The seemingly question of this decade…What happens if we Give instead of take? Watch this very insightful video (watch to the end it’s well worth it) to find out! The author of this video will be a great surprise to you I’m sure.
The choice is always ours to make.
Watch this video!
Let’s all do at least one good deed today – without expectation of return. How did it make you feel? Will you look or an opportunity tomorrow? And the next day and the next?
We don’t have to look far to find someone who could use a helping hand. Do we assist or do we turn away? Your choice. It could make the world of difference to the person – you never know!
Music melts pain.
How you ever noticed how fabulous music can make pain, worry, stress just vanish? Perspective and mood change as well. It is with gratitude that I tell this story.
I’ve had a few glitches from a snowshoe fall last week. Of course not in the deeper snow in the bush but in the parking lot. L Yesterday I decided to break from far too much computer work and catch the MET Opera simulcast. 4 ½ hours of deeply moving music made the world disappear. Then a spontaneous invitation to have dinner at a friends house was offered. I had planned on getting back to the computer but……..food always rules.
Lovely visit, wonderful meal and a sharing of their travels to Iceland stories vaporized that evening. I’ve planned a trip to Iceland on the way to Sweden this spring therefore was very interested in their opinions.
This morning upon awaking I attempted to chastise myself for not getting as much done yesterday as planned. However, soon found that feeding my soul yesterday gave me that much more oomph to forge ahead this morning.
As the afternoon approached, I again let the mind take over and started on the slide into grumpiness that I soon had to change and go out. A friend had invited me to a classical concert. We found out a few days ago that Hugo Wolf String Quartet had cancelled and I was wishing I could just stay in and make my mark in my online programming. Of course I wouldn’t let a friend down and computer neck was starting up. I was delighted to find that the substitute was the amazing Gryphon Trio. Their selection of music and expertise was just what I needed. By midway I had forgotten there was a world outside the hall, neck glitch was gone and I left there with a spring to my step that had been absent on the way in.
The point of this rambling is……NEVER turn down an opportunity to hear music of any nature, let alone world class performers. You can never go wrong as music truly is a sure fire way to nourish your soul. And for me, strings work their magic on my heart as well.
Everything is an energetic vibration – find the ones that resonate with you the most.
Go out and book a concert, listen to local music or just hug a musician. Where would we be without them?
Watch this video clip and decide for yourself.
Baumgartner’s space jump
How exhilarating and humbling!
This is how I view that life should be. The perfect job, relationship, hobby, event et al could be the exact combination needed of all.
Just think what being with a partner that gave you the comfort of your favourite sweater but still after years ‘made your tail wag’. Dog lovers will get this one.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to go to work each day with that combination of belonging yet a touch of that little kid magic of what the day will bring?
I see kayaking in this light. I love the peace and connectedness of floating on a river (gives me the combination of both water and forest) coupled with the charge of turbulent water or waves/wind that I receive due to my inability to swim and fear of water.
I love being on or near the water but cannot put my face in. Which leads me to fear…..
We all have our fears. Although many might say they are irrational but to our minds, emotions and physiology they are very real. Why let fear stand in the way of doing something memory making?
Is overcoming fear possible?
I have overcome or at least side stepped some of my fears because I was born with insatiable curiosity. Wanting to know what something feels like or looks/sounds like overpowers my little voice telling me to not do it.
I have never regretted stepping beyond my fears and experiencing life – and oh what a great world we live in when we embrace it and explore.
But do keep in mind, that sometimes fear is a warning sign of danger or boundaries being overstepped. More on this later.
Be safe! Be fulfilled! Be challenged!
Now get out there and just do it.
Although………things are not always the way they seem. Perhaps the initial event looks to be unwelcome. But think back to something that happened in your life (or another person’s life) that started out looking catastrophic.
Things like losing a job, a close relationship ending, household problems. Later you see that it was a blessing to get out of a soul killing job and now are doing something you love!
Or perhaps a year (hopefully less) after a break up you see how toxic that person really was for you? Or even if not toxic, just ‘flat line’ – and now you’ve been able to meet a vibrant loving new mate. Or learned to enjoy ‘just being you’.
Perhaps the extra expense of having to fix a household issue helps you discover an unseen additional problem, when fixed now is not major – but could have grown to be. Or maybe even you’ll make a connection with someone connected with the repair.
I know some times ( or lots of times) it’s not easy to see the ‘silver lining’ or to accept that everything really is o.k. I don’t know to whom I can credit this saying – but I love it!
“Everything works out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out, it’s not the end.”
Care to share your switch around events?