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 – 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! 💖

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – All I Want To Do Is Dance! The Best Exercise!

Over the weekend, I turned 29 “yet” again!  My husband and our daughter, surprised me by inviting my sister-in-law and my niece out to our camp for a BBQ!  I was so happy to see them, as it had been a while!

One thing about our family, we love to sit around the kitchen table and talk!  My sister-in-law has done extremely well on her weight loss journey, and in doing so, she found “dance” to be the best exercise for her!  I agreed!  If there is one form of exercise to do, I love to dance.

You can use absolutely, every muscle, you can move in any direction you want to, and doing all of this with a smile on your face!

When thinking about exercise, you think of lifting weights, using the treadmill, and other pieces of equipment, but when you think about it, although they are very good for you, you never seem to see anyone smiling while they are doing this.  Keep in mind, I’m not degrading this form of exercise, as I do believe in it, but I also feel it is important to incorporate a form of exercise that brings a smile to your face.

When talking to my sister-in-law, she started to smile from ear to ear when she spoke about how she dances for exercise!  Feel free to dance in your kitchen, or anywhere around the house!  Try it out!  You will feel free!

With Good Vibes Only – All I Want To Do Is Dance!  The Best Exercise! 😊

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – What Makes You Think?

Every single day, there seems to be a list a mile long, of what makes me think!  The “mile long list” makes me think of one thing that truly is important in life – Happiness!

If it isn’t something that someone says, watching the news on television, reading articles on social media, or hearing the “emergency alerts” go off on my cell phone with the latest missing child, there is always something to make me think.  I find myself thinking about, “what went wrong” in someone’s life, why is there so much negativity, and how can we change the World we live in.

At the end of the day, it is about the lack of happiness in their lives.  After listening to some of their stories; I think some more.

Life, sure knows ways of handing it to us!  It is seeking out the help we need to help us get back to Happiness!  I know at times, it seems hard to even believe that you could find happiness, but in all honesty, I think it is worth a try!

Even though, I’m just one person in this huge World, I’d like to try and help as many people as I possibly can!  Sometimes, it is just sharing a smile with someone hurting, give a shoulder to cry on, and an ear to listen – I’m willing to do this to help someone see there are people who genuinely care.

In, “what makes me think”, I think it is time to help one person at a time.

If you feel blessed, then become a blessing to someone else!

With Good Vibes Only – What Makes You Think? 💖