FMF: Cheer

Joining in with FMF: this week’s word Cheer.

Here goes….



Even when we’re healthy but life is bleak, there’s always still plenty to cheer about, I’ve found. Always plenty to be thankful for, always plenty of blessings to bathe in, to sooth our soul. When we stop, take store and count these blessings, it cheers our soul, breathes new life in to us, allows us to continue on. Not necessarily at full strength but onwards and, sometimes, onward – however slowly – is the only best we can muster.

Sometimes, in these moments, stopping to take stock of where we’ve been, what we’ve come through, can offer a blessing in itself. We can find strength from seeing how much strength we’ve had, how far we’ve come and what darkness we’ve surpassed.

Sometimes a silent cheer for oneself is a very good thing.


Helen xxx

P.S. Am feeling maybe slightly better, after my fall, and hope to be back blogging shortly…the Contentment guest posts will definitely start up from Wednesday, and sincerest apologies to all those who sent a post through and have had to wait for it to appear 😦


17 thoughts on “FMF: Cheer

  1. A beautiful post! I love where you took the prompt, and especially your last sentence, “Sometimes a silent cheer for oneself is a very good thing.” Amen! Following you this week at FMF. Blessings!


    • iwillbloom says:

      Hi Julie, thanks so much for popping over and for your lovely comment. I’ll head over to you shortly….I’m a great believer in the power of the auto-pat-on-the-back!!! Helen xx


  2. Tara says:

    Yes! It’s important to cheer for ourselves. I love keeping track of my blessings. It’s why I started my Sunday Blessings series on my blog. I’m in the 7 spot this week.


  3. Gabriele says:

    Three cheers for your continuos return to let us know you are fairing better.


  4. Carly says:

    So true that there is always something to be thankful for. I agree that it’s important to remind ourselves where we’ve been and what we’ve come through. Seeing the progress we’ve made can definitely cheer us on to keep going. I’m glad you’re feeling a bit better. Hope you’re back to full strength soon.


  5. I’m so happy to hear you’re feeling a bit better my dear Helen! If you were closer I would have loved to have been able to dote on you and help in some way.

    I hope you definitely cheer for yourself Lady!! You’re one of the strongest women I know and you to need to applaud all you have accomplished. Keep looking onward – and even hope for upward dear Friend! 😉

    PS: in about a week and 1/2 I will be done with all the events at my daughter’s school etc. That and kiddo sports have taken so much of my time. This holiday weekend is filled with family events. I can’t believe I’ve delayed it so long- but once I get through the school year one of my first projects is finishing those cards for you.

    Blessings. 🙂 xoxo


    • iwillbloom says:

      Hia Carrie, your good wishes always travel through the ether/Universe to reach me…xxx Thank you so much for your support and the motivation you always provide me xxx Hah! The recipes are welcome whenever you can sort them out: I know what it’s like being a Mum and you have the added responsibility of being a carer, too….hoping you’re having a lovely weekend….(and will enjoy your extra rest day tomorrow!). Helen xxx


  6. angelalegacysevenstudios says:

    Yes, yes… such a sweet reminder for the times it is GOOD to “look back.” Thank you! Praying for your continued recovery!


  7. Helen, your words reminded me of the benefits of gratitude and also of encouraging ourselves. Thank you.


  8. Joy Lenton says:

    This is so true: “stopping to take stock of where we’ve been, what we’ve come through, can offer a blessing in itself” – and so needful to keep us encouraged in hard times. Thank you for this lovely, timely reminder! Hope and pray you are in a stronger place now, Helen. It’s always good to read your words. Bless you, friend. Xox ❤


  9. bloggerlovestheking says:

    Love your post. I blogged this week about creating joy and how I do it. There is always something to cheer about.


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