There were a lot of “Me Too” posts going around on Facebook recently and the ones of you who know what it’s all about might agree with me how surprising it was to see the many, many me too’s. For the few of you who might have missed it and have no clue what it is about: It’s about basically putting your hand up if you have ever been sexually assaulted in any way. I had a “me too” to put up as well. I admit my assault is most likely one to simply brush off and yet it crossed a line big time. It was “only” verbally but I still feel sick when thinking about it. I can only imagine how it must feel when you are “properly” assaulted.
In the entire series of “me too” posts I’ve seen one stood out for me. It was the post of one of my newly found friends who shared her thoughts about the responsibility we have as mothers to make sure our sons will not turn into the reason why a woman would say “me too”. She wrote about the responsibility we have to make sure our boys understand where the line is and also that it’s their responsibility as well to protect girls and stand up for them if necessary.
So the responsibility is in our hands. Not only to teach our daughters to stand up for and how to protect themselves but also to teach our sons to be respectful and protective of the girls in their lives. It’s about needing and wanting to the the right thing. Always. So I’d like to express some thoughts I have put out there a couple of months ago about what keeps me on my toes as a parent. But also about all the things influencing our kids and constantly leaving marks. Marks that often need to be addressed but also as often might not even been discovered for way too long.
Please play music with slide show. One of my favorite tunes at the moment 🙂
There is nothing more beautiful than the glow in someone’s eyes when they are happy. I have one specific picture in mind just right now and it’s the picture of my son when he visited the hospital right after our daughter was born and held her for the very first time. As I do not share pictures of the kids on any social media platform I will not put this picture up here either. So apologize for the tease 😉
The one thing that makes my eyes glow every time I see it (besides my children) is what the sun can do to the environment. In the middle of the day, at sunset or sunrise. How it can make things glow (not just my eyes…) and give you create warmth…
Here we go, time for Cee’s Share Your World Challenge once again. Thankfully I’ve just eaten otherwise I would for sure get hungry thinking of the right answer for her first question. What is it all about?
Here you go:
I will post four different questions each week for you to answer. There are two ways which you can participate.
- Create a SYW post. Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
- To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Share Your World” or “SYW” tag.
- Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.
I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.
So let’s do it:
It’s Monday here once again (where does the time go?) and time to share something good. You might have seen the quote about the people who make your soul dance I posted this morning. Thankfully I have many people in my life who make my soul dance. Some from way back, some people I only met a little while back and some I only just met recently. And I love all of them. But enough said now because otherwise I have nothing more to share after the happy dance. So let’s do this! Let’s kick off the week 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.
So before I share why I’m so excited for the coming week let’s do another happy dance. As you know I love my happy dances and so I decided to just keep doing it 😉
And when you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:
“As I said, it’s all about people who make your soul dance. People who make you feel good, people who put a smile on your face just thinking of them. It can be a friend you met through a friend of your husband, a friend you met when you were a child and is just a part of your life no matter what. It can be a friend you met on a holiday, friends you made thanks to your kids and who feel like family. Or friends you met through a new business venture (either personally or virtually). One of those new friends mentioned that it is about finding your tribe and when you do you feel good. And I couldn’t agree more. I do wonder though in a way what makes me part of her tribe as she is a full on vegan, is an activist who is standing up for this world, nature and the animals. And I… well, I am a meat lover. Enough said. But you know what. I understand and value her. She understands and values me. I love our exchange and what I learn from her. So maybe that’s part of being a tribe? Listening, caring but letting each other live the life that suits. So find the people who make your soul dance and enjoy having them in your life. And maybe, just maybe let them know how much you care for them…”
The word believe and what is attached to it is something interesting, don’t you think? Belief in yourself, in others in an institution can come and go, can be used in motivational ways but also in quite a destructive manner.
I thought about belief and mindset a lot over the last months, maybe even years. Not in a religious way, more in a motivational or inspirational way. Or in short more in a way to find something to keep me mentally afloat during tough times. Continue reading