The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Don’t Let It Win!

My family and I have been in, what is referred to as, isolation, lock-down, and have been practicing social distancing, along with all the other requirements to get through these times.  I like to refer to it as, we are just staying at home!

I find, if we start giving our time “titles” then the issue that is controlling the World right now, is actually winning even more.  I refuse to let this “invisible pain in the World’s backside” win!

We all know, what we all need to do, to take back our control of our lives!  There is no reason, why we have to constantly remind ourselves of “what” it is called.  I find to maintain a healthy mindset, we need to try and maintain normalcy.

Instead of saying, we are living in isolation, just say, we are still living at home.

Instead of saying, we are social distancing, just say, we are enjoying being in our own bubble (space), we are trying something new!

Instead of saying, we are on lock-down, just say, we are diving into Spring cleaning, and spending quality time with our family, friends, pets, or even spending time planning our dreams; we love our home/space so much, we just don’t want to leave.

To gain some sense of control back, since living this way was out of our control, we can easily say, “we are trying something new.  We are doing a project and making use of our time.  We are gaining more gratitude for each other, by spending more time with each other.”

There are so many ways of looking at our situation we are all living in at the moment, but by throwing a little positive mindset into the mix of things, we are having more fun, we are feeling less anxiety, and we are actually relaxing a bit more.

The best part of it all, is this invisible pain the backside I referred to earlier, is not winning so much, and I quite like that idea.

Keep Spreading The Love & Stay Home!

With Good Vibes Only – Don’t Let It Win!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – We Are Learning!

During this time in our lives, we as a family, are learning!  We are going through, what I like to refer to it as,  a reality check!

How quickly life can change, out of our control.  How quickly you can be working your dream job and then poof, your not!  How quickly you can own a thriving business, the surprise it’s gone!  What we think of as normal, is now so far out of reach (for now!)

However, there is a better way of looking at it!

I want to make sure you understand, we are all doing this together!  This is why I am sharing with you, what I’ve learned and how it has comforted me.  There will be options for you to consider if you are needing them.

Yes, there is no hiding it, there is loss all over the World; that is our new reality.  Loss does not have to remain loss!  Loss is a time to get creative, not just in work, but in your lifestyle.

Start planning for a simple future!  Do we need all those bills?  Do we need a high mortgage?  Do we need to pay an even higher rent to cover someone else’s mortgage and expenses?  Do you feel trapped knowing you will still need to pay these things?  I haven’t even spoke about Gas and Power bills yet…guess what I don’t feel I need too…they are still there!

However, the answer to all of that is NO!

You have options!  The question is, are you willing to live a more simple life in order to not have the pressure of a huge financial load?

My family and I, have taken the past month, to look at our lives, and to find ways of cutting costs.  Minimize life!

We have been researching different “home” options out there and to be honest, they give me more excitement to look forward too one day.  Everything from full-time RV living (mind you, there are currently very minimal choices in that department for people to stay at), shipping container homes (supplies can be recycled to finish the inside of the container), renting land to place trailers or shipping containers on, Yurt’s, tiny homes, and commune living (not religious commune’s but that is your choice) where you rent land or buy farm land “together” with friends or family and place numerous trailers, containers, etc. on the land and have a community garden, laundry, etc.

The lives we live now, have taught us that being humble in our approach is a gift!  We are going to go back to living a simple life.  We have no detailed answers as to all the questions in how we are going to do this, or which option we are going to take, but at least we have decided to live a life where we are at Peace.

This lifestyle is not for everyone, but we have learned, the last thing we want to worry about is astronomical loss.  We are all going through that now, we don’t want to go through it again.  Living having learned valuable lessons is a Gift!  We are going to make sure we share that gift with our experiences to as many people as possible.

Keep Sharing The Love!

With Good Vibes Only – We Are Learning!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Life Changes

Life Changes!  I’ve chosen this picture, for the simple reason, it shows how things can change so quickly.  From snow, to green grass, just like that – without warning!  Believe it or not, these life changes can happen when it is out of our control.  We have no choice but to accept, adjust, and move forward.  The good thing is, is that we can still blossom through it and flourish like we are meant too!

