Lessons from 2014by Mamapumpkin
Posted on 28 January 2015
Happy New Year!!!
So much has happened in the last year that this New Year 2015, is a year full of changes for me and my family. Over the last year, I learnt several lessons along the way that I would like to share with you in hope that it will benefit you in some way.
Kids are Back at School!!!
Hurrayyy!!!! My personal choice was to Home School them despite how crazy they drove me but after a year plus of being with them 24/7, my kids themselves asked to go back to school. Isn’t that every parents dream to get their kids out of their hair? I thought I could handle them being at home 24/7 but the truth is, they really drove me nutters. I guess it is a good thing that they are now back at school and so much happier. I truly think now that if you want your kids to love school, to give them a year out and keep them at home but do NOTHING with them until they get so bored that they are begging to go back to school. Good strategy on my part unknowingly.
Women Groupies Don’t Work
I found out that it is impossible for women to get along in a group of more than a hundred. Just freaking impossible. As much as I tried to moderate little tiffs and differences in opinions, some women are so set in their ways and are unforgiving. They’re also the ones who are more insecure sadly. And as much as I tried to diffuse situations, it was only me in the end that ended up getting burnt to charcoal. Lesson learnt. Just be the politician and be nice to everyone even if you do not really agree with what others do. If it’s not that important to you and it isn’t going to affect your life, forget it and leave it alone. Some things are just not worth fighting over. And I believe that even if you had the most forward thinking women in a group, this problem will still surface. So don’t even try. I’ve tried hard enough.
Within a span of 7 weeks last year, both my mother-in-law and mother had passed away. My Mother-In-Law died suddenly and it was a shock to us all. She had always been a sparkle of health doing daily morning brisk walks and eating mostly vegetables and fish with very little oil and lots of fruit, but still despite the clean health record from the Doctors, she died suddenly when her heart stopped without warning. My Mother on the other hand had battled cancer for 14 years and finally gave up her fight. The lesson learnt is that if you have spent quality time with your loved ones continuously, the tragedy of loss will be much easier on the heart. I am thankful that we did just that and so although we are terribly saddened by their deaths, we are not crippled and celebrate their passing with continuing their legacies in our daily living. Some people are not so fortunate and feel a deep sense of regret, sometimes for the rest of their lives. So listen up, if you have not been spending quality time with your loved ones, start now because they can go. Just like that.
Caring for your Health
Although everyone knows what is good for you for great health, they are still not practising good healthy habits. To be fair, not everyone in Malaysia is educated enough about health but they should really take the initiative to learn it up as it is their own bodies and they should never take that for granted. Like me. I have led a life of over indulgence eating lots of sugary desserts and chocolate, and I literally ate anything I wanted to as nobody slapped me into consciousness. I was an emotional eater too and that didn’t help so it was a very bad habit, this daily eating bad food habit. And suddenly last year, when I least expected it just before my Mother passed away, I had a bout of chest pain and was diagnosed with heart disease. I was told that I could die in my sleep unknowingly from low oxygen in the body. 3 months later, I had to see the Doctor again for colon problems. My body is just deteriorating and that has finally forced me to give up my job. It is a big problem because now, not only have we lost a source of big income, we have an extra expense – HOSPITAL BILLS!!! So please, please, please, make a conscious decision on how you will be improving your lifestyle health-wise today. It is really NOT FUN to be sick.
Blessings in Disguise
So after all the stress that I went through last year, there was one blessing that entered my life despite having to quit my job and make regular visits to the hospital. It was the entry of Izumio. Instead of taking prescribed drugs from the Doctors which could potentially lead to other problems, let alone side effects and what not, I am now healing with only these natural supplements and it has been very positive. I have much more energy as a busy Stay-At-Home-Mom now (previously I would collapse in exhaustion whenever my Oxygen levels were low and sleep during the day for up to 4 hours) and I haven’t had a bout of chest pain since. I am praying very hard that these supplements will heal my heart so well that I will not have to go for an open heart surgery as the Doctors have suggested. Another blessing is that I found a business that I could run from home and am exploring other business opportunities too! OMG! That, for me is so exciting!!! If any of you are Stay-At-Home-Moms and want to have something for yourself apart from children and the household only, there are definitely options that you could explore. I have found my niche and for that, I am blessed. As always, you know where to find me……
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