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The ‘Ten Positive Things’ Challenge

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Our friend Rob of Robert M. Goldstein invited his readers to participate. A love the idea about this challenge. We are talking nicely about others and value a lot about them but when it comes to ourselves… So, if you have a few minutes then please write down 10 beautiful things about you.
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3 – 2 – 1 Quote me Challenge: Expression

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The Challenging Point of No Return

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Due to the current situation regarding my job, I want to reblog a post from a couple years ago. Sometimes you are chances offered and since you won’t let them pass you take them. You are supported and learn a lot but after a while, it can happen that it doesn’t turn out what you expected it to be. You don’t feel comfortable and actually, it becomes a pain in the neck more and more. Maybe you even get sick from the expectations you cannot fulfill since everything inside you starts rebelling against what you are supposed to do. Instead of getting better over time, it gets worse and worse. You know that a change is inevitable. The tricky point then is to disappoint those who gave you the chances and supported you. Can you let them behind only that you feel better? Can you be so selfish since you know how they rely on you? Sometimes we have to be selfish to move on. Isn’t it actually selfish, too to stay where you are only because you can avoid a conflict with others or with yourself? Perhaps we are taught to make everybody happy but we can’t because there is always this one person being left unhappy: You!

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When we are going through life we can find ourselves in situations and circumstances which require our actions. It just happens due to the way we live and also in order to learn and develop from what we experience. Sometimes certain situations not only hold new elements but are simply new and scary all over. We are asked to decide whether staying in the old which we don’t want anymore for a long time already or taking that step into the new completely unknown which feels liberating and deeply scary at the same time. We are aware that we are standing in front of the point of no return.

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It can likely happen that we give in again since feeling guilty and perhaps selfish and taking the responsibility for breaking down everything and affecting the lives of others with it can be overwhelming. It is the moment when we need to step aside and reflect. As long as we are in the midst of the emotional stream we will break down physically and mentally at one point. Maybe we really resign because we cannot take it anymore. But that is exactly that point we need to look closer: Do I want to look back and say “I already made it so far but I did not take that last step only because I was too afraid”?

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We need to get into an observing and more objective position. We need to remember what brought us so close to that moment of changing our lives. Was it a mood? No, it was an inner conviction. We headed towards that point of no return because of a reason and we need to recall everything. If this recalling fills you again with determination and the knowing that the difficult way again/still feels as the right one then go! Life is more than what was! If we let us direct by our fears or insecurities we will always look at our dreams like at clouds which are blown away by the wind. If we want to live the life we feel as ours inside of us then we need to step up for it. Then we need to take the journey through the thorn bush and risk some scratches. The scratches will heal again but not going through will keep us from ever experiencing the side we already see in our hearts as the life we are supposed to experience.

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When a change needs to be made it is normal and actually a good sign that we feel emotional because it shows that what was has a place in our hearts and will always have. Life is change. Life is risking something. If we never risk a change how shall we ever know how it feels to really live? What makes us grow is not the security of our comfort zone but the inspiring fresh air of the world that is waiting behind. Our comfort zone is a small limited space within a universe of possibilities. Yes, it needs a bit courage to step over the limit line but you feel it in your heart when it is time to do it. Reflect, remember why you got at this point and motivate yourself for not backing out again! You don’t need to explain it to anyone. It is enough when you feel it deep inside that it is time to leave for more!

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Remember that all you do will lead you towards the destinations you are meant to arrive. The reason you are standing at a turning point is that you have either grown too big or that you learned what you needed and now can continue on the main street again. So, don’t be afraid and take action. Yes, we might disappoint others but as long as we don’t act in deliberately hurting others it is simply life. We are disappointed too and have to learn how to deal with it. Taking responsibility, making that step consciously, and following that path determined will empower you even more because you know that YOU did it. You stepped up for yourself and dared to take action!

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Would I do it again?

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Sharing a post from two years ago today:

I am at a point in my life where I find myself at the best place I have ever been. But that is not everything. I find myself at a place where I see that what I believed about life, what I felt for decades in my heart is about to manifest. I perceive myself as a wanderer who lost the compass, then after a while found her direction, and is now standing in front of that path again she recognizes as the path she knew all her life. Read more ›

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That Moment…

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That moment, when you naturally take a deep breath with a smile on your face. That moment when you see the struggles you are in right now and maybe also the challenges ahead but without feeling under pressure. That moment when you find yourself above the life you lead. That moment when you realize that life has so much more to offer than what it demands from you. Read more ›

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The Magic of a Changed Perspective!

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A few years back, while mowing the lawn all of a sudden the engine of the mower started to sputter. I stopped and after seconds, it died. Great! I stand in the midst of the lawn not even done with half of it and my mower refuses to work. Now, what to do? Trying to start it again failed. What can be the problem? Perhaps the spark plug. That was always the first thing I checked at my moped. I was used to cleaning or exchanging it and had no problem doing it by myself. OK, so I left the spot behind the mower and walked to the front seeing that the spark plug hung down loosely. No wonder, that the mower did not work and it was an easy task to simply plug it in. All worked properly again! Read more ›

Three Day Quote Challenge

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Already the last day and I thank you again very much for inviting me to this wonderful challenge, Natasha. Please don’t forget to check out her blog at Explore Yourself. Read more ›

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

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Thank you, dear Natasha, for inviting me to this wonderful challenge. As most of you know, it is my favorite one and so I am happy to participate. Please head over to Natasha’s blog over at Explore Yourself. Read more ›

Three Day Quote Challenge- Day 1

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Thank you, dear Natasha, for inviting me to this wonderful challenge. As most of you know, it is my favorite one and so I am happy to participate. Please head over to Natasha’s blog over at Explore Yourself. Read more ›

Just A Thought…

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Life can fall out of balance which can be challenging. This happens when something changes. Things need to fall out of balance in order to rebalance in a different way. Like magnetic blocks. You can throw them apart but they will be pulled together again when even in a different formation. Read more ›

Three Days, Three Quotes – Day 3

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Dear Holly, of HouseOfHeartWeb, invited me to participate in my favorite challenge. Thank you so much, Holly! Read more ›

Three Days, Three Quotes – Day 2

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Three Days, Three Quotes – Day 1

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Wrap Your Fears In Love… And The Miracle Starts To Happen!

