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Hello July!

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Welcome July !

The Motto for July is:

Begin each day with a thank you!

Our world has gone smaller,

with staying at home more,

less interactions with people physically,

less hugs,

smiles we can’t see through masks (only in the eyes).

 

Life is different.

 

However attitudes towards everything might have changed in a positive way.

Priorities might have changed.

I am more grateful than ever for little things around me.

Thank you for nature,

thank you for my health,

thank you for my friends,

thank you for food,

thank you for all the people who are working hard to make life sort of normal,

thank you for each new day,

thank you for the sun,

thank you for my garden,

thank you

thank you

thank you

for all these things and so many more I’m not writing down.

Have a gratitude attitude!

 

Wishing you a thankful July!

 

 

You only live once

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So choose to be happy.

Love unconditionally.

Be good to yourself.

Always be grateful.

Smile more.

This is great advice.

We might not get out as much as before,

yet we can still be happy with ourselves and what we have.

Love has no boundaries and can spread through words.

Be grateful for the smaller things, like getting up every morning,

connecting with friends, enjoying a cuppa.

Smile to yourself in the mirror.

The day will be so much brighter.

 

Story Time

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We all have unique gifts, we are all valued and needed.

 

The sad earthworm.

 

Once upon a time there was an earthworm.

Often he was just lying there, feeling sad to be only an earthworm.

Why can’t he be a bird or a fish or a human being.

Each being seems to be able to do something special, each being seems to be worth more than just a simple earthworm.

One day a girl came by. She saw the worm and picked him up. He felt worried and thought that was the end of his life.

Instead the girl put him into a jam jar. There was soil and some leaves, actually it was quite comfortable even though a bit small.

The next day the girl took the worm to school. She was asked to stand in front of class to deliver an essay.

With astonishment the earthworm heard the girl talk about earthworms.

How earthworms live, how important they are and that they do something unique.

To make fertile soil out of leaves and dirt.

They are the earthworms which make make sure that constantly new things can grow in fertile soil.

And when the girl released the worm later that evening back into the garden, he was the happiest worm in the world.

 

 

I love the short stories of Tania Konnerth.

This story is translated and retold by me. Taken from the book

“Aus der Schatzkiste des Lebens” by Tania Konnerth

Kew Garden at home

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Kew Gardens is closed.

So I look around and

look:

I found my own ‘Kew’ Gardens right here:

When you enter you find beautiful colours and shapes:

Following through there is the palm garden with

3 different palm ‘trees’

Continuing the path you see different greens

Then we come to the Bonsai Trees Section, there is a Chestnut and a Maw Bonsai in the making.

And finally to the Alpine house, where we find this:

I hope you enjoyed the tour through Ute’s Kew.

 

Wishing you a blessed Easter weekend!

Keep the distance and stay healthy!

All pictures taken by me in my garden.

Click on the individual pictures to enlarge.

Hello April!

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Welcome April !

The Motto for April is:

Plant seeds of love everywhere you go!

It is so important.

We cannot hug or be close,

but we can show our love in different ways.

Stay connected,

support each other,

with words,

show you care.

Stay strong, stay focused,

and continue to follow the rules of your government.

We can do it together.

A big thank you to all the people on the front line,

who keep everything going.

You are amazing in what you do.

 

Sending you sincere cyber hugs, thinking of you,

praying for you.

 

Have a safe April!

 

Picture is Oups from here