Tell Me Something Good #108

It’s Monday here in beautiful Australia. The days are definitely much shorter now and it’s getting cooler too. Fall and winter bring some other things along like little bugs bugging you with colds. But hey, it’s not a big deal really. Monday is that kind of day that is often frowned upon. Because the grind starts all over again. Even my son said to me today that he thinks Monday is an annoying day as it’s back to school… I had to remind him that we just did a nice walk along the beach before school and that all his friends were sitting in a class room at this point. The beauty of homeschooling…

But I totally understood him. And it made me think about all the people who hate what they do and still have to head to work every day, over and over again. It’s not Monday’s fault that the grind starts all over on that specific day. It’s how we define it.

I remember back in the days when I was still in school. Businesses were closed on the weekends. Work started at 8 or 9 and then there was a lunch break. And everyone was done by 5 or 6pm. Now many businesses run over the weekend. There are hardly any proper breaks. It all flows. So why is it that Monday is still the “yuck’ day?

How about we look at Monday in a different way? How about we look at Monday as a great day to be alive? Because, let’s be honest: Every day is a great day to be alive really…

So 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 (I might run out of gifs for happy dances soon…). So shake those hips and whatever else you need to shake and dance…

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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:

“Today I simply celebrate to be healthy and alive. To be able to walk and see, smell, hear, taste. To be able to hug my children, being hugged and have the most amazing friends and family every. Sometimes the little things in life are the biggest ones ever…”

Tell Me Something Good #80

Oh my, Monday has passed and I actually forgot to publish this post! It was sitting there happy and ready in my drafts and I did not press publish… Oh my. Anyway, here it is, thankfully it’s still Monday somewhere on this planet 😉

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I’m full of joy today. Tired but full of joy. Yesterday was the day of the year again for my daughter. It’s up there with Christmas and sometimes I’m not sure which one comes first. It was the day her dance school had the big recital. Besides the great music they pick the performances of all the kids between 7 and 15 were amazing. But more to it later. First, let’s make sure we kick off this week on a good and 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.

So before I share why I’m so excited for the coming week let’s do another happy dance. As you know I love my happy dances and so I decided to just keep doing it 😉

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

“As I’ve mentioned before, the girls (and some boys) had their annual dance recital yesterday. It was amazing to see the grace, the energy, the beauty, elegance and fun of all the kids. I’m always impressed to see the dedication the kids put into this event and then of course the result. It’s beautiful to see how proud they are afterwards. They were all tired and proud. I love to see how they work hard for such a long time, practice over and over and then they have that one shot. One shot to put up a perfect performance. No do over. So many people watching, such a big stage. While I often think dancing is just dancing, I reconsider when I sit in the crowd and watch all the kids up there. It’s not just dancing. It’s about so much more. It’s about doing something you love. About performing. About knowing you have to perform well. About knowing there is just that one chance. And pressure. And they all do it. They stand up there proud. They dance their hearts out because it’s what they love. And when they are done they stand up there proud and soak up the applause for the short amount of time they have before making room for the next group…”

Life Is Like Dancing

I keep thinking about the cha-cha quote I posted on Monday. About how life’s about those steps forward and then some back again. It is like dancing actually.

Do you remember when we were young and went out to dance (oooh… that sounds as if I’m so so old…)? When the girls stuck to one side of the room and the boys to the other? How usually the girls were dancing and the boys watching? I remember it very well.

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Share Your World – April 17th, 2017

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Every week Cee poses some interesting questions for us to answer. I not only find it a great way to learn some more about bloggers out there but also find that it reveals a lot about ourselves while trying to answer them. Maybe it’s just because I try to actually make a lot out of every question and not give you the quickest and easiest answer. So I thought I change it around a little bit today and give you the quick answer first and then go into details afterwards.

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Dancing – #atozchallenge

Dancing is such a beautiful thing to do. And it makes you feel better, doesn’t it? I know you can dance and be sad, you can dance and cry while you do, but in a way it always lifts the weigh off your shoulders.

I love to dance. I always did. I danced for fun and to flirt. You know… we all do that occasionally, right? But I did it in an innocent way. It was more of a chance to escape an awkward conversation somewhere in a corner of a dark room. So I danced, and however wanted to start a conversation could simply join me and then start talking.

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Tell Me Something Good #27

It’s Monday over here. A beautiful sunny Monday morning in fact. It’s crazy at this time of the year. I think I blink and another week has gone by. Monday is a bit of a special day, don’t you think? Starting a new week… it’s a lot of responsibility. Have you ever thought about what Monday means to many? I had a little go at it a couple of months ago (see here) and I thought about it again when I got up this morning (hence the quote at the beginning).

So let’s give this Monday a little gift from our side. Let’s make this Monday feel a bit better (and ourselves ultimately too) by thinking and sharing something positive: Tell Me Something Good!

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.

Let’s wave our hands in the air! Smile and jump!

Yes! Just like this! Common, there is another round in you! You can do it! wave those arms, those hands in the air and smile! Jump, shake your booty, giggle. Nobody is watching and if you will definitely make them super happy too! Let’s have another go! It feels so good!

One more round? Sure, keep going! Do as many as you wish.

Here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“Isn’t it the best feeling ever if you come home late after a big day out, everyone is exhausted and you are so very hungry and then you whip something up in 10min and everyone thinks it’s the dish of the year? Honestly, it made me super happy to see with how little you can actually make a lot and how much the result can please your family. When we were on the way home from the performance my daughter was rehearsing for a week ago, all of us were not only tired but also very hungry. Although there was a cafeteria they didn’t serve real food. Just chips and chocolate bars… My daughter had her snack box with enough good snacks in it but after hours and hours of excitement and dancing she needed a proper dish. I had some left over pasta, some ham, some Passata (tomato sauce) and Ricotta sitting in the fridge. Our pasta a la mama was done in no time and got a 10 out of 10 from everyone. Sometimes it’s the little things that make you happy… Oh, and of course a bowl of pasta ;-)”

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#everydayinspiration

Commitment

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As I’ve mentioned I spent most of Sunday inside, watching a big group of kids on stage. Witnessing my daughter and everyone else rehearse their upcoming show was simply amazing. Of course I’m proud as a mother to see how much her dancing has improved. Of course I’m happy to see that she is doing something she so clearly loves. But watching her was about so much more. It was about commitment.

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Tell Me Something Good #16

Another week is about to kick off and why not do it with something positive? Let’s do another round of Tell Me Something Good.

It’s easy:

  • Mention something that you consider being good in the comments
  • Or write a post about it on your blog (please link it to this page so I don’t miss out and to be sure that everyone gets to read it share the link in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something you are looking forward to. Something that makes you feel good. Whatever comes to your mind, as long as it’s good!
  • Share this post and invite your followers to take part in it too.

But before we start sharing let’s do a little happy dance! Come on, it’s easy. Just dance. As if nobody’s watching. And even if they are watching, just dance! Maybe they join in… Don’t be shy 🙂

Do another round. No rush. There’s plenty of time. Are you done? Are you sure? Okay then.

Here’s what I’d like to share with you this week:

“Just spent a fantastic weekend with my family and with friends. With good food, good wine and good conversations.”

Now let’s keep dancing 🙂