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A couple weeks ago, a friend replied to one of my tweets with “Wrap Your Fears In Love”. I know, I already mentioned this and posted a haiku about it. But the effect of embracing our fears with love is so life-changing that I want to write a Monday post about it. Read more ›

#Haiku – Life is Action and Reaction

 

 

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Not the stronger wins

But the one who knows the game

Act unexpected!

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The Christmas Tag

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My extremely thoughtful and lovely blog sister Ritu of ButISmileAnyway tagged me. Christmas is my favorite holiday with all the love that is in the air and fills our hearts even more than at any other time of the year. So I am very happy to participate. Thank you, my dearest sister for nominating me. Read more ›

ANYTHING BUT BOOKS TAG #TuesdayTag

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My dear blog sister, Ritu of ButISmileAnyway tagged me and I feel honored that she wanted to know how would answer the 10 questions. Here again, I have to cheat a bit in posting this challenge on a Thursday instead of a Tuesday 😉 Read more ›

Music Monday ~ A Game of Tag

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My lovely amazingly talented poetry friend Dorinda of dorindaduclos.com tagged me. Thank you very much, Dorinda. You know how much I love music to listen to or to make it! Read more ›

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7 DAYS, 7 PHOTOS – DAY 7 Take 2

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“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” Read more ›

7 DAYS, 7 PHOTOS – DAY 6 Take 2

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“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” Read more ›

7 DAYS, 7 PHOTOS – DAY 5 Take 2

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“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” Read more ›

7 DAYS, 7 PHOTOS – DAY 4 TAKE 2

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“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” Read more ›

7 DAYS, 7 PHOTOS – DAY 3 TAKE 2

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“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” Read more ›

7 DAYS, 7 PHOTOS – DAY 2 TAKE 2

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“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” Read more ›

7 DAYS, 7 PHOTOS – DAY 1 Take 2

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“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” Read more ›

SEVEN DAYS, SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS ~ DAY SEVEN

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‘SEVEN DAYS. SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF YOUR LIFE.

NO PEOPLE. NO EXPLANATION. CHALLENGE SOMEONE NEW EACH DAY’

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SEVEN DAYS, SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS ~ DAY SIX

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‘SEVEN DAYS. SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF YOUR LIFE.

NO PEOPLE. NO EXPLANATION. CHALLENGE SOMEONE NEW EACH DAY’

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SEVEN DAYS, SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS ~ DAY FIVE

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‘SEVEN DAYS. SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF YOUR LIFE.

NO PEOPLE. NO EXPLANATION. CHALLENGE SOMEONE NEW EACH DAY’

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SEVEN DAYS, SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS ~ DAY FOUR

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‘SEVEN DAYS. SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF YOUR LIFE.

NO PEOPLE. NO EXPLANATION. CHALLENGE SOMEONE NEW EACH DAY’

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SEVEN DAYS, SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS ~ DAY THREE

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‘SEVEN DAYS. SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF YOUR LIFE.

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SEVEN DAYS, SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS ~ DAY TWO

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‘SEVEN DAYS. SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF YOUR LIFE.

NO PEOPLE. NO EXPLANATION. CHALLENGE SOMEONE NEW EACH DAY’

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SEVEN DAYS, SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS ~ DAY ONE

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‘SEVEN DAYS. SEVEN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS OF YOUR LIFE.

NO PEOPLE. NO EXPLANATION. CHALLENGE SOMEONE NEW EACH DAY’

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#Haiku – Your Wellbeing Matters

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Shushing your feelings

While pressure is building up

It is not worth it!

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Breakthrough: When Development Causes Pressure

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Sometimes it is not difficult to simply present the core message of a post but it can be a challenge to start a post in order to get there. Very often I start in a similar way I did before but then go a different direction – sometimes deliberately and sometimes it just happens. Isn’t it interesting that we start from the same point but end up somewhere else?

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We can observe this every day on ourselves. Although our bodies may do the same things daily or goe from home to work and from work back home daily the being inside that body makes experiences which lead to a different place of feelings or of awareness every single day. Things accumulate, new challenges appear, situations dissolve and give you a feeling of liberation, new people enter your life, others leave it. So much happens during each day. You get a further perspective. You may act slightly different which changes your inner direction. And that although it is always you. We are constantly changing and developing and therefore (mostly unnoticed) we already start from a different level than the day before.

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When this goes unnoticed then changes which appear building up more and more around us are even more challenging and more difficult to understand. But they are only a symptom of who we have already become and now we need to make a step out of the old platform up to the new one where we already belong to.

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Did I think I would ever go back into a job where I am bound to certain work hours? Never!! But things in my life happened, I developed from them, and here I am. After almost 1 1/2 years I am still working at the same company but meanwhile, my work changed and expanded. Now, I am working more or less full time (in addition to my therapy practice and all that comes with being a mom and with caring for a house and garden) in a field I never worked before and which is still a task to catch up with so much knowledge and taking more and more responsibility. A year before I had never imagined being at that point. I actually did not want a job with so much responsibility again. But I gained experience and self-esteem which let me to that point again. Still the same person but not inside, still the same workplace but not the work. I am still experiencing times when I think this all is too much for me. But when I lift myself above the situation I can clearly see that I am only resisting to go with the flow because of doubting myself. Once I step over this all works smoothly again and most of all my inner river flows calmly again.

