I woke up this morning feeling a little off-colour and to be honest, I’m still a bit shocked as to what I did next.
OK, I’ll admit I did get up and have a shower and make a half-hearted attempt at helping with the school morning prep. But as this only confirmed to me that I was indeed not feeling very well, I happily went back to bed and let my darling husband drop the kids at school.
This is a real breakthrough for me because I actually felt at peace with looking after myself and there was no guilt or denial at all!
Phew! I did have a pretty big weekend catching up on seminars on Healing with the Masters (lots of strong healing energy taken on board), and last week was pretty busy for me in my work. Hey, sometimes we all need a proper day of rest don’t you think?
Lying in bed this morning gave me a great opportunity to have my husband bring me a cup of tea and to read a very inspiring book lent to me by my good friend Renee calledThe Top Five Regrets of the Dying (click to read them here) by Bronnie Ware. So great to read an inspirational book written in an Australian voice.
One story in the book that brought tears to my eyes was about an elderly man in his last weeks of life who held a painfully strong regret that he had worked too hard and had failed to enjoy his retirement with his wife. He told how he had delayed his retirement for fifteen years as a result of fearing the change involved with ceasing work and being preoccupied with gaining more financial security. As it turned out, his wife passed away three months prior to his planned retirement date and they never got to spend that precious time together. So sad, and yet I am guessing quite common for his generation.
This is a reminder to me that it is absolutely the time for us to all live much more consciously and from our hearts. A great book that I feel will help propel me into the next stage of my life.
I’m still working on the details but a couple of weeks ago I woke in the morning with the inspiration to begin publishing some excerpts of my book , Red Lily Mama, right here in this blog. This feels like a really fun and exciting step to take, as I am feeling a little de-energised about approaching any more publishers right now.
I just want to share what I have written with some like-minded women and here you are, my lovely blog readers. I am planning to create some publicity for the blog to swell my readership a little first, but maybe it’s already happening…. I was amazed to see that my latest subscriber is reading my words from Estonia! (Welcome Eva)
The internet is so magical to me!
Here are a couple of snaps of an impromptu family walk we took a couple of weeks ago near our local lighthouse on Cape Naturaliste.