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It is ok to break down, it is ok to fall apart and it is ok to be an angry old toad sometimes ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜‚

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”
– Chinese Proverb

Yes, it feels really hard sometimes. There are times when everything feels wrong and everyone annoys you. But, it is not of any value to complain, point out flaws or feel sorry for yourself. Be the one who chooses to light a candle instead of cursing the darkness. At least stop voicing your complaints and start thinking about how you would like to feel next time you are in a similar situation. To prepave the situation with a better-feeling emotional response will make it more likely that you can handle the situation better next time.

But be kind to yourself. ๐Ÿ™ It is ok to break down, it is ok to fall apart and it is ok to be an angry old toad sometimes. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Allow yourself to laugh at yourself, to find humor in your negativity and let it pass through your body and mind as easily as the wind blows through the leaves. ๐Ÿ™

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Enjoying some reliefgiving “me-time” ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒป

I feel so relieved that this Friday is slowly turning into night. I always feel better when darkness comes at night. ๐Ÿ™ My babies are sleeping peacefully and I get a few hours of “me-time” while my boyfriend is out with some friends.

I am listening to my favourite music and enjoying another hamburger ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ.

  • What do you love to do when you get some valuable “me-time”?

“Smรฅ grodorna” – the weird Swedish Midsummer tradition ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒบ

Here you see a typical Swedish Midsummer tradition. Lots of grown ups and their kids jumping around a Midsummer pole while singing “Smรฅ grodorna” (little frogs) ๐Ÿ˜‚. We did not join in the dancing and jumping today, we just watched ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท.

I think dancing around the Midsummer pole is a very old Nordic tradition where the pole is a symbol for fertility. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป. There is also a tradition for women to pick 7 different flowers on Midsummer’s Eve and put them under their pillow as they go to bed. The tradition says that you will dream of the man you will marry if you sleep with these flowers under your pillow. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป

The weather was the standard Midsummer weather, very cold with a chance of rain. ๐Ÿ™ƒ But that didn’t stop us from playing outside in the afternoon and having a barbeque as well ๐Ÿค—.

  • I hope you had a nice day as well. ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป

Beautiful eyes, lips and a beautiful poise ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒบ

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

Audrey Hepburn

Midsummer’s Eve is here ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ

Today it is Midsummer’s Eve. We will celebrate it with lots and lots of strawberries. ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒน. It is pretty cold today but we will enjoy this day anyway. Two hours from now we will go out and dance round a midsummer pole, a typical Swedish tradition. Ever heard of that? It is pretty silly really, all grown ups and children jump like frogs around the midsummer pole and sing songs like “Smรฅ grodorna” (little frogs) ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚. But it is quite fun for the children and there is usually a lot of beautiful flowers on the midsummer pole. I will take a few pictures of it and post later. Enjoy your Friday ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ.

๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ Yes, you can feel good even when you have seen the dark sides of life ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ

Not every sky will be blue and not every day is springtime. So on the spiritual path a person learns to find this kind of happiness without needing nice things to happen on the outside. Rather, you find happiness by being who you really are. This isn’t mystical. Young children are happy being who they are. The trick is to regain such a state when you are grown and have seen the light and dark sides of life.”

Deepak Chopra

How you feel is in your hands, no matter what you have been through. It doesn’t take much skill to just look around and feel in response to what you see. That is just sloppy creating because you give all your power away. If you see something unwanted, you feel bad and complain. If you see something wanted, you feel good and appreciate. That is very disempowering because then you are dependant on what happens around you.

True freedom, strenght and empowerment comes when you choose to feel good, regardless. And you practice feeling better even though you have been through unwanted things. How you feel truly is a choice, a choice YOU make in each moment. How do you want to feel?

Their hatred or love has nothing to do with you ๐ŸŒน

People will love you. People will hate you. And none of it will have a anything to do with you.”

Abraham Hicks

How people feel about you is 100% because of their own perspective, and it has nothing to do with you.

How you feel about other people is always an inside job. You can choose to look at what you don’t like about them, or you can choose to look at what you do like about them. Yes, some people are easier to like than others because they behave in ways that please YOU – but still, YOU are the one who chooses YOUR perspective of them and therfore YOU are the one who chooses how YOU FEEL about them.

So, how you feel about them is up to you. How they feel about you is up to them. There will always be those who hate you no matter how well you behave, and there will always be those who love you no matter what you do. ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒนBecause how they feel about you is all about them, their feelings, their thoughts, their beliefs.

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