3. Thinking of you Gina and sending you a virtual happy hug.
    Life can be a bit testing sometimes...

  4. I love your spirit Gina~ I, too, am praying for some friends going thru some tough things. All we can do is Live Love and Laugh. Praying for us all!

  5. Gina you hide it so well. How do you do it? I would never have guessed as you always have a smile on that beautiful face of yours. I am sorry I am such a useless friend being so out of the loop. Chin up and you truly are an inspiration. X O X

  6. Oh Gina I'm sorry to hear that things have been making you sad lately. I think a walk to the park, sand between your toes and the laughter of children is a great way to help to take your mind off things. Your bracelets are very pretty and such a true sentiment to live by. Take care Gina. I hope things get better soon. xo

  7. Dear Gina,

    I often think of you :-) Lauren still mentions Rhiannon. Still miss the chats. Sorry I'm not in contact much, life takes over, but will try harder.

    Loys of love

  8. Blogs are funny things. I love how you bring balance to yours without trivialising things. Best wishes to you and yours
    Sandra x