Thank god for Fridays
This week has been a mixture of stress, deadlines, nurturing friendships, dealing with fuckwits and working alongside some incredible and amazing people, I’ve felt anger and dealt with it, I felt hurt and dealt with it, I have felt frustrated but worked on letting it go, but I HAVE survived another week of the rat race we call life!
I am looking forward to some more me time, time to reflect and work on the book, spend some time pottering around and doing a lot of nothing.
Dealing with difficult people can be hard and challenging at times, but that’s life, you always run the risk of being let down, not being heard, being dismissed or even worse misunderstood. But I can take anything on the chin knowing that there are some amazing people out there who despite everything are still going for it, there are those who talk it and there are those who walk it…
So here’s a shout out to the amazing people who I have had the privilege to work alongside this week, who don’t seek attention or glory, they just get on with it
- The woman who has so much shit thrown at her, but hasn’t turned back to drink
- To the guy who has just found out that the op to remove his cancer wasn’t successful
- To the lady who selfishly on a daily basis helps out people less fortunate than herself
- To the people who are working on being alone
- To all the volunteers, giving something back without financial reward
- To the mother who is always there no matter what choices her son makes
- To all the people willing to take a risk
- To the guy who is passionate about eliminating Hep C
- To the lady who lost her sister, but who is changing her life in her sister’s memory
- To the Macmillan guy who walks the streets of Sheffield, come rain or shine
- To the girl who isn’t afraid to speak out
- To the guy who recognises that he hasn’t got another recovery in him
- To the young lass who some people claim“ is bonkers” who in fact is saner that her accusers
- The women who on the outside seems cool and collected but on the inside is riddled with anxiety, but still passionate about other’s
To the others? well all I can say is “ain’t got time for your shit”
- The guy who craves attention from others
- The lady who won’t admit she is wrong
- The guy who is scared to be alone
- The woman who hinds behind a man
- The guy that hides behind a woman
- The guy chasing status and the next new designer clothes
Talking of friendship after my blog yesterday, a friend shared this with me and I thought I would share it with you (well actually it’s not the same one because I can not find the actual link) but I went something like this
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed or just felt. They have come to assist you through a hard time, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. Then, suddenly, the person disappears from your life. Your need has been met; their work is done.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share or grow or give back. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They give you great joy. Believe it; it is real. But only for a season.
Lifetime relationships teach you lifetime lessons—things you must build upon to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all your other relationships.
Think about the people in your life over the years. Whether they were there for a reason, a season or a lifetime, accept them and treasure them for however long they were meant to be part of your life.
And when they are gone, be thankful for the gifts you received from them when they were here—for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Have a great day what ever you are doing, if you do nothing else make sure you do a little something for you…
Love Fordy x