Tell Me Something Good #126

Hello my lovely blogging friends. I know I’ve been missing in action all of last week. I just needed a total break from blogging, an unplugging from this part of my life in that sense. Not that I don’t appreciate you (you don’t know how much I do appreciate all of you), but I simply had to focus on some other parts of my life.

Today I’m back and I’d love to share something with you that is incredibly close to my heart. And I thought why not use the Tell Me Something Good posts to do so. So let’s kick off this week with something positive.

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. It really doesn’t matter which style of dancing you like. Just do it. Just dance! Enjoy yourself 🙂

chris pratt dancing GIF

Come on, don’t go down without a proper “fight”! I challenge you: Dance-off time! Let’s do this!

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

“For all my life I always thought that my dad’s life is worth a book. He had no ordinary life. It’s seriously an incredible story and it would be a shame to not tell it. But I simply wasn’t brave enough to start writing it. A couple of years ago I met with a guy who is sort of into mentoring authors but it never really led to anything. But I remember how we talked about our families and he mentioned how writing a book about his mom actually helped him to write books. I couldn’t relate really. He then said ‘you should do it. Who better to tell your dad’s story?’…

See, I thought my dad’s story is too big for me to write. Over the last couple of years though I met all kind of wonderful people from all walks of life and so many told me to write his story. But there was this voice in my head. It kept me from starting. There was the fear that I would not be good enough. Well… until now. Or better until last week. I started. And boy, did it feel good. So if I’m missing in action again here, please note that I’m not leaving all of you. I’m writing. I’m writing a story that is very important to me. And I want to focus on it.

You will see me here. I’m not leaving. And I will keep you posted because you should totally read his story when I’ve finished writing it…”

Tell Me Something Good #123

There is no hiding behind the fact that I totally dropped the ball once again…

pepsi commercial oops GIF

It’s Wednesday over here by now and this post has not been up yet! Shame on me! It’s been a crazy couple of days. On so many levels. But this is about making this week good and focusing on something positive, right? So let’s do it:

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. It really doesn’t matter which style of dancing you like. Just do it. Just dance! Enjoy yourself 🙂

disco dancing GIF

Common, let’s disco 😉 I’m sure you can do it. Feel the beat and move to the rhythm. And once you are done… you do another round because it will make you feel so much better… Done? Are you sure? Oh well then… here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“I’m tired. Tired from days and days of training. Brain overload you could say. And I’m not at the place I want to be right now. Not because I feel I didn’t learn enough but rather because I can’t shake the feeling that the role I thought would be so great seems to not fit me more and more. Today is a day off and it helps me to get clarity of how I feel about it. I simply don’t manage to shake the feeling that it’s going against so many things that are important for me. I guess the good thing is that there is always an out and also to realize it’s not a fit in the early stages, when the out is much easier and the ‘damage’ less. The voices in my head could shut up though, you know. It’s the typical good vs evil and it truly feels like they are sitting on my shoulders screaming at each other… hehehe… maybe I will just not listen for a day  or so… You might wonder what’s supposed to be good in regards to this message?

Well, it’s realizing what is actually important for me and where my values are. Not that I haven’t been aware of it but it’s good to see that they are strong enough to actually make me stop and think and that I am strong enough to let them. It’s not easy to admit that something is not the right fit. It’s not easy to walk out of something you started because you thought it’s amazing. Too many stay put because they can’t do it. Was it all for nothing? Most likely not. I learned heaps. About all kind of things but mainly about myself and who I am…”

Tell Me Something Good #122

Oh my! I totally dropped the ball this time! I’m currently in training for a new position and my brain is mush. Today while on my way back home I suddenly realized that I have never posted this although I had prepared it. So here we are, mid way through the week already! So maybe rather than kicking off the week on the right foot we might just make the best out of the rest of the week this time…