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Sometimes development is a smooth transition and then again it happens in little or bigger steps – breakthroughs. Very often a breakthrough happens due to a time of accumulating pressure. We cannot keep us from developing and if we are meant for a certain destination we will definitely arrive there. Sometimes we are resisting the development because we are too scared of a change or we have too many self-doubts. But the increasing pressure is actually the proof that we are meant for that change. The longer we wait, the more we try to resist, the more use all our power to lean against that door that is about to open, the bigger the pressure of what cannot be kept from becoming. And once the pressure gets too big to handle we break… perhaps first down and then through!

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We are who we are. The core of our beings is eternal life energy. That core is the reason our physical bodies are alive. And although who we really are never changes the reason we come here does change in order to support the evolution of our soul. Even though the very beginning is a start from the same basic conditions, the journey and the destination are never the same ones. Our soul has a plan for this life and it wants that plan to be realized or it would have missed the purpose of its incarnation. So when you experience a period of increasing pressure then you might have resisted (consciously or unconsciously) going with a natural development. It might be a sign of an upcoming breakthrough. Don’t fear it, but rather look a little closer and you might get there sooner. But I know…. sometimes the pressure needs to become hard enough to take the steps we already know have to be taken!

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The Power of Silliness!

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It is clear to me that being serious is important to stay focused on your target and to not losing concentration most of all in difficult situations. But it has also become clear to me for many years that this can be exhausting and draw all your energy from you when it lasts too long. Most of all when it is not about temporary situations but for a period of difficult times.

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Giving room to your silliness doesn’t mean that you don’t take circumstances serious. It means that you are opening an outlet to let go of the pressure some situations can cause It means to take a break from the “task” or challenge for some moments. When you keep your humor and see the irony in situations you stop being the problem. When you are laughing you relax the muscles in your whole body and what is important: When you are laughing you are also breathing deeply and fill your whole system with oxygen and therefore energy! It is like an energy shot.silliness.jpgMy boss and I can really tell stories about hectic and stressful times since we experience them for quite a while. But we never lost our silliness and making fun of the situation. We are laughing at ourselves and really can be so silly. Most of all now that I am in charge for so much more since my colleague won’t be coming back to work anymore and we don’t have something new yet, it is a task at times regarding stepping into fields I have never been before and learning quickly how to deal with them. But when you still can laugh about it, you are like a ventilation system. The pressure and stress get blown out and fresh air clears the cells.

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It is also one of the tactics of not running the risk of becoming burned out or depressive through some happenings in life or some temporary situations. Keeping your humor means keeping your head above it. I don’t mean to ignore how things are but to see them from a distance in order to have the power to deal with them. Don’t forget that you are not what you are dealing with. You are not your problems. You are what makes you feel well. Because feeling well is your natural state of being. That’s why all things that make you feel good are empowering and all things that make you feel bad are exhausting.

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We have to deal with difficult situations throughout our lives. Some can lead us to our limits. But they are there to make us develop because every task asks for something more or something new we need to activate within us. It is not something we need to invent. No, it is already there but was asleep until the moment arrived to wake it up. All we need for this lifetime is already within us. Therefore we need to connect with the being within that body through raising our energy frequency for making them match. The fastest way and the most effective tool is feeling good.

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Being silly is not silly at all! It refreshes your body, clears your mind, detaches from who you are not, and that way keeps you healthy and empowers you to face your daily tasks!

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The Adventure Of The Journey

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It happens more than we might recognize: We are starting something out of a certain reason. While dealing with it, we find more in that matter or activity or even something completely new. Without us noticing we are going for it with a different energy and intention although it is the same thing but has gotten a new meaning. Read more ›

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Five Day Song Challenge – Day 5 / Song of the Day

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This day welcomed me with a thick layer of snow. It already snowed yesterday. It was only from time to time but when it did, it was worse than in winter. I just worry about my poor trees and hope that this was it.

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Anyway, I want to send another big THANK YOU to Holly of House of Heart for nominating me for a great music challenge. It is already the last day and I enjoyed it a lot!!  Read more ›

Five Day Song Challenge – Day 3 / Song of the Day

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Holly of House of Heart was so lovely to nominate me for this great music challenge. Thank you very much, Holly!! Read more ›

Five Day Song Challenge – Day 2

Holly of House of Heart was so lovely to nominate me for this great music challenge. Thank you very much, Holly!! Read more ›

Five Day Song Challenge – Day 1

I am very pleased that I was nominated a third time for the Song Challenge. This time by our lovely Queen of poetry, Holly of House of Heart. As you all may know I love music and would never skip a challenge like that. Thank you, Holly, for giving me another opportunity to join in! Read more ›

Song Challenge – Day 4

My two blog sisters, Lisa of Life of An El Paso Woman and Ritu of But I Smile Anywaynominated me for this lovely challenge. Again, I want to share a rock song but today I go 20 years ahead and share one of my favorite songs of one of my favorite rock bands. Read more ›

Song Challenge – Day 3

My two blog sisters, Lisa of Life of An El Paso Woman and Ritu of But I Smile Anywaynominated me for this lovely challenge. I thought I make an exception for this song challenge and make the takes consecutive (as the rules say) but I still cheat on the nominations… 😁… sorry! Read more ›

The Necessary Eye Of The Storm

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After I was done writing this post I noticed that it turned out as a sequel to last weeks post Forth or Back? 

A sunny Sunday noon. My view goes out towards the mountains. My willow is in full bloom. The birds are singing and life comes back to me. There is a lot of turmoil behind me already and a lot is still in front of me. But at the moment I feel like in the eye of the hurricane. I am content, patient, full of pictures for a new future. At the moment, the heaviness of the past weeks and months is falling off. I feel light and like moving towards a door which has been already open and only waiting for me to get there.  Read more ›

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#MusicalMarch – Day 12

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My sis, Ritu over at ButISmileAnyway has a music challenge going for March. If you would like to participate read more about it here.  Read more ›

Day 11 – #MusicalMarch

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My sis, Ritu over at ButISmileAnyway has a music challenge going for March. If you would like to participate read more about it here. 

