Something’s Gotta Give BY LYNDSEY JACKSON MUMMYS CORNER ebruary, the month of love. Valentines day falls on February 14th and it can be a depressing time for some singletons, love tokens in all the shop windows, couples holding hands, everyone seems so loved up but valentines can be a great day if you are single too, you can still celebrate, love is’nt just about boyfriends and girlfriends. Celebrate the love you have for your kids, friends, family, pets, even hobbies and things you are passionate about. There are lots of things you can do, for example you and your kids can make valentines cards for each other or for other family members, write poems, make valentines posters, write a list of everything you love about each other, you could even write a list of things you love about yourself, your friends or just things you love in general, you could make heart shaped food, bake heart shaped cookies and let the kids decorate them for nanny and grandad, if your kids are too young to do things with then you and your girlfriends can celebrate, get dolled up and go out on the town or have a girls night in watching chick flicks, whatever you choose to do, just have fun.
TO LOVE YOURSELF
Express love in as many ways as you can: Tell your family and friends how much you adore them, smile at strangers on the street, hug people for longer than normal. The more love you give out, the more it builds inside of you & the more you’ll get back. Make a little extra effort every day: it could be something like wearing something really nice, putting on some makeup, trying a new hairstyle. Just pick something that you know will make you feel good and then do it. Be good to your body: eat healthy, exercise, drink lots of water and get enough sleep. Get more sunshine: it will give you vitamin D which strengthens your immune system, muscles, bones and stimulates feel good hormones. Stop trying to fit in: Do your
own thing, be who you wanna be and be proud! Life is what you make it so make it magical and wonderful. Stop comparing yourself to others: everyone on this earth is unique. When you compare yourself to others, it makes you feel bad about yourself so instead of thinking of what other people have that you want, think about what you have that other people might want.
Appreciate the people in your life: show your friends and family how much they mean to you because everyone has a choice as to whether they want to be in your life or not! Be good to them. Keep a self love journal: write your thoughts, chart your moods, list things you want out of life, write affirmations, write quotes and poems. Keep it with you at all times. Really take time for yourself: wake up half an hour earlier in the morning and have that time for yourself, meditate, do yoga or whatever you want to do with your time, anything to get you grounded & centred for the day. It makes a huge difference to your quality of life. Think about this everyday: the question isn’t who is going to let me, its who is going to stop me? Evaluate your life: cut out anything that isn’t working in your life. Get rid of people who drain you and be with people who make you a better person.
Think about what you want the theme of your life to be: maybe an epic love story or a grand adventure? Have a good think and see what you can come up with? Start dressing in a way that makes you feel sexy and confident: find out what suits your body type, once you know what works for you, make the most of it. Don’t dress to impress other people, dress to make you happy. Create balance: all work and no play or all play and no work creates inner anxiety rather than inner peace. You need to find a healthy balance in life to make you happy and lovable. Treat others with love and respect: bringing happiness to other peoples lives will help you find happiness in your own. Treat people how you want to be treated. Learn to let go of past events: put past hurts behind you and move on. don’t punish yourself for something you have done in the past, learn from it and start fresh, you deserve a new beginning. Start working toward how and what you want to do and be: get motivated, write a list of what you need to do and do it. Be enthusiastic. Do what you love: find something you love to do and just do it. You will experience love, joy and happiness in your heart and become a happier, more loving person. Stop trying to be perfect: everyone is perfect in there own way. Always do your best and stop criticizing yourself.
Just love yourself: don’t take yourself too seriously. You are always good enough, you always deserve it and you are always beautiful, despite what you might think or believe.
A man was in a pub one day,
When a beautiful woman started walking his way.
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“see that lady?” he said to his mate, “I’m gonna marry her” and he asked her on a date. She said “yes, meet me tomorrow night, 7 o’clock ill be here alright?”. So they met the next night and Fell in love straight away. They was married a week later, On a beautiful summer day. They had 3 kids together and They lived a wonderful life But he started to get forgetful, He started to upset his wife. He developed alzeimhers, He had to go into care, His wife was so afraid, She couldn’t bear to see him there. She was too scared to visit him And it broke her heart, In all the years they were married, They had never been apart. One day she got the courage and Went over to his place, She walked into his room, He said ”now theres a beautiful face”. She couldn’t believe what she heard, She began to cry. “don’t cry my beautiful wife, I’m not ready to say goodbye”. The only thing he remembered was his loving wife, They spent every second together Until he lost his life. She couldn’t live without him, She couldn’t stand being apart. She died a few hours after him, She died of a broken heart.
STRENGTHS: progressive, original, humanitarian, independent, caring, creative WEAKNESSES: uncompromising, temperamental, aloof, stubborn, defiant CHARISMATIC MARKS: good looks, beautiful eyes, angular faces, thin build LIKES: fun with friends, fighting for causes, helping others, intellectual conversation, a good listener DISLIKES: limitations, being lonely, broken promises, dull or boring situations Aquarians present themselves in one of two ways. On one hand, you’ll see someone who is shy and quiet and on the other, someone who is boisterous, eccentric and energetic. Both personality types have an ability to see both sides of an argument without prejudice, making them excellent problem solvers. They are mind oriented people who never stop thinking. Instead of being concerned about there day to day responsibilities, they are thinking about there ideal situation and how to get there. They are the natural born communicators, just like all the air signs. They are honest, loyal and friendly. You may find Aquarians surrounded by many but in reality they have very few close friends. Even when they are surrounded by people, they still feel so lonely, its because they feel emotionally disconnected from those around them. Aquarians are intelligent and quick witted. They can pick up things really fast. Aquarians are curious in nature and take interest in everything around them. This can make it difficult for them to concentrate on one thing. An aquarius is very sensitive whether they show it or not and will become silent if you offend them. They are kind hearted and will go out of their way to help others. They love to make people laugh and cheer people up and it makes them feel good to make others feel good. They do not expect anything in return. Aquarians have a deep need to take time out alone and away to rejuvenate themselves.