Feel Good 5 Friday on a Saturday Morning That Turned Into Sunday Because WordPress Did Something … Collage of Hopeful Somethings

7 Aug

I never liked using them because I thought it would just remind me of what I hadn’t done. 

Didn’t really feel that would be inspirational. You know, failed attempts staring at me in the face.

That’s what I thought of vision boards. 

But after a year of looking at it on a weekly, if not daily basis, for what I think is my third year now of trying these vision boards situations my perspective changed. Instead of looking at it as failures or never-beens, I see it as project reminders, asking me, what are you going to do today to get a little closer? Is what you’re doing helping you get there?

Totally surprised myself.

Some pictures are of future adventures with the kids, like heading out to the wilderness, some are Zen moments featuring beaches I have yet to visit, some are dream chasers encouraging me to finish telling the story. Words of wisdom I find inspirational or pictures of great-looking meals I want to try, or images I feel when I hear feel-good songs. Every picture helps center me, and focus on going forward. A collage of hopeful somethings. 

With July just finishing I take a pause and check how I’ve been doing and I still got a ways to go. A lonnnnnnnnnnng way to go. Limits outside of my control … you know … like a pandemic still going on and resurging. But I’m able to inch my way forward on projects or go on mini adventures, like buying a new camera (like a real adult camera, not the one on your phone, the kind that has a strap and something called ISO that I needed to look up), taking an online class, traveling to a new nature spot, hitting up an aerial obstacle course in the woods, discovering and sticking to yoga on Sunday’s virtually with Ross or Denis whoever is teaching that day, bringing music to my days, and expanding my culinary pallet  by trying fried pickles. 



It’s good to have goals.

Fried pickles can be a goal. It’s something new and if you like dill pickles, a Vlassic lover, I strongly recommend a side order of fried pickles from your favorite fried chicken spot. It will make you dance, without music, it’s that good. 

But I still dance with music and this week’s feel good tunes as I was doing a personal inventory check, kicked it up a bit, extending the feel of my smile for a couple minutes extra even after the last beat, this was especially helpful when the outside world sometimes tried to do the opposite. 

Buen Camino!


Olympic Theme Song — John Williams and Leo Arnaud


Lose Yourself — Eminem


Cancion del Mariachi — Antonio Banderas


Finally — CeCe Peniston


Jive Talking — Bee Gees



6 Responses to “Feel Good 5 Friday on a Saturday Morning That Turned Into Sunday Because WordPress Did Something … Collage of Hopeful Somethings”

  1. claywatkins August 8, 2021 at 5:59 AM #

    I remember reading your post and telling myself I’ll come back and leave a comment about the music when I have more time….. and today… there is no music! or title.. something happened with the formatting and your entire post has changed. Always love these five tunes posts – exposes me to more music. Stay well. Peace.

    • The Guat August 8, 2021 at 9:51 AM #

      I have no idea what happened! Word Press be glitching! I thought I had published it and then bam! Today I checked and something funky happened overnight. I don’t believe in Gremlins but duuuuuuuuuuude I had to figure it out and finally I found the original published version. But I’m glad that at least one person read it and enjoyed the music 🙂

      • claywatkins August 8, 2021 at 10:04 AM #

        This is WAYYYY better. 3 out of 5 this week! I am there for ya! The Olympic Fanfare and Theme bring back memories of watching the Olympics in 1976 when I was an 8th grader – Innsbruck and Montreal but I did some fact checking and the music pre-dates and post dates my memory. So, I do know that the theme music means Olympics and sometimes my memories get a little bent and biased. I have never had fried pickles, but I recently had a pickle beer. Yes, a pickle beer. Love fried chicken and a friend pickle might be a good idea. I’ll keep an eye out. Enjoy that So-Cal sun today. Peace.

  2. Sorryless August 8, 2021 at 11:57 AM #

    You know what’s funny? I almost used this John Williams piece for my Friday post, until I came across the Piano Guys. I’m such a YouTube geek, the channel is basically always on and playing different stuff for me.

    As for your vision board quest, I say hells yeah to the journey. And to the realization you made that you have a looooooong way to go? Well, that’s a good thing, no? It means there are so many things to see and do and learn and discover. There is nothing boring or stagnant about having a long way to go. It means the open road is full of hopeful somethings.

    I love that saying, by the way. So good.

    • The Guat August 8, 2021 at 6:08 PM #

      That song makes me happy as I feel good things will follow. I’m not on the YouTube all the time, but I do explore it, especially if people send me Piano Guys videos like that. And yes you’re on point, brother, a long way to go is good. I didn’t want to make it sound like it wasn’t, I just didn’t want to make it seem like it was super easy and no problem. Sometimes it’s challenging and sometimes it’s not. All depends. But Definitely full of hopeful somethings yet to come. Open road. Yup I’ll take it! Thanks for hanging out hermano have a great week!

      • Sorryless August 9, 2021 at 1:43 AM #

        I need to cut back on my YT intake, but it’s just so right there and fun.

        Have a great week Cali

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