Thursday, 25 April 2013

This moment......

 
This moment....in my home.
 
This moment....I am grateful.
 
This post has got me thinking.....thinking how grateful I am, with what I've got. Thank you Claire. Thought provoking words.
 
I love my home, it's cosy...(not upstairs at the moment, that's just messy until our bedrooms finished, but I'll just gloss over that!), its homely. When friends visit they say how relaxed they feel, how comfortable they feel.
 
It's brought and paid for, we've worked hard over many years to pay off our mortgage, gone without, made sacrifices. And I'm so glad we did, we would have lost our home. I didn't know my life would change.
 
I reached a crucial point in my life a few years ago, I had two choices. I could either feel sorry for myself, ask why me, and risk getting sucked in to a downward spiral. Or I could just 'get on with life' think positively. Just take things one day at a time. Be grateful for what I have.
 
I chose the latter. Not because I'm better than anyone else but simply because it seemed the easier option, the simpler one. Why waste your energy on negativity? Thinking why Me, why Us? Any energy I do have might as well be put to good use, don't you think?
 
So this moment I'm grateful, for my lovely colourful home. That I can go into my daughters' rooms and sit on their beds, and know how lucky I am to have them. I can go into our bedroom and look at my newly painted happy wardrobes, I will be soon be sleeping in vintage heaven! Stand in front of my lovely little cupboard and grin like a Cheshire Cat! (Thank you all for your great response!)
 
I am Oh So grateful, for my colourful vintage sheets and wallpapers, (I'm really enjoying chopping them up to make more wallpaper packs!...coming soon!)
 
Yes, this moment. It's a good one.
 
Hope your moments are good too! And if they aren't too good at the moment, I really hope you'll find some strength within you, to find a more positive place too be.
 
Ada :) xxx
 
 
 
 
 

42 comments:

  1. these words are so good!
    When young, in the 80s, there was this motto on t-shirts : Think Pink!
    I liked it since then and honestly pink is even a great colour, no?
    Yes, be positive and then a lot of good things happen!!!
    xxxx Ale

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    1. Pink is great! But then so is yellow, and orange....purples nice, oh and turquoise, and I just love lime green.....:) x

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  2. It looks as though you do have a lovely home indeed Ada, with a lovely family to live inside it. These positive moments are fuel to the machine, and I really love reading about your vintage home and crafty adventures. x

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  3. I just had a good moment reading your blog. EE xx

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  4. A lovely moment Ada, thanks for sharing it with us. I think daily focusing on gratitude is a great practice, it really helps me to feel more positive about life, however my day might be going. I hope you're having a great day. xxx

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  5. Lovely post Ada,very thought provking . I m so looking forward to seeing Your finished bedroom. Happy Thursday,xxx

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  6. Wonderful post Ada! the little glimpses of your home look lovely and I love your cotton reel holder, must get one!! Heather x

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    1. I got it from The Makery in Bath, it's really handy....and beautiful of course! :) x

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  7. Ada you are an inspiration to us all....i do like your sewing machine covered with your vintage sheet....good old mod podge i suppose....?
    d x

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    1. Yes that's right, although I think any good PVC glue would work! :) x

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  8. Hi Ada, what an inspiring post. I liked Claires post too. Blog land is such a positive place to be with people like you :0)
    Jacquie x

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  9. Oh Ada, what a wonderful post. I enjoyed Claire's post too. I bet you've created a really warm, happy, creative home, just like your blog. x

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  10. Your words are so true. I've learnt over the years to stop wishing for things that I haven't got and just treasure what I have. As long as everyone is healthy, I'm happy!

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  11. I love the glimpses you show us of your beautiful home... I love/need your radio :) xx

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    1. Cath Kidston, very expensive, the most expensive thing Mr Bea has ever brought me! To be honest I was a bit miffed he'd spent that much money but it makes me smile every time I switch it on, and the radio is on most of the time, so probably worth every penny! :) x

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  12. What a lovely, lovely post. I love the little mosaic of your photos in this post too.
    M x

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  13. Such a lovely post...being thankful for all we have is so important.
    Make it a great day. xoxox

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  14. Such fresh and pretty colours and a lovely photo patchwork.
    It's great that your home makes you so happy, it shouldn't be under estimated. There is a really horrible article in the Daily Mail today sniping about Cath Kidston (I read it online), and your post is the perfect antidote to its negative emotions. I'm very glad I popped over to see you!

