#629 So what did they think of the song?

I love personally to play music, whether that be guitar, piano, or sometimes sing in the car. I know I play music well, but my singing, well is not what I think to be as great as my music playing. I would panic to sing in front of people unless they pay me lots and lots of money. In saying that, we sometimes worry what people think. I have always wondered why and I tend to go out of my way to make sure that they are happy. Almost like pleasing them.

I know now it is it’s not healthy to try to please everyone, and how to stop yourself from doing so. Seeking approval from others is perfectly fine up until the point where you are compromising your health and happiness in the process. It becomes a serious problem if you feel as though widespread positive approval from others is the very oxygen you need to breathe.There was a time in my life when I felt exactly this way. I literally felt like I was short of breath – almost as if I’d die if my peers didn’t approve of me. This is a condition that developed in my mind when I was very young, after kids in primary school teased me for being a “nerd.”  I did everything I could to win their approval although I grew out of my awkward stage pretty early in my teenage years, the damage was done – I was left feeling insecure.

When I first started writing on this blog, I’d agonize over whether people would think what I was writing was good enough.  I desperately hoped they’d like it, and oftentimes I’d catch myself imagining they didn’t. Then one day I realized how much energy I was wasting worrying about it. So I’ve gradually learned to relax with simply not knowing, and occasionally looking at the stats J.

Some problems in life, such as not knowing what others think of you, are not really meant to be resolved. How people perceive you may have more to do with them than you anyway. So here’s a new mantra, – say it, and then say it again:
 “This is my life, my choices, my mistakes and my lessons only"

For now though, whilst I wait to hear whether they liked my music, I bring to you our destinations for today. So what are you waiting for, come take a walk to:

Destinations: - Shiny Shabby Event Chapter Four and Uber

Music Centre: - .02 [ kunst ] - Vintage music centre RARE - (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Urban Sailor outfit: - GizzA - Urban Sailor [Beige]  - (New) @  Chapter Four
Tamborine: - Thunk! Tamborine (Deco) - (New)  Chapter Four
Didgeridoo: -Thunk! Stripe Didgeridoo (Deco) - (New)  Chapter Four
Insect: - AZOURY - Cox Insect - (New)  Chapter Four
Hair: - Little Bones. Winona - The Blondie - (New) @ Uber
Mesh Eyes: - L'Etre - Mesh Eyes [#6] CeruleanEyes
Heels: - Fri.day - Keiko.Platforms
Violin: - Bauhaus Movement - Anais's Violin - RED

#628 I put a spell on you.. cause your mine..

I put a spell on you
Because you're mine
You'd better stop the things you do
I tell you, I ain't lyin'
I ain't lyin'
I put a spell on you
Because you're mine
You know I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you anyhow
And I don't care if you don't want me
I'm yours right now
I put a spell on you
Because you're mine

Showcasing some amazing items available right now at our destinations for today.
So what are you waiting for, come take a walk to: - 

Dress: - *agp* Agapee - Nora dress-Maitreya - (New) @ The Mesh Body Addicts Fair
Phone: - [ dynasty ] - Antique Phone - Black/Silver - (New) @ The Crossroads Event 
Sofa: - DaD DESIGN "Livingstone Sofa" PG - c/m V.1.0 - (New) @ The Crossroads Event 
Hair: - *TUKINOWAGUMA - Abelli - The Crossroads Event
Lipstick: -< nova > Hannah Lipsticks - LELUTKA APPLIER - (New) @  The Crossroads Event
Starlight Decoration: - Foxes - Travelling Heart - Starlight - Silver RARE - (New) @ The Epiphany
Roses: - [ zerkalo ] Fresh Roses (Modified)
Necklace: - MG - Necklace - Celestine Heart - Long
Earrings: - Indy&Co.: Briolette Earrings: Champagne
Curtains: - Kalopsia - Lace Curtains 
Pillow: - [ zerkalo ] Britain's Bedroom - Lace Pillow

Pose: - MaVie Serena 05

#627 Shrouded in the Morning Mist...

It’s fair to say that I am not a morning person. In fact getting out of bed is my least favourite part of the day. After that everything gets better. I always wake up slowly and If I haven't got my coffee percolating by the time the eyes open I can't function and get cranky amongst anyone that is around.
I went into the country last week and took my trusty camera with me and awoke to the sounds of kookaburras calling into the mist and snapped some beautiful pics while having a wander. I can see why morning people like to get up early. It really is beautiful in the freshness of the morning, with the mist floating over the ground, and the crispness of the air always looks gorgeous in the early morning light. If only bed wasn’t so comfy and warm…
Are you a morning person?
Showcasing for you today many amazing items, I bring to you our destination for today: - 
Destinations:The Crossroads Event - (LM's below direct to store)
Dress:- !:Lybra:! Mina Dress White ~ Maitreya Exclusive - The Crossroads
Hair: - .Entwined. Fiona - (New) @ The Crossroads
Chair: - 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Folding Metal Chair - (New)  The Crossroads
Dresser: - .:Bee designs:.Dream Set Gacha Dresser RARE - (New) The Crossroads
Bench: - .:Bee designs:.Dream Set Gacha Bed Bench - (New) The Crossroads
Vase: - .:Bee designs:.Dream Set Gacha  Cherry Blossoms on vase - (New) The Crossroads
Suitcase: -.:Bee designs:.Dream Set Gacha Vintage round suitcase 1 - (New) The Crossroads
Bracelet: - *AvaWay* HELENA_Bracelet - (New)  The Crossroads
Choker: - *AvaWay* HELENA_Choker - (New)   The Crossroads
Lace Cloth: - .ETHEREAL. Table Lace Cloth - (New)  The Crossroads
Table: - ETHEREAL. Vintage Rabbit Table - Broken - (New)  The Crossroads
Rug: - [ zerkalo ] Sweet Tea - Rug
Curtain:- [ zerkalo ] Britain's Bedroom - Curtain Light
Pose: - Bauhaus Movement= Rosa


