There are some things that blow me away time after time. It’s being at an event, a sports event or a concert and seeing all those people there, enjoying it too. It amazes me how one person, one band, one singer, one athlete, a team can create such an energy. I often wonder how amazing, how energizing it must feel if you stand on that stage and see all those people in front of you. And while I think about it I realize that every single one of us are just that one face in the crowd. But every single one of us does their part to create the amazing energy we all feel…
Do you sometimes wonder as well why some relationships work and others don’t? Why some people who seem to be made for each other just simply don’t click or grow apart? Why others who seem so totally opposite work so well as a couple? Do you sometimes wonder what the magic ingredient is that makes a relationship last for decades? I just recently had a little chat with my daughter about this. At the moment she loves to play getting married with her Barbies (yes, we are still playing Barbie together…) and one day after we finished she looked at me and asked how it’s possible that some people break up why others relationship lasts forever.
It’s hard to answer this. Of course there are some ingredients that need to be there like love, mutual respect and attraction. But what don’t we all start there? So I tried to find the right words to explain that couples all start off more or less with the same things that connect them. But over time things change and that it depends on how they deal with it and how willing they are to grow together. I realized how hard it is to explain it, especially to a girl who so far only knows love for her parents, brother and friends.
I’d like to share a Blast Of The Past with you in regards to this. Some additional thoughts I had in relation to the same subject when I discussed it with my son. And I’d love to hear what your thoughts are…
It’s time again for Cee’s Share Your World Challenge. Let’s have some fun 🙂
Hello Monday and hello new week. Time is flying by once again. In a good way. I don’t feel it’s slipping out of my hands but Mondays seem to be chasing each other like the athletes competing in speed skating at the Olympics…
Are you watching the Olympic games? Isn’t it amazing to watch all those athletes compete? Their joy, their tears… I kind of draw inspiration and motivation from an event like this. Just look at them. All their hard work, their dedication. All of it to compete at this one big event.
But let’s focus on us. Let’s kick off this new week on a high. On a positive note.
• Mention something that you consider being good in the comments
• Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.
• Share this post and invite your followers as well.
Before I share my good thing let’s do another happy dance. As you know I love my happy dances and so I decided to just keep doing it. Hope you’re having heaps of fun!
I was actually sitting in the car today with my daughter and we were moving our arms almost like this while “dancing” to “Dancing In The Dark” by Rihanna… Not too sure about what the other drivers were thinking but we had heaps of fun together. Which brings me to what I’d like to share with you today:
“I love my children. They are simply amazing. My daughter brings a smile on your face even if your day has been grey. She is a wonderful free spirit of joy. My son is an old soul, who surprises me so much in regards to how mature he is. He is a great buddy and he is so on top of his teenage hormones (which I’m so glad about)…”
I don’t know how often we will write or read texts, articles, posts like this one here. Post in which we mention how bewildered we are about what has just occurred again. Statements we make about having enough, highlighting the fear, the anger, the numbness we feel. They pain we feel for the parents, the families, the friends who have lost loved ones once again. Maybe we even express our hope that now, finally, something will change, to then only realize that time will go buy, nothing will change until the cycle will begin again, from the beginning till the end with the same result.
You know what, Eric, you just inspired me to write this post. Not because of the post I link to but because of your comment in regards to parenting. Parenting is NOT easy. It’s not easy because there is no manual. It’s not easy because there is mother’s and father’s guilt…
Believe me, losing weight is not easy when you get spoiled with sweet surprises like this… Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day.