When bad/hard/frustrating things have happened in my life in the past I have always asked myself. What can I get out of this? What have I learned? Now, I'm not going to pretend that I don't get upset and I'm all positive from the get go. That's not real. I guess it's more of a mind shift.
Since the news of Beckham's cancer I noticed one particular change in me. I am more attentive to those around me, particularly my children. On a regular day it is so easy to rush through the day. I know that I will tell Beckham or Navy to hold on, say just one minute or maybe later. What am I really doing in those moments that is so important?
Honestly, nothing that I can justify is more special then my two kiddos. I find that I am listening to Navy more. She is growing up so fast. She talks so much now and has so many questions for me. She loves cuddles and kisses and stories and spending time with me. Beckham is so curious too. He always wants to know what I am doing and why. He is my little buddy. He always wants to help.
I guess my advice to anyone reading this, and to myself...give your kids an extra squeeze, talk with them a little more, spend more time with them, tell them how proud you are of them and how much you care. Tell your friends and other family members the same. Slow down in life and enjoy the little things. There is always going to be a list. There is always something that has to be done. What's most important?
You never know what life is going to bring you. You don't know! Everything can change in a day. So, what have I learned in this situation, what is the positive???
I am learning to appreciate each day. Never waste a moment. Take time for what is really most important. (And now I'm rambling on...you get the point I'm sure.) :)