Mondays are sneaking up on me recently and my Christmas countdown tells me that there are only 77 days left till then… That means that there are only 83 days left in this year… And here I am thinking 2018 has only just started.
But let’s not focus on the end of the year yet but rather on the beginning of a new week and let’s kick it off on a good note:
• 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 🙂
Do another round. Feel it loosen the tension. Do it to put a smile on your face. Do it to relax. Do it to get a break from whatever you are doing. Do it to get your mind off something that bothers you. Or do it to simply get your heart rate up a little.
“Today we decided to take the day off instead of school, work, you name it. We are just about to head out on one of our favorite hikes and spend some quality time together. While I love being at home, it’s good to get out sometimes and just get some perspectives and a day on the beach or hiking will provide it. I love how the kids enjoy going on hikes with us oldies. The talks we have when out and about are always great and simply being outside in the fresh air and sun is simply amazing. While both of them are really active devices are all too present while at home and it’s great to just leave them behind and head out.
Don’t get me wrong, we don’t suffer from a proper device curse where you are unable to talk to your kids or get them off the sofa. Recently I watched a show on TV about families really struggling with their kids’ addiction to games. While I believe that the issues go much deeper and you could get on top of it by ‘simply being a parent’, it was mind blowing to see how switched off those kids were. As if the world around them didn’t exist anymore. So when I watch my teenager and preteen climb over rocks, look for lizards, enjoying the views, smelling the air, chatting along while walking, I can’t help but feeling content and happy.”
I still got sand between my toes…
Can you tell that I love this week’s challenge of The Girl That Dreams Awake‘s 52 Week Photo Challenge? Not only is my blog about having a view, a point of view, but there are so many different ways to enjoy a view.
From above, from down there, from within, through, over, on. But we can only enjoy a view if we look up.
I find that people rush, their views glued on a device in their hand. People don’t look around anymore. They don’t see people anymore, they don’t see places anymore, they don’t see the beauty anymore. It’s time to wake up. Time to look up again. Time to see people again, look them in their eyes, interact again. Time to look around, see the beauty that is out there, see the mountains, the ocean, the birds, the clouds. See the sunsets the rainstorms and the pictures in the clouds. Put your feet in the sand (or the snow).
If you like to join the challenge as well, here’s what to do:
- Create a post entitled 52 weeks photo challenge :week (which week)-(the theme for the week.
- Create a pingback to this page or leave the link to your post in the comments box.
- Tag the post ’52 weeks’
Often we rush through our days, heading from one point to the other, deep in thoughts. We keep our eyes glued on what’s in front of us, on the floor, to avoid possible obstacles that might make us trip. We keep going only focused on what lies in the center of our tunnel vision. We forget to look up. We forget to stop and take a moment to see what is there.
In doing so we miss out on a beautiful sky that seems to be on fire, some waves in the clouds that seem to wash over the colorful autumn leaves, a deep blue sky and in contrast to it red leaves. We miss out seeing how the sun tries to get through storm clouds or a heart in the burnt out rest of a tree. We don’t see the face on the moon, the different shades of green of the forest or how a cloud and the sunset turn a mountain in a volcano.
All the magic that surrounds us on a daily base is lost.
So stop! Look up! And see…
Inspired by the Daily Post Photo Challenge – Look up!
Can you hear it? Can you hear the story that’s been told? No? Then listen! Listen to the wind. Stop, breathe and listen. Maybe even close your eyes. Feel the wind in your hair, on your skin. What else can you hear?
I’ve just been to the beach for a long walk. It’s a stunning day and everything seemed perfect down there. While walking I suddenly had to pace myself as I realized that I was rushing. Rushing, with my eyes glued to the ground in front of me, instead of looking up and around me. There was nothing I had to rush for today. May day was wide open and still I was walking as if I had to be somewhere at a certain time. I stopped. I looked up and took a deep breath.