Merry Christmas from Ivy :)

I hope you are well and having a great time… Enjoy! ❀

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That’s me in the red ball and yes, I DO have the Santa Claus hat on. πŸ˜€

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Do you really want to live forever?

I just watched this and… I had to make a post. πŸ™‚ Today is first day of Autumn, and I don’t like when summer ends.

No matter what are your opinions about Jay Z and Beyonce, put that aside, just look at the beauty of this video, the people who look like stars in the sky, the “Forever young” song, look at the cutie Blue Ivy is… Look at the joy in their eyes when they look at her, and please, look at the ending. πŸ™‚

Everything has an ending, but if the journey was good… It is ok. I’m ok with it. This summer was more like an extended spring, so it left me feeling like something is missing. But, I am not going to be sad for the next nine months. I will find the good and the joy. πŸ™‚ So maybe I would ask a person I just met aΒ whole bunch of questions, but in the end, all I really wanna know is what they can’t tell me – their passion, their kindness, their simplicity and positivity… Their enjoyment in life. Their ability to overcome problems, even the hard, scary and consistent ones.

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“Forever young, I wanna be… forever young…”

This photo is 2 years old. I wanted to find a photo of me acting silly - which I have plenty, but this is from the same day the photo in my "About me" is and since there are some changes going to happen really soon, I figured this is the perfect photo for this post. :)
This photo is 2 years old. I wanted to find a photo of me acting silly – which I have plenty, but this is from the same day the photo in my “About me” is and since there are some changes going to happen really soon, I figured this is the perfect photo for this post. πŸ™‚

Today Is A Wonderful Day!!! β€

My friend Barbara has 6 hours ago, at 10 in the morning gave birth to a healthy baby girl Laura!! ❀

I am so happy, I’ve been up through the night as she was all night in the hospital, but got sleepy and missed the news. Since she is in another city kilometers away from me, this is my way of saying; I LOVE YOU GIRL, I AM PROUD OF YOU AND I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL BABY!! ❀ πŸ™‚

I needed to this now and IΒ apologize I don’t have time to answer your comments… I will!

This is the poem I wanted to publish when little Laura comes to the world, with a photo Barbara drew for it, not knowing that I will do this… πŸ˜‰

The poem was inspired by another close friend of mine, Marija. Marija, you are the pearl, I cherish you as my friend so very much! ❀

 

The pearl in the shell

We are the puppets
In the hands of Life
Swinging us from left to right
Waving our hands to east and west
Pulling the strings from our chests

One moment we’re up
Up in the clouds,
On top of a mountain
Flying above

In the next we are drowning
Catching the air
Trying so hard
To just be there

But, there is one place Life can’t
Control
One place deep within
Our soul

It is the pearl in the shell in the sea
The pearl only chosen ones get to see

Life can try to touch the pearl
But the shell is not weak, not anymore
I made it stronger
Than ever before

The pearl inside will be safe
And sound
It will shine so bright
Straight from the ground

The shell is here to protect the light
Not to hide it or make it stop

Look above, among the stars
Light so bright… all the world pause
Life takes a bow to the pearl inside
The pearl that is me.

We all are.

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Happy Birthday to me!☺

Beyonce sings to me… πŸ™‚
I love this video I found:

She says…

“It’s my birthday today. I’m now 26.” with so much pride. I stand today and say exact the same two sentences.

It’s my birthday today. I’m now 26.

I am proud. Of my blog, of my friends, of my family, of myself.
We will coutinue this amazing journey together and that makes me very happy and blessed… ❀

Thank you! Today I celebrate!

Love, Ivy

Google loves me
Google loves me πŸ™‚

It says “Sretan roΔ‘endan” I know you can guess what that means. πŸ˜€

Brace yourself… photos of snow are coming. β˜Ί

Brace yourself... photos of snow are coming. ☺

Finally! I have been waiting for snow through November, December, holidays…. 😦 Then, the weather reports said it will snow on 16th. it didn’t. So, this time they announced it, I was sceptical.

But, on the friday morning (24th) I woke up to some rain/snow, and from the photo collage above – you can see how it progressed. :mrgreen: The photos are taken in few hours of difference and that’s what makes it so amazing to me. How snow in just a few hours can change everything. From the traffic, scenery to the general mood.

The day started as nothing special and ended in having so much snow for an army of snowmen to be made. And we do take our possibilities seriously!! πŸ˜€ Snowman has been made and he stood proud for a day among other snowmen made that day and one dick. I am sorry, despite the snowmen, my blog is not for children. πŸ˜‰

I hope you will enjoy the gallery of my photos from friday and saturday as much as I enjoyed making them. I’m sending love and snowflakes πŸ™‚ ❅ ❅ ❅ ❅ ❅

Happiness happiness joy joy

Hapiness hapiness joy joy

Today was “the most depressive day in the year”. Well, if it was that will be freakin awesome.

But I want to rant about something else. I cannot help to see a lot of “happiness” theme going on… On WordPress, on social networks, in the news… In conversations about New Year. I was chatting the other day about New Year’s resolutions and stated that it is a bullshit if you ask me. Everything I wanted 6 days ago, I still want! Everything I’m hoping to become, the direction I’m hoping to go…. nope, none of that changed in a day. πŸ˜€

Beside that I wanted to say a word or hundred about this obsession with happiness.

Yes, it’s really great to strive to happiness I don’t deny that. But you can’t be happy all the time, it’s not possible, it’s not a task, damn it, it’s not HUMAN!

What is wrong with being sad, angry, scared, neutral, intrigued, bored…….etc…? If you were to be happy all the time, how would you know you’re happy? You know you are happy because once you were sad, you know you feel good because you felt bad. How that songs goes “…it’s ok not to be ok…”

I want to stop idealizing happiness in my life. Striving to it – ok. But I am a human not a robot, to programme my feelings. And frankly, I wouldn’t even like it if I could.

Some of the other posts that intrigued me on this challenge:

likewavesinthesea.wordpress.com

rimahassan.wordpress.com

thisblogneedsatitle.com – and we used the same emotikon. Peace out.

jayashreetrao.wordpress.com

vernetteoutloud.wordpress.com

I borrowed the photo from a blog mcwhispers.wordpress.comΒ πŸ˜‰