Tell Me Something Good – Bring Forth Happiness

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waking up midweek with the tragedy of the terrorist attacks in brussels, i immediately found myself searching for belief that here are indeed still good people and good things happening in the world. thankfully i found quite a few things, which helped to make me feel a bit better since my heart still hurts for the family and friends of those who have died. gratitude does indeed interrupt anxiety.

because of this, i compiled a few different things that i found that made me smile, warmed my heart and totally brought me to tears (which is not a hard thing to do).

1.)  sunshine/blizzard/sunshine

you may have seen via my instagram that we had literal 70 degree weather on tuesday and then a full out blizzard come wednesday morning. some areas of denver got 21+ inches of snow so i felt pretty good that we topped off around about 10ish inches. insane. yesterday? back up in the 50s and with blue skies. that’s just how colorado rolls so you have to roll with it (and i have to get a shovel).

this little blossoming tree totally made me smile because it weathered an intense storm and still had its blooms to prove it.

colorado snow blizzard sunshine

i also saw a lot of my friends who live in colorado posting about how their neighbors were so kind and helpful, shoveling each other’s driveways and digging out stuck cards. yay humanity!

2.) teachings kids empathy while helping shelter dogs

this story brought me to tears. it’s a new program that has proven successful called the “shelter buddies reading program” put on by the human society of missouri. basically children come in and read to shy dogs to get them used to human interaction and ready for a forever home!


image via ‘the dodo

We wanted to help our shy and fearful dog without forcing physical interaction with them to see the positive effect that could have on them,” program director Jo Klepacki told The Dodo. “We launched the program last Christmas, but now we offer it once a month.”

Kids age 6 to 15 can sign up for the program online, after which they are trained how to read a dog’s body language to tell if they are stressed out or anxious. Those pets, say Klepacki, are the ones most in need of special attention.

3.) (about to be) reunited and it feels so good!

my husband finally gets home tonight around midnight!!! he has been gone for a 11 days and for some reason, this trip has been especially hard on us both. i am ready to have him home, ready for a full on love day satuday and ready for him to cook because i’m over it. YAY!

4.) creating quality content

i had my free vocal women webinar (also on the day of blizzard and thank goodness my power stayed on for the whole thing). people who tuned in let us know that we deliver a ton of high quality value so that makes me feel good! also, since people were snowed in my mom and nana got to attend live as well as my soulfriend lindsey with the ever sweet baby caleb watching too!

caleb watching

5) baby ducks love a good time!

this has been floating around my facebook and i have watched it 12 times. baby ducks sliding down a little water slide?! YES.

your turn! please bring some happiness here and share good thing that you’ve seen, heard or experienced!

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  1. Elyse

    March 25, 2016 at 6:38 am

    Those kids reading to dogs totally made me tear up!
    Not only did Belgium happen, but here in Toronto we had a big blow to how we treat and believe domestic violence/unwanted sex act victims with a high profile Ghomeshi case that I’m feeling a bit meh about the world so I’m glad there is SOME goodness.
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    • chelsea

      March 28, 2016 at 7:48 am

      riiiight! isn’t that just the sweetest about those kids and dogs!? so sorry to hear about what sounds like horrible news and treatment being revealed in toronto. yuck. i guess the slightly good thing could be that awareness is being made and hopefully changes will come about.

  2. Jennifer Haston

    March 25, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Tell you something good… (in my head, I hear it every time) ..Maybe one of these days I will sing it to you.. πŸ™‚ My husband has also been away all week, he was covering for another manager who has cancer and I am actually very grateful that we are in a position to help out someone else but I am MORE than ready to have my husband back.. something about being pregnant makes me miss him more.. My other more immediate “something good” is I am no longer constantly TIRED… It feels nice to be back to my normal self. I am ready to start showing but not there yet.. I know the time will come when I am humongous and wistfully looking back at these days.. but patience is something I work on… all the time! The kids reading to dogs.. oh my God! I am sending that to the shelter here in Austin, I love that idea so much!

    • chelsea

      March 28, 2016 at 7:50 am

      wow sounds like your husband was doing some serious good this week too, jennifer. i know what you mean about ready to have your husband back – pregnancy does make it even harder i totally agree! so so happy to hear that you are feeling less tired and more like yourself! i definitely am cherishing feeling better but miss my pre-pregnancy energy. thanks for sharing jennifer!

  3. Sara

    March 25, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Our water heater currently isn’t working, which is a downer. But because of it, I get to have my husband home with me today. That baby duck video, so adorable!
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    • chelsea

      March 28, 2016 at 7:50 am

      hey way to pull out the positive of that sara! glad your husband got to be home with you yay!

  4. Charlene

    March 25, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Aww so much good! That’s crazy that you had a blizzard in the middle of two fairly warm days. We got a crazy rain storm yesterday that cooled everything off quite a bit. I’m just glad it wasn’t snow though.

    Also, I LOVE that story about the kids reading to dogs. I’ve seen it around the internet and I think it’s just brilliant! They’re doing so much good!

    • chelsea

      March 28, 2016 at 7:52 am

      yeah apparently it was the 5th largest storm in the month of march on record. it was pretty nuts! doesn’t that story about kids and dogs just make you feel all warm and fuzzy!? thanks for your comment charlene!

  5. Claire

    March 25, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    And good Friday to you too Chelsea!

    Absolutely LOVE the program at the humane society. So beautiful and so fun for the children to be around animals (and vice versa to the dogs).

    Something good over here…strawberry tartlettes. If you haven’t had one yet…it is worth the try. Think: strawberries on top of a delicious custard…inside a perfectly baked crust. Talk about good!!!

    • chelsea

      March 28, 2016 at 7:53 am

      thanks claire! whoa. strawberry tartlettes?! YUM! now i think i am going to be craving a strawberry something until i get my hands on one and i blame you! (and thank you) πŸ™‚

      • Claire

        March 28, 2016 at 8:53 am

        Haha enjoy!! πŸ™‚

  6. Courtney {alkeks abroad}

    March 26, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Yay for love day! Oh my goodness the kids with the dogs

    • chelsea

      March 28, 2016 at 7:54 am

      riiiiight! it makes me want to go read to my little dog right now…just in case it helps her πŸ™‚

  7. Audrey

    March 28, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Oh my GOSH those ducks!!! Insert a bazillion heart-eye emojis because WOW I love that. And I’ve seen that story about the shelter dogs, too! I LOVE it and I am SO doing that someday when I get things up & running. So so cute!

    I hope you and the mister had a lovely weekend!!
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    • chelsea

      March 28, 2016 at 8:04 am

      YES! you should absolutely incorporate this into the shelter you WILL be running one day audrey – i love that! i can’t wait to come visit πŸ™‚

      weekend was good but too quick – ahhhh!