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. It really doesn’t matter which style of dancing you like. Just do it. Just dance! Enjoy yourself 🙂

nintendo switch dancing GIF

What do you mean you’re done? No, no, no… I know you have much more in you… So keep going. I promise it makes you feel good, diapers or no diapers… 😉 And once you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“As I just mentioned I am currently in training for a new position. It’s heaps of fun and a great atmosphere. I think I learned more over the last 3 days than I learned over the last 10 years. No wonder my brain is mush. I guess I’m not used to processing new information the way I was a couple of years ago.
So while I spend much more time away from home than I’m used to it’s nice to see that it works while I’m not home. They don’t really need me. It doesn’t mean they don’t need me. Confused? Well I explain: They can totally get everything sorted while I’m not here. But they are still super happy when I’m back and it’s good to see how appreciated I am (tempted to say ‘especially by the dogs as they are not leaving my side ever since I came back home’…)”

Tell Me Something Good #120

It’s that time of the year where I only have soccer in my mind… so much to do in my volunteer role… No excuse though to forget about posting this in time for our Aussie Monday. I guess you are probably already used to seeing this only pop up on Tuesday but I might as well surprise you next week so watch out 😉

But let’s not waste anymore time and let’s kick off this 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.

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 with a lot of sass…

white guy dancing GIF

What do you mean you’re done? No, no, no… I know you have much more in you… So keep going. I promise it makes you feel good. Just make sure you don’t throw your hip out ;-)…

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

“That retrograde is really getting to me! I had the most miserable day yesterday and frankly: this post would have probably not turned out the way it does now if I would have written something yesterday. Now, while I know that the retrograde is not over just yet, today was a much better day and I’m actually back to my happy and positive self. That in itself is a good thing, right?! So I will just enjoy it for now and get ready for the next round of bumps that might appear out of the blue until the stars will be aligned in a better way again (hopefully soon). Keep smiling, people!”

Tell Me Something Good #117

Busted! It’s Tuesday once again here. I was thinking of this post all day yesterday but there was stuff going on that knocked me down and I just couldn’t get myself to write this post. I mean, I could totally pretend that everything is great and use all the positive and cheerful words to pretend I’m floating on a pink cloud of happiness. But yesterday was not a day like that and I don’t like to pretend although I put up a brave face anyway.

Today is a better day although still dealing with everything. But the good thing is, the clouds have settled and now it’s about moving forward from here. So let’s do this. Let’s kick this week off on a positive.

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…

dance dancing GIF by The .GIFYS

Let’s dance. Move it. Enjoy it… Maybe let’s skip the drink… but other than that: Let’s wiggle around, shake those hips, shimmy and have fun. Dance into the week and take and let the mojo tango or salsa you through the week… and once you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“Alright… So yesterday was crap. A bad start into the day and then a cloud hanging over me for the rest of the day. I had plans for the evening, actually a business training event but I had to cancel. Too much for one day. So you are wondering where the good part is that I’d usually share here. The good thing is that I believe that things happen for a reason. There is simply no way you can change certain things and you have to accept and then run with it making the best of it. I live by the ‘one door closes, another one opens’ philosophy. So instead of heading to the training I took my daughter to her soccer training and took the dogs with me to walk with them while she was training. It was windy and grey and cold but it made me feel so much better. It was as if the cloud around my head was lifted. Suddenly the thoughts were able to flow again. Today was a much better day and the week will be much better as well. It’s truly what you make of a situation. So don’t let anything stop you! Get in charge of it. Grab it and then you run with it. Don’t let it run you!”

How Many

I’m pretty sure we have wondered about what someone might think. We all get there. The question is: What do you make of it? How do you move forward from this train of thoughts? Or why don’t you?

Why does it matter?

I always find it interesting to see how much value we give something that should not even enter our minds. I find it interesting to see that we all care about the opinion of a stranger at one point or another.

Hopefully we mature and realize that the opinion of a stranger is not important. It doesn’t matter what someone thinks of us that has never even met us. What matters is how people feel about us who truly know us. And the kind of character they have.

The people who are your real friends, your tribe, the people with value will not talk badly behind your back. They will describe what they like about you. What they cherish in your friendship.

Our life is much easier if we focus on what truly matters. If we look for quality instead of quantity…