Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 182

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“Embrace the glorious mess that you are.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

Thanks, Spidey.

I had a chat with a very close friend recently, involving our current wishes and hopes with regards to our weight, and bodies.

She said, My plan is to love myself… I love myself inside, just need to sort out the outside which is doable!”

And it made me think deeper.

We really do need to love ourselves truly, before we can actually accept that others may love us too.

With that self-love, and acceptance of ourselves, we portray a confidence which shines through.

It doesn’t matter what we look like, how our hair is styled, our size. As long as we are happy, and we like who we are, others will too. And that is inside, as well as out.

If there is something you aren’t happy with, you have the power to change it.

I’m not talking about flaunting yourself physically, expecting compliments, or anything like that. Not this selfie culture. I think they are posted more by insecure people, who need the validation of strangers as to whether they look good. Where the more ‘likes’ you get for your photo, the more popular you are.

That’s not receiving love, neither is it feeling love for yourself.

Self-love is just an internal feeling of being at peace with yourself.

I feel thankful that I do love myself. I accept who I am, and I feel confident to be the real me around everyone. Yes, I complain about my weight, but that is something I can sort out. It doesn’t define me though.

I AM RITU – HEAR ME TYPE!!

Take time out to appreciate the wonderfulness of YOU! Tell me something you love about yourself. 😘

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps ❤

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 181

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“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

Dr. Suess

Thanks, Spidey.

I’ll keep it simple.

Cherish every moment of your day, you never know when you’ll feel the need to revisit it…

Enjoying my precious last hours with my parents until I have to get back to my place…

Is there a particular moment which you cherish?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps ❤

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 180

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“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Thanks, Spidey.

Is it just me, or do others instinctively think of being at their parents’ house as being ‘home‘?

I may be forty+, married with a Hubby Dearest, children and pets of our own, with a roof over our head that is our home, but nothing can beat the feeling of going ‘home‘.

This building I visit, the house that Pops and Mum live in now, has never been the place I grew up in. In fact, they bought it shortly before I became a mother myself.

Yet it is ‘home‘.

Because of the people who live here, the love they have showered upon my brother and me, and the memories they created for us.

Don’t get me wrong, my own little home is a very special place, and when I am back in my normal life, there is nothing better than pottering around in my home.

But coming ‘home‘ is just the best feeling ever ❤

Which place feels like ‘home‘ to you?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps ❤

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 179

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“Just because you’re happy doesn’t mean the day is perfect, it means you’ve looked beyond it’s imperfections.”

Bob Marley

Thanks, Spidey.

Isn’t this a great thought to ponder upon?

I hope you have a perfect day too. 🙂

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps ❤

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 178

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“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

Desmond Tutu

Thanks, Spidey.

After the particularly harrowing week we had with Pops, this quote couldn’t ring truer.

It’s always been a struggle being three hours away from my parents, being so emotionally close to them.

And it’s always been one of my biggest fears too, one of them falling ill, and me not being able to do anything, immediately. My brother being in another country doesn’t help either.

But here is where the beauty of having a large, close-knit family comes into play.

My parents have, over the years done SO MUCH for everyone, that when they are in need, there is no shortage of people offering their support.

Even so, not everyone can commit to a long term solution.

When Pops was ill, he stayed with his niece, my cousin.

Whilst I couldn’t come down, I was given regular updates on his health. Even after the major hospital stay, once I had to come home, I received calls and messages to let me know how he was.

When I came to spend days with him, I stayed with them too. No one wanted me to be alone at Pops and Mums place.

And now, since he needs a lot of rest and recuperation, they have taken him in again, until I can come down more long-term in the holidays.

I was with him again yesterday, and he’s tired… lots of well wishers on the phone and visitors, but he’s comfortable.

My cousin and her family are really looking after him.

They really are a gift from God to us.

Pray for his speedy recovery, Peeps.

Have a peaceful Sunday ❤

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