It is said “time heals” which suggests that over time, our wounds, be they physical or emotional, will naturally start to heal. I think that in terms of loss, such as the death of a loved one, time can start to soothe the initial rawness we experience, but does time ever heal us entirely?
I recently wrote a book chapter titled Great Expectations which tells of how my beautiful Dad used to say “Never have expectations in life then you will never be disappointed.” There is an absolute element of truth to his words but as we go about our daily lives, whether or not we are aware of it, we do carry great expectations with us.
This is one of the chapter titles from my forthcoming book where I talk about Western society’s obsession with material status. Chapter aside, there have been several moments this week where I have numerous conversations with people complaining about having to zoom off as they have to drive to work in a car on finance, in clothes they find uncomfortable, to sit at a desk in a job that they hate, all whilst leaving the home they are saving and paying for sitting empty.
Today my guest post blog for a parenting magazine was released. In the article I talk about the yin and yang of parenting. I exemplify how we dedicate so much time to formulating a bond with our children, only for the little mites to store up this newly found knowledge and utilise it to push our buttons.
Dear children of mine,
Whilst driving to work yesterday morning, I heard a radio advert encouraging children of all ages to pop along to Aldi to buy a gift for their special Mum. Now, I know ‘it’s the thought that counts’ but please do not frequent Aldi for your present choices for the forthcoming Mother’s Day.