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Quotes Linky: Candid Cuddles 81

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I’m Baaaaaaaaack and ready to rock ad roll for Candid Cuddles 81!

Hulloooo! Did you miss me? Please say yes!  I’m slowly trying to re-engage my blog brain after two weeks off. It may have been a break from the blog but there was certainly no rest involved! I was in the UK for my brother’s big fat Indian wedding, which you may have seen pics of on my Instagram…if not, go take a peek here!.

Here are just a few of my personal faves (so hard as there are just too many good ones to choose from) and yes, I’m hoping to write a blog post about it at some stage:

Not having had a traditional Indian wedding myself – and going out of my way to avoid Indian weddings for years as I had such bad memories of the ones I attended as a youngster – I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. Nevertheless, I rolled up my sleeves where I could and got stuck in to help mum with the numerous events on the agenda for this one. Five events took place, for which outfits needed sorting for the whole family and of course there were the various rituals which were all new even to my Indian eyes! I kept joking towards the final few days – during which I was lucky enough to have a whole 45 minutes sleep one night – that I’d sleep for a week once I got back to Malta. Let’s just say, I’ve had a good crack at that since returning!

Now, it’s back to business.

 

About Candid Cuddles

The #CandidCuddles quote linky is about being creative, sharing a message, a personal insight, a mantra that helps you in your life and so on. Posts with any type of quote are welcome to link up. The quote can be typed or a graphic. The quote can be inspirational, motivational, funny, sarcastic or anything else you like. If you are new to Candid Cuddles & need any help linking up, you can read Becky’s Linky Guide or tweet either of us at @AbPrabulous / @CuddleFairy.

Regarding my own linked post this week, I have to admit mine was written a while ago when I was really struggling with the old blog mojo so I didn’t publish it at the time. So please forgive me if some of the subject matter seems a bit dated/irrelevant/repetitive now!

Now, with Becky on an extended Easter break, it’s my turn to host Candid Cuddles 81 solo…eek!

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Candid Cuddles 81: When/Where/How!

* Will be open from Monday 7:00pm – Wednesday 7:00pm GMT.

* Every linked post gets a comment from a host & a RT from both of us (just me this week obviously)

* Pin your quote graphics to the Candid Cuddles Pinterest board. Contact to be added to the board.

* Becky and I will each pick our favourites to feature on our blogs each week.

The Rules (revised for this week of course):

1. Add our badge to the HTML / text portion of your post (or a back link to cuddlefairy.com  and absolutelyprabulous.com)

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2. Link your post via the inklinkz button bottom left of this post.
3. Please comment on y Host Post, the post directly before yours & one more of your choice. Feel free to comment on more than that, but please do those 2 as a minimum.

4. Pinterest Board Rules: Pin one quote per week to the board. The quote pinned must be linked up here.

5. After you link up, tag us for a retweet: @AbPrabulous.
Be sure to include the hashtag #candidcuddles.

(I don’t want to list this is an actual rule but if you’d like to follow me on my various social media, if not already, then I won’t stop you! You can find me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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So…if you have a quote, inspiring words, a funny saying etc that strikes a chord with you, we’d love it if you shared it here on Candid Cuddles 81. We look forward to reading your posts!


Candid Cuddles 76

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Welcome to Candid Cuddles 76 folks

Hello Candid Cuddlers! Welcome to #CandidCuddles 76 the happy smiley warm feel good linky. I shan’t lie, I’ve been struggling to feel positive of late. Various stresses (adult life is full of them one way or another right?) and bereavements haven’t exactly helped life mojo or blog mojo so this week’s post from me is rather bittersweet. At least it fits with the ‘candid’ part of the linky’s name!

About Candid Cuddles

The #CandidCuddles quote linky is about being creative, sharing a message, a personal insight, a mantra that helps you in your life and so on. Posts with any type of quote are welcome to link up. The quote can be typed or a graphic. The quote can be inspirational, motivational, funny, sarcastic or anything else you like. If you are new to Candid Cuddles & need any help linking up, you can read Becky’s Linky Guide or tweet either of us at @AbPrabulous / @CuddleFairy.

