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Reasons to be cheerful - 26th July 2018

This week my reason to be cheerful is... I reached out and I asked for help.
I got in a real state, and I know it's just menopause related, but I got in a real pickle, in floods of tears and feeling just awful. And instead of crying and then dusting myself off with a (very), wet hanky, I messaged a friend and poured it all out and she gave me a good talking to and has made me message her every day since to tell her what I'm doing to look after myself. And if I don't do it, she messages me and gives me what for.
We've been friends since we started high school in 1980 and we've supported each other through all sorts of shit over the years, from boys to cancer and all things in between, so there's no pretending with her of going "but I'll be fine", 'cos she knows when I'm not being honest with myself or anyone else.
And do you know what? I've felt so much better and got so much more done for just admitting that I was feeling crap and having someone make sure that I am looking after myself.

I still haven't got back to blogging, because I'm still not feeling the love, but I think I will, some time, soon.
R2BC at Mummy from the Heart


  1. People think asking for help and expressing feelings are weak things but they are actually proof positive of a strong person as you proved this week. Here's to friendship which oddly I wrote about on my own blog yesterday #R2BC

  2. Sounds like a wonderful friend! Glad she helped you let it all out x

  3. The heat doesn't help either. I've only been doing R2BC for a couple of weeks now. I hope you're feeling better. xxx

  4. She sounds like an ace friend, the type everyone needs. I hope you're feeling brighter soon. Mich x

  5. So glad you reached out, the menopause can be very difficult for some of us, and it's still hard to talk about it xx


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