JaM-The little things that brighten my day......
My first Daffodil bloomed. My great big youngest son has learned how to hug me every time he leaves to go back to his place.
I have had lots of wonderful emails from everywhere when I put the Closing Down sign on the door of my Web site. So much encouragement and support can be very overwhelming and will always make me smile.
I have a couple of days work coming up in my very favourite gift shop in town which I am really looking forward to, the trick is not to spend all or more of my pay in there.
It has really been a good week and I'm hoping that the changes I am slowly making in my life will bring a lot more little things to brighten my days.
There are two quotes that I have printed out and put where I can see them everyday:
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - AA Milne
and- By changing nothing, nothing changes. - Tony Robbins
It seems like I am moving on to the next phase of my life!
Sweet Little Things about Me-If I could go to the Olympics
Lisa of Sweet Little Pretties asks us this week what sport would we like to compete in if we could go to the Olympics and of our memories of the Olympics when we were growing up.
I don't remember the Olympics being very prominent in my life at all when I was growing up. I can't remember any special activities at school (although it has been a while since I was there) If I'm really honest they don't hold that much interest for me now, I'm just not a watcher of sport even if it is the Olympics. I admire the dedication and abilities of the athletes and think in theory that it is a good way of promoting world peace and equality.
This year all I hear is how badly we are doing, that there is still only one gold medal and "What is going on with our swimming team? They are letting us down so badly" What I don't hear is what a major achievement these athletes have attained by being chosen to attend an Olympic Games and how hard they have worked for years of their lives to get there. How on earth will our children and future champion athletes learn about being a good sport win or lose if they see the way people are treating out Olympic Athletes?
So if I could go to the Olympics it wouldn't be to compete, it would be to cheer our athletes on and tell them not to mind if they don't win as long as they did their best, then that is good enough.
Taken from the Olympic Creed:
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.