We love the beach and the ocean in any way, so we took advantage of this long weekend and drove all the way to Barwon Heads, a beautiful beach and stunning views. We walked along the path clearing our minds, breathing fresh air, enjoying the breeze and a great company of friends. It was so good that we spontaneously decided about the next stops of the trip: we kept driving along the ocean to Point Lonsdale
which has a great pier – walking on it, feeling the wind. taking a deep breath each time a wave hits the pier.
We also had the opportunity to see a beautiful seal just hanging around in the water underneath us, having fun. It was an amazing sight. We couldn’t stopped smiling seeing this cute creature like that.
During all that time, none of us remembered their life, issues or problems. We were just enjoying the moment. Clearing our thoughts and relaxing.
We didn’t want that to end. Time flies when you have fun.
We could have stayed there forever, but we had to go…
The effect of that trip on our bodies and minds was so good, that the day after (Easter Monday), we decided to go for a bike ride along the beach, much closer this time but not less beautiful, finishing it at Half Moon Bay. The view is stunning. It just takes your breath away.When you go out – Inhale the air, the view, have a good time with your family or friends, and don’t forget to ENJOY THE EFFECT OF THE OCEAN!
Everyone loves to dress up.
Children can do it every day, or at least on a weekly basis. For us, “adults”, we usually have the opportunity to do it once a year (Halloween, Purim or other annual holidays – depending on your religion). When your kids are young you don’t have time to think about yourself. You dress your kids up and invest the time make their costume really stand out, but for you? you just grab some funny glasses from the $2 shop, wear them and TAADAAA – you have a costume.
Nayyyy. That’s not how you should do it.
Well, now that my kids are a bit older, so I have the time and energy to make an extra effort for that special holiday. And I have to admit: I really like it. No one can refuse to an offer to be someone else for one day.
I would love to be someone else for just one day. On that day your face are going to hurt from laughter. it’s fun to see the people you know and their kids, all dress up in all sorts of funny or scary costumes.
I take advantage of that day, a day that I can masquerade, be more extrovert, laugh more (maybe a drink will help:) ) and the most important thing is I relish from my family’s joy and happiness on that day. I’m going to get the most out of it!
I recommend that you will do that too. You better collect memories – not things.
We are so busy in our day-to-day life that sometimes we don’t have the time to reflect or to look around. Most people won’t tell you how they really feel. What we have to do is very simple – look around us and see who needs a little bit more support, a smile, a nice gesture, a compliment or even a hug. Try to look in your friends’ eyes to know how they really feel. We are often too busy to notice the needs of a family member or a friend and try to help them. I decided to try and pay it forward, so each day I would try to do at least one thing for one person that would make their life better.
I started to look for emotions in people. Those who are usually obscured behind a fake smile or just sunglasses. I try to pay attention to little things like the tone of their voice, their smile, their answers and pay attention to their needs. Sometime a smile only will make their day a lot better, sometimes a compliment will make them happy, and sometimes a hug is the single thing that will do the magic.
Yes, we all need it.
People say that hug uplifts energy. A hug can express what words can’t and the best part is that when you give one, you get one.
Hi there, yes it’s me, I’m here again. I know it’s been a while now…
Apparently, I was working too hard for too long, without any time to think (I know it sounds horrible, although it wasn’t) But the minute I caught myself without any time or energy, sad instead of happy, I realised it’s time to stop that ASAP. I resigned my job.
So here I am again. Trying to live, change and fix the mess I did while working too hard. I think I lost track of time and part of myself, which shouldn’t have happened in the first place. But that’s part of who I am – I’m a giver.
I am so dedicated to whatever I’m doing, that I will give more than 100% of myself (that’s my advantage and disadvantage combined). Anyway, as part of getting my life back and making up to my family I brought home a little puppy to help my family tie the knots together, and add a bit more responsibility and maturity to my kids.
His name is Lucky. He is a very cute and adorable dog! We got him when he was 8 weeks old, and the magic of change, responsibility and maturity came with it. It was very smart thing to do. I look at my kids’ faces and I know I did the right thing.
If only I had the headspace before…
We should NEVER let our work take over our lives or our head space, because family is definitely more important.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.