This is all about being a better mother to my teenage son with Asperger's Syndrome. Life at home is much better than it was, but I need to do more. Far too often I respond with tears, sarcasm or resentment when faced with words or behaviour that I find challenging. I need more patience, I need to listen, I need to be more alert, I need to think before I speak, I need to find a way to repair all the damage that I - and others - have already done, and most of all I need to remain calm, and remember this picture.
You might be sick of seeing it, but I keep referring back to it when life gets bumpy. And if you haven't seen it, then maybe it will help you too.
Getting stuck in a rut is so not my thing, and now that life is throwing fewer new challenges at me, I need to go and seek them out. The dancing is just the start. Saying 'no' to the demands of others will hopefully mean that I can say 'yes' to the things that I should be doing to feel properly alive.
Be Kind to Myself and Others
I need to stop beating myself up for not being perfect, for not succeeding at everything, and I need to stop expecting the same from others.
Eat More Dark Chocolate
Nope, this is not a joke. The health benefits of dark chocolate keep coming and I think that eating more of it can only do me good. So long as I eat less cake too.
Happy New Year
I'm adding this very short post to a linky over at The Busy Mamas, which features some really inspiring writing.