Hello my Monday motivation friends! I hope you’re all well and had a happy and fun weekend. We’ve just come to the end of the half term holiday and it absolutely flew by! It was a bit rubbish having to work for two days of the break but it meant Mr C got to be in charge for two full days which I know he found absolutely exhausting! We didn’t go on any wild adventures but lots of visits to the park and dog walks and plenty of time enjoying the sunshine.
On Saturday Mr C and I went on our second date night of the year. I set a goal at the beginning of the year to go on one date night every month and so far we’ve failed spectacularly and only made it to two! A lovely friend sent me a token for two nights of babysitting which I fully intend on using over the next few months. This weekend we had tickets to see the fabulous Micky Flanagan in Birmingham. I’ve seen his stand up a few times on TV and have always found him incredibly funny so we thought we’d take a trip to see him live. He definitely didn’t disappoint! We spent a good two hours really laughing and came out feeling refreshed and alive!
Unfortunately as we sat in the car waiting to leave the car park we were greeted of the news of the horrific terrorist attacks in London. It wasn’t the best end to the night but it did make me think about the old saying that laughter really is the best medicine. With the news constantly filled with these terrible acts it is easy to get bogged down in the grief and depression that is the world we are living in. There have always been and always will be bad things that happen in the world but I think the most worrying thing for people at the moment is the fact that no one really knows how to make these things stop.
So we all know that we have to move on, we have to continue living our lives and not let these atrocities change the way we live and whilst there is definitely a time for solace there is also a time for laughter. Lifting your spirit through laughter and happiness is the best way to combat the way terrorists are hoping to make us feel. Social media is a great place for people to share their grief at times like this but sometimes I feel it can all get a bit too much and we lose site of where we should really be focussing our energies. So I will be concentrating my efforts on creating joy and laughter, on making happy memories and adding life to my years!
Until next time…