Sunday, May 25, 2008

Day 146 - Sunday 25th May

“Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights” - John R. Wooden (b. 1910) basketball coach, author

I guess this is all about putting other people first which I think I do quite a lot as a wif e and mother – although James would probably disagree!!! Certainly as a mum, I have to always put Zoë first – this can be hard sometimes, but when she gives me a hug for no reason other than because I am there, it makes my heart swell with love and pride and I forget all the hard times.
Sometimes I would like to go back to being single again as then I could just do as I pleased and if I wanted to craft all day then I could and I wouldn’t have to worry about anyone else’s needs and wants. However I know if I spend too much time by myself I get quite miserable and introverted and then start to crave for company. When I look at my family I know that I would never want to be without them and they are my world and those selfish thoughts go straight out of my head.
We are sat here discussing redecorating the lounge. It is currently a terracotta colour which looked great 5 or 6 years when we decorated it but now is looking dated. Amazingly we have the same thoughts about what we want to do. A wall of fancy wallpaper on the fireplace wall and the rest painted in a muted colour, new lights etc.

7 comments:

Shirley said...

Spot on journalling today Claire .... I hope you manage to get your decorating done.
I love that photo of your two special people.

Mary B said...

Lovely photo and good luck with the decorating.

knitkath said...

Lovely journalling, and a great picture! Good luck with decorating!

Lynne aka retired nana said...

Lovely photo.
One of our families have just done that bright pattern paper on 1 wall and rest painted a light colour. They had teracotta before!!
It will look great and a nice change too. Glad you are on the same wave length!

willowthewysp said...

Great journalling today Claire...and your photo is fab:)

malaryush said...

Wonderful photo and great journalling :)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

you read my mind with the journaling.....it so is a mummy quote today