What about Valentine’s Day?

What about Valentine's Day?

Ahh… Valentine’s Day…. Can you feel the love?? No? Me neither. πŸ˜€

It is the most confusing holiday by my opinion. When you’re single, you just straight up hate it. You diss about it and go on and on of how stupid it is. When you are in a relationship, it depends. I think Valentine’s Day puts a LOT of pressure on new couples… It feels like you just started dating and then one of you has a birthday and the other is just… What do I get? Do I buy anything at all? What does she/he even like? And so on… It is stupid for the other part too, trust me. I’m talking from my own experience. It makes it even harder that the Valentine’s Day is so UNORIGINAL that it hurts. It can be original if you want it to be, but we are bombarded with roses and flowers (Which btw. what? It’s still winter…) and teddy bears, and candy, and chocolate boxes… IT FEELS LIKE A LIFE IN A GIANT RED COMMERCIAL.

If you are in a long relationship or marriage, Valentine’s Day can be a nice reminder to stop and appreciate what you have and show affection for each other by spending some quality time together.

The sentence that caught my attention in this weeks Writing Challenge was:

“…It feels strange to be explicitly against a day celebrating love and commitment.”

That is true. We don’t like how it’s made into a PR form of “BUY=LOVE”. But how do we show attention and love for our loved ones? There are many ways, and some of them are buying them stuff that will make them happy. It’s a paradox.

Maybe we should just start thinking of a Valentine’s Day as a day in year when we show gratitude for having the people we love in our lives (partner, family, friends…) and show them that they mean something to us. That we love them. πŸ™‚

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I didn’t want to write a letter to my bf because – and yes I do get like this – I am afraid that if I put our love on spotlight it will get shy and run. Hahahahah, I know it doesn’t make much sense, but I never felt like this and I don’t like to talk about it so I don’t jinx it. πŸ˜€

So, he did something amazing. I asked him to write something and he agreed! I was very surprised because he is a man of doing not talking and esspecially not writing. πŸ˜€ But he did it, and it is needless to say I was touched and happy. I love you. ❀

10 Things I Love About You:

1. I love the way you smile
2. I love the way you look at me
3. You respect my desicions
4. You’re always there for me
5. I love how we can talk for hours
6. I love the way u dance
7. I love how u get best out of me
8. I love how u tickle me πŸ™‚
9. I love your lips
10. YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL

Looking for inspiration? I inspire you today!

I wanted to do a video-marathon today of some of the videos I have watched recently. Thank you Spiritbath and thank you internet. There are good, kind and amazing people on this planet we call our own, and they (we) are trying to make a positive change and think with their own head. I love it! I hope you will find something for you… πŸ™‚

I want to inspire you, make you happy, make you smile and just boost your mood. I hope I can. πŸ˜€ I chose famous Charlie Chaplin’s speech for featured video because it is the king and queen of inspiration. It is the main thought of what the people on other videos are showing and trying to achieve.

 

Take a seat, make a friend!

Parking ticket prank:

Giving 100$ to homeless people:

Lonely boy πŸ˜‰

The power of gratitude:

Deaf girl hearing her voice for the first time πŸ™‚

Baby in the rain for the first time πŸ˜€

Aand awesome people dancing πŸ˜€

I hope you enjoyed!

Daily Prompt: Mirror, Mirror | Two descriptions of a same person

I’ve been holding on to this amazing video for some time now as I do with a lot of things for blog and life in general… πŸ™‚ I have at the moment probably ten ideas, some of them in my head and some in bookmarks, and maybe even some of them in written about what I want to post on this blog and share in general. Of course I don’t post all of it at once and I have come to realise that this process is so flawless and pieces come together in just the right time.

Yesterday I was looking at this bookmark thinking I want to use it on my blog but it wasn’t incorporated as I wanted it to be. So I thought, well I’ll post it eventually. Turns out I’ll post about it today since it fits perfectly with the Daily Prompt. πŸ™‚

This is amazing campaign to raise awareness about how we see ourselves and how we tend to see our flaws before our talents and virtues, how we can be strict to ourselves, not just for outer appearance, but for everything. Like a strict judge, we judge and frown upon any mistakes making us feel bad about us. Why? This negative process only makes us feel bad and we end up having low self-esteem and depressed. That is foolish, isn’t it? That we do that to ourselves.

Like we invited a very rude guest to our home who is constantly criticizing our every move and insulting us. We would be offended and probably never invite that person over. And yet, we invite our little judge all the time, he can be mean to us. I say, get him out. Show him the door! I did and it took me two years to get him to shut up. He shows up, like a unwanted relative, but now I know what he sounds like and I just don’t let him bring me down.

