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Beautifully Simple

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The new year has started

and I try to make life simple, beautiful and happy.

Often we complicate life and it is not necessary.

Make it simple

enjoy the long hugs

the walks in the fresh air

the sunrise

the flowers along the road

sitting in peace

a chat with a friend

a smile for a stranger

feeling the breeze in your hair.

 

Have a beautifully simple Day!

and

Have a simply beautiful Day!

 

Happy New Year 2020

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Wishing all my friends all over the world

a wonderful and happy new year!

May it be filled with love, good health

and full of happy memorable moments!

 

Sending you all my love and

thank you for your friendship over the years!

cartoon from Sketches in stillness 

Remembering Christmas

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My Christmas Memories

When I was a child in Germany

we celebrated Christmas in the evening 24th December.

Dad would get a real tree in the morning and we were allowed to help

decorating it with our handmade decorations

like paperchains, straw stars and lanterns etc.

We made candle holders out of walnut shells.

Then we were sent out the room for a while.

We had to listen for a little bell.

Once we heard the bell we went into the room with anticipation.

The tree was lit (with real candles) presents under or next to the tree.

We did not open presents then.

Mum sat at the piano and played Christmas carols, we sang to it.

Then us children played Christmas carols on the recorder with my mum.

It was a wonderful happy, warm and peaceful feeling.

Then a record was put on with the Christmas story and a choir singing carols,

only then we started to open presents.

Everyone was happy, Dad watching the tree carefully with the candles.

We loved to blow them all out.

After all this Mum served a lovely small dinner with filled Vol-au vents,

and home baked Christmas cookies.

We spent a happy family evening together.

Always a magical Christmas for us, a special time,

and I remember it fondly filled with so much love.

 

Christmas tree 1969

Christmas Tree 1983

Today is …. #48

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… a day for gratitude….

 

Another year comes to an end.

Reflecting on the past year.

We have dealt with ups and downs,

family or work related,

maybe illness, loss and sadness.

We are growing stronger every year dealing with emotions

and difficult situations.

 

I wanted to express my gratitude to all of you

my wonderful friends around the globe.

You helped me cope with many things,

you made me happy,

you were there for me.

My heartfelt thank you.

I am so grateful for you being here.

I send you so much love and many hugs.

Thank you for being with me on my journey!

Today is …. #38

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….. a day to do write a letter….. to your future self

Sit sown today

and write a short encouraging letter to your future self.

Include a happy moment you experienced recently,

give yourself some advice, some inspiration,

write something which will make you smile in a years time.

You can include a goal you want to achieve if you like.

This was a letter I wrote to myself 5 years ago and I opened it 1 year after.

Keep it safe somewhere,

It is great fun finding the letter a year later.

Today is …. #37

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….. a day to enjoy my home…

Today I am going around from room to room and

look at all the beautiful pictures on my wall,

the plants I have,

the little nicknacks I have displayed.

I look at them consciously with different eyes

and a thankful heart.

I really cherish what I have

to make me feel happy in my home.

 

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