Birthday surprises

If you were able to read yesterday’s blog you will have learnt that today I turned 41 (great age!). I was brought a cup of tea in bed this morning with my presents. Within half an hour of opening one of them – my new ‘asics’ running shoes (lovely surprise) – I was out in the bright sunshine trying them out. They are so comfortable and apparently the best you can get. I’m not running the marathon but apparently I could if I wanted to with these shoes. I will tell you about my main present when it arrives – I am very excited about it.
Anyway, I’ve been very lucky – I’ve had ‘happy birthday’ sung to me at least seven times today, 2 birthday cakes, many phone calls and texts, I bumped into friends I hadn’t seen for ages in two different parks, fun with the girls, more presents, my mum made me lunch and my fiance cooked me a steak for tea. I’ve been thoroughly spoilt. The girls even made me dance to music in their bedroom just before bedtime.
One thing that has truely stood out today is the amount of time that I have had with my family. No thinking about work, just focusing on them.
My tip today comes from Brian Tracy, author of ‘Achieving work-life balance’ (audio CD that I was listening to whilst walking this morning). When you are spending time with the family – just do that and nothing else.
Until next time……

About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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