Tag Archives: inspiration

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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Today is …. #20

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…a day to be a tourist!

Imagine you have never visited your hometown,

What would you do if you were visiting for the first time.

What would you visit?

What would you eat?

What would you want to see?

You can be a tourist where you live

Explore.

Notice.

Find a market, find a museum, find an art Gallery or slip into a church.

Notice the smells, the scents, feel the atmosphere.

Being a tourist wakes your curiosity and make you notice more around you!

 

 

Have an interesting day!

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 …. #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.

Today is …. #13

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…a day to get stronger.

 

Life throws hurdles and problems in our way.

They are here to conquer,

to learn from,

to overcome,

to get through.

At the end we come out stronger.

 

Life is, at times, tough.

And all we need to do is to prove that we are tougher than it.

Sanhita Baruah

 

 

If you are struggling today in any way,

I wish you to have the strength to get through it.

With sincere best wishes and love

Ute

Today is …. #11

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…international Happiness Day

home made happiness…

 

How happy is the little Stone
That rambles in the Road alone,
And doesn’t care about Careers
And Exigencies never fears—
Whose Coat of elemental Brown
A passing Universe put on,
And independent as the Sun
Associates or glows alone,
Fulfilling absolute Decree
In casual simplicity—

Emily Dickinson

 

Wishing you an extraordinary happy day!