Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
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 😉
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:
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:
And here we go, I’m already pondering about my answers for Cee’s questions asked in her Share Your World Challenge. The wheels are turning, I swear. If you have not yet discovered her Q&A please check it out. She also runs some other really great blogging challenges well worth having a look at and her pictures are simply stunning… But now to her questions:
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:
It definitely can! So don’t get stuck in negative thoughts. Get yourself to see the good things that are waiting for you or that you just enjoyed. And then keep that smile on your face and the good vibe in your heart and tackle the week. Let’s do it! Let’s kick off this 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.
You know it by now! We are not moving any further without a little happy dance (I might run out of gifs for happy dances soon…). So shake those hips and whatever else you need to shake and dance…
I know you have another round in you, so don’t give up just yet. Dance until you smile…
And once you’re done here is what I’d like to share with you today:
“I thought I so often mention what made me happy that I should share what I’m looking forward to this week. So here we go: I’m really looking forward on seeing a dear friend of ours again end of the week. I also have a couple of catch ups and meetings planned for this week with people I really like so it doesn’t really matter what the outcome will be business-wise. And I want to go for a long walk along the beach again too, ideally together with the kids if they both are up for it. If not I will just go with the dogs and enjoy some me time.
The weather has been wonderful the last couple of days. nice and warm fall days and it seems to continue like this. So outside time is what I definitely will incorporate in my schedule. It simply feels so good to feel the warm sun on your back when walking along the ocean or hiking. You all know that fall is my favorite season and I really take it all in at the moment. My kids give me that kind of look when I explain to them once again how nice the air smells and start describing the smell of the leaves on the ground. Not sure if they get it just yet but I think one day they will do the same. Because all seasons smell different and it’s so nice to breathe it in and experience it…”
Now Danny has this thing going. The Let Me Ask You A Question thread. And it’s pretty fun. So he recently asked the following question and I would love to hear your answers:
Did you have a celebrity crush growing up?
Full disclosure: Mine was this guy…
Interesting how suddenly something pops up that starts your mind spinning in circles, pondering about what you just read… It was a post about feeling too old to start certain things. Too old because that person hit 50. That woman hit 50.
I’m not far off of the big 5. But I don’t feel like I’m too old. Nobody should.
Nobody should feel too old to try to achieve dreams they had for years. Nobody should be too old to chase after dreams they just only started having. Nobody should feel too old to pursue them. Nobody should feel too old to live their life to the fullest. Nobody should feel too old to do what makes them truly happy, even if that means changing career. Nobody should feel too old to make a difference even if they turn 100. Nobody should feel too old to focus on what’s really important to them.
I recently read something that I really liked and suits this post perfectly: “Right now is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be.”
So I wonder: What are we all waiting for? Why are we so hesitant to do what we think would make us truly happy? If not now then when? And why not now? Why not start something new now? Why not chase your dreams now? Why always wait for the perfect day that might never come because frankly there is never a perfect moment for change.
There are always a thousand reasons why you should not change things. But deep in your heart you know you have to. Because you know it’s not right.
Do it! Don’t wait. Because you never know if tomorrow will actually come. And maybe you might just miss your chance if you keep waiting for a better day to make it happen…
If you would have asked me 20 years ago if I would let my child play with a python I would have looked at you with that look of “are you nuts”. I would not only have said it’s very unlikely but most definitely told you that I would never let my child sit on the floor with a huge python moving around him…
And yet I’ve done it. Multiple times. Because he loves reptiles. They are his passion and by now we have 6 lizards living in our home and some of them will end up being massive. Do we have a snake? Nope! I tell you right now that it’s super unlikely that we will get one. Impossible? Who knows… Unlikely? Oh definitely!!!