Thursday, 12 July 2018

Mindful moments: Sound

I have decided to start a new mini blog post series called mindful moments. In the moments where I am most mindful, I find myself grateful for the simpler things. So I thought I would share these in a mini midweek blog post which will hopefully fall before your eyes every Thursday.


My headphones stopped working. My fault, I yank at them from the bottom of my bag. Luckily I am fortunate enough that I am able to pop into Argos and buy a new pair. When I plugged the new headphones in as I sat by the lake, suddenly hearing music through both ears was like feeling the sun on your skin for the first time after a long winter.  

It got me thinking about my mum, who is completely deaf on the left side after the removal of her auditory and balance nerve in order to remove a brain tumor back in 2013. She has hearing aids (with a microphone on the left ear which transmits sounds to the right hearing aid so that she can hear from both sides), however, the hearing aids are actually causing her to lose her hearing in the right ear and so she chooses not to wear them.  I've tried her hearing aids before and they don't even give off sound like we abled hearers can hear, there is a lot of hissing and crackling. Mum can't pop to Argos and get a new auditory nerve in order to hear the world from both ears. Lucky me, being able to get new headphones just so I can hear music with two ears. We all know that frustration of having one ear not working on our headphones, imagine if that was how you heard the world.

Today I am grateful for my two perfectly working ears and the ability to hear. 


  1. This is such a great idea for a blog series! Taking time to reflect on things that you enjoy/are grateful for can be very helpful. I can't wait to read more of them :)

  2. Such a beautiful post, this post really lifted my mood. My headphones recently broke and only one ear was working, it was frustrating. We often forget to appreciate what our bodies can do xx

    1. Thank you so much Mira, I am so glad my post managed to help life your mood. xx

  3. This is such a great idea for a blog post- I forget to be grateful despite having so many things to be grateful for. Good luck to your Mum and her hearing. Can't wait to read more of these posts x