 

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Candid Cuddles 76: When/Where/How!

* Will be open from Monday 7:00pm – Wednesday 7:00pm GMT.

* Every linked post gets a comment from a host & a RT from both of us.

* Pin your quote graphics to the Candid Cuddles Pinterest board. Contact to be added to the board.

* Becky and I will each pick our favourites to feature on our blogs each week.

The Rules:

1. Add our badge to the HTML / text portion of your post (or a back link to cuddlefairy.com  and absolutelyprabulous.com)

Absolutely Prabulous
2. Link your post via the inklinkz button bottom left of this post.
3. Please comment on both Host Posts, the post directly before yours & one more of your choice. Feel free to comment on more than that, but please do those 4 as a minimum.

4. Pinterest Board Rules: Pin one quote per week to the board. The quote pinned must be linked up here.

5. After you link up, tag us for a retweet: @CuddleFairy @AbPrabulous.
Be sure to include the hashtag #candidcuddles.

(I don’t want to list this is an actual rule but if you’d like to follow me on my various social media, if not already, then I won’t stop you! You can find me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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So…if you have a quote, inspiring words, a funny saying etc that strikes a chord with you, we’d love it if you shared it with us here on Candid Cuddles 76. We look forward to reading your posts!


The Quotes Linky Candid Cuddles 59

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Welcome to Candid Cuddles 59 with Cuddle Fairy and myself!  

Thanks so much to those of you who linked last week; how lovely to have your support as Becky and I gave the linky its first Autumn outing.  In case you missed it, I now co-host this lovely quotes linky which relaunched last week after the summer break.  The Candid Cuddles linky now runs every Monday evening.  I think it’s a great way to set yourself up properly for the week ahead because of the inspiring, motivational, thought-provoking or just downright funny words that people share!  Now here we are at Candid Cuddles 59.

 

The Candid Cuddles quote linky is about being creative, sharing a message/personal insight. Posts with any type of quote are welcome to link up.

The quote can be typed or a graphic. The quote can be inspirational, motivational, funny, sarcastic or anything else you like.  If you are new to Candid Cuddles & need any help linking up, you can read Becky’s Linky Guide or tweet either of us at @AbPrabulous / @CuddleFairy.

 

My Favourite Post of Last Week

came from the lovely Annette of 3 Little Buttons who is also Becky’s fave too.  Her post about how Blogging is Like Sailing on the Ocean honestly blew me away and I don’t know how to adequately describe how much this post resonated with me.  i’m sure many people can relate to Annette’s view of blogging; the highs, the lows, the rewards, the relationships, the everything.  The line about little dinghy’s and established battle ships…oh my goodness…writing heaven.  I do so love Annette’s writing style the more I read her.

I’d also like to tip my hat to another post that got under my skin which was the intense account of a wedding day gone horribly wrong by Petite Library.  By the time I finished reading this post, I almost needed to pour myself a stiff drink (alright I admit I don’t usually need much of an excuse) as the words she uses are filled with such emotion and she does such a great job of taking the reader with her (well this reader for sure anyway) describing how this most important of days simply disintegrated in the worst way.

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Candid Cuddles 59: When/Where/How!

* Will be open from Monday 7:00pm – Wednesday 7:00pm GMT.

* Every linked post gets a comment from a host & a RT from both of us.

* Pin your quote graphics to the Candid Cuddles Pinterest board. Contact  to be added to the board.

* Becky and I will each pick our favourites to feature on our blogs each week.

The Rules:

1. Add our badge to the HTML / text portion of your post or a back link to cuddlefairy.com or absolutelyprabulous.com

Absolutely Prabulous

2. Link your post via the inklinkz button bottom left of this post.

3. Please comment on both Host Posts, the post directly before yours & one more of your choice.  Feel free to comment on more than that, but please do those 4 as a minimum.

