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My mum always told me I should write a book…but I always think “when will I have time”! Life is so busy and I am often trying to find time to do the necessary things in life, often struggling to find ANY time to do anything else. But as I grow older I am beginning to see that we need to work out what is really important to us and make sure we fit it in or life slips away before we do.
Lots of life experiences have helped me to realise this. Most surprising and teaching to me, being my children. They teach me things every day, even though I am the parent and the older being. My 4 year old son has a speech and language difficultly and now attends a special school to assist with his learning processes. I have learnt so much already from having a son with a learning difficulty that I had never experienced or learnt about before. It is a part of life I never knew about, but now I do and am thankful for it.
I lost my mum to cancer 8 years ago. What a hard stone that was to overturn and see something bright about. But I am thankful for having my mum at all and so very grateful for all that she taught me. Some people don’t get that chance.
My husband has had many tumors removed and still has a tumor at the base of his skull that he regularly has scans on. This has taught me to live by the mantra….worry about today today, worry about tomorrow tomorrow and don’t worry about yesterday as you cant change it because it has already been.
Some days the mantra is easier to run with than others…but I keep believing and hoping and learning everyday. And try to appreciate each day and its life lessons along the way.


Posted by natashaschofield, 5th June 2014


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  • Your mantra is beautiful. It reminds me of how kids live in the present and enjoy the moment.

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  • You have an amazing outlook, given that you have had to face some enormous challenges. Good on you :)


    • i agree. The situation with hubby must be so hard on both of you.

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  • So true that it’s sometimes hard to focus on today not tomorrow – but important to try to. Most of the time.

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  • It’s so true that our toughest times are when we grow. Your resilience has given you a great outlook on life and you are an inspiration.

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  • I loved what you wrote and it tugged am my heart about certain things and I do hope your Hubby goes on and does fine with no real problems for him

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  • I agree with you – one should live today for today. We should appreciate every moment we have and try to enjoy each day. I know that on certain days there will be obstacles to overcome, but this is life and this is how we learn. We should all learn to love life – it is far too short.

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  • Such a great way to live your life everyday. I’m sorry you learnt the lesson the way you have, but you seem so positive. Thanks for sharing.

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