You are important. You are smart. You are kind. You are unique. You deserve to treat yourself like you treat others (unless you treat others badly). You have made it in your life to this point. You can tell yourself these things when you look in a mirror. It is just a reflection of YOU. πŸ˜‰

I found about this awesome video from upworthy. com

We are family… get up everybody and sing!

We are family... get up everybody and sing!

I chose this lyrics to a Sister Sledge song because I immediately thought of it when I saw new Weekly Photo Challenge. And because in families there are oh so many many times when we don’t even want to think about “getting up and singing”. Life happens, and life isn’t a Julia Roberts movie (although I see some resemblance from time to time), so sometimes it’s really hard to be a family.

I was thinking what could I photograph to represent my family but not expose their faces to everyone, so I had an idea, as you can see. Family for me, is everyone who leaves their shoes as they enter and change into their slippers. πŸ™‚
Find a difference πŸ˜‰ :

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I wish I could add some more shoes here though… *Kisses*
I think that being a family is loving and supporting each other. Related by blood or not.

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Disclaimer: the above photo is from HERE.

I iz human, Kiki is my name

I iz human, Kiki is my name

This was a hard challenge. Hard – by meaning that I couldn’t decide which photo to use as my first entry in:

Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

Since I am planning to participate in much more Michelle’s Pet Challenges I have to cut down the excitement and choose one photo at a time. πŸ˜€

I love my cat. Anyone who says that animals don’t have personalities is a filthy liar. Or maybe a clean one, if he/she washes itself. But that’s not the point! Point is that the animals we have and share our lives with for years really do get treated like a member of a family. When we are planning something, it’s like, ok, what about Kiki… Like she would have an opinion. And when she isn’t feeling well, everyone starts to worry…Did she ate? What did she ate? Did she drink water? Did she ate something she shouldn’t? (Mostly the case.) And we get all invested in her health while she just an hour later goes in her litter box and shits the biggest shit. And all is well in the world while she happy runs through rooms, sliding on wooden floor like a pro.

I have seen her imitate us, humans. It’s hilarious. She doesn’t know she is doing something special, usually she isn’t even aware of the funny she is. She is a very smart cat, she knows meaning of key words, even sentences, and sneaky also! She will pretend she has to go out coz she knows we won’t ignore it, then run for the kitchen. Funny? Imagine waking up to this billionth time. When I was teaching her to open the door for herself I had to stop because she was actually picking on it. Imagine how would it be if I had to lock the doors because she is bored? πŸ˜€

But at the same time, she is such a stupid cat. A “I will make you laugh at me” stupid cat. She gets surprised and scared by the most ridiculous things and stares in my sister until she creeps her out, moving only when she is not looking.

I love thatΒ silly-vanillyΒ cat.

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She has been on this blog on:

Weekly Photo Challenge – Habit

DIY: KittyΒ bed

My first word was: Tata

I have read every single one of Daily Prompt of Who was my hero at 5 and now. I don’t know why. Some of them have deeply touched me…

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When i was five I went to a vacation with my Dad (Tata in Croatian). It was 1993., the war was going on. For me, there was no war. Just my dad, cold milk, the beach and Eros Ramazzotti. Yes, I remember some scenes so vivid and today I love Eros and can’t ever stay cold when I hear his songs ( I get chills in the moment my mind recognize it. ) And what is funny for someone’s fan, I don’t know many of his songs or lyrics but I know EXACTLY how the melody of the ones I know goes. It is written in me.

My dad and I, we had fun. We played football, frisbee, anything really… I would help him dig in the yard with huge shovel almost bigger from myself. We got each other back when mom got strict. It was almost always us “against” her. That is, up until the moment she gave birth to my sister. I was five at a time.

He didn’t have to say it twice, I was always up for it. Hiding, sneaking up on mom, tickling mom, dancing, singing, recording us singing and goofing around… He was the amusement park and I had the golden ticket. πŸ˜€ His first child, his precious daughter.

Later we became even more close through talks and listening to each other. But, as I grew older…he got smaller. I noticed his mistakes, his flaws, the way of life of which I am running away from, and how much he had an impact on me to follow his ways. Unhealthy ways.

I was on his tracks and we got along. But since I have decided to go on my own path and refuse to walk the road he is walking, we started to drift from each other. And that makes me sad because I love him. I can see he is trying to find his way, his path to deal with bitterness life has brought to him and some he brought on himself so I’m hopeful inside. I hope he makes it, I really really do.

