We’re nearly 10 days into the 3rd annual #BloggersUnite for #50HappyThings and I’m hoping that more bloggers will join! Last year we had 74 bloggers link-up, and the flood of gratitude and happy thoughts was amazing! This year, I started a little earlier, and plan to end it much earlier; we finish January 3rd (extended to Jan. 10th). I’m guessing that the rush to Christmas has made it hard for some people to find the time, but I’m hoping folks can sit down and channel happiness now.
The idea is that you set a timer for 15 minutes and then spontaneously list 50 things that you’re either grateful for, or that make you happy… generally the two go hand in hand! All bloggers are welcome, and the link-up is a fun way to share good feelings–– Something we could all use right about now!
I’m adding one to my list, here:
55) Carrie Fisher! I’m incredibly grateful to Carrie Fisher for being one of THE first, and THE most badass female heroes in my life, as Star Wars’ Princess Leia. As a high school student, I saw the very first Star Wars movie with my then boyfriend. We were blown away, but had no idea that this series would still be thrilling us 40 years later! When I heard that Carrie Fisher had had a heart attack, just before Christmas, I felt sick. It was such a relief to hear that she was ok, and to be honest, over the past few days I stopped worrying about it. I had even heard that she performed somewhere the next day. It was truly a shock to wake up this morning to news of her loss. I’m grateful for the role she played in reminding me that women can be badass space heroes too, and I’m happy for the years of joy that character and those movies have given me. Here’s to you, Princess Leia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSYValHWNOs
Side note: I think we can all agree that 2016 has given us far too many hashtags!
#CarrieFisher #AlanRickman #Bowie #Prince #MuhammadAli #ElieWiesel #HarperLee #LeonardCohen #GwenIfill #AmericanDemoncracy #GeorgeMichael #FlorenceHenderson #umbertoeco #AlanThicke #WillyWonka AKA #GeneWilder #MorleySafer #PattyDuke There are so many more, and see how I snuck that in there?
So let’s bring back some happiness and gratitude. Check out this post, note the instructions, and join me in flooding the internet with positivity! The Inlinkz is at the bottom of this post, and the original Blog Hop introduction.
As for gratitude: I am only 17 likes away from my 2016 Facebook goal! Have you stopped by to show some love? Help me do a happy dance for the end of the year! See links below
* * *
Help Me Reach My Goals! KAPOW! The Tales From the Motherland Facebook page recently hit the 2015 goal of 800 likes (which I set after hitting the 700 mark)! I’m going big for the next year and aiming for 1,000!! Have you stopped by to spread some fairy dust? Follow me on Twitter, LeBron James does (yes, for real)! Most importantly, if you like a post I’ve written, hit Like and leave a comment. Honest, constructive feedback is always appreciated.
Click Follow in the upper right hand corner; you’ll get each new post delivered by email, no spam. ©2016 All content and images on this site are copyrighted to Dawn Quyle Landau and Tales From the Motherland, unless specifically noted otherwise. If you want to share my work, I’m grateful, but please give proper credit and Link back to my work; plagiarism sucks!