I usually don’t post a song on the weekends but due to my sister’s challenge, I cannot resist doing so. I thought I’d pick some songs I would not post on a regular Song-of-the-Day post. Read more ›

Day 5 – #musicalmarch🎵

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My sis, Ritu, over at ButISmileAnyway, has a challenge going for March called #musicalmarch. If you would like to participate read more about it here.

Yesterday I share a German 60’s song of the American Singer Connie Francies. I would like to continue that way this way with a German song from 1963 by Cliff Richard. The original title was Lucky Lips and here is his German version. It sounds so cute in German with his accent! Read more ›

Day 4 – #musicalmarch🎵🎵

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My sis, Ritu over at ButISmileAnyway has a challenge going for March called #musicalmarch. If you would like to participate read more about it here. 

I usually don’t post a song on the weekends but due to my sister’s challenge, I cannot resist doing so. I thought I’d pick some songs I would not post on a regular Song-of-the-Day post. So here I go with a song by Connie Francis from 1961. The 60’s were a time when many artists performed in German (think of The Beatles or even Elvis Presley). I love her voice and her songs were so typical for the 60’s sound.  Read more ›

My very first post – #MyFirstPostRevisited

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A tag started by a blogger/writer called Sarah Brentyn, asking us to revisit our first ever blog posts! When I saw that my dear blog sister Ritu tagged me for this challenge I thought what a lovely way of doing a trip down memory lane. It is almost three years ago that I started blogging and it took me a while to remember that first post without checking. Read more ›

Day 27 #Loveuary ❤ To Be Loved

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My blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. You find more information here!

When I saw the title of today’s prompt one of my quotes just came to my mind:  Read more ›

Day 26 #Loveuary ❤ – Devotion

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My blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. You find more information here!

My sis already put it so perfectly in her post what I see too in the meaning of devotion. But for some reason, this song came to my mind as soon as I saw the prompt. Happy Sunday to everyone! Read more ›

Day 25 #Loveuary ❤ – Flowers

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My blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. You find more information here!

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Day 23 #Loveuary ❤ – 35 Things I Love

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I did not consider participating today. You know, once you have spent a whole day on the computer the motivation to continue after work is not that big. Also, some nights with not enough sleep doesn’t help either…… BUT……
when I left work and stepped outside I took the deepest breath. It is still winter but today we have the most beautiful spring day: sun, the birds are singing, 20 °C (about 70 °F). It even smells like spring. It felt like life’s energy had fulfilled me completely in an instant. I drove home with… guess what… open roof top and cranking the music 😂 Read more ›

Day 19 #Loveuary ❤Aphrodisiacs

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My blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. You find more information here!

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When I saw Ritu’s prompt for today I thought of Ylang Ylang immediately. I am aromatherapist and Ylang Ylang is THE aphrodisiacal essential oil. Here is a very good explanation about it from Wikipedia:

“The essential oil is used in aromatherapy. It is believed to relieve high blood pressure, normalize sebum secretion for skin problems, and is considered to be an aphrodisiac. According to Margaret Mead, it was used as such by South Pacific natives such as the Samoan Islanders where she did much of her research. The oil from ylang-ylang is widely used in perfumery for oriental or floral themed perfumes (such as Chanel No. 5). Ylang-ylang blends well with most floral, fruit and wood scents.
In Indonesia, ylang-ylang flowers are spread on the bed of newlywed couples. In the Philippines, its flowers, together with the flowers of the sampaguita, are strung into a necklace (lei) and worn by women and used to adorn religious images.”

Scents trigger something in our brain. They stimulate our mood, influence our hormonal balance, and store memories. The way we are “constructed” makes us more receptive for particular scents and less for others, more liking the ones and disliking others. And that is why there is that specific scent which is more aphrodisiacal than any other scent. And that is the scent of the one you love. It is also one of the reasons you felt attracted in the beginning. Scents play an important role in mating no matter whether animals or humans 😉 😍

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Day 18 #Loveuary ❤ – Heart

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My blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. You find more information here! Read more ›

Day 16 #Loveuary ❤ – Love Letters

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My blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. You find more information here!

The Love Letter

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Heading to the mailbox
Every single day
Waiting for a letter
From my love, sent my way

Through snow storms and through rain
I go to get it checked
But I find only bills
Meanwhile, my nerves get wrecked

Then finally one day
Could not believe it’s true
A letter has arrived
And yes, it is from you

I tear the envelope apart
In high anticipation
Unfold the precious sheet
My heart, heavily racing

Oh, boy, what’s with your writing?
But no, I won’t give up
Now that it has arrived
I won’t already stop

Yet after two long hours
My eyes were tired and dry
All butterflies absconded
All romance has gone by

Instead my inner world
Is one big thunderstorm
Furious I stand up 
and walk to you next door

I throw the letter on the floor
And scream: “Well, thank you, dear!
You want to be romantic?
Then write before your beer!”

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Day 15 #Loveuary ❤ – Affection

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My blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. You find more information here!

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Day 13 #Loveuary❤ – Togetherness

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My blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. You find more information here!

Today’s prompt is Togetherness. What does it mean to me?

  • First and foremost it means walking into the same direction not because they feel obliged or convinced to by the other one but because both do it naturally.
  • Being woven into each other not in a chained way but in a soulful way.
  • Seeing the own happiness in the eyes of the other one which means never stop showing your love. Because it is a priceless feeling to see that the one you love so much is happy to be loved by you.
  • When challenges show up outside of the relationship but much more important regarding the relationship: taking each other by the hand and looking at it together – from all sides.
  • Recalling the gift of a person who decided to dedicate his/her life to the other one.
  • Being the back and shield for each other.
  • and much more…

The basis of this all needs to be a genuine love. Most things will happen naturally then anyway because that one person is the center of your life and the origin of a new life. While I was searching for a quote I found one below. I think that kind of honest appreciation is the magic ingredient of a solid togetherness and it means even more when you missed it and finally experience it.

