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Start the new year well

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…. without judging

Go into your new day with open eyes and an open mind.

Meet everyone without without judging, without labeling them.

Start to meet people with curious eyes and get to know them again with fresh eyes.

I learn more about them this way.

Over Christmas I read the book Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine.

(as recommended via Beth’s blog)

A brilliant book:

 

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation that they had been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond’s big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. If she does, she’ll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all.

the only way to survive is to open your heart

 

I loved the book, it opens your eyes in how you see people,

we often judge people but never know why they are the way they are.

What you go through in your life shapes your life.

How you grow up, what you hear, your friends everything influences your life and the way you are.

Read the book you’ll love it.

 

“Yogi Petz” – book is out

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Sketches in Stillness brought its’ first book out. 

” Praised for their originality, charm and simple depiction of powerful truths, the little sketches compiled in this book have brought inspiration, comfort and clarity to countless people around the globe.

In this very first volume the author/illustrator Francois Lange, invites you to enjoy the art of living in the present moment through his widely popular little cartoons ( the Yogi Petz) “

I had featured some drawings of Francois Lange in a post before here.

When I saw his first book, I had to have it, the drawings are so sweet and his wisdom is incredible.

The book arrived in happy drawn paper…

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the Yogi-firefly drawing inside

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This little guy “Yogi Ant”on the envelope

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The book is called ” Drop the rocks”

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Signed in the book…

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The book was wrapped lovingly and I could feel the love unpacking it.

A page in the book…

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I am a big fan and love this book so much.

breathe

 

 

If you are interested to buy the book please visit the shop…. get yourself a copy and enjoy!

 

 

Facebook page: http://www.sketchesinstillness.com

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Twitter: twitter.com/francoislange

 

Kinder Glück

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When I was in Germany I found this beautiful old book in my bedroom called

Kinderglück – Children’s happiness

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it is from 1919, almost 100 years old.

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It shows 87 pictures beautifully drawn by artists

reflecting children’s happiness.

no photoshop involved…..

My two favourites are:

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This one is called Idyll

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this one is called “promising”

Here a little collection of others:

I will treasure this little book.

Children then enjoyed more nature and their surroundings.

Wishing you a love filled and happy day !

Hug – ology

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I came across a children’s book, which I fell in love with straight away.

In my school I am running a bookshop, once a term and buy good quality books for children aged 3 to 11. It is great fun choosing and buying books. There are such wonderful titles out there with heartwarming stories.

I found this one yesterday!

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This bear needs a hug and finds all different sizes friends who are hard to cuddle. At the end he finds his mum and gives her a big hug! This book I can only recommend.

I found the last 2 pages the beset as it shows different hugs…. the science of hugs called

Hug – ology

by me!

My favourites are:

the BIG hug

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and

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So come along and get your daily hugs!

Which one is your favourite?

With love and hugs from Ute x

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