01 February 2014 – 277 – My wonderful “Papi”

It is already one year ago that my dad has left us to see us from heaven.

This year has gone so quick, I can’t believe it.

I am happy for him as he now has peace, is whole again, with the Lord.

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This is for you Papi!

Thank you for being the best Papi in the world:

You always listened to us,

you always stood by us,

you always admired our new purchases,

you took us to wonderful holidays,

you let us try ice skating, tennis and other wonderful activities,

you never got tired of listening/enduring our piano practice,

you helped with our maths and physics homework,

you showed us how to be kind,

you showed us how to admire the little things in life,

you showed us love and gratitude!

Miss you and love you Papi, always!

 

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26 January 2014 – 276 – Count your blessings

Sometimes I sit back and realise how blessed I am.

I have amazing people in my life,

I am loved,

my friends care about me.

I can’t complain, but count my blessings and

I feel rich –  I am rich.

I bought  myself some flowers yesterday morning and want to share them with you all,

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They are for you!

Thank you for being you ,

for caring,

for being here in my life!

I do need to tell you this from time to time

as it is important for me to let you know that

I appreciate you and love you!

♥♥♥

Beauty along the road

As I was too early to meet my friends in the next village,

 so I went to a very old church yard, and found these little snowbells.

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Can you see the violet coming too?

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Sending you all a big group hug and much love!

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24 January 2014 – 275 – The ABC of genuine happiness – M

The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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M – Meditate daily. Make goals

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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Mindfulness is Buddha’s word for meditation. By mindfulness he means: you should always remain alert, watchful. You should always remain present. Not  a single thing should be done in a sort of sleepy state of mind…. you should move with a sharp consciousness. – Osho

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You are never too old to set another goal

or to dream a new dream.

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Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars. – Les Brown

 

… to be continued ….

Wishing you  a magical and memorable day!

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20 January 2014 – 274 – Newsflash – My new jumper

I went shopping on Saturday mainly for food, but I walked past a jumper which I had to buy:

You see why…

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That is so my jumper and I wore it already to church and friends and I did make everyone smile who saw me………… it works…. ♥♥♥

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Keep smiling on this Monday morning and get the positiveness going!

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18 January 2014 – 273 – The cracked pot

I have been reading about mindfulness and I came across this great story.

Once upon a time there was a water bearer who took each day 2 pots of water to his teacher. Each day he would walk to the stream to fill both pots with water and carry them across his shoulders, one pot on each side on a pole. One pot was cracked and by the time he reached his teacher it was only half full. He carried on for years to bring one and half pot of water to his teacher. The perfect pot was proud of his achievement. The cracked pot was sad that he could only do half the job he was supposed to do. One day the cracked pot said “I feel so upset and ashamed and I can’t hold a full pot of water. What use am I to anyone?” The water bearer  told the pot to look at the side on the ground as he carried it. The cracked pot noticed the most beautiful flowers and plants on his side of the path. The water bearer said “When I noticed you were cracked, I decided to plant seeds on one side of the path, and every day as you leak, you water that side of the path. If you weren’t cracked, these gorgeous  flowers wouldn’t be here for all to enjoy.”

Sometimes you may think you are not perfect. This story can show that even a cracked pot can be seen as perfect just as it is. In the same way you are perfect just the way you are with all your imperfections -that’s what makes you unique.

We all have our flaws and it is good to have them as we shine through those flaws differently.

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Wishing you an awesome  Sunday!

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15 January 2014 – 272 – The ABC of genuine happiness – L

The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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L – Laugh. Love. Learn to let go.

Laughter is one of the greatest and most powerful forms of courage available to you… Laughing at difficult circumstances allows you to face the situation, see it as a molehill instead of a mountain and step anyway… Laughter expands your attitude and your perception as well as your ability to grow and experience new things… Give yourself the incredible gift of laughter today…

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Laughter relaxes the whole body.

Laughter boosts the immune system.

Laughter protects the heart.

Laughter is stress relieving.

Laughter makes you feel good.

Laughter gives you the courage and strength.

Even in the most difficult of times, a laugh–or even simply a smile–can go a long way toward making you feel better. And laughter really is contagious—just hearing laughter primes your brain and readies you to smile and join in the fun.

A laugh is a smile that bursts.  ~Mary H. Waldrip

Laughter in the bible

The name Isaac is from Hebrew and means   “ I will laugh”, this is because Sarah, his mother declared, “God has brought me laughter. All who hear about this will laugh with me.”  Genesis 21:6

In Ecclesiastes 3:4 it says: “A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.”

♥♥♥

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Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

Robert Heinlein

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”

Nicholas Sparks

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Look upon the past as a sunken cost, an investment in your Life that is irretrievable. You can’t get it back. Then focus your attention on today and on the Future horizon of your own opportunities and begin moving in that direction.

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It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.

… to be continued ….

Wishing you  a Loving and Lively day!

 

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12 January 2014 – 271 – Dodinsky

I have recently purchesd a book from Dodinsky as I liked what I saw from him on the internet. It is called “In the garden of thoughts”. It is beautifully illustrated and has amazing uplifting quotes which can help every day in it.

I took my favourites and made them myself on pictures I had. (except the last one, that picture came from google)

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Guess which one is my total favourite?

 

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