Reasons to Stay Alive …

  
Today has been one of those days where as always I had plenty to do but I had nothing in my diary which afforded me some flexibility.  I don’t often have this luxury and I had a lovely little day going with the flow.  A friend was upset at the school gates and it was good to be able to say lets walk and talk, we ended up at a beach cafe enjoying a coffee and both left so much happier and comforted by each other.  I then had a few Mummy Fail jobs to complete, taking some Lego figures in to school for Little Man’s show and tell which we had forgotten was on today and then up to the farm to collect his coat which he had left at a party on Sunday.  Up at the farm I bumped into a friend I hadn’t seen for ages and was able to catch up with no time worries. It is so lovely to have time and just be in the moment.  My relaxed day continued after the school run when  we found ourselves playing in the warm sunshine in the garden and after having our first outside tea of the year.  After tea I read in the sunshine whilst the children built a den and I found myself reflecting at such a simple pleasure.  The book is very poignant reading, as our community is mourning two recent suicides of young family men.  Whilst I did not know the men personally I know their friends and family and the guilt, grief and anger is so sad to see.  It really has made me think how we deal with mental health and how we can support those who are ill, there is so much love and care to share.  

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