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  15. Such a lovely positive post Ada, I love the photo mosaic and it is easy to see that your home is cosy and beautiful and 'you'
    love jooles xxx

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  16. Thank you for reminding us all about the small things, the incredibly rich lives most of us lead Ada and being thankful and grateful for all that makes our lives possible. I feel very blessed by God for my incredible life and try not to grumble or take it for granted. Loving the colour of your cupboard, oh my how DIVINE xxx Keep enjoying all that you have x Penny xox

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  17. Ada, I love your positive attitude and the way you make your home feel so happy. I'm very grateful for my lovely small home and the lessons life has taught me in the last few years, too. And a big thank you for the shout out. Claire xo

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    1. You are welcome Claire, your blog is a great, love your attitude to life! :) x

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  18. Wonderful words Ada. I think we should all focus on what we have, and when we really think about it most of us have plenty to be grateful for. There are lots of people all over the world worse off than us, that would love to have the life that most of us have. We all have off days, weeks and months but on the whole a chat and a coffee with friends soon puts things into perspective. I've had a really bad week but still have my children, my health and a roof over our heads. Rowen@ Coastal Colours x

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  19. Your home is absolutely beautiful Ada, and so is this post. We all have so much to be thankful for, even though times have been hard in the past. You shoud be extremely proud of what you have achieved.

    Love Claire xxx

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  20. What a lovely post, it is indeed the small blessings that we need to count the most .. Sarah x

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  21. Such a great approach to life Ada. And I love your colourful happy home!

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  22. Lovely post Ada ... it is the best thing to stop a moment and be grateful ... there are always things to be thankful for ... love your collage ... very pretty ... Bee xx

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  23. yay for ur gorgeous post ada xx

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  24. You have the talent in your hands and the inspiration to create or to transform things with excellent results ! I visit for the first time this blog and I'm truly impressed.
    Have a nice week end !

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and for visiting! :) x

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  25. good way to start the day reading your post, so positive and though provoking

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  26. I so agree Ada. We do need to be grateful and make the very most of all the good things in our lives otherwise what's the point!! i'm so grateful for my two beautiful kids and that i had them before my health got too bad, and for the good days that i have to let me get out and about with the kids or simply have the energy to sew my latest project. Right now i would be very grateful for some sleep!!! I went to bed early last night and gave up trying for sleep at 6.20am. Will you sing me a lullaby pls Ada? Id be ever so grateful!!!
    Rosie xx

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    1. Sweetheart I would be unlike the rest of my family my voice is awful, you would stay awake in horror! Mind you it could have the opposite effect, you could end up passing out just to shut out the noise! Hope you get some rest today :) x

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  27. yes, the why-me is definitely a waste of (short supply) energy.
    And life is certainly different than anticipated but its just a different path- albeit WHAT a path!
    Enjoy it all, and we enjoy your lovely blog
    xx

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  28. You are so so spot on with this post. There are always the silver linings even when the skies are grey and gloomy. A mum at school texted me photos of my son singing and dancing on stage because she knew what a big deal this was for him and me and was kind enough to think of me at work and not want me to miss out, kindness is gold really. I LOVE all the colour in your pics, that cupboard practically made me pass out with hyperventilation and excitement. Gorgeous colour. mel x

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    1. He did really well- what a great friend you have! :) x

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  29. Love the wardrobe colour! My T-shirt moto to live by is from my favourite group when I was eleven…CHOOSE LIFE those Wham boys gave great advice! As everyones already said, your spot on!

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  30. What a lovely post, thanks for sharing!! Lovely photos of lovely bits and pieces. Hannapt

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