Saturday, January 24, 2015

My life shines like a diamond



Some people want me to write more about "real life". They think I show to much of a "shiny side of life". And maybe it is shining to bright for some... I guess it depends on where you are at in life, and for me I see it differently.

Blogging has helped me to see and notice all the small things, the invisible everyday stuff, the ignored and simple things in life. The beautiful, graceful, delicate, amazing, loving, wonderful moments of living. Because life is here and now. Sitting in traffic sucks, but if your favorite tune is playing it can become a great moment anyway. Turn it up and sing along. Traffic won't move anyway.

It is like chasing affirmations for me, to share my moments of happiness. May it be a bunch of tulips, a sun set, my children, reflections about life, pretty leaves, yarn balls, warm and cozy messy beds, simmering pots of good food, happy coffee breaks and crochet moments... When chasing these moments I see them with open eyes, happiness is highlighted throughout my days and is suddenly placed at the front of the stage. To be seen. To be cherished. To be lived. To be felt.

It all becomes interesting. At times it is like a sensation of opening my eyes for the first time to really see life as it is. Having a muffin while helping Luca Bo with homework can be a treasured moment... Something to remember - him and me, together, working AND enjoying. Does that sound to shiny to you?

Because even though life is full of dull moments, duties and chores, tears, yelling, squabbles, worries and a million more hard things, we can make it shine through all that if we just "see" the moments of good. And suddenly hanging laundry becomes a lovely and happy moment in the day instead of boring and dreading chore... Because laundry is incredibly beautiful, flapping in the wind. And the air is so refreshing to breath in. And stretching my arms up feels so good. Do you get it?

Dare to feel happiness. Dare to see the beauty. Dare to create a life full of happy small moments. My blog is a real life story because I have chosen to see and cherish the moments of good to create a life that shines like a diamond - with faults and all. And I will continue to share the "shiny side of life" because it makes me feel good.

Kärlek
Annette




Follow on Bloglovin

50 comments :

  1. Bravo!! Just because bad things happen and some days are tough it doesn't make your life better by stewing over them! Get up, move on, and enjoy the time you have here - it can be gone in an instant! I know having almost died 4 years ago from complications from an illness. I could have easily just crawled in a hole and spent the rest of my life in a dark place, but I choose not to. It's MY choice how to see things not how someone else "thinks" you should. All the things you mention in you post are exactly what I try to do every day. See the good, the beauty, the simplicity in everyday things. It has made my life so much richer. Keep up the beautiful posts Annette and don't let anyone tell you what THEY think you should feel!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello i am part time blogger of www.mobilefunnysms.blogspot.com sir i want the newest information about the FUNNY JOKES, VALENTINE DAY SMS please sir keep posted the page & send me the newest info ....
      truly good collection...
      Thanks for sharing!
      FUNNY JOKES

      Delete
  2. I love this post, I really can connect with what you say and you say it so beautifully! Hear, hear!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. There is alot of awfulness in this world and please carry on looking for the good. For me my blog is my space of personal happiness, where I can escape. And I have to say I love reading your blog, it cheers me up :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I think that I couldn't have said it better. Blogging has taught me the same thing. To notice the beauty in everyday life. I love this post of yours and you say it so well. Keep sharing the happy moments with us :)

    Enjoy your weekend.
    Birgitta xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hej Annette,
    please keep blogging the way you do!
    You do a great job this way.
    If people won't see the good things in life, that's their choice.
    Have a great weekend, lots of love, Jeanette.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nice and true words, just enjoy life,
    Greetz from Belgium

    ReplyDelete
  7. Dear Annette

    Please continue to share your bright and colourful moments. It is a pleasure reading your blog and this post is very well written. A great inspiration to me.

    Thank you,
    Anette

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love reading about your "shiny" life. It is always uplifting to read your blog, and I love to imagine life where you are. Keep doing your thing. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a great outlook on life you have. Yes life does have it's downs sometimes but being optimistic costs nothing.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Annette, you are so right! Don't you dare stop girl ;) ! This is exactly why I read your blog.
    hugs from holland.
    Jane (maybelle square)

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a great attitude to have! Stretching your arms up to hang laundry is something many people only wish they could do. It's so easy to get caught up in life and the fast pace, that we forget to slow down, appreciate what we have and see the beauty all around us. Thanks for the reminder!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Excellent!! Good for you!!
    I love pegging out the washing in winter. I may end up with frozen fingers but it means there's blue sky, there's sunshine and I love the sight of washing on a line :)
    Enjoy the small stuff, don't sweat the rubbish stuff :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I think that you should share exactly what you want to! It is your blog after all. Personally I don't go looking at blogs to see if someone is having a worse time than me, I go to be entertained, to find out something new, be inspired, to share the joy and lots of other happy things. I am quite prepared to listen and support when someone is having a bad time too and they want to share about it, but if they don't that is fine too. It is your blog and you choose what you share!! Sorry, I get quite cross about this! I really like reading your blog and enjoy what you have to say, even if I don't always comment! If not for you I would never have made my beautiful - even though I say so myself! - Nordic Shawl! Be who and what you are!! xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yes! Continua così, perché le cose belle della vita sono da cercare e non dimenticare! Isabella

    ReplyDelete
  15. Annette, you keep on shining, shine so hard that I need to pop on my sunglasses in order to read your blog posts! ;) xxx

    ReplyDelete
  16. I really like your blog, always glad to read it.

