Celebrate the Simple Things in Life #GoodLife

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Most of us are familiar with All State Insurance.  As a company they are changing their motto to “Good Hands for the Good Life”.  Rather that focusing on the negative and fears in life, they want to focus on the good that can be found in our lives and celebrate that good!

I have to say that despite the negatives in my life I have so many things that are beyond good, they are great!  I have been married to a very good man for ten years!

Our last five years has been full of ups and downs, trials in many forms and severe illness but all the bumps in the road have made us who we are today.  We have learned to focus on what is truly important in life and not stress overly about what you have no control over.

It is truly the little things in life that bring great joy.

Having had great difficulties to be able to have children, I now have not just one beautiful baby, but two beautiful blessings.  Both pregnancies were beyond difficult, they were stressful and trying but the outcome of having that newborn baby in my arms far out weighed any negatives.

When I found out I was again pregnant on January 2nd of this year I was devastated. To say it wasn’t something I was expecting would be an understatement.  Not that I wouldn’t love to have more children, I would love many more but the reality is, it is very difficult on my body and very stressful each and every day.  Now that I am about six months pregnant and my little girl is moving all the time, my heart yearns to meet her.  I know she will be just as large of a blessing as my other children.

The reality is, for most of us, ours lives haven’t turned out exactly as we have planned.  That is okay!  We can’t plan life because life happens!  We need to celebrate the small things that are good in life each and every day.

It is our experiences, our difficulties, our joys, our tears, all of those make us who we are today.

Celebrate your Life! 

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14 thoughts on “Celebrate the Simple Things in Life #GoodLife”

  1. Can I just say, I too was devastated when I got pregnant with my 3rd. We were 99.9% sure we were done, I had 2u2 at that time, and an IUD in place. There were tears when I met with the doctor to have it removed. But now, oh, lord, now….it’s amazing and I couldn’t imagine life without this little guy. Having 3 kids is a blast…a hectic, messy blast!

  2. I wasn’t excited at all when I was pregnant with my second child. I was in denial. I had no idea how we were going to financially handle a second child. But, once I gave birth and held him I was hooked. My husband and I are determined to give our children the best life possible,even if that means we have to go without.

  3. I remember that same feeling when I was pregnant with my third, not because my body might not have been able to handle it, but because I didn’t know how I’d handle three little ones. Now, I can’t imagine our lives without that little blessing. Life is all about blessings. Some are hidden and unexpected, but there are so many to be thankful for!

  4. What a beautiful family picture! And I’m so glad things are running smoothly right now with 3.0. I am sending lots of positive thoughts your way – always!

    1. Thanks Leila! It isn’t a great one but I am big right now regardless. Hubby doesn’t like pictures since he gained weight on his meds but the reality is, they are only this age once and we want to be able to look back on it with us in some of the pictures!

    1. That is awesome that you are able to have that outlook! It hasn’t come easy for me but the reality is, we have what we are given and we must make the best of it!

  5. Isn’t it funny how those little surprises can be such a gift? My third was a surprise and I believe she was my moms last gift to our family- through God

    1. This will be the only one my Mother will also not be here for. It is bittersweet but she will carry my Mother’s name. And yes, it is funny how they do turn into gifts!

  6. Great story!! Congrats on the baby and so glad you are doing better. Life is, what it is. Put it in God’s hands and you can’t go wrong. 🙂

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