12 Years In The Making

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Not that Australia was showing its nicest face over the last couple of days. There was rain and hail and wind. Nevertheless there is one statement I can make: I love it here! I love Australia, its beaches, its rain forests, its mountains, its desserts and plains, the heat and cold, wind and sun. And I love the variety of people that made Australia their home.

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Tell Me Something Good #120

It’s that time of the year where I only have soccer in my mind… so much to do in my volunteer role… No excuse though to forget about posting this in time for our Aussie Monday. I guess you are probably already used to seeing this only pop up on Tuesday but I might as well surprise you next week so watch out 😉

But let’s not waste anymore time and let’s kick off this week on a positive note.

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.

You know it by now! We are not moving any further without a little happy dance. So shake those hips and whatever else you need to shake and dance with a lot of sass…

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What do you mean you’re done? No, no, no… I know you have much more in you… So keep going. I promise it makes you feel good. Just make sure you don’t throw your hip out ;-)…

And when you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“That retrograde is really getting to me! I had the most miserable day yesterday and frankly: this post would have probably not turned out the way it does now if I would have written something yesterday. Now, while I know that the retrograde is not over just yet, today was a much better day and I’m actually back to my happy and positive self. That in itself is a good thing, right?! So I will just enjoy it for now and get ready for the next round of bumps that might appear out of the blue until the stars will be aligned in a better way again (hopefully soon). Keep smiling, people!”

Share Your World – A July Catch up, 2018

I’m almost a bit happy to have realized that Cee seems to have taken a break from her Share Your World Challenge… So there is less to catch up on although I was hoping to find more of her Q&A posts as it’s always fun to answer her questions. And then I realized that someone has done the incredible thing and filled in and shared a “Not Cee’s Share Your World” post with some neat questions in it too. So here we go! Lots to answer 😉

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Tell Me Something Good #119

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Feels a little bit like this… it actually feels like “and just like this *poof* first 7 months of 2018 gone… but that would almost sound negative. And that’s of course not what this is supposed to be. So let’s kick off the week with a positive attitude.

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.

You know it by now! We are not moving any further without a little happy dance. So shake those hips and whatever else you need to shake and dance with a lot of sass…

hamster dancing GIF

What do you mean you’re done? No, no, no… I know you have much more in you… So keep going. I promise it makes you feel good. Just make sure you don’t throw your hip out ;-)…

And when you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“Sometimes life can be a b**** and can throw us totally off. I find that when things like this happen people tend to keep it to themselves. Out of fear or out of pride, maybe out of fear of being judged. I had to deal with a situation today chasing a payment in my volunteer role. My gut feeling immediately was that the person most likely struggles to get the money to pay off the rest of what he had to pay. As we all live in a fairly wealthy area it’s usually not what people expect could be wrong. As we all know everyone carries their burden and sometimes things go wrong. So I sent them a message reminding them of the open account but also mentioned that I’m happy to have a chat to find a solution if there is an issue. I just finished talking to them and I struggled to not start crying listening to all that went wrong for them. It was honest and raw and ended in a promise to find a way to get the money to settle the account. What makes me happy though is, that someone has stepped up to cover for that family after I reached out to them and explained the situation. And I’m excited to call them in a little bit to let them know the good news…”

Tell Me Something Good #118

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Hello World! I’m still here and I’m still blogging. It’s time to start this week with a bang, with something positive in mind. So let’s do this!

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.

You know it by now! We are not moving any further without a little happy dance. So shake those hips and whatever else you need to shake and dance but please make sure you don’t knock anyone over…

get down dancing GIF

Let’s dance. Move it. Enjoy it… Maybe let’s skip the drink… but other than that: Let’s wiggle around, shake those hips, shimmy and have fun. Dance into the week and take and let the mojo tango or salsa you through the week… and once you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“Last week we had a pretty amazing constellation in regards to the full moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn (from my understanding). And while I love to just simply look up I didn’t want to let a massive opportunity pass to see them a bit better. So on Friday evening I packed the family in the car and drove them to a nearby park where the Astronomical Society of Victoria had set up 20 telescopes of all different sizes and strength for people to catch a view of the planets and the moon. It was amazing! While we all were tired and a bit hesitant to head outside into the cold again we for sure were glad we did so when we were there. Things like this make you realize how amazing our world and the universe are and how little we are in comparison. And while it’s fun to snap a pic of the moon with the iPhone, it’s even more fun to take a pic through the telescope’s lens and get a result like the pic of Saturn… “

Tell Me Something Good #117

Busted! It’s Tuesday once again here. I was thinking of this post all day yesterday but there was stuff going on that knocked me down and I just couldn’t get myself to write this post. I mean, I could totally pretend that everything is great and use all the positive and cheerful words to pretend I’m floating on a pink cloud of happiness. But yesterday was not a day like that and I don’t like to pretend although I put up a brave face anyway.

Today is a better day although still dealing with everything. But the good thing is, the clouds have settled and now it’s about moving forward from here. So let’s do this. Let’s kick this week off on a positive.

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.

You know it by now! We are not moving any further without a little happy dance. So shake those hips and whatever else you need to shake and dance…

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Let’s dance. Move it. Enjoy it… Maybe let’s skip the drink… but other than that: Let’s wiggle around, shake those hips, shimmy and have fun. Dance into the week and take and let the mojo tango or salsa you through the week… and once you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“Alright… So yesterday was crap. A bad start into the day and then a cloud hanging over me for the rest of the day. I had plans for the evening, actually a business training event but I had to cancel. Too much for one day. So you are wondering where the good part is that I’d usually share here. The good thing is that I believe that things happen for a reason. There is simply no way you can change certain things and you have to accept and then run with it making the best of it. I live by the ‘one door closes, another one opens’ philosophy. So instead of heading to the training I took my daughter to her soccer training and took the dogs with me to walk with them while she was training. It was windy and grey and cold but it made me feel so much better. It was as if the cloud around my head was lifted. Suddenly the thoughts were able to flow again. Today was a much better day and the week will be much better as well. It’s truly what you make of a situation. So don’t let anything stop you! Get in charge of it. Grab it and then you run with it. Don’t let it run you!”

How Many

I’m pretty sure we have wondered about what someone might think. We all get there. The question is: What do you make of it? How do you move forward from this train of thoughts? Or why don’t you?

Why does it matter?

I always find it interesting to see how much value we give something that should not even enter our minds. I find it interesting to see that we all care about the opinion of a stranger at one point or another.

Hopefully we mature and realize that the opinion of a stranger is not important. It doesn’t matter what someone thinks of us that has never even met us. What matters is how people feel about us who truly know us. And the kind of character they have.

The people who are your real friends, your tribe, the people with value will not talk badly behind your back. They will describe what they like about you. What they cherish in your friendship.

Our life is much easier if we focus on what truly matters. If we look for quality instead of quantity…

So Far…

I had the privilege to watch Pink live yesterday and it was amazing. I will not bore you with a post about how inspiring I find her. I will not tell you how happy I am that my daughter was there with me and hopefully got the message she was spreading. I will not mention how much my son liked the show and the music and how impressed he was about her performance. And I will not let you know that I almost feel like having a crush on her…

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