Tell Me Something Good #33

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Let’s put some effort into creating a good week and kick start it with a positive thought on your Monday morning. Let’s do it! Let’s kick off the 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.

Before I tell you something good that has happened in my life let’s move a little bit. Move and loosen up. You will feel so much better, I promise. Just move around a little bit. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in… Move those bones…

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

“I was so super lazy this weekend. Yep, really lazy! I binge watched a TV Show yesterday while the kids had their play dates. And it felt so good. Sometimes we need days like this too, right? I also had a catch up with a friend of mine who is actually rounding up a group of her friend in order to support me when I launch my business early next year. How amazing is that? Not only is she supporting me directly but she is actually making sure she gets some of her close friends together to get them to support me too. Those kind of friends are the ones to be thankful for…”

Tell Me Something Good #25


Here is the thing: I believe that you can “feel” the mood someone is in when writing a post. You get if the person was really happy, pretending to be happy, sad, frustrated or angry. I was quiet yesterday. Not reading much… I needed time to think.

I though long and hard what I should do writing this post. Should I wait for my mood to hopefully improve before writing this post and getting to the point where the post will not be up at its usual time? Or should I just pretend that I’m my happy self?

The thing is that I want this to be a happy place. My happy place, maybe a little bit yours as well. With the occasional rant of course. But you can’t always be happy, right? If I would pretend to always be happy it would be fake…

I decided to just go with how I feel right now. People: I really need some happy comments today. Something to cheer me up, something to make me feel good. So please tell me something good…

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.

So before I tell you why I feel the way I feel let’s try to improve my mood with the one thing that always makes me laugh… can you guess? No? Well… here it is:

Yep, it helped… just hang on, I need to watch it again… okay, so here we go:

“Up until I started blogging I had no idea what a narcissist is. I did not even realize that there was one in the circle of people close to me. I called it many names but never narcissist. Thanks to the many posts I read over the last two years I know have a name for how this person treated me over a long time. I came a long way. I learned that toxic people are toxic to you and that, no matter how close they are to you, you need to avoid having them influence your life. Unfortunately some people always find a way to crawl back into your life. The problem I had is that I always gave second chances. Over and over and over again. And I got burned. Over and over and over again.

It’s hard to remove yourself sometimes, you know…

And sometimes it feels like there is too much you have to handle. Too much that gets thrown at you no matter how much you try to remove yourself from the firing line. Sometimes you still get hit. Yesterday I needed time to think. Time to think how I should deal with this bullet shot at me once again. I needed time to figure out how deep it actually hit me.

This post is about telling you something good and it will do that. I just needed to give you a little bit of a lead up.

The good thing is, that the bullet did not hit me that deep. I’m slowly getting resistant. I’m not alone. I feel I have this safety net all around my. A cozy, safe, loving safety net. And although the impact of those shots still hurt, I still stand tall and I will not allow the storm to blow me over. Of course my husband and the kids and my best friends are the most important part of this safety net. But you people out there are too. You are part of this net as well. So thank you. Now let’s watch our little goat again, shall we ;-)…”

Have An Issue With Anything WordPress Related?

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Do you? I think we all get to the point eventually. It’s been okay for me for a while but recently I struggled big time with my WordPress App. It took forever to load. I thought that eventually there would be an update but it never came.

Then I read a post on Hugh’s fantastic blog about comments that suddenly end up in the spam folder. Not only did I leave a comment about that issue but also asked Hugh if he had ever heard of or encountered the issue with the App. Long story short: Hugh provided me with the tip that solved the issue and now my App works perfectly fine again: Delete the App and download it again… Simple, right, but for some reason I did not think about it…

So if you ever have an issue, not only WordPress itself can help you but Hugh might have the solution for you too…

Blast From The Past – Inside The Bubble

Sometimes, when you work you can feel like sitting in a bubble, right? Everything around you happens and although you are smack bang in the middle of it you still are kind of not part of it. I had one of those being in the middle but feeling totally out of it on the weekend. Not in a bad way at all. Just more in a way of an observer. And it reminded me of a post I wrote. Although the post is about a complete different kind of bubble.