And who is my hero today? Me.

Some of the posts that I liked:

My four legged Hero

On becoming you own hero/heroine

My Hero

There’s no such thing as Superman

Our Hero

and more of the challenge itself, this person moved me with their journey: Heroic Visions

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Disclaimer: I found photo on: godhungry.org

Meditation for the entire planet, all is ONE :)

I thought I was late… It turns out I am not. πŸ˜€ I joined in The master shift meditation early this year but missed the meditation for my hemisphere (east). But! I calculated the time zones and even tho I didn’t catch the first meditation (these are done twice, one time for each hemisphere) I will catch the second in about an hour… Weeee :mrgreen:

This project caught my interest last year when I discovered it on Facebook and join the universal meditation. It was truly incredible experience, knowing that in that very moment, hundreds, thousands, or maybe even millions of people are doing absolutely the same… Amazing. I got the sense of whole and many small dots representing humans creating big impact through love and peaceful energy.

So, I am waiting till 9:30 PM local time in New York which will be 3:30 AM here in Croatia, but I am not too tired. πŸ˜‰

Enjoy… You can of course listen this when ever you want to, it is just more special to do it with others because of that sense that you are all listening to the same voice at the same moment and doing the same things and thinking about same thoughts as if we are one. πŸ™‚ Lovely!

The last year meditation is HERE.

LJUBAV β™₯

Hello! :mrgreen:

What is “ljubav”? It is a word in croatian for love πŸ˜‰ Looooveee β™₯Β β™₯Β β™₯, the thing that makes the world go around. πŸ˜€

The word itself is hard to pronounce for strangers, so I’m just going to put it HERE so you can hear how we say love and HERE how we say “I love you”. πŸ˜‰

As you can see there is a pattern in my posts this week – it is love. I don’t know why now or how, but I have the need to share with you some of my thoughts about love and inspiring videos. And as you can probably guess, I am in love. πŸ™‚ And what is really amazing is that I don’t get jelaous on other peoples love, I just think of my love and feel all soft and warm and tingly inside… πŸ˜€

I wanted to share this beautiful song with you, no matter if you are religious, or if you believe in some sort of higher power, universe, nature… Anything. It is ok if you’re an atheist also. I just want to spread the message of self-love this song has for me. Because I firmly believe that that is the place we all need to start to truly love someone else. And if you have problem with loving yourself, accepting yourself like I did, the thought of that someone – God, the universe – is loving you simply because you exist, is awesome. πŸ˜‰

I love you my little stars… ☺

Disclaimer: I do not own the song or the video.

Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! | No difference between us

Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! | No difference between us

So, daily prompt asked me:

You get to choose one superpower. Pick one of these, and explain your choice:

– the ability to speak and understand any language
– the ability to travel through time
– the ability to make any two people agree with each other

From that I choose the last one. Specially now, when here in Croatia we have some serious discrimination going on that can be in theory next week put into our constitution. Hate is turned on gay people, LGBT community for no apparent reason than distraction from very difficult financial circumstances we are in from the world crisis. And no one “deserves” to be discriminated just because he/she is born different, white, black, asian, gay, straight, with blue eyes, with brown eyes…

My wish right now is to sit those ignorant people starting this mess and make them understand how un-Godly is that what they do. I want to sit gay people who did nothing on the other side and made the ignorance flew away from the room. I want to do the same with world leaders, to understand that WE ARE ALL HUMAN and end this nonsense of war between human and human because other humans said so.

That is my choice right now. But, the one power we forget about often and is simply the greatest power of all is the one I choose. LOVE.

I give you beautiful poem written by sister blogger Shetall:

“The power is within me

If I look inside me

I can find various things

Those which can astound me

The power is within me

If I deeply engross myself in me

I find solutions to my problems

Like a puzzled solved gifting me diamonds

The power is within me

If only I learn to love and ignore the bluffs

I will find the power in me”

The featured photos are screenshots of Katy Perry lyric video for “Unconditionally“.

Spiritual Sunday… Eye to eye under a warm blanket

I wanted to put one song on blog that immediately caught my attention, but then I found this one. And it feels much more like today. It is the song for today. πŸ™‚

“Unconditional, unconditionally
I will love you unconditionally
There is no fear now
Let go and just be free
I will love you unconditionally

So come just as you are to me
Don’t need apologies
Know that you are all worthy
I’ll take your bad days with your good…”

Enjoy and feel loved!

p.s. I will still put the first one, but not today. πŸ˜‰