The power of positivity is an amazing thing. It allows us to celebrate in the many achievements we have in life, plus it helps us to deal with the challenges and learn the lessons that we need to take forward from them.

On this page we thought we would take a moment to celebrate the many things in life that make us happy. Hopefully we will be able to inspire a little bit of positive thought in those who visit the page, plus we like to come back to it ourselves every so often so remind us of why we do what we do.

Seeing Our Children Grow

Every single say that we spend with our children is a blessing because it offers us the chance to watch them develop and grow into the amazing adults we know they will become. Every mistake our kids make and everything they achieve all goes into making them who they are and we take great joy in seeing them learn and evolve as the weeks, months and years go by.

Taking On New Challenges

If there is one thing that we want to avoid it is allowing our lives to become too routine. Now don’t get us wrong. Routine is good because it offers stability for our children, but it is important for us to take on new challenges every so often. Forming this blog was a challenge, as is writing content that engages our audience every day. We stay positive and don’t end up stuck in any ruts because we are constantly thinking of new ways to challenge ourselves.

Taking A Step Back

There are times in everybody’s life where it can feel really difficult to look at the positives. The biggest challenges in life are those that feel so all-encompassing that it’s hard to find any way to escape them. For us, the best way to deal with these situations is to try and take a step back and think about them logically. This may not always be easy, especially when emotion is involved, but it allows us to actually see the problems we face from different perspectives and may even lead to solutions and lessons being learned. Better yet, taking a step back every so often allows us to really take in what we have accomplished with work, family and this blog.

Enjoying Time With Others

One of the things that we struggle with as a couple is making time to see those who mean a lot to us while also taking care of four children. The kids are always going to be a priority, but our friends and family have stood by us every step of the way and we want to make sure we are there for them too. We try to set aside some time each month to spend with others, as this helps us to really appreciate the people in our lives. This is great for keeping us positive, as our loved ones are always able to offer useful insight into the challenges we face.

Not Sweating The Small Life

All families have to deal with mini-crises every so often and we are no different. However, making mountains out of these molehills only leads to a lot of negative energy spreading around. We avoid this by remembering that the small stuff really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. Sure, these issues need to be dealt with, but we don’t allow them to control our lives to the point here they affect the way we think. This lets us place more focus on the things that truly bring us joy.

Helping Others

Finally we come to one of the reasons why we created The Rickards in the first place. By helping others we can do something to enrich the lives of those who need it, while also setting a great example for our kids to follow. Being there to support people in their times of need is such an amazing feeling and it makes us happy to see people overcome the challenges they face in life with our help. We hope that our blog and the advice that is on this website has helped you to tackle any obstacles that you have faced.