Tag Archives: joy



There is


in just being.


When you’re out and about, whether it’s on foot or in a vehicle,

pause to appreciate your surroundings,

really seeing the things you take for granted every day.

You’ll be surprised at how much you missed before!



Have a super joyful week!


Happy 2015



To all my amazing blogger friends, wishing you all a love filled, kind and awesome new year!

May it bring peace, happiness, health,contentment and many miracles!

Thank you for being here, for popping in, for reading, for commenting.

You mean so much to me!


Thank you from my heart for being wonderful you!

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…and I love to continue to share the love and smiles with you!

May the new year will be filled with













and sleep ….

oh and never forget the hugs….


Merry Christmas to all ! ♥


Wishing all my friends a peaceful and very happy Christmas!

This is for you , wrapped up love and hugs


The gift of love

the gift of peace

the gift of happiness,

May all these be yours this Christmas


Help yourself to some homemade biscuits


with a cup of hot chocolate.


Sit with me peacefully and enjoy!


A New Day


Give yourself a perfect day.
Do what makes you happiest.
Look upon what gives you joy.
Speak to those who warm your heart.
Listen to that which lifts your spirit.
Surround yourself with sights and sounds
and people who give you pleasure.
For all the happiness you give to others all year long,
give yourself a perfect day.

(found on facebook)


 Find joy in the ordinary!



I have a new friend, who is so like me.

Reaching for the sky , spreading joy, being happy.


Enjoying a peaceful time by myself


Having lots of love inside and sharing it with everyone


Be thankful for the beauty



is my new friend and I met him in a little book , my sister gave to me.

He is so sweet I have to share him with you, a big heart and spreading joy into the world.


The book is called “Wellness for the soul”.


Two Austrian people gave life to OUPS, 10 years ago, and he is now one of my favourite characters.

OUPS comes from a different planet, the planet of the heart, which is full of love , kindness, and peace. When he saw earth, a lovely planet, and noticed how unhappy and dissatisfied humans were, he wondered why humans are always arguing and even have wars, he thought to come down to spread love and kindness among all the busy people here. To make others happy is his main purpose. He now wanted to show humans how to live with love and making life easy and happy.

He flew down to earth and took two gifts, love and joy. He knew humans will love it.


I know some people on earth have received it but not all, and we are working on those….

For more information on OUPS

visit his web site. www.oups.com

Many of his books can be bought, some of his books are also in English. Example: sunbeams for our heart

His Facebook

Love him, spread joy and happiness!

More stars to Shine even more


I was recently nominated for the Shine On award by Sandra from quirkybooks.

I am extremely happy with this award as it reflects exactly what I like to do,

shine through to other bloggers, so the beam can be seen on their faces.

Thank you very much for nominating me, I am honoured and truly appreciate it.

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As always, with any award, there are rules to follow, so here they are:

1.) Show appreciation of the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post.  Done.

2.) Add the award logo to your blog. Done.

3.) Share 7 things about yourself. See the questions

4.) Nominate 5 – 10 or so bloggers you admire.

Here I go: My shining bloggers are


Live seeds



My Life in colour

5.) Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know. Will do.

6.) Optional questions – Here are  7 from Sandra which I will answer below.

  1. Who is your favourite author?
  2. What inspires you?
  3. What is your favourite season and why?
  4. What makes you happy?
  5. What are your wisest words?
  6. What is your favourite insect and why?
  7. If you could choose any words to be your last, what would they be?

My answers.

  1. I prefer literature, I love reading preferably historic novels.
  2. My favourite film is ice age, I love the characters,(especially Sid the sloth) , the fun, the story behind it. I love it as it is great film about friendship.
  3. I love reading to a child, I always read my children bedtime stories and they loved them.
  4. Seeing and making other people happy,
  5. I don’t think I ever spoke wise words……
  6. My favourite insect is a bee, as it is always busy and I love honey!
  7. Live for the moment, be grateful and make it a happy life.

I will not post 7 questions so when accepting this award write 7 things about you on here.

While we are shining, here we go …..more stars,

no a shower of stars!

I am humbled and honoured about all these nominations, you are wonderful to think of ! You are stars!

Thanks to Mahogany I can colour the 3rd star in now! I am extremely happy to add another star on this. Yippee!

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And one more with a big thank you to myownheart.me / Lenwilliamscarver who added yet one more star to it. Thank you so much and also for your wonderful kind words.

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And….while I am writing this – another star, wow they are all coming in. Thank you so much my friend Amae for nominating me.

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This means I am on 5 stars, what an honour!

blog of year 5star

Again the ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3. Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award  and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…


Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are give

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!


So I like to pass it on to a small selection: every blog is fantastic in it’s own way.

Congratulations to the nominees and enjoy !


Quirky shine

My life as a single mum


Paint your landscape




Enjoy your stars because you are stars!

If you do not do awards, take it as a compliment please!

Amazing Shopping Experience


I was never very keen on grocery shopping; it has to be done so I do it but not really enjoying it.



Then I stumbled across a chapter in the book called “Life is huge” from Susan Jeffers and it changed my supermarket shopping experience totally. I actually enjoy it now, I am happy to do it and I am grateful that I can do it.


This concept made me feel different walking around in the aisles, looking at the staff differently and I was constantly being grateful and smiling.  I loved my shopping trip. It is amazing how your thoughts can make something simple into a whole new amazing experience. (the first 5 points were already enough for me)



Her concept is called “Looking deeply.”


  • As you walk through the door, stop for a moment and survey the rich array of goodies from which you can choose. There are few countries in the world that have such abundance.
  • Then, as you fill your basket with a dozen eggs, a loaf of bread, salad ingredients, and a whole basket full of  other goodies, look more deeply and notice the huge variety you have to choose from – so many kinds of bread, so many kinds of greens, so many kinds of cereals, so many kinds of desserts. The richness of it all is staggering.
  • Focus on the abundance in your basket, look a little more deeply and focus on the money you have to pay for your purchases. Even if you can’t buy everything you want, you can buy enough to sustain you.
  • Next, look even more deeply as you focus on the farmers who grew the greens that gave you your salad ingredients and raised the chickens that gave you the eggs and grew the grains that gave you the bread and cereal. Focus on the bakers who baked the bread. Focus on the drivers of the trucks, captains of the ships, and pilots of the planes that transported all these riches and made them so available for you.
  • Then look even more deeply as you focus on the staff who are there to serve you; some of them have been up since very early in the morning to set up the displays in a way to please you. Focus on the people who took a risk and invested their money to create a market to provide you with such sumptuous fare. Focus on the people who built the building that is home to the market.
  • Then look even more deeply and focus on those who created the roads that allowed you to drive your car to this place of wonder….and those who manufactured the car that gives you so much mobility.
  • Then look as deeply as you possibly can and focus on the ultimate Source of it all…God, the Force, the Universal Light …. whatever it is for you, that created the air, sun, the water, the earth, that makes all growth possible. One can’t deny the miraculous rhythm and flow of it all.

Give it a try and you will enjoy shopping a lot more. Appreciate everything more and be grateful of all the choices you have and that you can go shopping.

Related articles:

Guide to managing your food shop (http://ffeirio.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/guide-to-managing-your-food-shop/