My sister got back from an amazing 16 day holiday in Mauritius today. It was so so lovely to see her. It seems like she has been gone for absolutely ages. She looked amazing with her glowing skin and she seemed so relaxed.
Absence really does make the heart grow fonder, in some respects that is great. We met for a drink tonight and had a great catch up which I loved. We usually see each other often, but it can lack the quality that it had tonight.
Although it is always great to have a catch up after a break it occurred to me that our relationship has the potential to be better all of the time. We don’t really need a two week break in between to give each other our full attention.
Sometimes our children get in the way of our attention for each other. Neither of us would swap this and we share out love of being mums, and of our children.
Our husbands get on brilliantly, which is great, and they often meet for a few drinks. More often than not we are the babysitters and we happily accept this role because we love looking after the kids and we both welcome the excuse for an early night. Tonight was different – we were both game for a vino and we left the men to deal with the children’s bed time.
Getting this balance into our relationships is great. The men were fine with it and we really appreciated the chance for a catch up. Close relationships can manage for so long with minimal effort but when we can put a bit more time into them we get so much more out of it.
Without the children there we really listened to each other and had an in depth chat about what had been going on for us. Nothing can match the support you get from a sister.
Get your life into perspective on a Revitalise Day. Realise what is important to you. What makes your life great. In my case it is my family, what is it for you?
Recognising the things that we want to give priority to ensures that we get the most out of life. It means we are content with our actions, we have less mental chatter and that we are happier. Give it a try.