One thing I’ve learned in my life, we don’t have all the answers.  There are times when we like to think we know it all, but we really don’t.  We never will know everything, that is why we learn as we go.  We need to stop putting pressure on ourselves to know everything; we do the best we can with what we know.

Life changes all the time, it gets so confusing at times, but by breathing, taking it moment by moment and day by day, this will allow us to learn what we are supposed to be learning in that moment.

Life changes, can be a blessing, but then they can be very hurtful and scary; we need to embrace both and move forward with faith.  When we have faith, it even makes fear take a backseat.

With the recent life changes, I find it has changed my perspective on quite a few things in my own life.  I’ve vowed to face these changes and move forward with confidence and drive.  Trust me, I have my days where, the shock of everything wears off and reality sinks in, but I then remind myself, these changes will eventually pass – this is happening for the World to learn in this moment.

We are doing this together; we are learning through this life change.

With Good Vibes Only – Life Changes!

 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Pink Flamingo’s at the Campsite!

This is the time of year, in our neck of the woods (cottage country) where we are from, where lots and lots of campers, families using their cottages, and full-time RV families, will be using the endless amount of campsites in our Province of Ontario.

Well, lets just say, “plans have changed for the majority of these families”.  Although, for now these sites are not listed as “essential”, there will be a time where they will be.  When you think about it, a very high percentage of campers are living the “full-time RV lifestyle” and need to be able to park their “homes” somewhere.

We need to be able to get our Pink Flamingo’s out of storage and display them as they should be!!  Right in front of our home at camp! 😉😉

My family and I have a 5th wheel at our camp, however we are unable to access it due to the latest happenings in the news today.  In fact, we are not even allowed to move our trailer at all; we are only allowed to make appointments in the event we need to remove items from “out of” our trailer.  But I am not complaining; instead I am grateful the campgrounds are following the Government orders.  The more people that don’t follow, then the longer it will take for us to get back to the lives we knew.

I have one little suggestion that may help while we are riding out this latest wave.

If you are able to, and what we all need to do as one large Team in the World, is this:

If you have a home that has a larger driveway, yard, or even acreage, please offer some “temporary” space to these full-time RV families, with the stipulation that social distancing must be followed.  Not all RV families, have extended families they can stay with, nor do they have the large amounts budgeted to pay for the rental of homes or apartments.  That’s one of the reasons why they made the choice to RV full-time; works better in a budget.

Please do an act of kindness for these families; one act of kindness goes a very long way.  Eventually, once things get a bit more organized, the Governments will have some adjusted rules to perhaps make it easier for “seasonal” campers to set up their homes again.  To be honest, it is no different than living in a regular house; you still have neighbors to watch out for and to practice social distancing with, so it shouldn’t be a problem for RV families who have been doing this full-time.

Lets make sure we work together to help free the Pink Flamingo’s once again, to brighten up this World and show that it is still okay to live life, regardless if you live in a house, apartment or trailer.

With Good Vibes Only – Pink Flamingo’s At The Campsite!

 

 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – We All Need Excitement In Our Lives

More now than ever, we need to find some excitement in our lives!  I have a bit of a plan😉😉

I will start by letting you know, I have no problem diving into childlike thinking at times;  remembering my youth!  Not so much who I was at a young age, but instead all the hopes and dreams I had as a child.  If you want to take a moment to smile, then please start thinking of all those dreams you had as a child.

As I start thinking back to my mind as a child and who I wanted to be, where I wanted to live, what I wanted to do when I “grew up”, and how I was going to do all of this, I also start thinking about all the kids I went to elementary school with and then it all comes back; I remember their dreams too ❤ you may even want to start reaching out to those friends you had and striking up a new friendship.

How exciting it was as a child, to have such big hopes and dreams!  The thrill and happiness it brought to my face, at just the thought of actually achieving those dreams.

It then dawned on me, why can’t I achieve those dreams now?  Oh My Gosh!!  I was feeling excited at just the thought!  I couldn’t wait to get started!

In that one thought, I created “added” excitement in my life!  I was like a scientist rubbing her hands together over her experiment at the possibility she could have come up with the latest cure!

The passion I had as a young girl for my dreams, was like no other; the excitement I felt as a child for my dreams, came back to me.

I really gave myself something more to look forward too!