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Get To Know Me Tag

My sweet friend of grubbsncritters tagged me on the Get To Know Me Tag. It sounds like fun and I thought I give it a go. So thank you, dear, for thinking of me 😊 Just FYI: For some reason the questions between 25 and 100 are missing.

  1. Share your profile picture if you have one.

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1. Who are you named after? A former ski star who was actually born as a man but made his career as a woman!

2. Do you like your handwriting? Nope!

3. What is your favorite lunch meat? Chicken

4. Longest relationship? 30 years

5. Do you still have your tonsils? Yes! I am still complete!

6. Would you bungee jump? NEVER EVER!!!!!!!!!

7. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?  When they have laces, yes!

8. Favorite ice cream?  Hmm…. it depends on my mood but I can always go with pineapple, chocolate, or mango.

9. What is the first thing you notice about people? Their eyes

10. Football or baseball? Uhm, basically none of it. I am more used to soccer. But if I had to decide between the two I would choose football, for sure. I don’t want to offend anyone. But once I watched a baseball game and was bored to death.

11. What color pants are you wearing? Stonewashed blue jeans.

12. Last thing you ate? A tangerine

13. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? A bright orange-red

14. Favorite smell? Rose

15. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? My daughter

16. Hair color?  brown

17. Eye color?  brown

18. Favorite foods to eat? I love food in general… it would be easier to say what I don’t like!

19. Scary movies or happy endings? Happy endings!!!

20. Last movie you watched? Dumb and Dumber. I think if it has a happy ending is a matter of how you look at it…. haha!

21. Favorite Holiday? Christmas!

22. Beer or Wine? Neither. I don’t like alcohol in general!

23. Night owl or early bird? Neither nor… lol. But I rather stay up late then get up early!

24. Favorite day of the week? Difficult. Every day of the week has something I love about. Let’s say, Saturday!

24 1/2. Which three of your favorite bloggers you would like to know more about? Rich, Judy, Ritu (if one of you was tagged already just forget it😁)

25. Who were the latest three people to follow your blog (link to their about page)?
https://thewellnessprepper.com
https://uptightprettygirl.fashion.blog
https://shikhachandel.wordpress.com
Thank you guys and each one of my followers for following me!

Thanks again to CrubbsNCritters for tagging me 😃

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Day 11 #Loveuary❤ -Passion

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My blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. You find more information here!

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Passion

 

There burns a flame within your heart

Ignited by a magic spark

 

It lights the path to all your life

Gives you advice on what to thrive

 

Just listen to that flame within

And every day will be a win

 

‘Cause then you act from who you are

And shine your light on all your start

 

Just put your passion in all you do

Then you love life and life loves you

 

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Day 9 #Loveuary❤️ – Cupid

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My blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. You find more information here!

When I saw the prompt of today this song came to my mind😍  Read more ›

The Challenging Point of No Return

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It is really funny! Sunday is usually the day when I prepare my Monday post (not the one for the next day but for the following week later 😁). So on that Sunday when I was pondering what I could write about nothing was already on my mind. Hmm… so I was sitting there staring at my laptop, fingers on the keyboard and ready to type but…

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empty spaces. That is the moment when I start plan be which is: stop thinking! I stop pondering but look up and say: “Please, tell me what I shall write about!” That way the channel is open.  Then I am doing ordinary things but look out for signs of inspiration. Prior that morning, I made a backup of my laptop. I saw my external memory still lying there and… here we go!

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When we are going through life we can find ourselves in situations and circumstances which require our actions. It just happens due to the way we live and also in order to learn and develop from what we experience. Sometimes certain situations not only hold new elements but are simply new and scary all over. We are asked to decide whether staying in the old which we don’t want anymore for a long time already or taking that step into the new completely unknown which feels liberating and deeply scary at the same time. We are aware that we are standing in front of the point of no return.

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It can likely happen that we give in again since feeling guilty and perhaps selfish and taking the responsibility for breaking down everything and affecting the lives of others with it can be overwhelming. It is the moment when we need to step aside and reflect. As long as we are in the midst of the emotional stream we will break down physically and mentally at one point. Maybe we really resign because we cannot take it anymore. But that is exactly that point we need to look closer: Do I want to look back and say “I already made it so far but I did not take that last step only because I was too afraid”?

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We need to get into an observing and more objective position. We need to remember what brought us so close to that moment of changing our lives. Was it a mood? No, it was an inner conviction. We headed towards that point of no return because of a reason and we need to recall everything. If this recalling fills you again with determination and the knowing that the difficult way again/still feels as the right one then go! Life is more than what was! If we let us direct by our fears or insecurities we will always look at our dreams like at clouds which are blown away by the wind. If we want to live the life we feel as ours inside of us then we need to step up for it. Then we need to take the journey through the thorn bush and risk some scratches. The scratches will heal again but not going through will keep us from ever experiencing the side we already see in our hearts as the life we are supposed to experience.

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When a change needs to be made it is normal and actually a good sign that we feel emotional because it shows that what was has a place in our hearts and will always have. Life is change. Life is risking something. If we never risk a change how shall we ever know how it feels to really live? What makes us grow is not the security of our comfort zone but the inspiring fresh air of the world that is waiting behind. Our comfort zone is a small limited space within a universe of possibilities. Yes, it needs a bit courage to step over the limit line but you feel it in your heart when it is time to do it. Reflect, remember why you got at this point and motivate yourself for not backing out again! You don’t need to explain it to anyone. It is enough when you feel it deep inside that it is time to leave for more!

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Remember that all you do will lead you towards the destinations you are meant to arrive. So, don’t be afraid and take action. Taking responsibility, making that step consciously, and following that path determined will empower you even more because you know that YOU did it!

Whatever this all has to do with my external memory… at least it inspired this post!

