January. 31 Days of Gratitude

It’s easy to get caught up in negative thought patterns and behaviours when the day gets tough. It only takes one thing to really get your goat and that’s it, it all spirals from there. Except I learnt that’s only IF you let it. One thing I always try to do is see the positive in everything, in everybody. It hasn’t always worked in my favour but one things for sure, only when you recognise the great in every day and look back do you realise, life is actually quite wonderful.

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One Month Post Autism Diagnosis

13th December 2017 was a perfect day for diagnosis. That day drew a marker in the sand. Our two year struggle understood and validated by professionals. No one can take that away from us, we fought hard to get here and finally we can move forward. I gathered up all the stress and anxiety from that time, all the tears and tantrums and packaged them neatly in a little box. I sealed it shut, labelled it ‘Chapter 1’ and put it away with all the other things that belonged in 2017.

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The Wind and The Sun

Sonny refused to eat his breakfast. He was reluctant to put on his shoes and at no cost was he going to wear his coat. It was incredibly windy outside and on our walk to school I told him the story of the wind and the sun. If your not familiar with it, it’s one of my favourite Aesop’ s fables. The wind and the sun have a competition to see who can get the little boy to take off his coat. Sonny loved it and he put on his coat and clung to it tighter the harder the wind blew.

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