Friday, May 20, 2016

5 Happy Moments In Life

1. The Mona Lisa Moment

One of my favorite songs is Masterpiece (Mona Lisa) by Jasmine Sullivan. I love how it illustrates one of the big moments in life. I'm talking about the moment we notice our own value; our ideas and thoughts are important. We are beautiful and precious.

2. The Manhattan Moment

My big dream was to see New York City. That dream came true when I was 20 (and 3 times after that). I remember coming out of a subway station and being surrounded by skyscrapers and yellow cabs. The view took my breath away. I'd been dreaming about New York, and now I was there. Your big Manhattan moment doesn't have to have anything to do with New York, but it's a moment when you get to experience something you've anticipated for a long long time. You realise you're surrounded by it. It's really happening.

3. The Marathon Moment

To experience a Marathon moment, you've had to work hard. You might feel tired and almost ready to quit, but something inside you gives you strength to carry on. And that realisation that you are working hard, pushing your limits and conquering yourself brings you joy. And when you finally cross that metaphorical finish line... Wow!

4. The Mandela Moment 

Mandela moments are my favorite happy moments. You experience them when you realise, that something you've said or done, had a positive impact on someone else's life. As a guidance counselor I get to experience these moments almost on a daily basis, and that's why I love my job.

5. The Monday Morning Moment 

Often there's nothing worse than a Monday morning. You feel tired and unmotivated to start your work week, but still you have to get your butt out of your bed and make things happen. But Monday morning moments don't necessarily have anything to do with actual Monday mornings. Instead you realise how thankful you are for things you have in your life. You see how lovely your home is - though it might be small or you budget doesn't allow you to paint the walls. Or you feel how nice it is to just to walk and hold hands with your husband instead of going to a fancy restaurant. Small everyday moments.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Word of 2016 - May


Once again,  I have no idea what's going to happen. Once again I'm standing on the edge of something new and saying goodbye to something old, though it never really had time to become old. Once again I am reminding myself: don't worry. Everything will be alright.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Lovely Letters - May/June Sign Ups

Welcome to Lovely Letters! A bi-monthly snail mail pen pal program for bloggers and non-bloggers hosted by Mintspiration and My Soul Called Life. That’s right! We made another slight change to the program by welcoming not just the blogging community, but anyone who is looking to build new friendships by sending lovely letters and packages all across the globe.
May thru June 2016 ♡ Lovely Letters Sign-ups
 Click here to sign-up for the May thru June 2016 Snail Mail Exchange ― remember sign ups will be open from May 1st thru the 10th and will close at midnight PST.
▷ Pen Pal Pairings: On the 11th of May, you will receive an email letting you know who you have been paired with. Thereafter, you will spend the following 2 months getting to know your partner through blog stalking, social media, Skype, or however you like! 
▷ Connect with Your Partner: After receiving your pen pal’s contact information, you will have 2 days to connect with your partner.  If your partner does not contact you or respond within 2 days of being paired please email Claudia so she can attempt to pair you with someone on the waiting list. Bear in mind that communication is key and is essential in establishing a fun-filled pen pal relationship. 
▷ Theme: This swap’s theme is {Strong & Influential} & the color theme is {Yellow}.
▷ Mail Your Lovely Letter Parcel: Your Lovely Letter parcel must be mailed via certified mail no later than the 25th of June. Please note that because we want this program to be affordable and enjoyable for all participants there is a $7 limit. Here are couple pins to help give you some simple, yet meaningful ideas to encourage your pen pal and to make them feel extra special:

March – April 2016 ♡ Lovely Letters Link-up Party
I truly hope that everyone who participated in March – April’s Lovely Letters Exchange had a wonderful time making new friends! If you would like to share your experience we highly encourage you to blog about it and thank your partner via social media using hashtag #LovelyLetters
  1. Link up a post about your Lovely Letters experience.
  2. Link back so others can join in. Feel free to use the button provided below.
  3. MOST IMPORTANTLY, comment on the blog linked up before you. This helps to create community. Feel free to give some comment love to the other bloggers as well.