4. Pinterest Board Rules: Pin one quote per week to the board. The quote pinned must be linked up here.

5. After you link up, tag us for a retweet: @CuddleFairy @AbPrabulous.
Be sure to include the hashtag #candidcuddles.

(I don’t want to list this is an actual rule but if you’d like to follow me on my various social media, if not already, then I won’t stop you!  You can find me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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So…if you have a quote, inspiring words, a funny saying etc that strikes a chord with you, we’d love it if you shared it with us here on Candid Cuddles 58.

We look forward to reading your posts! xx


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Word! Whether You Think You Can or Think You Can’t, You’re Right

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When I first came across this memorable line by the famously respected businessman and automotive genius (not to mention the controlling egocentric) Henry Ford, it was like an enormous megawatt light bulb had just been switched on in my brain.

I don’t remember where or when I first saw it although I don’t think it was that many years ago.  What I do know is that I was so blown away by this philosophy that I absolutely had to feature it in 40 Life Lessons for my Kids.  I would love to write something insightful and profound to explain how/why it was such a personal epiphany because I think it is an amazing quote that deserves at least that.  But I’m not sure I can actually do it justice…which I guess reflects what Ford said!  So I guess I’d best try.

There is a common question; nature or nurture regarding the personalities we all have.  I believe that we’re a combination of both.

I think we are a product of the circumstances of our upbringing but also have our own inherent character.  I honestly don’t think you can separate the two.  Why do I mention this?  I think the reason that this quote was almost like an arrow between my eyes was because I grew up with a tendency towards negative thought and very little self confidence, due my  environment, which doesn’t need elaborating on here as this is all about the positive.  Suffice to say, it genuinely hadn’t dawned on me most of my life that one’s ability to achieve or competence at anything or chance of success is largely down to one’s own thought patterns.  It’s not as simplistic as convincing oneself one could make themselves invisible or fly unaided to the moon… But really in many cases, if you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right.   So if you really do think you can pass that exam, write that book, jump out of that plane, learn that language…then chances are you jolly well can.  And will.  Conversely if you think you can’t…well it probably won’t happen for you.  This actually makes me think of what Angela said in her post on last week’s Candid Cuddles last week.

I only became aware that I had a tendency to self sabotage (I say ‘had’ because I do think I’ve  improved a lot!) when my husband pointed it out to me not long after we met.  He realised much of my behaviour/way of thinking was down to my conditioning (we all have conditioning, it’s not unique to me) and I don’t know how many hours we spent chatting over this phenomena in the early days of getting to know one another.  So it’s not that surprising that one of Ford’s most known remarks struck me, in light of this ‘self realisation’.  It just explained so much and I could literally pinpoint specific areas of my life where I’d either talked myself out of or indeed succeeded at something.

Now that I am a parent, I honestly believe it is one of the most profound and important lessons we can pass on to our children.  

My two girls couldn’t be more different in their way of thinking.  The eldest will give up at the slightest hurdle and thinks everything is difficult and impossible from simply opening a packet of food to running a marathon and everything in between.  Bizarrely, this same child has total belief however in my abilities and wasn’t at all surprised when I won my BiBs award because she ‘knew’ I was going to (her words) and in fact was in shock when I didn’t win the MADs one (apparently when Hubster told her, she was floored and asked to see my whatsapp message herself, such was her belief in me!).  The younger one is fiercely independent and doesn’t like help unless she’s tried all avenues herself.  My son is somewhere in the middle I guess.  They’ve all grown up in the same household, same environment and in this case it’s their individual personalities that shapes their belief of whether they can or can’t do something.

Nature or nurture, it doesn’t matter, I just want them to apply themselves to whatever they do…

…be it a simple recreational drawing, a competitive sports activity or something extremely significant.  I do try to remind my eldest of this when she looks defeated by just looking at her maths homework   I need them to really truly understand:

that if they think they can or think they can’t, they’re right either way.

Then I’ll have partly done my job.

And Henry might look down and smile.

 

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