Kelly Clarkson has a song released at the moment, although not usually my bag music wise, it came on the radio whilst I driving the kids to nursery this morning. I was feeling a little chirpy, the sun was shining, and the birds were in chorus so I began singing away.
Then, just as I came to the chorus, I heard two little voices from the back of the car:
‘This is my heartbeat song and I’m gonna play it… Been so long I forgot how to turn it… Up up up up up up all night long….’
Gabriel and Willow were singing! It was ace.
It really made me smile because well, I didn’t know they knew he song for a start, but was also for another reason. Things have been difficult recently at home, and I have for the last few days been suffering from anxiety. I know that one way to treat anxiety is through mindfulness- living in the moment, acknowledging each happy moment and enjoying it, savouring it.
So, this is what I have done. Today was a simple reminder that, singing in the car, sharing a moment with the kids and feeling happy, smiling reminded me exactly that I need to be thankful. I have so much positivity in my life, and the kids bring me so much joy.
So thank you Kelly. Awful song really, but a great memory stored.