My Niya is 9 months! It is hard to believe how fast time went by but I am so very grateful I’ve been able to spend every day at home with her. I’m learning so much — about life, my potential and developing my talents as I do my best to be a good mom. Motherhood is the greatest university.
This week I’ve been battling a problem that I know I cannot solve on my own. Not an ailment or financial woes — just this longing to be nearer to those I love.
I tell myself, think logically. Be patient. Have faith. Continue reading “3 Nuggets of Wisdom to Help You Fight Your Battles”
Some days are a crushing weight
on my shoulders
But I am too busy to breathe
too busy to feel sorry
the nights are the hardest
when cluttered thoughts refuse to sleep
But I endure
Don’t confuse where you are with who you are. Don’t let your circumstances define you.
When trouble comes, when your circumstances make you feel small, tell yourself, “I am bigger than this. Better than this.”
Don’t let life’s blows keep you down. Get up and keep going until you get to where you need to be.
Remember that worrying about the things you can’t control doesn’t make you stronger. Let go.
Keep calm as life takes you places. You might be surprised to find that where you end up is far better than you ever imagined.
What do you do when negative thoughts come your way? I choose not to entertain them. I have enough on my plate already, thank you.
It’s that simple.
Or at least that’s what I do when I can — on days like this when I’m simply grateful I put Niya to bed. And managed to cook. Work for client. Wash Niya’s whites. Clean. Organise. Study. Eat.
Sometimes it’s the simple things that matter — like being able to focus on the small things you did on days when you wish you could have done more.
A book I’m currently reading is called Start with Why by Simon Sinek. It’s made me think a lot about the secrets to success. In truth, there is no secret. Life is what you make of it. Success begins with you.