It’s something I often here parents mention: “When I ask my kids about what they learned in school today I always get the same answer: Nothing…”
It’s most definitely not about the kids not learning anything in school but more like not wanting to be bothered anymore. So maybe mix it up and ask different questions. Just like the ones above 😉
A while back I wrote the email that was published on another blog. I still will not share it here. If you like to read it head over to Mirror & Soul and find it there.
I guess when you are out and about and experience so many new things it automatically makes you think about your past as well. Maybe a little bit. There might be things out there reminding you of something back in your past. There might be scents, those split of moments that take you back to your childhood, your youth, one of the many moments that make up your past. I had so many of those moments over the last weeks. And it makes me realize how much we are made up of our past. How deep it all sits and how much it still is a part of us. We react according to experiences we’ve made. We fear, we crave according to what we have been through.
While we are out there day after day writing the next pages in our book of life, the chapters that are behind us still influence us. It’s up to us if we let them fuel or slow us down. I’d like to share a post I wrote a year back about some similar thoughts today as a Blast Of The Past post. As always I’d love to hear what you think about it…
Wow! I can’t believe I actually left out 3 of Cee’s Share Your World Challenges! Well I guess I will have to answer all her questions at once then. I’m in and out of my blog at the moment. The reason is quite simple. We are currently traveling and making heaps of memories. I’m talking about the kind of trip where you spend all day walking around doing some sight seeing, learning about the place you are visiting and taking it all in. So by the time we get back to our home away from home I honestly didn’t have the energy anymore to sit down and write.
Today though I have a moment and I’m trying to catch up. It’s early-ish in the morning, suitcases are packed as we will move on from here later today. The weather is just gorgeous and my view from my current “office” is just so wonderful. Traveling inspires. It feeds the soul. All those new places, the new people, maybe even a new culture are inspiring. But enough now. Time to answer Cee’s questions.
Week after week Cee comes up with thought provoking questions for her Share Your World Challenge. Sometimes I wonder if there will be anymore questions unanswered but obviously there are. If you have not checked out her Q&A yet, I highly recommend it. And now, let’s get the questions answered 😉
What is your story? Your personal love story? The story of you and your partner? How did you meet, what did you feel? Was it love at first sight? Did you know?
I love sharing beautiful love stories on my blog. If you are in love, in a relationship, please tell your story. Share it with me and my readers bu simply email the story or the link to it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve shared many already and I think yours deserves to be among them too.
Time for a positive start into the week. While Monday is almost over on my side of the globe it’s only just about to start in other parts. So let’s do this.
• 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 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.
Are you having fun? Yes? Then keep dancing. Just dance as if no one is watching you (most likely nobody is anyway as their eyes are glued on their screens 😜). Just dance, enjoy yourself, have fun. Be happy!
And when you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:
“We spent the most amazing time in a city we’ve never been to visiting our friend we haven’t seen for many years. Not only was it great to discover a new place together with a local, but reconnecting with someone so dear and realising how close we all are despite not having seen each other for so long was simply amazing. Now we’re off to new adventures with memories made and a friendship with even deeper roots in our hearts…”
“It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.”
~ Charles M. Province
It was one of those moments you knew would be temporary. Nature’s spotlight on the cloud and the water, not highlighting them for long…
One of the most important things to teach our kids is what happened in WWII, most importantly in regards to the Holocaust. The horror this part of our history has put on so many families can most likely never benn understood entirely by someone not involved. Neither can the fact that people are actually capable of actions as horrific as the ones back then.
How can you possibly explain while you, yourself have no explanation. I guess by telling your kids about it and letting them know that you can’t explain the why and how… most important lesson: Let’s never forget about it and make sure history won’t repeat itself…