The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – The Question: What Are You Thankful For?

Every morning, when I open my eyes from my sleep, I take a moment to think about what I am thankful for, before I even get out of my bed.  I know it sounds easy to do, but to be honest it took discipline.

I was in the habit of waking up and jumping out of bed and not really thinking about anything, aside from, “I can’t wait until 5 pm”.  I would start my day, crabby, anxious waiting for the day to end, and somewhat depressed.  Something had to change!

I decided to do myself a favor and take a moment of, “me time”, before I started my day.  I started with making a conscious effort to lay in bed and think of three (3) things I was thankful for before my feet hit the floor.  I came up with this:

I am thankful for waking up!

I am thankful for my family!

I am thankful for being able to smile!

I kept it simple and easy, but to be honest, it changed the way I looked at my day!  I was no longer in a panic for the day to end!  As my day went on, I found more positive things to be thankful for.  Whether it was the blue sky, a smile from a stranger, or being able to have clean water, I found something throughout my day to keep me focused on the bigger picture in life!  Being thankful!

My morning list has grown, and I am thankful for that as well!  We tend to find so many things to focus on which cause us anxiety; I think it is time to set those aside and focus on what brings us a sense of peace.

Calming the mind, first thing in the morning, will help you throughout your day!  Be thankful for you!

What Are You Thankful For? – With Good Vibes Only ❤😊

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Sharing Memories

In moving into our home, we made a point of going through absolutely, every single bin and box of memories!

In doing so, we found over 100 years of memories!  We found pictures of people we didn’t even know, but we knew we were related too!  We saw resemblances and characteristics in our family photos, which helped us to see and appreciate where we came from.  We always knew these photos existed, but never took the time to truly look deep into these faces.

We began to get to know our ancestry and history more; our roots were beginning to show.

Some pictures brought tears, some brought laughter, and for the most part, these pictures brought big smiles.  Our home became warmer with love and appreciation.  I will admit, this is the first home we have lived in where all of us have felt completely at home.  I’d like to think, by going through all our memories, has contributed to this warm feeling.

In a way, it feels like we are now surrounded by those we have loved and lost; where there was a void, there is now comfort.

Sharing memories in these photos has allowed us to not only feel comfort, but to also start more conversations between us.  We put our phones down and actually talk more about our memories.

We even found my old report cards, that clearly stated, “I needed to start paying more attention in class and to stop socializing so much!”  LOL!!  Little did I know, my social skills would contribute to my blog one day 😉

We have received a cherished gift in going through these pictures!

 

Sharing Memories – With Good Vibes Only 😊❤

 

 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Bringing Family Together

Good Afternoon!

I know it’s been a while since I have shared with you any updates; I thought I would start with this one!  Bringing Family Together!

Over the summer, we were test driving our ambition in living in an RV full-time; it was a great experience.  It brought family and friends to our campsite to enjoy each others company.  Relations strengthened and it was a true blessing!

Since, we decided that we would save our RV for recreation for the next 5 years, instead of taking it on the road full-time.  We still have some wisdom to gain in this process, which we have no regrets in admitting.

We have moved into our home, where we have also started having family Sunday dinners again.  Bringing family together once a week, has been the best thing we started to do again.  Our family and friend relationships have grown and strengthened; it has been such a positive experience.

As I was thinking of this blog post, I was thinking of family members who may not see eye-to-eye and hence a wall goes up.  How easy would it be to simply put your differences aside and invite that family member over to share a meal with you.  You do not need to even talk about your differences, but simply share a meal with each other.  Meals are prepared with love and care; the same ingredients which go into relationships of all kinds.  A meal warms the heart!

After sharing a meal, you then feel a sense of satisfaction and comfort, and guess what?  You are enjoying this meal and feeling this way in the comfort of someone you didn’t see eye-to-eye with.  Changes the mood, and makes you think.  Sometimes, we get so upset at the small things, that we don’t take time to think that those small things that have upset us, are really not worth putting a wall between you and this person.  Share that meal!

As a family, we have found ourselves bonding even more with each other, by showing the love in a meal and sharing it with each other.  Please give this suggestion a little try, before you know it, no conversation is needed, there will just be a simple, “I’m sorry” where needed and the healing will begin.  A very simple approach, sometimes is all that is needed.