If you are finding yourself bored with being at home, having already watched all of Netflix, and not sure what to do next, then I would recommend you sit down, grab a pen and paper and write down all your childhood dreams!  You will start to laugh, you may even start to cry, but at the end of the day, you will have found the excitement was back in your heart as you had as a little child.

I believe that is a gift you can give yourself!  You gave yourself the gift of excitement in your life and it didn’t cost you anything and you didn’t have to leave your home to find it.  Harness the dreams of a child, start researching them online, and you just never know, maybe you will be able to accomplish one of them!  Where there is a will there is always a way!

With Good Vibes Only – We All Need Excitement In Our Lives!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – How Are You Doing?

I won’t lie, the past month has been quite the year!!!  How are you all doing?

I feel it is very important to check in with each other, more now than ever.  Opening up the lines of communication, opening up your heart, and just saying a great big, “Hello!  How are you doing?”

I have been doing a whole lot of thinking these days!  I must tell you, I am learning quite a bit about life and how grateful I am for everyone in my life.  I’m not just grateful for my family and friends, but I find myself grateful for absolutely everyone on this planet!

I am grateful for the picture of the little kids coloring pictures for our healthcare workers.  I am grateful for the news broadcasters who are also risking their lives to protect us with the latest news.  I am grateful for all emergency crews, for grocery store clerks, for pharmacists providing medicine to those in need, for our sanitation crews still picking up our garbage, recycling and composting.  I am grateful for delivery companies, truck drivers bringing supplies to our stores, and for post office employees still delivering mail.  I am grateful for our Governments who are trying desperately to work together with Peace, health, and our futures in mind.  It can’t be an easy job; our patience is required while they try to do the best for us.

I am extremely grateful for social media and the internet!  Without it we wouldn’t be able to help each other and lift each other up through these different times.  I would be lost without all of you!  I am so grateful to be able to talk to you all, and will forever be grateful for this platform.

I am grateful to have Facebook!  I can see my family who do not live with us.  I can still tell them I love them!  I can still see my friends and support their hopes for a better tomorrow.  I can support my followers and provide them with as much inspiration as I can, knowing that if I help just one person a day, then I’m doing my part in this World!

There are so many more people I am grateful for, the list is endless, but I must say, I am very grateful for the pictures of pets and animals.  They have no idea what is going on, but their images bring so much comfort to many.

I wake up each day, hoping and praying that everyone is doing well, they are safe, and they are remaining in their homes to remain healthy.

This is how I am doing in my life; how are you doing?

I want to hear you, I want you to use your voice and express yourself, and I want you to do this knowing you are safe to wear your heart on your sleeve.  You will be heard!  Share your days, your hopes and your dreams.

I wish you all comfort ❤

With Good Vibes Only – How Are You Doing?

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Turning Pain Into Power

We can easily let our pain and emotional turmoil control us to the point where there is no return, but no matter how hard it is, it is important to force yourself to turn your pain into power!

What good can come out of our pain?  Can we make a difference in this World by turning our pain into power?  I’d like to think so ❤ even the power of a virtual hug

I’m not trying to be insensitive, in fact, I’m trying to be extremely supportive towards mental health.  We all need encouragement in our lives – we need to know it is okay to take our pain and try to help someone else with the power of experience.

There will always be someone in the World who has had a similar experience as you have.  Instead of saying, “you have no idea what I’m feeling”, you can say, “I understand we have been through something very similar to each other, and I appreciate the fact that we can come together knowing we are not alone”.  Doesn’t that feel better?

We need to be supportive through our pain, through our struggles, and also through our lessons learned.  That is where the Power lies!  Learning through our pain!  It is okay to embrace your pain, knowing you are gaining power to help others, to make a difference in the World, or to simply live a more positive life.

During this time, we need to understand that the World is experiencing a whole new level of pain, BUT, we can still make a difference by not letting this control the lasting effects of pain.

Become a pillar in someone’s life; we all need to stand up and be there for everyone.  Let the Power help you to become that light for someone else.  What a way to give a gift to a struggling soul.  Pick them up, dust them off, and give them the strength to find their own power.

We can do this together! One virtual hug at a time!

With Good Vibes Only – Turning Pain Into Power!