Thursday, May 4, 2017

Day 2758 - The Lovin Life Linky - The stop, revive, survive edition

Forget slowing down, I've come to a stand-still.

If you follow me daily you'll know that I had an iddy biddy break down.  A bit of a crash really.  Let's call it a "multi car pile up".  It was more than a rear-ender, but less than a head-on. 

I'm OK.  I must stress that up front.  I'm totally fine.  My career as a crash test dummy was short lived.  

I got through the other side simply by following the advice of this big sign on the road.

During my few days of "reviving" I discovered some great things that I love about life.

  • I love that my parents live less than an hour away so I can visit easily
  • I love that my model daughter can drive me there when I'm not feeling up to it
  • I love that I have a cousin and a bestie who both drop everything to call me when I scream "help"
  • I love that Messenger means I can contact them via video or phone for free.
  • I love that I have people in my life who walk straight up and hug me if I'm looking a bit "frazzled".  
  • I love that my husband gives mammoth bear hugs full of love and safety.
  • I love that my kids make family time their priority
  • I love that I have an amazing client/colleague/friend who sent me a house cleaner when she discovered I was struggling
  • I love that I have a granddaughter who turned 4 this week and adds big rays of light to our world
  • I love that we have extended family that pulls together.
  • I love that you guys visit me each Thursday to join the Lovin Life Linky
  • I love that my melt downs are not permanent and that I have the tools in which to survive the bumps in the road and the resulting bingles.
How has your week been?

Any other crash test dummies out there?

What are you lovin' about life? 

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The Lovin' Life Linky is brought to you by Team Lovin' Life: Deep Fried Fruit, Seize the Day Project, Write of the MiddleAnd Anyways50 Shades of Age and Lifestyle Fifty #teamlovinlife


  1. So pleased to hear you're doing OK Leanne. It's great to see how much love you have in your life and how grateful you are for it. Sending you a little more love right now xox :) #TeamLovinLife

  2. and I love the way you come up with this list of I loves. Sending some more your way. #TeamLovinLife

  3. Hope you're feeling better soon Leanne.
    My week has been busy! My youngest (aged 7) has been having some separation anxiety issues which has been a bit of a struggle, but she is gettin better thankfully!

  4. I'm glad to hear you are ok! And even more glad to hear how much support you have around you!


  5. Sending hugs and positive, healing light, Leanne.

    You've got this and I am glad you have such a beautiful family around you right now.

    SSG xxx

  6. A step back to reevaluate and calm/destress is always good thing. Sometimes I wish things didn't get bad before we realised we needed to, but the most important part to me is when you get to the realising part. And I think the more we realise, the earlier we do it each time. Like most things, practice matters.

  7. It is great that you can see the positive when things are not going well. I hope things get better soon x

  8. I love that you have a good support system around you Leanne! Sending you love and hugs! xo #TeamLovinLife

  9. Thinking of you and sending massive virtual hugs. I'm not online daily so missed the first post but only an email away if you need to chat. xx

    1. Linking and running because I have a full on day but will be back tonight to catch up with all the posts.

  10. Hope you're OK, that would have been scary! It's times like those that really make you stop and think what's important. xx

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  11. I am glad you can see so many ways in which you are loved and this helps revive...I also am glad to see that this is something that whilst it is happening is horrible but that it comes along to 'help us' in some ways....I am glad that you are here...(and you do not have to post every day, you know that!) offering your words, pics and wisdom ...much love from someone who does understand. oh yes! Denyse xx

  12. I've had a 'not great' week as well. Mentally. And I love the things on your list! I head to my mum's when things get dark for me...

  13. It's amazing what a brush with disaster does for us isn't it Leanne? For some it brings on a bit of a pity party and for others it makes us so grateful for all the good in our life that we haven't appreciated enough. So glad you could find the silver lining and that you are okay.
    Leanne | cresting the hill

  14. Love your positivity and that you have peeps around you to support and nurture you as you do for others. I hope you soon move from revive to thrive.

  15. Wow Leanne...I'm glad you're okay!!
    But what a fantastic way to see the silver lining!!
    My week was much tamer, I'm happy to report! We had book club which should be called wine club with a sprinkling of books!!

  16. I missed that you had crashed but this list is wonderful and inspiring to pause and make my own love list. Sending love and light your way. Xx

  17. I'm sorry you had such a rough time but glad you're well-hugged xx

  18. Oh, what have I missed? *ducks off to catch up on a couple of posts*
    Okay I'm back, I'm glad to hear you are stopping to take a bit of a breather.
    My April was fairly quiet work/project wise but May is sure hotting up! The joys of being a solopreneur, it's either feast or famine, hard to find that middle balance ...

  19. I'm sorry about your Iddy Biddy Breakdown but happy that you've dropped some commitments and are back on the road. Pheww! What a support network you have! I didn't know you are a Grandmother!!!

  20. And I love that your meltdowns are not permanent too. Glad you're okay but remember to keep taking that time to overcome the shock and I'm sure you'll be lovin lots about life again soon Leanne. #LovinLifeLinky


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