Admiration

In response to the Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Admiration

When I saw this weeks photo challenge there was only one person that came to mind, and that was my mum. I have always admired her ability to look at life positively, with grace and with love. She reminds me that there is only a short amount of time that we get on this planet, and so she plans to live happily every day by doing the things she loves. Whether it’s just taking the dogs down to the river to watch them play, or planting new flowers in the garden, log hunting for fire wood, or doing a bit of DIY. It’s these small things that she enjoys which makes every day feel worth living. The big experiences are important to, and she says these can shape and define you as a person, whether it’s a career change, traveling or taking on a different hobby. My favourite saying of hers is ‘It’s important to have a little bit of everything’ and I definitely think this is true. I will always see my mum as the most amazing person, having brought up four children who all turned out pretty ok, she’s inspiring, encouraging and always there to help deal with life’s ups and downs, so thank you mum!

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Think, Share, Decide.

“One vital component of decision-making that is often overlooked is quiet contemplation. After looking at all the stats, speaking to all the experts and analyzing all of the angles, then take some time to yourself to think things through clearly.” – Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group

I find that decision making is one of the most difficult aspects of life, and thinking is a large part of it, and working out whether the right decision will be made.  I always try to say to myself to go with my gut instinct, however it should never be a snap judgement call, as thinking carefully is vital to weighing up the pros and cons of a situation, looking at the factors and seeing which may work out best for the long term and short term. However we can’t predict the future, so dwelling on something too much isn’t healthy. So what is the right length of time? How long should it take before you can feel comfortable in the decision you make? To help, take insights from others, get a conversation going, more brains put together can be more valuable than one just thinking alone. As Thinking can be lonely, and you can get caught up in a frenzy of unhealthy thoughts, and in the end not make a good decision. There will come a time when you will need to make the decision, and in the end you will make it, so what ever it may be think carefully, share it and Decide.

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