Remember the beginning

Daily life can take over !

The nappy changes and middle of the night feeds become needing eyes in the back of your head for a toddler !

The toddler becomes a school child in the blink of an eye ! Then it’s school runs , lunches , uniform washes and after school activities !

Mix it all up with a toddler and 2 school going children and you soon find yourself chasing your tail !!

It’s easy to feel like a mice running around a wheel !!

Where does your husband or wife fit in to all of this ? Do you even see each other any more ?

I think it’s a common problem ! And one that can lead to all sorts of rows ! Spouses feel undervalued , overworked and really just not seen !

I know I’ve said it before but I need to remind myself regularly too !

What brought you together in the first place ?

What made 2 imperfect people choose each other ?

Last night we watched date night a movie with Steve carrell and Tina fey !!

We laughed and laughed !! It’s full of reminders of the daily grind of life ! Gum shields and anti snore strips !

But the couple end up getting chased by the mob accidentally and all hell breaks loose !

However in all the drama they end up seeing each other again !

And ends with a lovely reminder for all of us

Phil Foster: I’d do it again you know? Us, you, me the kids, all of it. I’d do it again. I’d choose you every time.

Be sure and check out the movie you won’t be disappointed maybe make it a date night xx

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Lost phone

Well I lost my phone over the last few days .

I have searched everywhere , I’ve. Retraced my steps .

I’ve been so angry with myself . “How stupid , how useless am I ”

I wasn’t as mindful as I normally am because I was annoyed about something else .

And yet again if I’m upset or annoyed I get lost in my head and lose sight of what’s around me?

I was asking myself universe what are you trying to tell me and then I came across this on Facebook ,

How apt

God: Sure
Me: Promise You won’t get mad … … … … …
God: I promise
Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do u mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late
God: Yes
Me: My car took forever to start
God: Okay
Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait
God: Huummm
Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call
God: All right
Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that
Me (humbled): OH
GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
Me: (ashamed) God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.
Me (embarrassed):Okay
God: Your phone went dead bcuz the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me (softly): I see God
God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I’m Sorry God
God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to Trust Me…. in All things , the Good & the bad.
Me: I will trust You.
God: And don’t doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.
Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today.
God: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children.
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post and image from
I Love Jesus, by iLoveJesusonline.com

Mother’s Day

Mass on Mother’s Day was great .

Alittle boy read this out ! There wasn’t a dry eye in the place

“Why are you crying?”, a young boy asked his Mom.

“Because I’m a woman,” she told him. “I don’t understand,” he said.

His Mom just hugged him and said, “And you never will, but that’s O.K.”… Later the little boy asked his father, “Why does Mom seem to cry for no reason?”. “All women cry for no reason,” was all his Dad could say… The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.

Finally he put in a call to God and when God got back to him, he asked “God, why do women cry so easily?”

GOD answered…

When I made woman, I decided she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet, made her arms gentle enough to give comfort…I gave her the inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times will come even from her own children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going and take care of her family and friends, even when everyone else gives up, through sickness and fatigue without complaining…I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances. Even when her child has hurt her badly…

She has the very special power to make a child’s boo-boo feel better and to quell a teenager’s anxieties and fears…I gave her strength to care for her husband, despite faults and I fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart…I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

For all of this hard work, I also gave her a tear to shed. It is hers to use whenever needed and it is her only weakness.

When you see her cry, tell her how much you love her, and all she does for everyone, and even though she may still cry, you will have made her
heart feel good.
By: Kapil Sharma

What do you think

Liebster award

I have been nominated for the Liebster award by the fabulous Kim at life byKimmy.

What is this I hear you say !

The liebster award is an award for up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers .

It seems like a good way to get to know people and get your blog out there , wherever out there is !

It seems like a nice way to feel what you are doing means something .

What do you do .
Post 11 facts about you
Well you answer the 11 questions posed by your nominater, nominate 11 other bloggers and pose them 11 new questions !

So here goes

My name is Fiona fallon

I am happily married

I have 3 children aged 5,4 and 2

I am a doctor who works part time

I have suffered from depression and anxiety

I have read lots of books to try and help myself

I love movies

I love books

I have recently done a course in mindfulness which I found life changing

I try to meditate

I love people

The questions I’ve been asked

1 what do I hope to achieve with my blog .

I work as a family physician, I’m a working mum.ive had depression .my parents are divorced . I’ve had many stresses in my life and meet people under stress every day .ive read so much to try and help myself and others that I hope to share and learn about dealing with day to day stress .

I’ve read so many self help books , I hoped to help someone other than myself !

2 what have I learned about blogging so far ? Keep going even when you think no one is listening . It in itself is cathartic.

3 I actively follow 15 . This should be more
If money was no object
4 I would write a book while at home with my kids . I would work one day a week as family doctor because it is a privilege to loll after people .

5 do I see myself blogging in 5 years yes definitely

6 something weird about me I am an ACOD

7 I have travelled but I’m really a home bird which is Dublin ireland

8 cats or dogs dogs but I’m being converted into cats by my in laws

9 what do I hope people will think of me when they read my blog? She seems nice

10 where do I start my blog I work with day to day life the books I’ve read and quotes I’ve found helpful

11 coffee

I am nominating

Fluxand flow

Abstract Organised Chaos

Children’s Books Lots to say lots to learn

My Bucket List in pictures

SweetTeaand Fried Chicken

Eyes Wide Open

Ellipsis Omnibus

ADelightfully sweet life

starship Oars

Wander glass photography

Let Art Speak

Please forgive me if you have more than 200 followers but get involved any way xx

My questions are

What is your favourite thing to do ?

What gets you through the tough times?

What are you reading at the moment?

What is your greatest achievement in life so far ?

What is the thing or person you are coveting at the moment ?

What are you looking forward to?

What are you grateful for today ?

What’s your favourite cookies or cake ?

What to you like about yourself ?

What your most vivid childhood memory ?

What do you hope to achieve with your blog ?.

I’m really looking forward to hearing from you all !

Remember this

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Happiness

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That looks easy ! It can be quite difficult to do but what I try is

1 find something in your life to be grateful for .

2 keep it simple , I am grateful that I am breathing .

3 Let the good thoughts grow one tends to attract another .

4 This practice of gratitude physically changes your brains structure so you are more likely to feel positive in the future. Note the word practice you must try to do it every day ,

Morning Affirmation

today is going to be a good day

“Those who have the ability to be grateful are the ones who have the ability to achieve greatness.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Evening Practice

Thank you for list of good things that happened that day