Tag Archives: inspiration

Picture of the Week #11

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Something completely different for this week.

We found behind a gasfire a fireplace

which looks like the Tunnel of the London Underground

right there in our new front room.

Food for thought

Courage isn't 
having the strength to go on - 
it's the going on 
when you don't have the strength.

Napoleon Bonaparte 

Picture of the Week #10

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Today a picture of my new garden.

Blooming already with beautiful Camellias.

This one is specially beautiful with the shape of its’ petals.

Food for thought

Say only what you mean.
Avoid using the word to speak against yourself
or to gossip.
Use the power of your word 
in the direction of truth and love.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Picture of the Week #9

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As the weather is appauling and I did not venture out,

my picture of the week

is the pancake for “Pancake Day” as it is known in the UK

also Shrove Tuesday;

Fresh from the pan – it was delicious

Food for thought

All of us could take a lesson 
from the weather;
it pays no attention 
to criticism.

Picture of the Week #8

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A just finished a jigsaw of the most beautiful Waterfall

in Iceland – Seljalandsfoss

This is one of few places in the world where

it’s possible to walk behind a waterfall;

and we did exactly that when we visited in 2015.

It was amazing and I remember it very well.

Food for thought

Take pride in 
how far you have come.
And have faith in 
how far you can go! 

Here is my post from 2015.

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.

 

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!