Tell Me Something Good #111

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Oh hello there! Today I’m coming to you from my Tuesday which feels like a Monday as we had a long weekend and enjoyed a public holiday yesterday. Hence me not realizing that it’s actually Monday and totally forgetting about this post… my, oh, my… Anyway, most of you are reading this early enough to start this week with a positive bang. Right? So even if it is Tuesday in some places already it’s still early enough to make this week a good one.

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 by Cheezburger

And round and round in circles you go. It’s totally fine when it’s about dancing. But hey, mix it up a little bit. You are in charge. Do it! Shake the hips, shimmy and do the twist… And once you are done here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“We took the kids to one of our favorite hikes. It’s also a hike we can take the dogs to, which is not a norm here in Australia. A lot of hikes you want to do are located in National Parks and dogs are not allowed there. So this one is a pretty wonderful one as it is just outside of a National Park and it leads you to the beautiful forest and into a massive open space. While in the forest the dogs have to be on their leads the are allowed to roam free as soon as you reach the open space. While we are loving it there you can see the joy on the dogs’ faces. It’s special to them too.

I was so exhausted yesterday on the drive there and felt so worn out. The moment we got out of the car and started walking I got better. I swear there is something to forest bathing. My energy levels went up right away. I’m so thankful for where life has taken us so far. Having all of this in our backyard almost is simply wonderful. In a short amount of time we are on a beach or in one of the most amazing National Parks. While walking yesterday I felt so grateful for being able to get all of it whenever I want it: The ocean, the mountain, the forest or open space…”



I guess the picture of a dense forest is the one most people would choose to showcase “dense“. It was the first thing that came to my mind. I find it always fascinating how tree next to tree can make you feel comfortable on one side but also intrigued on the other side.

When I was a child we heard stories of people getting lost in the woods and I never understood it really. Growing up in the mountains for me one thing was clear: If you feel lost in the forest, you simply walk downhill and you will eventually hit one of the hiking tracks and then find back home. I learned over the years that not all forests in this world are well maintained and lead to hiking tracks or ski slopes but are actually so huge and dense that you can get lost in them. Thankfully I never had to make that experience so far.

When you find yourself in one of those dense parts of the forest, realizing that a lot of light is absorbed by the trees around you and happy to have a path in front of you to walk on you often wonder what is out there. Hiding. Watching. All those animals that are happy for the dense forest in which they can hide and be safe.

And when you then walk around the next corner the forest might open up in front of you and present you with a beautiful and also magical place.


My Favorite Photos July

If you are just a little bit like me you love to take pictures. And every now and then there are a couple you believe are worth sharing with others. I decided to head out into the WordPress jungle and look up a couple of Photography Challenges and found this one.

I like the idea of sharing three of my most favorite pictures each month and decided to give it a go (although this month I’m totally besides the dates mentioned in the guidelines…).

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