Welcome to shout out #9 for 2021
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of #ShoutoutSaturday. It’s been another big week, and how can we be coming to the end of March already??
It’s time to share something that’s made you happy! Here are mine plus I’m joining in with Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share – there’s lots to read!
1. Finding Joy
I saw this TED talk earlier in the week and have been back and watched it a number of times now , I just love the message in it.
Joy is an intense momentary experience of emotion – something that makes us smile, laugh, jump up and down. It’s different to happiness, which measures how good we feel over time, joy is about feeling good in the moment, right now.
Where joy hides and how to find it – from Cherry blossoms and rainbows, bubbles and googly eyes: Why do some things seem to create such universal joy? In this captivating talk, Ingrid Fetell Lee reveals the surprisingly tangible roots of joy and shows how we all can find — and create — more of it in the world around us.
I love the way Ingrid explains that some of the things that brings us joy cut across age, gender, ethnicity – like pops of colour, confetti, sprinkles on ice cream.
We all start out being joyful but as we get older, being colourful or exuberant opens us up being judged.Ingrid Fetell Lee
As someone who loves colour I read this with glee – colour is a sign of life and energy. The drive towards joy is the drive towards life.
Shout out to those who spark joy, understand joy and bring joy to life.
2. Podcast News
My first podcast episode hot off the press – recently I saw something about converting blog posts to a podcast through my WordPress account through Anchor.
I started the process of investigating this and then put it aside. Well yesterday I went back to it, followed the prompts and completed the first episode. Suddenly I now have a podcast!
Honestly it was that easy. I had the choice of having my posts read automatically or reading them myself, so I went with that option, despite not liking the sound of my own voice. I just followed the prompts. When it came to adding artwork for my podcast I could have used their suggestion but I went over to Canva and made myself a podcast cover from the templates, which is what you see above. I may add a photo to personalise it once I get going but it’s a start and I couldn’t be more excited!
I won’t add every post to the podcast, but some of my more pithy, interesting and entertaining ones will make the cut now that I know how easy it is. How about that?
Isn’t this my year of becoming BOLD afterall??
A shout out to Sue from Women Living Well after 50 for being such an inspiration and support to me. I have linked to her podcasts on her blog.
3. Some laughs from Jimmy
Just imagine if your iPhone was a person 🙂
A shout out to Jimmy Rees for making funny videos that always make me smile 🙂
4. Bushfires, drought, pandemic, floods, mouse plague – what’s next?
Shout out to all the helpers out there in these tough times.
Image from Red Tractor Designs – Facebook page
What’s my Shout Out Saturday all about?
Shout Out Saturday is where I invite you to join me, by leaving a link or a comment, to something that has had an impact on you recently. Something fun, something you’ve enjoyed, what’s made you happy lately….
We need all the good vibes we can get at the moment, don’t we?
You can read more about #ShoutoutSaturday in this post
You can leave a link to a post on your blog, or maybe something you’ve read on someone else’s blog, or simply share some good news, something you’ve enjoyed, or watched or you can just drop in to say hello. Join me for #ShoutoutSaturdayTweet
Anything really – it’s up to you!
Thanks for stopping by and joining in, here’s wishing you a great week ahead!
You can find all my Shout Out Saturday posts here
You can also find Deb’s World in lots of other places – stay in touch by clicking any of the buttons below.
A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
Copyright © 2021 debs-world.com – All rights reserved