Your Attitude

It really is about your attitude and what you make of a situation… it’s that simple!

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You are wonderful

I just wanted to say something: You people out there, every single one of you, you are simply awesome. I love this community so much as it’s supportive, uplifting and inspiring. Now, that’s it. Short and sweet. But thank you! For reading, liking, commenting and “being there for me”.

Share Your World – May 14th, 2018

Complete this sentence: This sandwich could really use some …
Seasoning, toasting, some avocado, some herbs and a bit of lime juice… Thanks for the effort but do you mind if I re-assemble it 😉

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What is your least favorite candy?
We bought a jelly bean “game” recently who had good ones in it and then the vomit, dog food, nappies, boogers and other off flavored ones… needless to say that I was not fond of them (and that most of us felt sick after playing it…)

What sign are you? Do you believe in astrology?
Yes, I totally do. I believe that the zodiac is the tool set we are equipped with when we are born. What we make of it is then up to us and all the influences from the outside but we will always have the specific tool set. I do believe that the alignment of stars has an impact on us. Is it an excuse for bad behavior? No. But it definitely influences us.

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What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 
I appreciate being flexible and able to spend my time with my family and friends. I will not share the link to my recent Tell Me Something Good post as I was not very cheerful. It happens. It’s better today and I appreciate the laughter we shared today, the happy faces and watching my children learn…

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Tell Me Something Good #107

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I want to start this weeks TMSG post with a quote about happiness rather than Monday. There is so much on my mind at the moment that has a lot to do with happiness and I will get to it later.

I want to start the week with a positive post but I struggle today. It’s been a “bla” day. Mainly because of the fact that it was Mother’s Day yesterday and it was so beautiful to spend it with my family. Now you probably think I’m all nuts. But I explain:

My friend is very sick. I have mentioned it before. She has been moved to palliative care recently and we all know what that means. She got a “get out of jail card” yesterday as she calls it: She was allowed to leave the hospital for a couple of hours to spend the time at home with her family. While she was able to go home she still missed out on so much. Like the soccer game our girls played and seeing them win. She missed out on seeing her daughter be an amazing defender. She missed out on them running through a banner that was made to celebrate their 100th game. And she will miss out on so much in the future.

We had planned for me to go visit her today but she was too exhausted. Physically and mentally. So I didn’t get to see her.

So back to happiness: We all hold the key to happiness in our hands. And my friend is an incredible example of this. Because while she has all the reasons to not be happy, she still is. And it blows my mind so often. She teaches us an incredible lesson. She let’s go of the dark and invites the light. In doing so she creates that happiness that then surrounds her and finds its way to everyone around her.

I’d like to ask you today to take a moment to think about this and then decide what you want to do in the future. If you want to hold that key to happiness and be in charge or if you want circumstances to control your life. I know that this post is very different to my usual TMSG posts but I simply needed this today.

So for all of you who would like to play along and stick to “da rules”, here they are:

It’s easy:

• 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.

Now although this is different there is simply no way around a happy dance, people… so here it is 😉

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Place In The World

For this weeks photo challenge Erica V. asks us: “Where do you belong? In the hustle and bustle of a big city or amongst friendly faces in a small town? For this week’s challenge, show us your place in the world.”

Frankly, I deeply believe that I belong with my family, no matter where we are. One of my fellow blogger once explained to me that there is such a thing like a soulmate but for a place as well. I know that there are places I would move to in a heartbeat. Because I feel a connection. So if it comes to showing you my place in the world I can’t pinpoint it to one.

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Blast From The Past – White Lies

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Yeah, I got caught again. By my kids. When I was giving an answer that was… well… not a lie… but also not the truth. I was trying to find a way out of something without wanting to hurt that persons feeling. Yes, if you want to be super correct, it was not the truth. But sometimes the truth hurts, right? I mean, if you look at someone and think that they look super exhausted and probably gained a lot of weight and they then tell you how great they feel because they are on a new diet and that they fit in cloths again they weren’t able to wear… you can’t really tell them that you don’t agree. You would either not say anything or tell them that they look good. Or maybe that’s just me…

But where do you draw the line. Where is a lie a lie and where is it just a cop out? Where can you get away with it because “lying” actually doesn’t do as much damage as there would be if you’d tell the truth?

I’ve mentioned before that one of my friends is really sick. For a long time nobody really knew how sick she was. She was telling everyone that she is in therapy and that it progresses step by step while it was no longer about actually healing but trying to give her as much time as possible. Not even her family knew. So where is the line? Where is the line between protecting yourself and others and a damaging and hurtful straight out lie?

While I was thinking about this I remembered a post I shared a long time ago. After a conversation I had with another friend of mine. And I’d like to bring it up again, as a Blast Of The Past. I would love to hear your thoughts about it, so please don’t be shy and comment. Oh and: No white lies, please 😉

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3 Days, 3 Quotes, 3 Tags – Day 3

Wow, I’ve already reached Day 3 in my quest to conquer this challenge. I’ve been recently nominated for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes, 3 Tags challenge by the mysterious cosistories. Mysterious just because her “About” or introduction which I still find one of the best ones out there. Don’t know cosistories? Well then head over! Time to see for yourself how the posts flow… And to you, AK, thanks heaps for nominating me for the challenge. I love quotes and therefore I love this challenge 🙂

Now to the challenge:

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3 Days, 3 Quotes, 3 Tags – Day 2

It’s Day 2 in my quest to conquer this challenge. I’ve been recently nominated for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes, 3 Tags challenge by the mysterious cosistories. Mysterious just because her “About” or introduction which I still find one of the best ones out there. Don’t know cosistories? Well then head over! Time to see for yourself how the posts flow… And to you, AK, thanks heaps for nominating me for the challenge. I love quotes and therefore I love this challenge 🙂

Now to the challenge:

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