Friday Favourites!!

Here we go again – another Friday, another list of favourites

1. The smell of fresh rain.

2. Talking to a friend on the phone for hours.

3. Pretty much any One Direction song. (Lame I know 🙂 )

4.  The sound of rain on a tin roof

5. The sound of thunder rolling in before a big storm (think theres a theme emerging here)

6. Getting caught in a sun shower – the water and warmth is so amazing!!

7. Splashing in puddles like a kid

8. Climbing a tree

9. Patterns and prints on nails

10. An awesome find at an op shop or second hand thrift store (nothing beats a preloved bargain)

 

Hope some of you have tried these and if not – get going! They will brighten your day!! 🙂

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Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

Talk about being caught off guard.

I HATED this song when I first heard it – but yet here I am, weeks on, loving it with every ounce of my being.

This song actually brightens my day.

No matter how commercial, how POP, how overplayed, or how repetitive this song may have seemed in the beginning  – I CANNOT get enough of it.

The simplicity that Carly Rae Jepsen gives to the topic of falling in love, the way she takes away the depression, heart ache and anguish, and reminds us what it was like to be a young girl with a crush is genius.

It’s simply wonderful.

Whilst I love a good love ballad, tearing at the heart strings, emotive, depressing but brilliant song as much as the next girl, sometimes it’s nice to be reminded that we are all kids at heart, and that life is beautiful.

This songs takes me back to the days of Aaron Carters ‘I’ve Got A Crush’, Hanson ‘MMMBOP” and songs of the like.

It really is a blast from the past in the present.

If you haven’t already – have a listen – I GUARANTEE YOU WILL SMILE 🙂

Let me know what songs make you smile, so I can smile at them, and then post them here for the few that read my posts 🙂

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April 25, 2012 · 10:59 pm

Friday favourites!

Let’s see what wonderful things I can come up with today!!

1. Cocooning yourself inside a blanket on a cold day.

2. Taking your shoes off in the car after a long day – and massaging them on the pedals (it is simple the greatest feeling ever).

3. Setting yourself a challenge and surprising yourself by succeeding.

4. Sleeping all day.

5. Knowing the most trivial fact about the most trivial things.

6. Taking time out of your day to listen to someone and give them a worthy piece of advice that you know is going to help them.

7. Being brave enough to ask a question in a classroom or board room – and getting the answer you’ve been waiting for.

8. Knowing that you are right – but not sinking to someone else’s level to argue about it.

9. Really knowing who you are, and accepting that.

10. Not having to set and alarm clock for the next morning.

 

Don’t know if these ones were as great as the last friday favourites but have a great day everyone!!

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“Our greatest glory is n…

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do” Confucius

For me this is the most inspiring quote. And one that I personally try to live my life by…

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April 19, 2012 · 12:16 am

But what do you mean you don’t like me.

One of the hardest lessons in life to learn is that not everybody will like you. 

This is a life lesson that couldn’t have come any quicker for me – its a lesson I’ve also struggled with at times. I like to think that I am a friendly, kind, caring person, who has a big heart, however sometimes there are parts of my personality that just don’t sit well with others.

Sometimes I rub people up the wrong way, offend people without meaning to, and sometimes people just don’t warm to me. But learning and accepting this – as hard as it is – has changed the way I think about other people and life. It has meant that I don’t spend every spare minute of my time (not that I ever get a spare minute) over thinking and analysing every aspect of other peoples actions to gage why they perhaps don’t like me.

Why is it that we care so much?

Each of us can not possibly like every person we meet – so why do we find it so inconceivable that we may not be liked by someone else? We place far to much emphasis on what other people think about us, and give far to much power to those around us.

Why do we care about people looking at us when we walk into the room? why do we always assume the whispering that we can hear is about us? And even if it is – why do we care? The people that we know and love, know and love us back. Those, are who we should concern ourselves with. It is those peoples opinions that matter.

While I am not suggesting that we stop trying, stop caring if we are nice to each other, and stop worrying about offending people – I am merely suggesting that there are those who will never be pleased by anything that we do – and it is those people, that we need to move on from. 

At the end of the day, one person not liking you should not bare any impact on your life – (unless of course that person is your mother in law.. that could be problematic 🙂

This also goes for others judging us. Why should we care if others chose to judge us harshly, if others chose to believe their own truths. As long as you live loyal to what you believe in, then there should be no concern with what others think about us. 

But the same can be said for each and every one of us. We need to remember whilst judging others, are we perfect? Are there things about ourselves that we would change? We need to be kinder, be realistic, and understand we are all different

We need to have faith in ourselves, be kind, gracious of others, but also be accepting that not everyone feels the same way we do. 

If we can care less about others thoughts and more about embracing our own – then the world would be a happier place…

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Fridays favourites!

The beginning of the list. Fridays Favourites if you will. I’ll try and post 10 things each Friday that I love. If you have never experienced some of them – get on board and try them asap!! You won’t regret it!!

1. Walking barefoot in the grass/sand

2. Listening to someone else win something on the radio (I love to hear them cry with joy!!)

3. Driving along on an otherwise cold day and the sun shining in your window onto your face and it being so hot that you feel like you’re going to get sunburnt

4. The feeling of achievement when you’ve finished a really tough gym session

5. Watching old TV shows – like the LoveBoat 🙂

6. Fields full of yellow canola

7. Driving alone and singing at the top of your lungs – and then someone catching you rocking out

8. Ciders on a Sunday in the sun

9. Finishing work early

10. Having something to save for like a holiday, or clothing – and then getting it

What are your Friday Favourites? help me find more things to add to my friday favourites!!!

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“Happiness does not dep…

“Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are, it solely relies on what you think.” – Buddha

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April 12, 2012 · 3:32 am