My mom’s stroke made me stop and smell the roses

My mom’s stroke made me stop and smell the roses

Putting Things into Perspective

My mom had a stroke last week.

It’s strange how terrible things can motivate you to become better, live with more vitality and strive to observe more. Perspective is everything!

When somebody close to you is in need, you automatically leave whatever you are feeling on the sideline. All that matters is attending to the needs of that person. Suddenly, everything you were worried about flies out the window and you realise your problems mean nothing. Especially when you are at risk of losing a loved one.

The reality is that bad things can happen, they do every day, but we have a choice of how to react to them. I have found that in my personal life, most bad experiences have been some sort of a blessing in disguise. ‘Bad’ things have led to a better job, buying a home, taking the time to become healthy and realising that everything we have can be taken away – we have to be grateful.

Stop and Smell the Roses

I wanted to write this post as a warning and motivation to turn unpleasant life experiences into valuable life lessons. Sure, it’s cliché to be told that if life gives you lemons you should make lemonade. In my opinion, the phrase is too ‘nice’ to apply to real life.

So, I want to tell you to stop faffing, stop making excuses and stop blaming other people for anything and everything in your life. The world doesn’t owe you anything and few people really care about the daily ins and outs of other people’s lives. You need to stand up and fight for what you believe in.

The good vs evil fight is very real; standing for truth enables you to have the potential to become an unstoppable force of the ultimate emotion and driving force: love. Those who say it’s not enough are, in my opinion, quite frankly a bunch of idiots.

On that note, I want you to think about what it is that you leave behind, a legacy of stuff? Or a legacy of love?

Your choice.






P.S. My mom is recovering well 🙂  I am so grateful for her 

Times like these are stressful, no doubt! Find out how I deal with anxiety here

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