And here we go, I’m already pondering about my answers for Cee’s questions asked in her Share Your World Challenge. The wheels are turning, I swear. If you have not yet discovered her Q&A please check it out. She also runs some other really great blogging challenges well worth having a look at and her pictures are simply stunning… But now to her questions:
It’s been a gorgeous fall day once again today, a bit hazy in the morning but then beautiful and clear for the rest of the day. I took the dogs on a walk in our old neighborhood, the area we lived in right after we moved. It was so beautiful and almost a bit emotional in a way. Our son was so little back then and our daughter was born while we lived there. I went to one of the dog parks we used to go to a lot and there was a little memory sitting behind every corner of this park. So many little smiles on my face while I was doing my rounds.
The world doesn’t stop turning and time doesn’t slow down. In moments like those though, it seems like you’ve been taken right back to those little moments although it all is so very different.
Anyway… it’s Tuesday again and for me this means time for Cee’s amazing Share Your World Challenge. So let’s get to answering some questions, shall we…
Isn’t that the truth… and when we fall we start thinking about getting up again instead of just doing it… So enough now. Let’s get up and move…
• 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… even if you are chilling on the sofa…
Are you sure you are done? Are you sure you don’t want to dance a bit longer? It might make you feel good… See! Just another little round… And when you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today…
“I find it difficult today to be all cheery. Some not so good news in relation to a close friend play with my mind and my feelings. And it’s almost numbing. At the same time though it shows how important it is to live your life to the fullest and create a life you are happy with. Because you really never know what cards you are dealt with. It all can change so suddenly. So live in the now. Enjoy the moments. Don’t be grumpy for too long and with the people you love the most (I know sometimes it’s hard). Look at the positive there is in your life and cherish it. Today the sun is shining. The weather is simply stunning. My son is here with me, my husband and my daughter are out at the moment. We hugged and we kissed. We laughed together already today. There is a lot of love between the four of us and we have a good time together. Little things? Simple things? Maybe. But aren’t they the most important things ever???”
While standing on the sideline of the soccer pitch, watching our girls do what they do dearly love, I realised that love truly is everywhere. Don’t worry, I’m not going all hippy on you now.
But think about it!
In your 24 hours there is a lot of love. Love for your family, your kids a d partner if you have such people in your life. Love for your pet(s), love for food, drinks. Your hobby. I mean you have to love your hobby, right?
Love for a song, your favourite cloths, your pillow. Love for a kind of music or a specific song. A movie, a TV show…
And hopefully there is a lot of love for the most important person: Yourself.
I have this little thing going (actually have not advertised it recently), post in which my readers share who they met their special someone. My blogger friend Ritu has just mentioned that she read her story on my blog again as it will be their 21st anniversary this weekend. First of all: Congratulations, Ritu! What a beautiful anniversary!
To celebrate love and Ritu’s anniversary I figured I share her story again with all of you. Now if you feel inspired to share yours please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and share it with me so I can share with my readers. So here is Ritu’s story. Enjoy 🙂
Do you sometimes wonder as well why some relationships work and others don’t? Why some people who seem to be made for each other just simply don’t click or grow apart? Why others who seem so totally opposite work so well as a couple? Do you sometimes wonder what the magic ingredient is that makes a relationship last for decades? I just recently had a little chat with my daughter about this. At the moment she loves to play getting married with her Barbies (yes, we are still playing Barbie together…) and one day after we finished she looked at me and asked how it’s possible that some people break up why others relationship lasts forever.
It’s hard to answer this. Of course there are some ingredients that need to be there like love, mutual respect and attraction. But what don’t we all start there? So I tried to find the right words to explain that couples all start off more or less with the same things that connect them. But over time things change and that it depends on how they deal with it and how willing they are to grow together. I realized how hard it is to explain it, especially to a girl who so far only knows love for her parents, brother and friends.
I’d like to share a Blast Of The Past with you in regards to this. Some additional thoughts I had in relation to the same subject when I discussed it with my son. And I’d love to hear what your thoughts are…