Some things I’m loving

I’ve been a little sidetracked this week, mainly due to becoming sick, which makes my fibro fog kick in and become near on impossible to accomplish things.  I’ve had a number of posts but not got around to finishing any of them, so here is a roundup of my favourite things this week.
Kindness – Wednesday was World Kindness Day and is something that has been prominent in my discussions with Megan this week.  Without going into too much detail, she has had a few problems lately with some children saying unkind things and I have been trying to explain why we must always show kindness to people even if they do not show it to us.  I came across the website Random Acts of Kindness, which has some lovely ideas encouraging and inspiring kindness.  We are all guilty of neglecting kindness at some point and it serves as a good reminder to the difference, even just a smile can make in a stranger’s life.


“We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.” Charlie Chaplin

My new fire – When I moved into my house, there was no fire in the fireplace and the radiators downstairs are sparse.  I borrowed my parents fire whilst they weren’t using it but they recently redecorated and wanted to use it in their new room.  The last week has turned so cold and we really noticed how chilly it had become downstairs, so I finally got around to buying a new fire.  I couldn’t be happier, I ordered it yesterday and it arrived this morning! It looks so cosy and we are warm again!
Physiotherapy – I’m so happy with how my Advanced Rehabilitation has been going for the fibromyalgia.  After being so fit and active, being unable to work out due to pain has been awful.  I am now four weeks into an eight week, intensive physiotherapy programme, which basically aims to loosen me up again, gain some strength and building up my resilience to the pain.  The first three weeks were killers, three hours a day physio and hydrotherapy, twice a week left me coming home in pain, crying, exhausted and spending the rest of the day in bed.  However, I have always been determined not to let it run my life and for it not to take my independence.  
Well after reaching the point last Thursday where I didn’t think I could take any more, I spent my first weekend pain free! I can’t believe it.  I managed to go to the swimming pool with the children, play and go down the slides with them for just over two hours.  It may not seem a lot, but after the last year or so it meant so much.  My physio has even suggested that with my progress, I could even, possibly (!) try running after Christmas! Beyond happy!  I was disappointed to have to miss yesterdays session, but it wouldn’t have been wise with this virus. 

Vouchers – Look what I’ve got!! Can’t wait to hit Joules this weekend – for some Christmas shopping of course!

What have you been loving this week? Have a fantastic weekend.
Amy-Louise
xx

Linking up with Katie, Lauren
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6 thoughts on “Some things I’m loving

  1. Katie Did What says:

    Aww kindness is so important but especially hard to give to those who aren't so kind to you. Great lessons you're teaching your girl, there. <3 That fire looks so cozy! I just love fires when it's cold out. Doens't get any better! :)

    Thanks so much for linking up with me! 🙂 I appreciate it a lot. You're the sweetest!

    xo

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  2. Amy - Louise says:

    Ah thank you! I'm having to remind myself the same thing especially as children copy us. It's easy to tell them to act a certain way then do the opposite ourselves! I'm sat in front of my fire again and struggling to move today! xx

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