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is a fantastic post. Someone once said about my blogged how lucky I was to lead such a lovely life. Yes I am BUT for me I choose the special, happy , heart warming moments to share. Life can be, often is hard, difficult and tedious. But as you say by noticing the small invisible moments, one can turn bad days little by little better. Stay true to your heart and yourself and post what you want to post. Long may you continue. I love your blog

    ReplyDelete
  18. Your words are beautifull, I simply love your blog. Just the way it is.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Shine on like diamond girl, and all us other diamonds will shine on there alongside you ;) xxx

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hello. I follow your blog though only comment occasionally. I love it just the way it is and it's your blog so continue to do it your way! Anne x

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thank you, your words today are perfect X

    ReplyDelete
  22. How beautifully put. I love visiting your blog for all of the reasons stated in your post, so don't take too much notice of detractors! xx

    ReplyDelete
  23. Great post!! Totally agree! That is why we love reading your blog, thank you. Now, I too notice more positive aspects even when life is not so rosy.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Annette, keep doing exactly what you are doing! You said it all perfectly.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Awesome! I try everyday to "choose joy". Great post! Have a great day :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Yes, the shiny sides of live. To see them means to know what live is all about.
    You're great, Annette, don't you ever forget about this.
    And hanging laundry in the garden is a wonderful thing ★
    Keep it shiny!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I totally agree with you. I look forward to your posts because they do show those "shiny" moments in life and we all need them whether we admit or not. Don't let others influence what you know works for you.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Ciao!
    please continue to shine!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Dear Annette
    I must say One of the beautiful post .. Just fabulous!!
    Ultimately Life is how you see it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love you just the way you are~~~glass half full
    Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  31. Send out happy thoughts, feelings to generate returning happy thoughts and feelings. Love your blog just as it is. :))

    ReplyDelete
  32. Dear Annette, you're right. It should be every day to find something beautiful and life is better now. The blog is yours and is as you want.
    I like reading your posts!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Well said! I really love the way you blog. It's one of the reasons I always come back to you. You are helping others see and enjoy the everyday happiness of life.

    ReplyDelete
  34. You are an inspiration the whole World through. I live in South Africa and we don't have much snowy weather and cold Winters here (not in my Province) as you have over there and I absolutely LIVE through your sharing. It is something to become lyrical about and be grateful for and please, PLEASE don't stop sharing your moments of diamonds with us.

    ReplyDelete
  35. There is beauty in nearly every moment if we just strive to look for it. This is such a lovely post and very well said. Thank you.
    Anne xx

    ReplyDelete
  36. Yes! Like everyone I have had both good and bad in my life. After both myself and my daughter having had cancer in the recent past I have deliberately chosen to focus on the good in my life every day because it's always there and always has been but I just didn't take the time to look for it and appreciate it, now I do. I love your blog. Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  37. The shiny bits in life are really the only parts that matter. A friend told me that while he was caring for his wife who was dying they experienced some of the most tender and loving moments of their time together so now they are some of his favourite memories of their marriage. Even in the most difficult times in life there are wonderful things to cherish. I love visiting your blog because you share the shiny bits. Its a breath of fresh air to visit your lovely blog.

    ReplyDelete
  38. It's always odd when people want to tell you what you should be putting on your own blog. I hope that you share what you want to share. I know I've always loved your posts, be they the shiny kind, or ones where it's hard to find the shine. You always express yourself so well whatever you have to say. Anyway, always like to try and find the shine, you are right I think, it's a happy way to lead your life. If the small things bring you pleasure, you will always have a plentiful supply of things to bring you pleasure, that's the way I look at it!

    S x

    ReplyDelete
  39. Brilliant! You are so right. Just keep thinking and blogging this way.
    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  40. Hey Annette, thank you for this nice blog. I'm inspired and will try to see the small things that matters in life, the things that makes my life shine like a diamond. I never ask myself why you always write about happy things I just enjoy reading them!!!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Great post, very well stated! Shine on! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  42. Someone once said to me, do everything you do with love, then it is no longer a chore. Your examples fit this perfectly - homework, traffic jams, pegging out the washing. Blogging has also opened my eyes to the treasures all around me, a frozen cobweb, a stained glass window, snowdrops peeking through the soil. We only have this one life, lets make it good x

    ReplyDelete
  43. Someone suggesting you should post more negative, "less shiny" content is about like them coming into your living room and demanding to see it dirty and unkempt. I feel like such requests come from small, bitter hearts who don't like to see someone happier than they are, or living in greater beauty. I want to see the beauty in your life and environs so that I am more attuned to noticing the same in my own. :-) I'm so glad I found your blog; please carry on as you have LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Someone suggesting you should post more negative, "less shiny" content is about like them coming into your living room and demanding to see it dirty and unkempt. I feel like such requests come from small, bitter hearts who don't like to see someone happier than they are, or living in greater beauty. I want to see the beauty in your life and environs so that I am more attuned to noticing the same in my own. :-) I'm so glad I found your blog; please carry on as you have LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Someone suggesting you should post more negative, "less shiny" content is about like them coming into your living room and demanding to see it dirty and unkempt. I feel like such requests come from small, bitter hearts who don't like to see someone happier than they are, or living in greater beauty. I want to see the beauty in your life and environs so that I am more attuned to noticing the same in my own. :-) I'm so glad I found your blog; please carry on as you have LOL!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for visiting my world. I love reading your comments and I do my utterly best to respond to questions and sweet messages. Thank you again for popping by.

Kärlek
Annette

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...