My husband and a few of our friends bit the bullet and entered Ironman South Africa last night – an endurance event on the SA triathlon calendar that consists of a 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42.2km marathon. It’s not small in other words. I’m just so amazed and proud of all of them – that their team-based motivation really stems from having other people to lean on and help them through to achieving their goals.
But more than that, it’s a determination, a courage and a WILL to make the impossible possible. I have stood on the sidelines 4 times watching my husband complete Ironman, ranging from 12 hours to 14 hours, and each time it’s incredible, emotional and awe-inspiring. It’s because of him making it through an event of this magnitude that has inspired me to be more motivated and driven towards succeeding and living my dreams…
Today’s Friday Inspiration: Stop Waiting for Things to Happen; Go Out & Make Them Happen! Happy Friday 🙂 x
It’s one of those Fridays where I simply cannot wait to start doing what I’ve planned; we’re heading off into beautiful Sanbona Wildlife Reserve on the R62 to experience a weekend of mountain biking, trail running & camping – Forever Wild style…
And it’s just occurred to me that in weekends (as in life) you need to prepare in order to get the maximum benefit out of something (at least, that’s been my experience). I’m so looking forward to this weekend because we planned for it – ok yes we were up late last night packing – but still, it was planned! I often think we sometimes struggle to get off the ground and we blame it on many things – lack of inspiration, no motivation, no one to help, no idea of what to do – but actually it’s just a little bit of preparation that will let you soar.
And so, for a Happy Friday thought – I’ll leave you with this:
Get Cape Wear Cape Fly | source Pinterest.
This might get you to smile, chuckle or laugh out loud. Whatever it does, I hope it brings a smile to your face on yet another Monday Morning! Have a great day Good Girls (and Boys!) and remember to ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’…
Keep Calm & Make Coffee | source Etsy.com
Here’s some Tuesday Inspiration for you all – from one of my favourite authors – Roald Dahl! It’s in the same vein as ‘The Eyes are the Window to the Soul’ – whether you’re in a good or bad place, your eyes will be your giveaway…
And as Mr Dahl says, if you have good thoughts (a happy, healthy mind), they will shine out of your face like sunbeams! Be a ray of light rather than a drop of rain – think positive and be happy! Have a super rest of your Tuesday Good Girls (and Boys!) x
Are there rules to live by? Rules that apply to everyone in the world? Well probably not, but it might be good to start with what God has asked of, commanded of and promised us – Love God, Love Your Neighbors… I reckon those are some good words of advice that everyone in the world could and should live by.
Found this on the weekend and thought I’d share with you – some good advice on life’s little ‘house rules’, being kind to dancing crazy and being silly! Have a super Monday xxx
Life’s Little House Rules | source Alexander Creative on Etsy
Say goodbye to Monday’s blues and have a smile – you’re looking good today 🙂
May your week be full of light and love, may you shine and sparkle and be the best you can be…and when in doubt – take a look in the mirror and give yourself a ridiculously over-confident wink – you’re looking particularly good today…
Hi lovely people! Here is a great little slice of inspiration I came across today…when life is tough, things get thrown at you and you don’t know why…focus on getting through each day at a time, and finding joy in triumphing over troubles.
It’s the question we put to God when times are hard, ‘Lord, why did that have to happen? It hurts!’…and all he wants us to do is draw closer to him and walk through the pain hand in hand. Life is about learning to Dance in the Rain!
Dance in the Rain | source Penny Wishes on Etsy
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Monday’s are often dark boring days, where you push through them just so that you can say they are behind you and you are closer to Friday again. After an awesome weekend of being busy with life, I’m just so appreciatiative that I have Monday to bring me back down to earth and as a reminder that while life has its ups and downs, it also has its long straight roads…
So before you throw your toys, have a whine, complain or cry.. here’s some awesome inspiration from Ernest Hemingway to keep us remembering how blessed we really are, and how to keep life shining, good and glowing (even on a Monday) 🙂
Before You Quit | source here.
As this very long, tiring week winds down, I leave you with Friday’s Thought: Those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. Positive, uplifting and perspective-giving. May this weekend be filled with good things, great things and blessed things…
May you serve others, uplift those who are down and out, encourage a friend, give a hug, laugh out loud, smile at a stranger and love a lot! Have a happy weekend!
A Thought for Friday | source here.