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MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #47

Midlife - Share The Love Link Party - an exclusive party for Midlife Bloggers

WELCOME TO OUR LAST #MLSTL PARTY FOR 2018

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 47! This is a party that's about generously supporting and encouraging each other's blogging journey.

It’s been a wonderful first year for #MLSTL – such a great group of Midlifers who came together to engage with each other and to encourage and comment and share – what’s not to love about that?

YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE

I wonder whether we have more to offer this world than we give ourselves credit for?

TAKING A FRESH LOOK AT OURSELVES

I read two quotes recently (within a few days of each other) that gave me something to ponder upon. I wondered whether we have more to offer this world than we give ourselves credit for? I find it really interesting that I can see the great character traits that others have, and yet fail to see them in myself.

5 SOLO GETAWAYS THAT CAN RECHARGE YOU

Have you ever thought of travelling solo? Here's five great ideas for getaways to recharge you.

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I was approached recently by a company who is keen to promote the idea that you don't have to be part of a couple to enjoy travelling. If you're single there is still a whole world out there waiting for you to explore, and solo travel may be the way to go. It may take a little bit of a mindset change, or maybe you need a few suggestions to get you started - today's post offers five different types of getaways to inspire you.

3 REASONS WHY BLOGGING IS LIKE BUYING SHARES

Buying shares and writing a blog have quite a few similarities. Here's three reasons why blogging is like buying shares.

BLOGGING AND INVESTING

A few years ago a friend suggested that we start investing in shares because bank interest was so appallingly low and share dividends were much more lucrative. I'm a huge advocate of playing safe and shares always seemed a bit risky, but our friend recommended that we buy "safe" shares in banks because they won't blow up in our face like the more speculative areas are prone to do. It seemed like sensible advice and we've since used some of our savings to buy some "safe" bank shares.

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #2

Saturday Snippets - where the best things I've seen this week come together in one place

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I love sharing little snippets and this is my weekly round up of the interesting quotes and pictures and memes that have caught my eye lately. I hope you enjoy them too - feel free to pin them or share them with other people if they resonate with you. I've turned off the comments on these posts because they're just a fun Saturday post to look at, enjoy and move on - hopefully with a smile on your face or with something to think about.

LOOKING BACK AT A MONTH OF GRATITUDE

I took on the 30 Day November Gratitude Challenge and this is how it worked for me.

NOVEMBER AND GRATITUDE

November was National Gratitude Month. I wouldn't have known this if it wasn't for a post I read in October from Leah on her blog - My Cup of Cocoa. Leah had created a Gratitude Challenge in previous years and was sharing her updated version which really caught my eye. I ended up printing off her 30 Day Gratitude Challenge and pinning it to my fridge to remind me what to look for each day. And this is what transpired....

SATURDAY SNIPPETS #1

Saturday Snippets - where the best things I've seen this week come together in one place

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I love sharing little snippets on my Facebook page - but the Facebook algorithms pick and choose who gets to see them. I find that incredibly annoying, so I thought (while my Social Saturday posts are having a rest) I'd do a weekly round up of the interesting little quotes and pictures and memes that have caught my eye lately. I hope you enjoy them too - feel free to pin them or share them with other people if they resonate with you. I've turned off the comments on these posts because they're just a fun Saturday post to look at, enjoy and move on - hopefully with a smile on your face or with something to think about.

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

It's time to have a coffee and a chat - I'll tell you all about what's been happening in my world this month

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE

It's time to celebrate the end of November, Summer is on its way down here in Australia - so, why not share a lovely end of Spring virtual cup of coffee with me while I update you on what's been going on in my life lately. I love a good 'Taking Stock' blog post, so I hope you'll humour me and sit a while as I share my news.

THE VIEW FROM MIDLIFE MOUNTAIN

Thousands of years ago the Greek philosopher Epicurus said: “Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”

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Today is the very last of my Social Saturday guest posts and I have the lovely Lisa Ricard Claro to send us off with a great post about the lessons she learned from downsizing her home to something more manageable for Midlife. She's also offering a fabulous prize to three lucky readers at the end of the post - how great is that? So, without further ado, let me pass you over to Lisa.

CAN BEING SAD BE GOOD FOR YOU?

Recent research suggests that experiencing not-so-happy feelings actually promotes psychological well-being.

HAPPINESS AND SADNESS

I write a lot about happiness - it's a topic that I'm very fond of. I'm learning that we create our own happiness and it's important to take responsibility for how we choose to react to the circumstances and people in our lives. However, there's two sides to every coin and I'm learning that it's okay to be sad too.