I collect things I find online, things that uplift me or make me think, and I think some of you might love them too, so I’m going to do a little series – ‘Sunday ponderings’ to share a few of them each week.
Why Sunday and why ‘ponderings’? Because hopefully they’ll make you smile, make you think, make you reflect and, through this, uplift you. We all need a bit of uplifting to give us a spring in our step, amiright or amiwrong?! And what better day than a Sunday when we’re reflecting on the past week and hoping for a better, greater, week ahead?!
So, here goes:
1. This video. It gets interesting from 1:36 in. The day I saw it, I cried away – in great, gushing, snotty floods – the last bits of misery and self-pity I had inside me.
2. This dress at that time…perfect. My first thought? ‘OMG, you can see her nipples! She didn’t, did she? She couldn’t have’. Second thought, ‘What a perfect body!’. Third thought ‘Atta girl! You got it, you flaunt it. Ain’t nothing there worth hiding anyway’. And, since then, I have a copy of one the photos on my bathroom mirror. Every time I’m tempted to not make the effort with my appearance, because part of me just goes ‘Aggh, I can’t be bothered’, I spy her smile of contentment at all she is and it whips me in to shape. I could die tomorrow, any of us could. I’m damned if I’m not going to look my best today. Thanks, Rihanna. [BTW, the link contains one of the best lines I’ve read on the internet for a long time! The last line! Too funny!]
3. This talk from Isabelle Allende. “It’s great to let go”, she says, “I should have done it sooner”.
4. This article from zenhabits – I know, when I reflect on my life, that I spent many years completely out of tune with my body. I know, now, that every time I’m even a little bit stressed or anxious, if I just keep breathing, just keep breathing (I always imagine Dory!), it helps. Enormously.
I hope – I really hope – you’ll find something to take away from some/all of these and that it makes your step that little bit more springy and your life that little more joyous (even if only momentarily!) .