I still got sand between my toes…
Well, I let you in on a secret: It’s actually already January 3rd here but I guess I’m okay if I claim it’s the 2nd. For one because it’s the title Cee gives this weeks Share Your World Challenge and second for some of you it is actually only the 2nd now.
It’s something that I find still funny, that writing to you from the future thing… I can lose myself in thinking about it actually. Isn’t it interesting how you can be basically one day behind and yet we live in the same exact moment, watching the world turn and go through the same things? And yet you are kind of in my past as you are a day behind and I’m in your future? Am I losing you yet? I hope not. Just think about it… It shows how relative time actually is…
Anyway, Cee had some pretty cool questions again for this week. If you have not yet checked out her challenge, please head over here to do so. So let’s get to the questions.
Hey you all, by now you have made it to 2017 too. Here is to a new year, a new month, a new week and a new day. When I started this little blog event last year I wanted to simply kick off the week on a positive note. I thought it would be fun but realized pretty soon that it actually was much more. It gave me personally many smiles and I often felt energized by your positive stories you shared. It would be great if you would keep sharing them with me and maybe also invite your followers to participate in this challenge.
Let’s put some effort into creating a good week and kick start it with a positive thought on your Monday morning. Let’s do it! 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.
Before I share my good thing of the day with you how about throwing our hands up in the air and just celebrate a little bit?
And do it again… and again… and have fun. Have heaps of fun 🙂 Don’t feel shy, just go for another round… and another one… and when you are ready, here is what I would like to share with you this week:
“2016 is over and honestly I’m pretty happy about it. It’s been a year of many challenges. Of course I know that just because the year is over it doesn’t mean that there won’t be any challenges ahead of me. But in a way I can close the lid on the “2016 book of my life” and move on. We started the new year with a day out with our friends. It was a lovely day and heaps of fun. The kids had fun, the adults had nice conversations and some giggles and I honestly felt energized on the way back home. It’s good to head out. It’s good to be outside and recharge. Not matter what you do…”
We’re there. The old year has just passed right now and the new year has begun. I know I said that I feel we should not focus so much on the change of the year to make changes. But I would still love to share a little New Year’s Eve advice with you. It’s something I saw last year and it stuck to me as I think it’s a great little advice:
Do not move on to 2017 without letting go of something significant from 2016:
An old idea, label, habit, fear, concern of ego. Let go to free up the whitespace for something new to enter…
I wish you all the strength and ability to let go of something significant to free yourself up again. And of course I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2017…
The countdown has officially started. There are only 17.5 hours left in this year in Australia (this post was published at 6.30am AEDT).
I found this list on one of my friends Facebook feeds. I don’t really know where it originated but I thought it would be nice to share the good things that happened in 2016. Feel free to add on in the comments. Let’s look at the positive things rather than the negative before ending the year and starting a new one…
Isn’t it crazy how much influence the opinion of others has in regards to the way we see our body, the way we feel in our skin?
If you have followed me for a while you know that I post about my healthy eating and workout plans on occasion. I had made big plans for the end of this year but my body and my mind did not play along the way I had thought they would. I’m still on it and I will not drop my goals or let the fact that I have not reached my ideal weight discourage me. As with many things I’ll simply keep moving forward.
… Determines how people receive it. I strongly believe that your attitude has a huge impact on how people receive a situation. You can make it or break it by the way you react on things, by the way you carry yourself and by the way you communicate things to others. It’s up to you if you blow a situation out of proportion or if you make something major appear like a minor hiccup.
It’s something I learned over the many years of my life and especially working the job I used to have. I admit I did not always handle situations perfectly well and that’s probably why I can tell now how much of a difference your behavior can make.
In a couple of days I will start my block of work again. I’m looking forward to it so very much. It will bring back my little piece of the past, not just with the environment I will work in but also what I will be doing and people I will see and haven’t seen for the last 12 months or even longer.
I usually don’t do posts like this. I find it’s not my place. But today I can’t help myself. 2016 has claimed another big name, another wonderful artist.
Just yesterday I posted one of my favorite Christmas songs, “Last Christmas” by Wham. While I was preparing our Christmas dinner I played all kind of Christmas music and when this song comes up I usually skip it back so many times that even my daughter, who loves the song almost as much as I do asks me to not play it again. While it was playing my husband and I started talking about George Michael, Wham and their songs. We sort of ended the conversation wondering if George Michael would produce something new soon.
I guess that question is now answered.
There was a post I shared in one of my picks of the week this year. It was about the theory that in 2016 many of the great ones will leave this world. I couldn’t find it but will keep digging and will reblog. It was a very interesting theory and I have to say that over the last months I thought about it very often. Every time one of the great people I personally new or I admired passed away.
I like to think that they all catch up now. Somewhere out there, up there. That they have a chat about their achievements or just about the weather. That they do what they loved doing the most. I hope they have their peace now, all of them. In another place.