Don’t sweat the small stuff!


I spotted this card in a shop today and thought it was pretty spot on with how I’m feeling at the moment. Sadly a good friend passed away last week after battling so bravely and courageously with a terminal illness. She was the same age as me (minus 19 days), she leaves behind two young boys, a loving husband and family. To say that I’m upset is an understatement. She had so much to look forward to and I’m sure that’s what kept her going and made her so determined to beat it.

Life is too short to worry about the small stuff. I’m done with worrying if someone doesn’t like me in real life, that I look hideous in a swimming costume or my blog isn’t as popular as another blogger with average viewing figures; I’m here and ready to take every opportunity thrown my way. I’ve made plenty of mistakes but I’m learning from them. Life isn’t perfect, sometimes it’s not pretty but I’m a big believer in finding happiness and to be yourself (If I learnt one thing at Britmumslive it was to be myself!) so don’t sweat the small stuff, it’s really not worth it.

You’ll be missed T but never forgotten xxx

Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 02/07/2013 / 8:27 pm

    What a beautiful card. Did you buy it? I think it’s one of those things that is good to keep in the bedside drawer, to remind you every now and then.
    I’m so sorry to read about your friend. Hugs xx

    • mrsshilts
      02/07/2013 / 9:13 pm

      It’s such a reminder that actually not much else matters in the big scheme of things. Yes, I bought the card and it’s on my mantelpiece at the moment xx

  2. 03/07/2013 / 11:06 am

    I’m with you on this one. A school friend of mine died last year after battling a brain tumour. It’s something like that happening that helps you realise what worries a trivial and what you should be grateful for *hugs* xxx

  3. 04/07/2013 / 8:58 pm

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend :( You are right, life is far too short


    • mrsshilts
      04/07/2013 / 9:02 pm

      Thanks hun, just so sad for her boys xx

  4. Hayley Crompton
    05/07/2013 / 9:44 am

    So true, it is devastating and I’m going to try much harder to enjoy every day and stop stressing about things that I can’t change or that don’t really matter. I will see you on Thursday x

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