Bringing Family Together – With Good Vibes Only 😊❤

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – So Alive!

I can’t tell you how alive I feel!  We have internet!  As some of you know, we decided to kick start this summer off with living full time in our 5th Wheel; it has been an adjustment, a learning experience, and a rebirth in feeling Alive!

I know the RV lifestyle isn’t for everyone, and to be honest, there was a time where I thought, I couldn’t downsize enough to be able to do this, but I did it with the love of my family.  We as a family, took the plunge!  I’ve never felt so Alive!

There are so many things in life, that can bring you a sense of Peace and a sense of feeling Alive; just tap into them!  Granted, we have learned that living at an RV site can also bring challenges; Wifi was one of them!  Hence the reason, I have not posted in a long time.  Just when I decided to go to a local coffee shop and tap into their free Wifi, it happened!!  My laptop went to sleep and has remained there!  So off I went to purchase a new one!  In doing so, again, I felt more Alive!

This entire experience, has brought to our family more creativity, more joy, and more memories.  I’m glad we took the big step in starting this journey; it is what was needed in our lives.

I highly recommend, taking a moment to sit in silence, and just listen to your heart!  It will wake you up and bring to you a more peaceful experience in feeling Alive!

With Good Vibes Only – So Alive 😊❤

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – I Laugh Too Myself!

Laughter is the Best Medicine!

Life is filled with so much to worry about; I think it is time we start focusing on what there is too laugh about!  We take the time to worry and consume ourselves with the “what ifs”, that we forget just how much more there is in life to smile or laugh at!

We have options to help ourselves laugh!

If you are feeling consumed by worry, take a break and dive into the following:

  • Turn on a comedy
  • Go into your local bookstore and read a joke book
  • Google is everyone’s best-friend, search humor
  • Use your mind and think back to a time where something made you laugh

And if that doesn’t work, and don’t ask me why this tends to make someone laugh, but “picture” someone stubbing their toe!  I’m not one for enjoying someone else’s pain, but for whatever reason, the majority will get at least a little chuckle out of watching a good ol’ toe stubbing.

There are always options to find a good laugh!  Don’t let the negative in!  Learn to laugh at it!

With Good Vibes Only – I Laugh To Myself  😊

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – New Life

First, I would like to apologize for being away from my blog, The Good Vibes Only Roadshow, for what seemed to feel like eternity!

We, as a family, decided to take another look at our plan to bring you The Good Vibes Only Roadshow North American Tour 2024 (in five years) but instead we agreed we needed to go for it NOW!!

We moved out of our apartment, and became a full-time RV family! Why were we waiting?  I suppose a little of traditional values we were raised with (just keep a job until retirement) were lingering around in our heads that, “we should” work and work some more before going for it; but it is very hard to tame a FREE SPIRIT!

We have been organizing our home on wheels the past 2 months, and putting together our new World!  New mindset for living on the road, and creating new projects which will now become our lifestyle.  We will be bringing so much to share with others while we set off on this new adventure; we are very excited and nervous at the same time, but it is a good nervous!

We feel like we have a new outlook on life!  Our experiences this past year have shown us what is important – happiness!

I’ve missed reaching out to you all, and I look forward to sharing my blog posts with you and including you in on our journey!

With Good Vibes Only – New Life💖  

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Stand Up For What You Believe In!!

Stand Up For What You Believe In!!  Absolutely!!

In my lifetime, there have been many times, I’ve moved on from situations that were toxic; employment and relationships.  In doing so, some individuals would say, “you are running, instead of dealing”, or “now they are winning!”

This is not the case!  I simply Stood Up For What I Believed In and followed my “own” path!  We do not need to “settle” for a toxic environment; you can and you are allowed to follow your own path.  This path will bring you Peace, Happiness, and Comfort!

By standing up for what you believe in, you are caring about yourself and loving yourself, and truly that is all that matters!  Greatness will come to those who seek out what your soul is craving!  When you are happy in your life, then all those who you keep close to your heart, will be happy too!  To me, that is a great concept to keep in the back of your mind.

With Good Vibes Only – Stand Up For What You Believe In! 💖

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