Monthly Archives: July 2012

1000 Thank yous

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My dear Cyberfriends,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1000 hits

I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you for reading my blog, following it and all your comments.

It means so much to me, that I can reach you out there in the different parts of the world. When I started this blog I didn’t imagine I am enjoying it so much and I have learnt loads about the computer and the internet. I love following and reading other blogs and noticed there is so much love and understanding among people, it warms my heart!

I feel, I am now part of the big cyber family!

I love you all and I hope you keep reading and enjoying it and it will make you smile and happy!

Memories

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Memories

We have just been on a short vacation on the Isle of Wight and enjoyed the slower pace there, and of course the beaches. When you are on holidays you have new impressions, beautiful scenery and later, when the holiday is over it is all a memory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My earliest memory is from a holiday when I was 3 years old and I do have one picture in my head and I can still remember the smell of those bushes/ trees.  I had to ask my parents where that memory was from and they told me it was on a beach in France, where we stayed in a bungalow. This image I will never forget, like it is imprinted in my brain.

Now on the Isle of Wight we went to a small Planetarium and got chatting to the owner. He had this special telescope only to see the sun. As we were so interested he showed us the sun through this telescope. It was awesome, totally red and had solar flares. I found this unbelievable and had to look a couple of times as I have never seen this before in my life. I wanted this to be a special memory and imprinted into my head, so I looked very consciously through the telescope as it was so amazing.  This image of the sun and its’ flares are like a picture saved on a disk in my head now and I can recall it very easily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes I walk around taking things in but not really in and I cannot recall it all in detail, and then I wished I had taken it in more carefully.

Therefore, to have great memories we need to walk around with our eyes open and brain working……to keep those amazing images alive in our memory.

Be conscious about what you see, what you feel and what you smell and firstly it makes you feel really alive and you have a whole lot more fantastic memories.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”

Enjoy the world and the moments consciously and you can enjoy life much more!

Have a fantastic day!

Olympics 2012

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As the Olympics are just down the road from where I live, I am quite excited, even though I am not really into sports. Still our area has seen a regeneration and it is a nicer place to live.

From the new Westfields Shopping centre you can have a beautiful view to the stadium and the whole Olympic area.

 

olympic park

 

The Olympic Flame is all over Britain and also in my area!

…and I have just seen it……wow it was great, fantastic atmosphere, everybody was happy, smiley, laughing and talkative. Coca Cola bottles, water bottles were given out free, so were flags and frisbees for the children. Music was played and  the police were happy  and cheerful. That is how the community should always be.  All in all a great experience!

Riah Biscette , a local 15 year old carried it through our streets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now the appropriate music for the Olympics from Immediate music:

An epic and inspiring track from Immediate‘s surprise release album “Epic Olympic Dreams”, available from iTunes and Amazon. “Salvation For A Proud Nation” is also on Immediate’s “Trailerhead: Saga” album.
You’ve heard this track in many trailers – The Aviator, The Guardian, Borat, Flyboys. The track was also featured as part of NBCs Opening for the 2004 Athens Olympics, where it garnered an Emmy Award nomination for composers Yoav Goren and Jeffrey Fayman.

E.S.Posthumus update

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E.S Posthumus Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a huge fan of E.S. Posthumus here an update.

The “guru” on their facebook page told us that the E.S.Posthumus website has been updated.
There is a discography and a “sports” tab.

In addition to releasing 3 albums, ES Posthumus wrote numerous compositions for sports programs including the NFL on CBS, Super Bowl XLIV, MLB Tonight, The Masters, The PGA Championship and The US Open. 6 tracks are there, you can listen to straight away, and you can purchase/download them also through the site directly.

They are fantastic, I can’t stop listening to it.
Here a taster of “Burlingame”

 

 

and the “Thrill of Victory”

 

 

Enjoy the tracks and have a look at their website!

Give Thanks

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Give Thanks

What if you woke up today with only the things that you thanked God for yesterday?

We have so many choices in life, in shops,  in the internet and we keep wanting more and more.  Happy with what we have, no we need to have more. It is time to think of those things which really matter and are not available in shops. …..and don’t take so much for granted.

 

Contentment

Happiness

Satisfaction

Friendships

Love

Peace

Health

Beauty

 

 

 

Be thankful for this day, and you will fill it with joy. Be appreciative of those around you, and they will bring much value to your life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Count your blessings, give thanks  with a grateful heart every morning and evening!

When I wake up I am thankful that I am alive for another new day. I give thanks that I have enough food, that I have a good job, great friends, that I can experience love and friendship. I give thanks that I can give love, and kindness, that I am healthy, and that I can enjoy sunshine and rain, and the beauty of nature! There is lots more to be thankful for, what is on your list?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Thankful

~ Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did what would there be to look forward to?

~ Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

~ Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.

~ Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.

~ Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.

~ Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.

~ Be thankful when you’re tired and weary, because it means you’ve made an effort.

 

Related beautiful pages

daysnet.wordpress.com – contentment

photonatureblog.com – nature’s beauty

Doe Zantamata, the HIYLife.com – website

The Paradox of our Times – Dalai Lama

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THE PARADOX OF OUR TIMES~~~~~Dalai Lama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers,
Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints,
We spend more, but we have less.

We have bigger houses, but smaller families,
More conveniences, but less time,
We have more degrees, but less sense,
More knowledge, but less judgement,
More experts, but more problems,
More medicines, but less wellness.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values,
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often,
We have learnt how to make a living, but not a life,
We have added years to life, but not life to years,
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,
But have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour,
We have conquered outer space, but not inner space,
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted our soul,
We’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice,
We’ve higher incomes, but lower morals,
We’ve become long on quantity but short on quality.

These are the times of tall men, and short character,
Steep profits, and shallow relationships,
These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare,
More leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are the days of two incomes, but more divorces,
Of fancier houses, but broken homes,
It is a time when there is much in the show window, and nothing in the stockroom.

A time when technology can bring this letter to you,
And a time when you can choose,
Either to make a difference …. or just hit, delete.

Dalai Lama

A good Sleep

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As we all know a good sleep is vital for a healthy body and mind. We all need between 6 and 8 hours sleep to regenerate and feel focussed and fresh in the morning.

 

As my sleep seemed to get worse I started to google and found good tips which I like to share:
According to the National Sleep Foundation, these nine things might be keeping you up at night 🙂
  • Pillows 70% impact
  • Bedroom Temperature 69% impact
  • Bedroom darkness 57% impact
  • Sheets 53% impact
  • Partner snoring 51% impact
  • Allergies 37% impact
  • Children sharing your bed 28% impact
  • Pets sharing your bed 27% impact
  • Partner movement 27% impact

Are you getting a good sleep?

 

 

So to have my good sleep I did buy a new mattress, new pillow and will get darker curtains. Well, I must say the mattress already worked wonders and my backache is gone. It is wonderful. Certainly worth the investment.

Off course there is more to a good sleep than just a new mattress ( but it helps), so I put a couple of links below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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