There are bright moments in my life, it’s not all doom and gloom, in fact since I put into action the plan to change my life there is infinitely more light than there is dark, dark moments almost seem like a thing of the past as they are few and far between.
One bright moment of laughter with my kids happened one Friday night, from the back room came running my six year old daughter, there was a spider crawling across her toys, she wanted me to just kill it for her?
Well, the rest of my household hate spiders, they despise them and are truly scared, but me I find them quite amusing. I don’t kill spiders, I usually throw them out of a window or door into the garden or even the next door neighbour’s garden, as long as they are not looking of course.
I caught the spider in my hand and proceeded to chase my daughter around the room with the spider, a bit cruel I know but we both had a laugh. After a quick run around the house I decided to make for the door and let the spider go free, but that’s where it went kind of wrong. I had the spider in my right hand, but as I am right handed and completely useless with my left I couldn’t open the door, so I switched the spider to my left hand, I opened the door with my right and threw the spider out of the door, job done, well so I thought. I turned to walk back to the room, but when I looked down at my hand I found a solitary spider leg was left stuck to my finger, oh dear! Obviously in the struggle the spider put up whilst switching hands, it’s leg got trapped and pulled off as I threw it from the door. I showed the kids the poor spiders leg, both of them found it both intriguing and amusing in equal amounts.
I updated my status on Facebook that night with the following post:
“I’ve just saved my daughter from a spider, unfortunately in the process of throwing the spider out of the back door I pulled off one of its legs by accident, so if anyone finds a seven legged spider crawling in their bath, please give it my sincere apologies.”
I never did see that seven legged spider again or hear from anyone who had seen it, maybe it’s gone into hiding and is plotting it’s revenge.
But only six months after being at my lowest, it was nice to have a few light-hearted moments and enjoy the little things in life, like having a laugh with the kids, rather than locking myself away from them with a bottle of wine in hand, unable to deal with any tantrums or the pair of them falling out, which I can tell you is a regular occurrence.
These little things can pass us by in the blink of an eye, sometimes we don’t see that a moment like this, that others may dismiss as trivial, can actually be an important moment in the life of others, when I look back now that was not just a good night, those few moments at that point in my life made it a fantastic night.
It happens in a blink
It happens in a flash
It happens in the time it took to look back
I try to hold on tight, but there’s no stopping time
What is it I’ve done with my life
(Blink by Revive)
Remember that we are supposed to enjoy the gift of life that we have been given, my life was saved, I have been given a second chance, I’m not going to let it pass me by anymore, I will cherish each and every one of the good moments and simply rise above the bad.