- I am so grateful for the last couple of days I have had to spend with Baby Girl while Hubby has been in Cape Town on business. I had no idea I would enjoy her so much – she is sweet, and funny, and kind and smart. ‘Children are a gift from the Lord.’ Psalm 127:3 NLT
I have so much to be grateful for.
- Hubby is in Cape Town and I really do not have the inclination to even want to cook after work – so I was toying with the idea of taking Baby Girl to Mike’s Kitchen for a small supper. We walked into friend’s of ours whose little girl is also with Baby Girl at school and her husband is overseas at present, so I invited them to join us. And she landed up paying – for everything. It was so cool. I felt bad because I didn’t expect her to pay, and it certainly wasn’t my intention, but she paid. And we chatted for almost three hours, while the girls played. It really was quite lovely.
If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you will know what I battle with my weight. Before I fell pregnant, my issue was that I thought I was too skinny. Now, and my daughter has already turned six, I’m the fat one. I’m the one who eats huge portions, and cannot get through a morning without having second breakfast, early lunch and another mid-afternoon snack, before demanding an early supper – because I’m so hungry, it feels like I will pass out.
I am still not used to being the fat one. I know cognitively that I am overweight, but instinctively, I keep thinking I am skinny. I have this drive to eat and eat and eat that I did not have before I falling pregnant. And not eating brings with it huge amounts of anxiety that I am just not enjoying.
I am tired of being the fat one.
The end of year is looming, and I am tired, tired, tired. I am tired of working, tired of battling financially, tired of all the many, many items on my checklist of things I need to do.
Gratitude comes with a host of benefits. It improves your heart rhythm, reduces stress, and helps you heal physically and think more clearly under pressure. It floods your body and brain with endorphins that strengthen and rejuvenate you. And like any muscle, the more you exercise it the stronger it grows.