Ellen just manages to find the cutest kids who love to sing! I need to record my cousins and send it in to Ellen! ❤ this little kid!
As part of our challenge we are meditating daily… Ellen has clearly come across some of the same difficulties as us… It’s not so easy to clear your mind! 🙂
Dear 101 Followers,
We would just like to take a few minutes to thank you all for being amazing! As we said before, this was something that we set up for us, to improve our mood, and to maintain a positive perspective on life. We are so grateful that you have decided to share this journey with us!
On the 31st of December of 2012, two young Irish girls sat on their beds in a really amazing hotel in Kerry and decided that the next day was going to be the start of something amazing. 2013 has been known to us as the Year Of Fun! Each month we have planned something fun and exciting to look forward to… We’ve been to concerts, we’ve spent nights away, we’ve gone to festivals, we’ve had picnics, we’ve played golf (something utterly ridiculous for us!), we’ve gone rock climbing, we’ve sang Kodaline’s song High Hopes on the literal edge of the country as we held on to the rocks that were inches away from the deep Atlantic Ocean, we are going to go to a theme park (August’s adventure!) But most importantly, we’ve had so much fun…
Our challenge of a Year Of Fun was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Sure, times have been tough and we’ve cried, we’ve lost hope, we’ve felt lost… But we have learned so much about life, and the year isn’t even nearly over! We’ve learned about friendship and about how your friends are the family you choose for yourself… We’ve learned about perspective and how having a good attitude can make an incredible difference in your day to day life… We’ve learned about gratitude and how being thankful can change your life in ways you could only ever have dreamed of. We’ve gone from being content and ‘yeah-whatever’ about life to being soooo excited about what life has to offer! It’s getting to a stage where we are being kept awake at night with the excitement of life whereas before we were being kept up with fears, tears and worries.
We are only just over halfway through our year and we want to thank you so much for sharing our experiences with us. We want to thank you for your likes, for following us, for your comments, for laughing with us, for the awards you’ve given us, and for the friendships that have been made. You are all wonderful people – don’t ever forget that!
Have an absolutely amazing day folks!
With love always,
CB & CR
Don’t skip over this…
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. they all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then,to everyone’s amazement, he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well, and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off! Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.
And now, the rest of the story………… The donkey later came back and kicked THE SH*T out of the farmer that tried to bury him.
MORAL: WHEN YOU TRY TO COVER YOUR ASS, IT ALWAYS COMES BACK TO GET YOU.