Thursday, July 25, 2013

Reasons to be cheerful ~ friends


Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart


Now and then I broadcast the downside of parenting a teen with special needs. Why do I do this? Well, life is not all sweetness and light and I feel that it is important to give a true reflection of my experiences. It is hard work parenting my teen. It can also be a lot of fun and immensely rewarding. 

Anyway.... in order to move on and get over my angst, my reasons to be cheerful are as follows!

This week I am so thankful for my friends who don't have kids with special needs. They keep me grounded and remind me that there is a world beyond my doorstep. 

I am very grateful that I was able to grab some *me time* today. Best of all, I got to spend that time over a relaxed lunch with two wonderful friends who also parent children with special needs!

I am thankful for all the followers on my Bright Side of Life facebook page. It is wonderful to have a connection with people from all over the world. This wouldn't have happened without autism in my life! 

Have a great weekend. xx



14 comments:

  1. Friends are indeed a blessing and one to be cherished. Wishing you a lovely weekend. Mich x

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  2. Glad you got some "me" time, and I love your blog Facebook page - definitely one of the best :)

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    1. I seem to want a lot of *me time* at the moment! Thank you for the lovely compliment. I also really enjoy your page and updates. xx

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  3. Lovely reasons, hope you have a good weekend too x

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    1. Thanks for popping by, Lou's Lake Views. Now off to check your reasons! :)

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  4. Aww, lovely reasons to be happy! :)
    I liked your facebook page, if you like, you can like my page back :-)
    https://www.facebook.com/UpsAndDownsSmilesAndFrowns

    Sarah xx

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    1. Hi Sarah, thanks so much ~ heading your way now! :)

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  5. I think I seperated myself so much from everyone, I don't really have any 'real' friends anymore. Glad you got some me time, much deserved. Also I just liked you fb page :-) x

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    1. Joanna, I think a lot of us autism mums go through that.. it is much easier to separate ourselves then go through the pain of watching friends with their children.. and wishing we were them. I also did the same and have really had to pull myself up and make the effort to reconnect with old friends. Thanks for liking my page! x

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  6. I know what you mean about having great friends, I am very grateful for mine at the moment.
    Glad you got some me time, it's good for all the family (I think) x

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    1. Hi Nikki, me time is definitely good for everyone concerned! I am glad that your friends are there for you. Thank you for your comment. x

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  7. This is such a special post, probably way more special than you realise. I am sure it will speak to many people and that we all can learn from it too.

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    1. Thank you, Kate. Although it is only a short post I actually found writing it to be quite cathartic. :)

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