Tell Me Something Good #113

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I don’t really understand why people struggle with Mondays. I mean, there is so much positive to say about Monday. It’s a day you are alive. It’s a day you can change what you want or need to change in your life. It’s a day where you can wear what you were wearing the day before and nobody would notice (well, besides your children…). And it’s always the beginning of a new week. So let’s do this. Let’s start this week with lots of positivity.

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…

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Let’s dance. Move it. Enjoy it… and once you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“I love to watch my daughter when she plays soccer. She has such a love for the game. And yesterday she not only did some fantastic safes while in the goal but she also scored a great goal while in attack. The girls did so well and it’s just so great to see the fun they have, the grit, the determination and the passion.”

Blast From The Past – How You Deal With Situations…

I’m back. Back in my special time of my year. The month in which people are on summer break and enjoy the beach. Or then they, just like me, work on getting everything ready and make it run smoothly for one of the most amazing events in this world. While last year the team consisted of half new and half returning people this year all but 4 are new. And once again it amazes me how amazing all those young people I work with are. They are fun, they are polite, they have an amazing work ethic. All of them have one thing in common: They make you feel good. And I think it’s the vibe people feel when they arrive. It’s why our Slam is called the Happy Slam. I don’t want to repeat myself but rather share a post from last year as a Blast From The Past…

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Blast From The Past – Are 60 Minutes Enough

We just returned from another hike and spent hours outside. Everyone is happy and slightly tired at the moment, especially the dogs. They haven’t moved since we got home, snoring in their beds. The kids are playing some kind of game on the xbox and I just don’t care. Because we’ve been outside. We’ve been out in nature. We’ve been active and out in the sun, in the fresh air. We ticked all the boxes and now we are just tired.

There are days I don’t feel comfortable letting them watch TV or play on a device as I feel they have not been outside enough. They are always active. They do some kind of activity every day. So it’s not that much about moving. It’s more about spending time outside.

I grew up in a mountain village. In a different time. There were no devices when I was a child. There were card and board-games, books and maybe the TV. But there was not much on on TV and video tapes or DVD’s only popped up when I was older. It was all about playing outside, catching up with friends, heading to their homes to pick them up, heading to our schools to play on the playgrounds there or the playground in the middle of the village. It was about hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding in summer or skiing or ice skating in winter. All outside of course…

A lot of the time it was just us children being out there in groups or with one or two friends, often without any supervision but just a time we knew we would have to be at home. So while I’m sitting here I thought of a post I wrote about the recommended amount of activity a child should partake in and I decided to share  it as a Blast Of The Past.

I would love to hear your take on it. How much do you think is enough and how do you make sure your children and you as well get enough activity into your day?

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Saying Goodbye

Very happy to have had the opportunity again to guest blog for Perse over at Far Beyond The Stars, although the reason to write this post is rather sad. Losing your four-legged partner is never fun. It actually hurts a lot.

Five Black Belts In the House

It was a busy week so far. We have three friends visiting from overseas and two of them will compete this weekend at an international Taekwondo competition. During the last couple of days I’ve learned a lot. Not only through the communication and exchange with three wonderful individuals but also by watching the dynamic of two great athletes and what they have to do in order to fit the profile.

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