I decided to buy this book on wild plants in Malta. Gregory was fascinated by it and we read the names of plants a million times in a span of 4 days. With such enthusiasm which rubbed off on me we took the book with us out and about. We started learning and identifying the plants around us.
Because of a hunch, I got to see a hidden world. A world I passed by every single day for the past 30 years but which I never looked closely at. I've seen plants I never even knew they existed let alone took notice of before. Its a beautiful world. I am blessed to have been introduced to it and that my son has an unquenching apetite to continue learning more about it.
Day 5: Gifts
When I read this post or rather the title of the prompt nothing came to mind. While reading however, I remembered the few times that I bought myself a bunch of flowers. I love flowers and enjoy having some at home. Its a rare luxury which whenever I fulfill, my heart swells with happiness. gifts to oneself are precious little oddities that lifts us up and help us get through the day whenever we look at them. So while I am remembering myself and my flowers, I will also remember never to feel guilty when I give a present to myself :)
And this year I also received a lovely gift from a couple friends of mine. When I hit my mummy burnout, they lovingly gave me a free massage. I enjoyed being pampered and spend some quality time with this special friend of mine. Thank you!
Day 6: Images
Images are captured moments. Moments where you can see love and peace scattered abundantly....
|the first week after giving birth|
The body is a part of us. Not something apart. When I hit mummy burnout I realised albeit slightly late in the day that I needed rest. I just left it all and went on a retreat that same weekend. I was anxious about the kids and my husband who had to deal with it all but once I got there, I felt peace envelop me. I knew I did the right decision. I still look back wistfully and fondly at those 2 days and I realised that its ok to step back. To let go and important to let the wisdom within to guide you.