I'm a bit late doing this post, this week. In all honesty, I've just been too busy, real life gets in the way some times.
I thought I might do things slightly differently, this week. I'm quite content with my life, but a lot has changed over the past decade. So I thought I'd remind YOU to be happy with some of the little things.
One of the things I genuinely miss, more than anything else, is walking down the road, holding my husbands hand. We've been together 30 years, this year, and we've always been a very tactile couple, I love nothing better than a cwtch. My husband now can't walk without sticks and, even then, not very far. It means we can't hold hands any more, it even makes it difficult to loop my arm through his.
So I guess my advice is: hold hands, because that hand won't always be there.
Enjoy your own company. I hear a lot of people say they don't like being alone, I think you should embrace it! I honestly believe, if you enjoy your own company, you'll never be lonely. I think I've passed this thought on to my boys, my eldest in particular, he really enjoys having his flat to himself. If, like me, you don't get much time alone, take little snatches. I stick my headphones in and walk the dog, it is so cathartic. I feel so much better, after 30 minutes of music and fresh air.
Be a little selfish. Give yourself permission to do things, just for you. So many of us give our all to others, but forget ourselves, the further into my 40's I'm getting, the more I'm aware of this. Don't forget the saying: you can't pour from an empty cup.
Take pictures! Of anything, and everything, and don't forget to save them to a cloud. I don't have many pictures around the house, but my cloud is full. It's so lovely to look back at pictures from 10 years ago, when my youngest was just a little baby, my teen was a cheeky toddler and my eldest just a little boy. Take pictures of random things, it's all a memory that will make you smile one day, like this one of my youngest, making a mess with his lunch:
Just remember, life is for living.
Do it your way, and try to make it happy.