Too Old…

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…

Tell Me Something Good #103 – M for Monday (#atozchallenge)

Hello Monday! A new day, a new week and as always (like with any other new day) a new chance to make things happen. Whatever you want to do, whatever you want to achieve. It’s time to kick off this week on the right foot.

So let’s do it! Let’s kick off this week on a positive note. How?

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.

It before we do, as always, let’s do a little happy dance…

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Another round? Sure! Just go for it! Dance like nobody’s watching and when you are done here is what I like to share with you today:

“I’m actually not feeling that well today but on the mend. And it was so beautiful to experience how my family looked after me. How they took care of everything that needs to be taken care of. While I was happy to see this, it also made me think about how long the kids will actually need me. While I know that they will not need me in the same way they did over the last years, I know that I will remain a part of their lives. And that my role will go from cleaning their behinds and feeding them to being there for them in a different way. It’s beautiful when you feel needed. Beautiful though as well, when you realize that you are no longer needed in the way you were. Everything changes. Everything develops. Life doesn’t stand still and moving along is a wonderful thing…”

 

Blast From The Past – Be The Change

I mentioned previously in a post: I’m in a really good place at the moment and I feel there is a lot of good heading my way. A lot of things have changed and will continue to change and I’m so ready for it.

While change is not always easy, it’s necessary. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it feels easy but most of the time it’s also scary. It needs a little push, a deep breath, maybe you need to close your eyes and “jump”. But once the first step is made things start falling into place. I like to share a post from a while back with you sharing some thoughts about change and how you can be the change…

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Tell Me Something Good #96

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It’s Monday again and I finally remember to put this post up. It’s a still a bit crazy here as I’m super busy with my volunteer role and with that somehow one day blends into another… Have you ever considered that you want to change something in your life? What keeps you from doing it?

Let’s not get stuck there just wanted to trigger your thoughts about it. Let’s start this new 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.

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. Hope you’re having heaps of fun!

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Well I know… maybe we can’t add the extra with the closing elevator door, but hey, let’s keep the moves up and have some fun… and when you are ready, here is what I’d like to share with you:

“While my mantra last week was a simply “people are stupid” I got over it. I feel extremely energized and I know the next couple of weeks will be huge for me. I’m in a really good place at the moment and even the difficult people don’t get to me at the moment. While I could bang my head against a wall on a regular basis the issues also make me laugh… so I decided to take it with a smile and a giggle and just go with it…”

Blast From The Past – Be The Change

Now that the end of the year is getting closer we tend to ponder about things that are important to us. About what might be behind the still closed door of 2017 that are about to be opened. We look back on the time passed, we make plans, we hang on to memories.

I do this in regards to my life but also in regards to my blog. Don’t worry, this will not be a review of my blogging year. I’m just not ready to do that yet. It’s more of a review of my approach to blogging. It’s about looking at it in retrospective and making a decision about how to continue.

My approach to blogging has always been a positive one. There have been rants, as you all know. There have been posts that were triggered by something sad. But in general I try to keep a positive spin to my posts. I do this for a very clear reason: I want to always see the positive. And I kind of would like you to do the same. It just makes life easier. I know that certain things simply can’t be changed, no matter how positive our approach is.

It’s not that I think positive thinking can actually move mountains, you know. But it will for sure make the climb up easier. In a way it feels like carrying a backpack along. The more negativity you allow to take over the more it will weigh you down. If you change your way of thinking to a more positive way you will actually feel lighter. At least I do.

That’s what I like to achieve. I like to give you a little bit of lightness. I hope I was able to achieve it with my posts in 2016 and I will for sure aim to do it in 2017.

I want to be that little change. Just like I’ve said already a couple of months back as you can read in this Blast From The Past.

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Where Will History Have You Seated?: The Current Racial Situation in the U.S.

I couldn’t agree more with Danny. It’s time we read up on facts and we take a stand. I especially like this part:

“So what am I suppose to do? What is a middle-class, white dude from Charlotte, NC suppose to do? I am suppose to stand up for what is right. I am suppose to stand on the side of justice. I expect of myself to speak out. I might not be black, but that doesn’t mean I can’t look with my eyes and see something isn’t right.”

Just consider how it would feel if we would turn it around. How you would feel if you would be treated the way people are treated. Consider not having what you think is normal. Ask yourself where the sense in it is. There is none.

The time is right for change. We are change. Every single one of us. Stop accepting the old way. Stand up for the right way. You don’t have to march. You don’t have to go nuts. Just do the right think on a daily base, step by step…

Dream Big, Dream Often

Race is not a difficult topic for me to talk about, but for some it is.

Some people simply don’t like people who are different-period.  I don’t understand this type of thinking, but it exists and I usually avoid these people at all costs.

There is one difficulty for me in trying to understand racism: you cannot understand what it is to be black in America unless you are black in America.  Modern racism in America is subtle.  I know this because I have had many conversations with friends of mine who experience it on a daily basis.

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Selma, Ala 1965

I still think it is important for us to ask questions.  Is it possible that there are failures in our system?  Is it possible that there are laws which more heavily penalize people of color? Is it possible that a system failure has occurred which has resulted in our…

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#AtoZChallenge: C Like Change

Here’s my secret: I’m not fond of changes. I like things the way they are. I’m not the kind of person that moves furniture around ever now and then just to make the room look different. I put my books in the shelf and keep the order. And I realize when a book is put somewhere else. I don’t think that I have an issue. I just realize it. I don’t have to put it back in its place. Not if it makes sense (but I would not like to have a cookbook in the middle of my photo books…).

The more I think about it, the more I sound like an OCD case… but then I look around and can honestly tell you, that my place would look so much cleaner and organized if OCD would be part of me. I can honestly say that someone who suffers from OCD would go crazy in this place at the moment…

I simply don’t like change. I feel comfortable when things stay the way they are.

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