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Tell Me Something Good #114

Hello Monday, my friend. I’m glad to see you because not only do you offer me a new day and a new week but also a new month. So let’s do this! Let’s start the week and the month off 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…

Let’s dance. Move it. Enjoy it… and once you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“I’m a bit late today. It’s because we spent all day out and hiking. It was such a beautiful day! The sun was out, the air was fresh and we had the most amazing day ever. We did a hike that we’ve not done yet. Well… we’ve done a tiny bit of it after Miriam had recommended it to me. Today we did almost all of it. And it was beautiful. I like being out there and in the forest. I believe there is something to forest bathing… but it’s also about discovering new things and enjoying new views…”

Don’t Quit

Funny how we look at dreams and think it’s only a “dream”… in doing so you already kind of “give up”. I think a lot about dreams and visions and which of the two words might be the better one to use.

A dream is something so wonderful. Magical. Something nice, positive. A wish. Because we see it that way we might wonder or even doubt that we’d ever get there. Maybe it seems unreal.

A vision is a goal. Something we consider achievable even if it might seem so far away, maybe almost impossible to achieve. But it’s doable. We can see a way to make it happen.

I wonder if we make our dreams more real by turning them into visions? I guess that’s why this meme has struck a chord with me.

Don’t be an ironing board! Don’t quit!

Blast From The Past – My Dad And The Ant Hill

While Father’s Day has passed I still wanted to bring up this little tribute to dad’s everywhere as a Blast Of The Past. While it’s a tribute to every father, it’s one especially for my dad. It would have been my dad’s 97th birthday this month and of course it’s one of the times I think of him the most. All those little special moments come to mind and it’s beautiful to relive them by telling the stories to my children. Stories just like the one about the ant hill…

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Tell Me Something Good #113

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I don’t really understand why people struggle with Mondays. I mean, there is so much positive to say about Monday. It’s a day you are alive. It’s a day you can change what you want or need to change in your life. It’s a day where you can wear what you were wearing the day before and nobody would notice (well, besides your children…). And it’s always the beginning of a new week. So let’s do this. Let’s start this week with lots of positivity.

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…

harry styles dancing GIF by One Direction

Let’s dance. Move it. Enjoy it… and once you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“I love to watch my daughter when she plays soccer. She has such a love for the game. And yesterday she not only did some fantastic safes while in the goal but she also scored a great goal while in attack. The girls did so well and it’s just so great to see the fun they have, the grit, the determination and the passion.”

Tell Me Something Good #112

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It’s time to tackle a new week! Monday here we come! I am a strong believer in being in charge of your own happiness. While things from the outside can challenge you it’s entirely up to you how you approach them and how much you let them shape you. Happiness truly come from the inside. So let’s do this! Let’s kick this week off 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…

fun dancing GIF

Let’s shake those hips and wiggle around, shimmy and twist and if you want to do a bit of a dance with your friends then have them join in… and once you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“Last week was a rough one for me. Hence the radio or better blogging silence. I always thought that the crazy old women group dancing in the kitchen (just like the one in the gif) would include me and specific friends of mine. One of them has just passed away. Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. While I’m still grieving of course, I also see so much positive. It makes me happy to have met her. To have had the chance to spend time with her. I’m thankful for all the giggles we had over countless bottles of wine.
There is an interesting side to it all. I know I can grieve as her friend. But at the same time I almost feel bad for it because I can only imagine how hard it is on her husband and kids. Just like we are all there for him and the children, my friends are there for me. They have reached out and check in on me still. This has shown me how much I mean to so many people while I was wondering if my friend ever knew how much she meant to me. And what a beautiful feeling to see how much your friends love you…”

Blast From The Past – For You, My Son

He is sitting next to me, reading his book. I’m joking. Asking him if he would read to me. He just looks at me with this “are you serious” kind of look. I answer him that I am and he just laughs and shakes his head. He keeps reading. And then he stops, looks at me and asks me if I’m serious. If I am he would be happy to read to me. And I see the love he has for me in his eyes. I smile at him and tell him that it’s okay. Just keep reading.

I can’t help myself watching him from the corner of my eyes. He has grown up so much. My little boy is a teenager. A teenager who doesn’t need his mom as much anymore as he used to and still does so much. A teenager who still happily cuddles, hugs and kisses his mom, even in public. A teenager who has just scored his first job and is doing great in it. A teenager who talks so much “rubbish” with his friends. A teenager with a deep voice and a good humor. A smart, polite young man. And still… He needs me. He needs his dad. Somewhere in there is still a little boy and most likely will always be.

While I think about all of this so many memories come up. So please forgive me that I share this Blast From The Past today. I just can’t help myself ;-)…

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