Monthly Archives: February 2014

The ABC of genuine happiness – Q

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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Q – Quit a bad habit. Quiet your mind

Habits come very easy but breaking a bad habit is rather hard. We all have our little habits we like to stop and sometimes real willpower is needed to do so.

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q2It is worth though breaking a bad habit and once achieved

you will never look back and be grateful you did it.

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Which one will you quit this year?

QUIET your mind

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Meditation is a technique for quieting the mind, shutting down the mind chanter so that we can be still and 100% present with the now”

— Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D., Meditation Expert

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Shine and enjoy the NOW!

The present moment is the only moment available to us and it is the door to all moments.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.

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Being must be felt. It can’t be thought. ~ Eckhart Tolle ~

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… to be continued ….

Wishing you  an quirky and quiet day!

Spring feelings

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Let’s get a little Spring into this world!

I had a coffee afternoon with my wonderful friend

and she brought this along….

yes, she brought the Spring into my house YAY

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I love it and I am very thankful.

So I like to share my Spring with you specially as my American friends need a bit of warmth!

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Here some pictures to warm you up with my lazy cat 🙂

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and yes it is sunny today too!

Isn’t life beautiful!

oh and one more thing….. it is almost

WEEKEND!

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Have a great one!

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The ABC of genuine happiness – P

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P – Pray. Paint. Play an instrument.

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Prayer the most powerful medium.

God had WIFI from day one, wireless connection which never goes down, He is always here to listen to us.

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Paint,

well I can’t paint to save my life, but I started on my stairs.

Remember I liked those stairs so much and decided to try it on mine.

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I have done the first 2 so far….. different but rather colourful.

Thomas is a bit suspicious….

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I was thinking of writing:

“Happiness comes from within!”

Play an instrument.

It is so wonderful to play an instrument and even if you don’t – singing feels as good as an instrument.

I learnt the piano and tought myself the guitar.

My dream is to try out the Cello, a beautiful sounding instrument or the double base.

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… to be continued ….

Wishing you  an positive and precious day!

A beautiful Sunday

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Sunday Reflections

This is the plant I bought for the office to bring a bit of colour and spring feeling in.

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I had some great choices to make for breakfast:

which tea…. Rise and Shine or Cloud 9

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and relax.

Wishing you all a fabulous wonderful restful Sunday!

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ABC of genuine happiness – O

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O – Own a pet. Observe beauty

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This is my pet Thomas, a very relaxed and loving cat.

He gives me love, warmth and many purrs to keep me happy.

A pet does wonders!

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See the beauty!

Often we walk around not seeing the beauty along the road.

Have a look here!

A thank you to my sister for being able to use her Beauty – ful pictures.

Beauty is all around us.

Lie on the grass and observe the birds flying,

listen to the rustling of the leaves in the wind,

see the little bud of a small daisy flower coming out,

follow the bee how it travels through a flower,

watch the flower move in the breeze

enjoy the colourful butterfly circling round in the air.

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Watching a flower grow is an amazing treat with timelapse

even what we regard as a weed looks wonderful in nature.

 

Let’s look out for the beauty around us!

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“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank

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… to be continued ….

Wishing you  an open-minded and optimistic day!

Rainbow – scones – music

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“Around us, life bursts with miracles–a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.”
― Thích Nhất Hạnh

Nancy from Strawberryindigo posted this this morning on Facebook and I love it so I like to share it with you all.

I saw some buds on a tree outside and had already a little Spring feeling.

and it is weekend hurray…..

Sunshine when I got up so I decided to do the shopping,

Reached the shop, it was pouring with rain, and terribly windy and cold

Got the shopping in,

totally dark outside now,

so I decide to dance to some music. Made me warm and happy. Music is magic!

Sunshine back out,

do some washing, have a cappuccino,

and the next downpour is here.

Exercise on my exercise bicycle and see the beautiful rainbow.

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Sun back out….. for how long…… ???

I say thank you for the rain, thank you for the sunshine, thank you for the music, thank you for the rainbow.

Thank you for all the miracles I have around me.

“Each morning when you open your eyes, think only three things: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you”

I bought some scones , jam and double cream for a cream tea later….

why don’t you join me?

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Enjoy and relax with me!

with an old song I always loved….The Riddle, different version….

The ABC of genuine happiness – N

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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N – Never give up on what you want

Sometimes giving up is the easiest option.

When there are stones and difficulties in your path,

Use those stones as stepping stones and go on.

Believe in yourself and don’t listen to others.

You might be so close,

You can do it!

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If you are going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

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Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

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Never give up and don’t ask why because every situation does not need an answer. I’m a firm believer that I don’t worry about anything I can’t control. – Eric Davis

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… to be continued ….

Wishing you  a nice and noticable day!

My wonderful “Papi”

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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!