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Day 6 #Loveuary❤ – Friends

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My blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. Love is my favorite subject and how could I resist to participate as much as possible. The good thing is there are no real rules. You can choose any prompt that comes to your mind, pick any of Ritu’s suggested prompts, or use them in her order which I do. You find more information here Read more ›

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Day 5 #Loveuary❤ – Online

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My blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. Love is my favorite subject and how could I resist to participate as much as possible. The good thing is there are no real rules. You can choose any prompt that comes to your mind, pick any of Ritu’s suggested prompts, or use them in her order which I do. You find more information here

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Day 3 #Loveuary❤ – As a parent

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My dear blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. Love is my favorite subject and how could I resist to participate as much as possible. If you want to check it out you find more information here!

When I read the title of Ritu’s prompt today the following quote immediately was in my mind: Read more ›

Day 2 – #Loveuary ❤ My Love For My Parents

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My dear blog sister, Ritu, of But I Smile Anyway has a beautiful challenge going through this Valentine month. Love is my favorite subject and how could I resist to participate as much as possible. If you want to check it out you find more information here!

For today’s prompt, I went a little emotional. The relationship with my father was not an easy one. Don’t get me wrong, he did everything that we never had to miss anything. He was very demanding and dominant. But it taught me a lot and meanwhile I benefit a lot from it. I often hear him inside of me for example when I get cool in difficult situations. But I also know that many of the things I do freely today would have caused a lot of discussions. His life was not easy at all and as his daughter and also chief secretary for many years I got to know him from many sides. Although I did not accept all his behavior I could accept him the ways he was and did not take things personally anymore. It was him not me. When he died unexpectedly from sudden heart death I could not even say goodbye. But I was at peace with him, no score to settle.

It was 4 weeks before he died that I started working on the song below “Wish You Were Here”. I had never thought at that time that I would dedicate it to my father. Here it is:

Wish, you were here

 

Verse:

I wish that you were here,

the way you used to be.

I wish that you were here,

but you’re not here with me.

 

To hold me in your arm

and shelter me from harm.

Wanna hear your gentle voice

to calm this inner noise.

 

Chorus:

I wanna feel your presence,

your support and loving energy.

Wanna feel you are around

and walking next to me.

 

That you live on in my heart,

one day I will see clear.

But till I reach this state,

I wish that you were here.

 

Verse:

For now I have to face.

Have to complete this earthly race.

Sometimes I fall apart,

but I have to make a new start.

 

Now I have to be strong.

Find a way to move on.

And somewhen I will see,

that you’re always here with me.

 

Chorus

Somewhen I’ll feel your presence,

your support and loving energy.

I will feel you are around

and walking next to me.

 

That you live on in my heart,

one day I will see clear.

But till I reach this state,

I wish that you were here, that you were here.

 

Middle part:

You left this life, left me alone.

A feeling scary and unknown.

Surrounded by debris,

it’s bending my knees!

 

I wish that you were here,

the way you used to be.

I wish that you were here

but you’re not here with me.

 

 

Chorus

I wanna feel your presence,

your support and loving energy.

Wanna feel you are around

and walking next to me.

 

That you live on in my heart,

one day I will see clear.

But till I reach this

Will I reach this

Till I reach this state,

I wish that you were here.

 

That you live on in my heart,

one day I will see clear.

But till I reach this state,

I wish… I wish that you were here.

 

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#Loveuary❤ – What Is Love?

Although I already have two daily and two weekly series permanently going my blog sister, Ritu, inspired me too much with her new challenge! I won’t participate every day but for sure at times. Her prompt today reminded of a quote I once published.Love is undefinable.JPG

If you would like to participate in Ritu’s challenge you find more information here

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The Pressure of Making Decisions!

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I wrote a few times about making decisions. Basically, I believe that whatever decision we make it will lead us towards the place in our life we are meant to arrive. It is like using the GPS system in your car. You put in the address but there are several options to reach your destination. We also have this inner GPS which already knows the address. We simply choose the kind of road we walk towards it. Every step and pee pit stop on that road will give us energy and insights to continue our journey or lead us to short cuts.

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We often feel that it is time for a decision to make. Since I am having a stubborn ego that keeps me from backing out I push and force myself often very hard to decide. I think it is the same not so constructive attitude like turning away and postponing decisions. Again, there comes that patience issue and feeling like a coward or like breaking a self-made promise when not pulling it through and moving on.

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It is good to be aware when a time of change has arrived and that a decision is about to be made. But it does not always mean that we are supposed to decide right away but to change into an observing position in order to see the whole picture.

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The serenity prayer holds a profound truth. It is about that! I agree that not making a decision is also a decision – a passive one. But consciously observing a situation is something completely different. It means we are still sticking with the subject. But other than making any decision only for the sake of deciding (which will lead us towards our destination for sure too) we grant ourselves the privilege of the higher perspective in order to make a decision that possibly even shows us a short-cut while getting the overview and letting things develop in the background. Being an attentive observer makes us act or react in the perfect moment.

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When you are an impatient person like me it is a huge challenge to sit and wait because it feels like you might miss out on something or time is running out. But this is not the case. Even a tough decision to make can feel more peaceful when the right moment has arrived instead of forcing it because our mind says so. Yes, in the end, it is not the rational mind that has to give the starting shot but the heart which already knows the straight way towards our destination. In the end, waiting in peaceful awareness makes you arrive faster than making a decision only because your mind pushes you in order prove your ego that you are no coward. That way you can avoid a lot of detours and the path itself is smoother. Don’t let the wind blow you anywhere. Check where it comes from and adjust the sails.

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Not easy at all. I know that too well. But I also learned how much of a relief it is when you give yourself the permission to let things happen or to watch a situation until you feel more centered when you decide to decide! Sometimes it happens quickly and like a reflex and sometimes we need to exit, buy a road map, and go from there.

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Would I do it again?

