Thursday, 23 May 2013

Musings - Reasons to be cheerful #R2BC

Reasons to be cheerful. #R2BC

Like the founder of Reasons to be Cheerful I have found this week a bit trying, all trivial things but still enough to keep that frown upside down.
But I did make a pact with myself to be more optimistic, to see the bright side of the dull (even if I have to turn the dull over and over in my hands until I find that glimmer).

So today I have decided to list three things (I am going to stick to the three things again in order not to bore you all to tears) that have vexed me this week but also tell you how I am dealing with it… Little Miss Sunshine style… with a smile and as much cheer I can muster.


1. Everyone I have come into contact with this week has made me feel surplus to requirements, insignificant, the person that can be forgotten and messed about – But from the gloom of being the great overlooked I have written some poetry for the first time since September. I have hardened my heart and taken myself to task about relying on myself to make me happy. I feel bizarrely positive about it.
2. The Kid gave me a cold; snot, cough, aches, foggy head; the lot! – And though I feel wretched, by passing it on to me she is feeling a whole lot better. I figure that makes me a really good mother ha ha. 
3. I weighed myself. I have put on 9 lbs. this month which is both shameful and disgusting but really puzzling – Yet, like being overlooked it has given me the kick start I needed to get back on the healthy eating band wagon. I have set myself a weight loss target for the summer! There is nothing more cheerful than a target to aim for… or rather the reward I have planned for myself if I reach it. I can’t tell you, it’s slightly wicked.

In summary… I guess my main reason to be cheerful this week is that I am not going to let myself be beaten. And as everyone out there knows, sometimes that’s hard.

:) xx

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart


  1. I take my hat off to you for finding cheer in all circumstances. Some weeks it's just plain hard isn't it? A while ago, I learnt a lesson (the hard way) about only relying on stops you from feeling so 'let down' all the time and miserable about it. So sorry to hear you've been feeling unwell, hope you get better soon.

  2. Life can be hard, however, good on you for focusing on the positive. Just gotta say... that GORGEOUS picture of your kid certainly put a big smile on my face! :)
    P.S. I am also feeling depressed about my weight... must be a woman thing! x

  3. I can't ever imagine you'll be truly beat with an attitude like that no matter how hard things feeling. Writing is good, though, isn't it, although I'm no poet. Wishing you a much better week ahead and more unambiguous reasons to be cheerful.

  4. What a fantastic way of doing this! You sound like a proper fighter, and I do hope you pass your germs off to someone outside your home! lol x

  5. I can totally relate to the first one. I hate that feeling and you're right that the best way to deal with it is not to allow yourself to be bothered by it. Well done on the positivity :-)

  6. Brilliant reason that we should all sign up for

  7. Your babe is a cutie. Sorry to hear your week's been rough. Looking at life optimistically sometimes is sufficient for a good turn-around. Hoping next week is better!

  8. Hope you reach your target. Slowly but surely is the way to go. Good luck.

  9. Good to find the positives, If any lol i often do this linky and i start with nothing and end with with loads, Enjoy your weekend!!

  10. what a great mum to take her cold away! good luck losing weight


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