Category Archives: Happy Life

Happy inspirational blogs

Good Morning

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I wanted to bring you some sunshine for the day.

 

May you all have a wonderful day!

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Weekly Inspiration No 37 – Hope

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We all have ups and downs and some days we feel it cannot get worse.

we feel lost,

we feel sad,

we feel alone.

 

 

Never give up Hope.

Hope will give you

strength,

determination,

encouragement,

confidence

and it will get you through.

The sun will rise

and we will try again!

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If you are in a situation like that at the moment,

please know that you are not alone and you are precious and loved.

My best wishes for you

and may the sun rise for you soon again.

Sending hugs and comfort to you.

 

Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤

 

A day in Barcelona

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Barcelona is a wonderful city and so much to see.

An amazing church building – La Sagrada Familia from the Architect Antoni Gaudi which he started building in 1883.  Knowing he will not see it finished, he spent 40 years building and left plans for his successors. He is buried under the nave.

On the link on his name is a short video what it will look like when it is finished hopefully in 2026, ready for Gaudi’s 100th anniversary of his death.

His buildings and casas are all over Barcelona.

Next was the “Casa de les Punxes” or Casa Terradas which was build for 3 sisters by a different architect looking more like a castle.

Casa de les Punxes

All details are just fabulous even the balcony tiles from the bottom.

We walked to the next of Gaudi’s buildings the Casa Mila. This was built as an apartment block.

Casa Mila

We continued our walk to the next Gaudi Casa along the famous and really large Passeig Gracia. This Road is tree lined, has exclusive shops, wide pavements and amazing old buildings. The pavement is tiled with Gaudi tiles; aren’t they beautiful?

 

Gaudi tiles on the Passeig Gracia

 

Along there we came to Casa Batllo, a colourful casa built by Gaudi again.

 

Casa Batllo

Next to this casa is a Netherland style casa called Casa Amatller from the same architect as the Casa de Punxes above.

Casa Amatller and Casa Batllo

Casa Amatller

So many casas…. it was so interesting.

Casa Lleo Morera

 

 

Admiring all buildings we headed to the Cathedral. As the queues were everywhere terribly long, we continued to walk and see all from outside – we only had one day.

Cathedral

Then we went through small little roads to our last stop The Arc de Triomf.

Arc de Triomf

This Arc de Triomf was build in 1888 as an entrance to the Barcelona World Fair, a very impressive building.

We walked over 20000 steps as my step counter showed and were ready to go back by train to village were we stayed.

This was a short one day tour of Barcelona, hope you enjoyed the sites.

I have visited Barcelona on the 8th August and this post was put together before the terror attack in Barcelona. It is terrible to think what happened and my thoughts and prayers are with the people who died or were injured in the attack.  I pray that the world become a safer place.

Weekly Inspiration No 27 – Take care

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Life is like a flower

If you don’t take care of it,

it will fade.”

 

I bought some reduced, dry and almost dying plants at the local DIY shop.

I wanted to nurture them and give them life again.

First they got greener with water,

then they started blooming.

 

 

Now they show me how thankful they are with many colouful blooms,

I am grateful too!

 

I enjoy them every day and take care of them.

They give me smiles every day!

 

Take care of things to enjoy!

Also take care of yourself !

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Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤

 

Weekly Inspiration No – 26 – Beauty

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 Beauty is all around us! 

Open your eyes and look at things with

a open and positive mind.

Even daily things look beautiful.

The sky from my window

showed amazing cloud formations and colour!

 

 

Everything has its beauty 

but not everyone sees it. 

Confucius

 

Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤

 

5 years – 9.6.2012

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Today is my 5 year Blogiversary.

 

Since my first post I have written 545 more posts,

gained many friends all over the world

and am enjoying it even more than when I started.

 

 

Thank you to all my blogging friends,

readers,  commenters and followers,

who are caring and loving ,

who make me feel wonderful!

 

Top  posts of the year:

2012 –  A jar or a journal

2013 – Follow your dreams

2014 – Count your blessings 

2015 – 100,000 Wow

2016 – Piece of Paradise

 

Weekly Inspiration No 22- Every day is special

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Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion.

Being ALIVE is a special occasion.

I remember these beautiful cups from my childhood.

They came out when we had a celebration like a birthday.

 

 

This one was always my favourite (next to the red one)

 

 My mum said I can take it home.

Now I can celebrate every day,

as every day is special,

with drinking my tea out of this very special cup.

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Celebrate each day!

Be alive!

Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤

 

Being British

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Wednesday, 24th May was a special day for me.

After living in London, UK for 30 years,

I have finally become a British citizen.

On Wednesday

I attended the official ceremony in the Town Hall

and my British Citizenship started from this day.

 

I am very proud to be British as well as German now.

 

Come and enjoy a very British cup of tea with me!

Weekly Inspiration No 19 – Thank you body

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Thank your body.

Think of how much your body does every day – every moment.

Feel the gratitude for your body

 Give love to the body parts which are tense or don’t feel so well

 

Dear body,

I love the way you make my smile,

I love the way you move my arms so I can hug people,

I love the way you make me happy when my feet dance,

I love the way you keep my muscles to carry the shopping,

I love how my fingers move over the keyboard to write this,

I love how every breath comes automatically,

I love how my eyes can see the beauty in this world,

I love how you restore me while I am sleeping.

Dear body

I love you and I thank you.

I will take care of you and be gentle with you.

 

 

Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