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I am at a point in my life where I find myself at the best place I have ever been. But that is not everything. I find myself at a place where I see that what I believed about life, what I felt for decades in my heart is about to manifest. I perceive myself as a wanderer who lost the compass, then after a while found her direction, and is now standing in front of that path again she recognizes as the path she knew all her life. Read more ›

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Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge – Day 3

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Already day 3 of my favorite challenge. Another thank you goes to Judy of Edwina’s Episodes for inviting me! Now the best at last: My blog sister published her first book this year. It contains poems about all possible situations in life: family, humor, romance, and some are pretty hot! Please check out Judy’s blog and of course, her book! Read more ›

Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge – Day 2

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Day 2 of my favorite challenge. Thank you again, Judy of Edwina’s Episodes for inviting me to this challenge! Please visit Judy’s blog and check out her fantastic poems. She is also participating in many challenges. It is always an experience to read her posts.  Read more ›

Three Days, Three Quotes Callenge – Day 1

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My lovely blog sister, Judy Edwina’s Episodes invited me to this challenge. Thank you very much, Sis! It is my favorite challenge and I will always make room in my busy days to participate. In case you don’t know Judy’s blog yet, please head over. She is a great poet. Her poems are funny but also insightful and she writes amazing limericks! Read more ›

Picture Battle

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Sandra of AMommasView challenged me with the picture battle. There are no rules just add a picture you think is funny. I did not need to search for long and came across the following one…. I couldn’t help it! It is not really about the picture but the whole package…. Read more ›

The Challenge of Challenging People!

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The topic for today’s post developed from a conversation with Ann of Grubbs n Critters.We were talking about how it can be that other people are able to annoy us even with things which have nothing to do with ourselves. It took me some time before I wrote that post because it is a big topic. There are so many origins, reasons, and causes which are merging. I touched some and hope I could bring it all in a context. That would definitely be food for a book!

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Let’s start with the soul – what a complex thing. I won’t ever grasp it completely. I hope this is understandable: There is a pool of soul aspects. When an incarnation comes up the soul takes a scoop of itself with more aspects of this and less of that. At the same time, many scoops with different aspects can incarnate. Those scoops feel the connection of the soul family – soul mates. That is when you meet someone and they feel familiar or you feel a connection and cannot explain it. Don’t mix that up with that one true love. A soul mate is not necessarily the love of your life. Soul mates are there to support each other in their developments. Often times that support  is not on the funny side. The goal is development and the soul mates have it in their plans to stick to that goal. They can be your worst enemy but of course also your best friends and even the love of your life. How the support will happen was agreed before the incarnation.

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The reason we want to incarnate is first and foremost in order to feel and experience things we cannot feel and experience without a physical body. The insight is so much more profound. There is not only so much to experience for us but there are also numberless ways of experiencing the same feeling. There are new things to experience or issues to dissolve (what we call karma). We cannot experience it all in one incarnation. Therefore too we select particular lessons, encounters, and happenings before we come here. Some things are meant for a specific time, some when we are ready. But all is well coordinated and linked with the life plans of others. Each life plan affects another one. What a gigantic organization!! That’s why there can be so many causes for the things we experience here. But that is only the way to the event. In the end, it is about the resulting challenge. That’s why at some point we need to stop finding an explanation and learn to  trust that it happened for a reason. When something or someone challenges us then we can be sure that it is meant for us to look closer. There is something in it for us – not because we did something wrong but to learn something!

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Let’s get to another point: Why is it that one person can get terribly annoyed about something which someone else doesn’t even notice? Or the other way around: I don’t care but others go nuts. It can also be annoying that some get annoyed about things others don’t care…. lol! If something is not part of our incarnation program than we don’t care or we are having a natural way of dealing with such things. It can also be that we are not at the place yet to deal with certain issues and that’s why we don’t “hear” it because it has not our frequency.  But when it has then we hear it loud and clearly.  Whether it is a soul mate, someone else, circumstances or a particular situation, if we feel reflected in it then it has always something to do with us too. People can mirror something which we don’t like about ourselves. Or we are provoked to step out of our comfort zone in order to progress our evolution. Whatever it is – it is time to work ourselves through the next lesson (fate). Only when we notice that something feels not right we even consider a closer look. That’s why lessons to learn can be so painful. We can pull back and turn away but the issue will only be solved when we faced it. We will get confronted with it over and over again. Each time gives us another gaze on the subject and helps working it out.

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In the end, it is always about how I deal with what comes towards me. Sometimes there are people whose intention is to bother me. Perhaps I mirror something they don’t like about themselves. Some people are not able to deal with what is going on inside of them. They need that illusion to throw it on others. The problem is that this doesn’t work. At one point we need to understand that it is not about us but about themselves. A huge and liberating lesson to learn because it is not in our responsibility. It is something they need to dissolve. That insight can give so much strength that we are gaining the power and nerves to even deal with them on a daily base (which is important when it is about family or work). It is not going deeper anymore because we realize that it is not our war. Whatever may strike a chord within you look inside yourself first. If you cannot find something right now then the lesson for you may be to not let others make you something you are not. Send them love but it is not up to you to join them in their fight. If you don’t align with their energy they have no grip. Either they will leave you alone or the may change their attitude towards you. What defines your life is not what others do to you but how you react to what they do.

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3 Days, 3 Quotes – Day 3

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Thank you again, Ann, for nominating me for my favorite challenge. Please visit her at Grubbs n Critters and see what life of a mom of two who lived in Thailand and now in Netherlands is about.  Read more ›

3 Days, 3 Quotes – Day 2

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Ann of Grubbs n Critters nominated me  for this wonderful challenge. Please don’t miss to visit her blog.  I decided to share quotes of those spiritual teachers who helped me to change my life with their amazing insights. Today I want to share some wonderful quotes of Eckhart Tolle. Read more ›

3 Days, 3 Quotes – Day 1

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As you may know, I am not able to participate in awards or challenges the way I used to although it is so much fun. But no matter how limited my time may be I could never leave out a quote challenge. Read more ›

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Life is not always roses

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The Line From Communicating To Justifying

The past two weeks were most inspiring regarding this topic. I encountered several examples both in my private and in my work life in many ways.

