Category Archives: Positive

Today is …. #22

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….. a day to do something ordinary but make it joyful

 

Many things in daily life are normal, and habit,

but with more attention they can turn into a little joy.

For example:

Put a fresh T-Shirt on – Smell and feel the freshness,

When you dry your hair – feel the warm air,

Wash your face – enjoy the water splashing on your skin.

 

 

 

Simple things can bring joy.

 

HaVe a VeRy JoYfuL DaY! 

 

 

Today is …. #21

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…a day to slow down…

 

Nature does not hurry,

yet everything is accomplished. 

Lao Tzu

 

 

 

 

We all dash from one place to another-

slow down with mindful walking.

Take slower breaths,

watch your feet as you place them on the ground,

and bring awareness to your body as it moves.

Take your time,

just as nature does!

 

 

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Another Year – 7th Blogiversary

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My blog is 7 years old and I am sort of archiving my old posts

onto another wordpress site as I don’t really want to lose any.

(not sure though if that is really necessary)

I just cut and paste so I don’t need space for pictures on that.

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Looking through old posts and bloggers who followed is nice but also makes me sad.

Some have gone to heaven, may they rest in peace, they are not forgotten.

Some have just stopped blogging for an unknown reason,

some closed their blog, it does not even exist at all,

some made their blog private.

 

I enjoy blogging very much,

it makes me happy,

and if I can reach even one person who likes a bit of my posts,

I am happy.

I don’t always have time to read all blog posts I like .

I have made amazing friends all over the world, met some of you

and I will try to meet more of you personally.

To all my blogging friends

a super BIG THANK YOU

 

 

You don’t know how much you mean to me.

You have enriched my world in those last 7 years,

you have made me laugh, cry, think.

I learnt from you, you inspired me, you supported me

and showed me what a wonderful world it is

with you in it.

 

There is so much love and kindness out there

and we need to spread it as much as possible.

People need love, hugs, appreciation, kindness, peace, praise,

understanding and self esteem.

Let’s keep it going.

I feel truly blessed with all of you around me.

 

Love you all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today is …. 5 June

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… a day to remember.

Today would be my mum’s 93rd Birthday.

I miss her very much.

When I visited my mum,

we used to play cards together

we used to do crosswords,

we sang together,

we talked together.

We phoned often and she would describe how the tree outside the window has grown.

she was a great dancer,

she had so much love,

she listened to all our stories,

we sang together often,

we laughed often.

 

Love never seizes.

Never forget to tell someone if you love them!

Sending you all so much love ♥♥♥

Today is …. #19

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…a day to be madly in love with myself.

 

Love Yourself.

See the Good.

Be Calm.

Find Joy.

Give Thanks.

 

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The love of my life begins with me.

I love and enjoy myself.

 

If we truly love ourselves
in spite of our flaws
then we can love others
in spite of theirs.
– Stephen Richards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

♥Have a wonderful day with great love for yourself! ♥

♥ and others! ♥

Today is …. #17

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…. a day in nature

Go and see nature at its’ best.

 

A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods – Rachel Carsen

 

Rain leaves beautiful ‘diamonds’ on leaves.

 

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“I like people

who are smiling when it’s raining!”

 

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Pictures taken in my mum’s garden by me.

Today is …. #15

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…a day to share a story.

The Leaf and the Tree

story by Tania Konnerth

retold by Ute

It was a normal Summer’s day.

The big tree has stood there for decades and its branches swayed in the wind.

He suddenly heard a sad sigh.

He listened carefully and heard another one.

It came from his own crown so it must be one of his leaves.

He looked among his leaves and saw a small unhappy leaf on one of the smaller branches.

He asked: “My dear leaf what is the matter?”

Surprised the leaf almost blushed.

“Oh nothing, I am just sad.”

“But why?”

“Because I feel that I am worth nothing. I am only a very tiny leaf among thousands. I don’t mean anything to you.”

“Oh, you are totally wrong there.” The tree spoke rather loudly as he was excited.

“You are the only leaf, that can grow at this special spot. If you were not exactly there, there would be a hole. I would not be complete without you. You make me to what I am. “

The leaf blushed  – out of joy.

And this joy lasted until Autumn, when it changed into beautiful colours in competition with all other leaves.

I love that story.

I have read more of Tania’s stories to my mum and we loved them so.

You can read more wonderful stories in Tania Konnerth’s book, in German.

Tania’s Website.