#626 The disease with no cure.. "The Book of Daniel"

Following from Neva Zenga's blog page I inspire you all to take a walk to this 
Fundraising Event on the 10th September.
"Imagine that life is a book, imagine that you are a page in someone’s life. Some of us may be just a line in Daniel’s book, some of us – a page or even a chapter, some might give his storyline a while new meaning, and some might never even appear in it. Imagine that a single line can twist a person’s fate and change the ending of their book because yes, every story has an ending. But we can share and contribute in order to add more pages or even chapters to Daniel’s.
Our dear friend Daniel Estro, 29 years old, (co-owner of Zerkalo, Shiny Shabby and The Crossroads) has cancer and desperately needs our help. The fight for his life began when doctors discovered a malignant tumor in his brain, about 7 centimeters in diameter. Daniel underwent life-threatening surgery to remove the tumor. The surgery went well. However, several weeks later what was left of the tumor spread throughout his brain and started affecting his brain function.. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy as well as radiotherapy. He is fighting as hard as he can to survive but as many of you might know, fighting cancer is very expensive. We have been trying our absolute best to help them financially and we still are. But we need your help. We are doing everything humanly possible and it’s just not enough. We need your help.
Please help us save him. If you find the kindness in your heart to help, you will be saving not one life but two. His RL/SL wife, Anais, is 28 years old and Daniel is all she has. Zerkalo was their only source of income and Anais is unable to work without Daniel because he was the brand’s designer and mesh creator. They are so young and in love. They are two pieces of one whole, they give meaning to each other’s stories, and one cannot exist without the other. Please help us support these wonderful people in every way that we can. They could have their whole lives ahead of them, and it’s up to us whether they do or not. 
Even the smallest bit of help will make an enormous difference, so please remember what you do will help save two beautiful lives.

We know that to you they might be strangers or just someone you have seen from afar here and there, but just like you and I, they are two real people facing very difficult obstacles, and needing all the help in the world."

Destination: - The Book of Daniel - September 10th  - 20th (LM Coming Soon)

#625 When we were young...

Do you remember when you were younger and the amount of risks that you used to take? I used to run and jump off high cliffs into the water, use a swing and push myself so high to the sky, never a worry in the world and never a person telling me to not jump here, not jump there...Taking risks is part of life. It is most definitely part of growing up.
If we don’t take risks we never learn about our own capabilities or discover the joy of new experiences. Risk can be good, but they can also be unhealthy. That not all risks are bad.

Healthy risk-taking is a valuable experience. It is one that has the possibility of failure, but is also rewarding and relatively safe. Healthy risks that are good to encourage in teens include sporting activities, artistic & creative abilities (theatre, dance, music), volunteer activities, travelling, making new friends, or entering competitions (academic or athletic).

Unhealthy risk-taking behaviour includes driving too fast (yes you know it is true), texting or talking on the phone while driving, unprotected sex, stealing, gang activity, or disordered eating, etc etc. It is a matter of letting a person fall, letting them learn from their mistakes and being there when they are hurting. Putting a child, or teen into a cotton wool ball will not let them learn about life and most of all, learning about having ‘FUN”. Remember when you were young?

For now though, one awesome destination which is available to you all right now is that of the Crossroads Event. So what are you waiting for, come take a walk to our destination for today: - 

Hair: - [e] Elikatira -  Xaverie - Blondes (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Jeans: - Legal Insanity - July Blue Jeans for Maitreya - (New) @ The Crossroads Event
Bracelet: - (Kunglers) Artemis Bracelets - (New) @ The Crossroads (Gift)
Earrings: - :: PM :: Purple Moon - Gitana Earrings - (New) @ The Crossroads Event
Shoes: - :::ChicChica::: Marsella Nude - (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Sunglasses: - [sYs] MONACO sunglasses
Trees: - Little Branch - LB_OrangeTree.v2{4Seasons} - (New) @ Cosmopolitan

Pose: - RK Poses - Irina_5 (New) @ The Crossroads Event

#624 Have you been to The Crossroads Event??

Crossroads opened its doors to you all a few days ago and what an amazing line-up is available for you now. With hardly any lag, such lush scenery, this place is definitely worth a visit or three.

This new singular Event from the creators of Shiny Shabby, is the ultimate shopping destination.

The Crossroads was designed to offer everything one could possibly want from a shopping experience. It’s a revolutionary way to shop with a chance to visit Six Worlds, each offering a different theme and atmosphere.

So what are you waiting for come take a walk to our destination for today: -

Destination: - The Crossroads Event