The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Love You!

Love – the best 4 letter word you can say!

The word “Love” does not always mean “to fall in love with someone”, but instead I believe Love should start with “falling in love with yourself” first.

You can love so many people, animals, places, food, things, information, and the World itself, but not many people will say, “I love myself” first when asked the question, “what is it that you love?  Who do you love?”

In starting this new year, I decided to start my day off with Affirmations!  You know, the “I Am” process which everyone should do.  That’s just my opinion 😊 I found in starting my day off in a positive way before my feet even hit the floor in the morning, I was loving myself more and more.  I was loving myself from the “inside” which then made my love for the “outside” of myself better.

We are all guilty of being our worst critics, but what about being are greatest supporters?  By supporting yourself and finding the positive in yourself, you in turn starting loving yourself more and more every single day!

I feel it is so very important to Love Yourself!  With so much negativity in the World (which I might add, could all be solved with a good old fashioned “love thy neighbor” workshop), we need to focus on Love.  When you love yourself, you smile more.  When you love yourself, you are more kind to others. When you love yourself, you have a sense of Peace.

There is so much to be grateful for in your life; start by being grateful for yourself!  Start by loving who you are, your thoughts, your dreams, your kindness towards others, and your compassion!  These are just a few areas of your life you can start with, then each day, add one or two more characteristics about yourself that you should and could love.

Share your love for yourself; love is contagious and should be shared!

With Good Vibes Only – Love You!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – It Takes Nothing To Apologize

One thing that seems consistent in this World we live in, is there is not enough apologizing.  We all make mistakes, we all say things that could offend, we all wish we could take those words back.  Are you sorry?  Is it ego?  Is it being stubborn?  What is it?

We never remind ourselves, what it would be like if the shoe was on the other foot!

We don’t always intentionally hurt the feelings of others, so then why is it so hard to tell those we have hurt, we are sorry?

It truly takes nothing to apologize; how hard is it?

It is time to look in the mirror and first apologize to ourselves for not being brave enough to apologize to those who truly need to hear it.  Then go out and wear your heart on your sleeve and tell them you are sorry.  Not only will this help remove the bricks off your shoulders from carrying that weight of regret, but you will put a smile on someone’s face who truly deserves to be able to smile again.

Honesty is key!  Free your mind, free your soul, and free the hurt that is caused by not apologizing.  It takes only two words, and in fact, just one second to say!

I’m Sorry!

You will feel better, the person who hears your apology will feel better and guess what?  The energy around you will feel better!!  No more dark cloud, but instead sunshine!  Smiles!  Hugs!  Feelings from the Heart!

Free Your Mind!  Apologize!

With Good Vibes Only – It Takes Nothing To Apologize!

 

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 – 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 – I Will Never Forget You!

I Will Never Forget You!

This phrase will be part of your life forever!  We meet people who, in their own way, allow us to learn.  It could have been a negative experience we learn from, but it can also be a positive one.  Regardless, we will never forget the people who come into our lives to help us grow.

If you have experienced a negative person who “made” you grow, after time passes, they have actually “helped” you to grow.  Without them, you could never learn valuable lessons.  I know it seems funny to acknowledge a negative person in your life who has changed you, but without them, you wouldn’t have learned.  I’m not saying, their negative actions were right, but instead, their actions were placed in your path for you to gain wisdom and become who you are today.

There are many people in my life, who I think of every now and then, whom I will never forget.  In fact, there are people in my life who have put me through test after test, and at times, I feel as if I would have liked to have erased them from my life completely, but instead I have learned a very valuable lesson in forgiveness.  I will never forget the challenges they have created for me, the test of trust, loyalty, and strength they put me through, but I’d like to think I came out of these tests better than I was before.  I am more proud of myself because of them.  I love myself more!

I have been through some wonderful experiences in my life and I have much gratitude for everything I’ve been through; the good, the bad, and the ugly situations made me who I am today and who I will continue to be!

I know, “I will never forget you”, will be in my future as well; I will harness every situation I go through in a positive way, knowing I will learn even more, I will love myself more each day, and I will be stronger.  Positive and/or negative situations will bring me more clarity about life and the journey I am on.

I wish you the same clarity, the same love for yourself, and the strength to forgive in order for you to move forward in a positive way!

With Good Vibes Only – I Will Never Forget You 💖