Precious things

On the last day of our holiday to Bluestone last week Rhys woke up sad.

He was almost in tears, telling me he didn’t want to go home.  He had enjoyed the holiday so much, he just wasn’t ready to leave.

And it brought back memories of how I used to feel every summer when we would pack up our car at the end of our holiday in France, and slowly drive off the campsite.

It was always so sad.  But in a strangely happy way.  I know that doesn’t make much sense at all, but I have a real mixture of emotions when I think about those endings now.

It’s just bittersweet.

Some things are more precious because they don't last long

I think part of what makes some things so special is the fact that they don’t last very long.

Holidays are amazing, and it does tend to be sad when we have to leave and come home, but it’s the very fact that they’re short lived that makes them so precious to us.

It’s the same with things in nature.

I absolutely love when the trees burst into life in the springtime, the cheerful pink blossom set against a bright blue sky is just a gorgeous sight.  And it’s all the more special because it doesn’t last long.

It’s all a matter of perspective I suppose.  

Realising how precious those fleeting moments are, and being thankful for them rather than just being sad that they’re gone.

Winnie the Pooh had it right I think when he said, “”How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard”.

 

 

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    • This glorious life 17/05/2017 / 1:56 pm

      It’s a lovely quote isn’t it, and something I want to make sure my children are aware of. You can’t hold on to everything forever, some things are meant to be shortlived and are all the more special for it. x

  1. Mackenzie Glanville 16/05/2017 / 6:46 am

    it’s true, we often say we would love to move to somewhere we are holidaying, but ten we remember that if we lived there it would not be like the holiday. I remember as a child leaving the campsite, it was always sad. #candidcuddles

  2. fridgesays 16/05/2017 / 8:10 pm

    #candidcuddles absolutely! its a precious amount of time and its magnificence is somewhat in its size 🙂 glad you enjoyed your break.

  3. I was like this growing up too, and I still am. My oldest son, nearly 11, is also very much like that. And I’m talking to him a lot about the fact that it’s the brevity of such things that makes them so enjoyable. You put it in words more beautifully than I can though!
    #CandidCuddles

    • This glorious life 17/05/2017 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you, that’s so lovely of you to say! x

  4. absolutely prabulous 20/05/2017 / 8:53 pm

    I think I’m going to have to reread Winnie the Pooh because I constantly see all these amazing quotes from it that I just don’t recall. And yes, everything no matter how beautiful loses its allure when we’re faced with or in it every day. I sometimes have to remind myself how lucky I am to live right by the sea and see it every time I leave the house for the school run or anything as I drive along it every day. Funnily enough people see my Instagram pics and say ‘wow life looks like one big holiday for you in Malta’ but actually because we live here, and still have the same hum drum chores in addition the sun, it doesn”t seem like that whereas I remember my weekend trip here 12 years ago to check it out with such fondness as it was a short visit. Thanks for joining #candicuddles

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