Reasons To Be Cheerful 27.09.12

27 September 2012

I'll have to dig deep to find something to be cheerful about this week. On Monday, my friend told me that her 18 month old son has just been diagnosed with liver cancer and is starting chemo tomorrow. I can't stop thinking about her, and him of course. It's any parents' absolute worst nightmare and I can't even begin to imagine how she's feeling. When you hear such heart wrenching news it truly makes you put your life into perspective and count your blessings.

So please pop over to visit Mich at Mummy From The Heart who hosts my favourite linky.
  •  I thank God and any other powers-that-be, that I've got two perfect and healthy children. I'm so lucky and thankful that they are. I just pray that they'll always be healthy and safe.
  •  I had a lovely night out with work last night. We went bowling and for a delicious Italian meal afterwards. The bowling was great fun. I haven't been bowling for years and I was so bad that I came joint last! But it was nice to spend some time having a laugh out of work and catching up on a bit of office gossip.
  •  I bought my first Christmas presents at the weekend. Christmas is especially busy for us as Oliver and Lydia birthdays are both close to Christmas {yeah great timing!} I'd been feeling a bit stressed that I hadn't bought any presents yet. I went into the Early Learning Centre on Saturday and they had some fab deals on so I got Lydia's main birthday present and Oliver's main Christmas present. I feel a bit less pressure now that I've made a start.
  • Oliver is in his second week of pre-school and I'm so happy that he's settled in amazingly well. He really loves it and comes home every day talking about his new friends. On his second day there, he came home with a painting that he'd written his name on. It was the first time he's ever written his name and I'm ashamed to say I didn't really believe he'd done it {it looks like it says Olivia and there's a little girl there called Olivia} He never shows any interest in writing at home and when I try to get him to write with me he just refuses. But he says he did it so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and enjoy my proud mummy moment!

So what have you got to smile about this week? If you want to see what other people are cheerful about, pop on over to Mummy from the Heart to read their stories or follow the links below!


  1. So sorry to hear about your friends child. Like you say things like that make you appreciate what you have more. Lots of reasons to smile. Im useless at bowling too but it's such.great fun :) x

  2. So sorry to hear about your friends son :(
    Glad your wee one is settling into pre-school :) I havent started my christmas shopping though I have had my list all ready since about June just need to get it started now lol x

  3. Really sorry to hear about your Friends child, must be such a worrying time. Sending lots of Love & positive energy xxx

  4. Hope your friends child responds to the treatment. Glad you have so many positive things as well,

  5. oh so sorry to hear of your friends little boy :( You are right really puts things in perspective xx

  6. My heart goes out to your friends! As you sat it is reason to be very cheerful to have happy, healthy little ones.
    I am a bit scared by the rapid arrival of the C season....

  7. Big hugs and love to your friend son I wish him better xxx
    Glad you enjoyed you work eve out always good to have a gossip xxx
    Glad your son is enjoying school...have a fab weekend xxx

  8. sorry to hear about your friends little boy, i wish him well.
    Glad you enjoyed your evening out, bowling is great fun, Have a lovely weekend xx


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