I've had a birthday since I last sent a newsletter. Birthdays to me are big days. As a kid, Christmas was fun but it was for everyone. Birthdays were just for you and you were made to feel very special and it's a tradition I kind of like to continue!!!
I wasn't prepared for what happened though! I decided to record a little video on facebook having received lots of really beautiful messages, but things didn't work out how I planned and, well, it got messy!
I decided to post the video anyway (it's still watchable here if you are interested) and in many ways I am glad I did. I'm only human; if I'm cut, I bleed, if I'm hurting I cry and with love, I heal quickly. I am healing already thank you to many wonderful people, and if you watch the video, I did go to bed believing that the present I had asked for really had been delivered. xx
Back on a more solid platform, as I sat down to write this, I often find myself racking my brains to come up with a blog topic that adds value, may help someone and make a difference. This week, I had a list of ideas to choose from and there was one theme that I have spoken about with clients on multiple occasions this week; so it tells me that there are a lot of people in this place - between a 'rock and a hard place.'
It is that place where there is a decision to be made but its a flippin' hard one. It may be that all options are tough, or there is an easier option but the end result won't leave you in a good place longer term. And sometimes it is just easier to do nothing. But ultimately that is the worst decision!
Am I in a rock and a hard place - not sure yet! My father (and if you have been reading Mind Matters for a while you know that there is a history and a half there!!) left me a little present for my birthday - news that he might have cancer. The rock - can I face this again 14 months after Mum died of cancer and knowing that unlike Mum, he will drain every ounce of me? The hardplace - can I decide not to care for him because he will drain every ounce of me?
If you are in that 'rock and a hard place' situation or maybe can relate to it, you can read more about that here and what decisions I am making.
So this will be the last Mind Matters for probably a month. We are taking our annual holiday early this year and so I will be away in a fortnight and I am sure you will have better things to do over Easter than read Mind Matters so I will be back with you towards the end of April and in the meantime, wish you a wonderful few weeks.
Until next time,