However, I hope you enjoy reading this Blast From The Past from about a year ago…

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Guest Post: Sandra of Momma’s View, on Dad Coaches

Seems like today is all about reblogging. This is a reblog of a guest post I was invited to write for nobody less than Coach Daddy, a blogger I can only highly recommend reading.

I was wondering: Have you ever coached a youth team in any sport? What is your experience?

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It’s cool to find your tribe.

GAD GRAPHICEven if you just hear about them. I recently wrote 11 questions for a youth soccer coach. Quietly, I don’t officially have a team for this fall. It’s the first time since Swedish tennis player Anna Holmstrom finished fourth in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics.

So, it’s been a while.

I wrote the questions for the next generation of youth soccer coaches. Dudes with accents and pointy hair and fantastic calves tend to infiltrate the sidelines of those of us out of Generation X, we of graying roofs and middle-age spread.

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Partner Program is Closing: Only 8 Spots Remaining

This is a great opportunity. If you’d like to know more about the partnership with Dream Big, Dream Often, contact Danny! I know he is happy to help you out making your blog bigger.

Note: Comments on here are closed, please head to Dream Big, Dream Often’s post to leave your comment.

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I currently have 12 Partners (Two Are Better Than OneSecond Wind Leisure PerspectivesMellix Life, BzirkWorldIn the Arena, In Between ModerationBeing LydiaTom SlatinHarsh Reality, Rendezvous En New York, Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride and Insane Roots).   I am going to close the Partner program once I reach the 20 mark, which means I only have 8 Partnerships remaining and I will not extend beyond the cap number.  If you have been on the fence about participating, now is the time to act because once these spots are full you will have to wait until someone drops out.

This opportunity is perfect for the blogger looking to gain extra exposure for their page.   We all need a little help every now and again.  If you need a little help, then take…

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Blast From The Past – Easy Fix

Oh those up and downs in life are just like waves on the ocean. They simply just appear and there is really nothing you can do. I’ve recently been through some of them again and so I thought I look up what I’ve written previously about it. I couldn’t agree more with this post form… hey, just a year ago!

My husband is my rock and I know I’m his. It’s a great feeling to know that you do have someone there for you. Always. It’s what love is all about as well, isn’t it? To know that you are there for each other.

What I like to add to this post though is, that sometimes you also need the right friends in your life. Sometimes, when you as a couple go through the ups and downs together you might end up in a down both of you and then it’s especially hard to motivate your partner. It’s those moments when friends can give you what your partner might not be able to. Not because he or she doesn’t want to or because you don’t want to approach your partner. Just because the energy of both of you might be low.

Your friends don’t necessarily need to know about your down. They might not even think that you are at a point like that. It can be their presence only that might make you feel better. And sometimes, if they really are the close friends you expected them to be, they will be able to feel it and lift you up in the way you need it. Then you will know, what you have in them.

I hope you enjoy this short blast from the blogging past…

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A Little Wow Moment

It’s not my birthday, it’s not an anniversary. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet and Christmas is still a couple of weeks away. And still, I got such a great surprise today!

I thought long and hard about if I should write this post or not. I tell you quickly why I first didn’t want to write it:

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Let’s build a chain of love!

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Share Your Light

The post of my wonderful blog sis, Ritu, inspired me to this post. Not much words, just a symbol we could pass on and share.

Let’s show the world that there is more light in this world than darkness, more love, tolerance, compassion, and respect than hatred and resentments.

Let’s take each other by the hand and build a chain of love, solidarity, and unity!

I closed the comment section but ask you to share instead.

In Love and Light

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Start Off Someone’s Weekend With a Bang!

A truly beautiful idea…

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I want to issue a challenge.  Think tonight about something you can do tomorrow to get someone’s weekend started with a bang!  It could be to pay for someone’s coffee or lunch.  Maybe take bagels in to work for all of your coworkers.  You could have a moment where you tell someone what a great job they do and how proud you are to work side-by-side.

Take time tonight and come up with a few ideas.  I want you to develop a heart of giving and you do that by committing acts of kindness and generosity.  You could donate 1/2 of your lunch time to a coworker to give them more time with family.

Whatever you decide to do, I want you to be fully invested in the moment.  Pay attention to how it makes you feel and pay even closer attention to the reaction of the receiver.

Be the person…

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