There is a natural need within us that we want to be understood. We want to feel accepted for who we are and that means that people need to be able to see who we are. Oh, how can we be misunderstood when we are doing something out of a reflex due to our experiences of our past? As we ourselves do, others look out of their own eyes too with their own experiences in their mind storage. What they see, they put in relation with their own mindset. If a particular person means a lot to us or they play an important role in our lives, of course, we should let them know in order that misunderstandings cannot build a wall. If there is one misunderstanding that is not clarified many others can accumulate until one day that wall separates both totally. Read more ›

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3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

The last day of the challenge has arrived. I thank  Kitty of Hello Kitty.Some Blog again very much for inviting me to this challenge. One last take regarding rain and sun. Read more ›

The Happiness Tag

Our lovely and happy Ellen of EllenBest24 gifted me with a nomination for the Happiness Tag. Thank you so very much, dear Ellen! As we both said, there cannot be too much happiness in this world and I appreciate it so very much that you are giving me another opportunity to spread a little more of it.

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3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

Thank you, Kitty of Hello Kitty.Some Blog for inviting me to my favorite challenge. Due to the heavy and constant rain for weeks, I make it my theme for this time.  Read more ›

3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 1

Our lovely Kitty of Hello Kitty.Some Blog invited me for this challenge about 2 weeks ago. Sorry for the late participation but here we go! It is my favorite challenge and I thank Kitty very much! Read more ›

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Reach the end of the tunnel

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The Freedom to be Me

A week ago I gave a lecture in Germany with this title. It was such a fulfilling and joyful experience which totally gave me the freedom to be me. Or actually, the decision to speak about what I want to share is the freedom I give myself to be me. That is what I want to do: Sharing the beauty of life and possible ways that others find their own beauty in life. The pre-condition for finding into the life you want to live is to get to feel who you actually are! Read more ›

Either Way!

What makes me think lot these days are the tough tests the kids in the UK have to pass. My soul sister Ritu posted a lot about it lately since she is involved as a mom but also as a teacher. As far as I understood the government changed the guidelines too short noticed and now the students have the toughest time to pass those advanced tests. Teachers are struggling because they need to follow the orders but are heartbroken seeing good and diligent kids being frustrated and completely discouraged. The pressure to fit into a certain picture already starts to shape them in such young years.  Read more ›

The Magic of a Changed Perspective!

Lately, while mowing the lawn all of a sudden the engine of the mower started to sputter. I stopped and after seconds, it died. Great! I stand in the midst of the lawn not even done with half of it and my mower refuses to work. Now what to do, I am not an engineer. Trying to start it again failed. What could it be? Perhaps the spark plug. That was always the first thing I checked at my moped. I was used to cleaning or exchanging it and had no problem doing it by myself. OK, so I left the spot behind the mower and walked to the front seeing that the spark plug hung down loosely. No wonder, that the mower did not work and it was an easy task to simply plug it in. All worked perfectly again! Read more ›

God Is Spotless and So Are You!

We all carry our backpack. We filled it with a variety of things. From all that we experience, we take something along and put it in our backpack. When we are in a situation that feels like something we already experienced, we check our backpack and take out the insight we once gained in order to deal with that situation in a better way.

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Sadly we collect so many painful memories, bitterness, resentments in that backpack. That is what makes it heavy and what makes us walk slower under its weight. Often we cannot move the way we want because the weight of the backpack limits our mobility. It can even cause physical disorders like back pain, muscle tensions, short breath, joint issues, and much more.

When we look at it that way we see of how little use it is to carry around pain or disappointments from the past. It doesn’t change the past but therefore, it destroys the present. Easier said than done, right? Really?

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Who you really are is a divine being born into a human body in order to experience your existence with more senses. Only in that physical body, you can touch, breathe, smell, and feel all the variety of emotions. It is like the suit of Iron Man. It has more functions than the person within who directs that iron suit. And so it is with your spirit who needs a body to have more possibilities to experience itself. But the suit is not the person and the spirit is not the body. That iron suit can become a prison instead of a tool if we don’t see the misunderstanding. Who you really are is that spirit who simply identifies so doubtless with its body. Over time, it believes that it is the body, the pain it experienced, and the emotions it feels. But who you are is not the suit that houses you.

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Being aware that you are nothing that is part of this physical world makes it so clear that all the pain you experience and the heavy weight you carry around is only an illusion you started to build up through your mind. You are spirit, you are divine, you are pure wisdom. But you want to remember that you are all that. That is the reason why you came into this world. You want to remember your light.

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When you realize that your experiences, insights, and also scars are part of your backpack but not of yourself then you can simply take this backpack off your shoulders. Open it up and look into it. Throw out the heavy load or take the backpack completely off. You cannot accidentally throw away a beautiful memory.The insights learned lessons, and joyful experiences are never in a backpack. They have the same energy as your divine being has. All the beautiful things which cause feelings of joy and enthusiasm are of the same energy as you are. That is, why it feels so good. It is like you. That’s why they simply strike a chord within you but they don’t burden. Such experiences merge with you and make you stronger. You gain energy. What is pain for? Actually only to show you the darkness in order to see your light even better.

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You are not what you carry along. You are not, what you experience, you are not what you think, and most of all you are not what you see. But what you experience, think, and see is the blessing you are gifted with in order to feel alive and in order to fulfill your purpose. You are a shining being full of love and perfect in its composition. Because you have the same composition as the source that created you. You are part of that source, a drop of the ocean we call God. God is spotless – and so are you!

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The Visitor

Sitting lonely in my room
Looking out the window
Staring at the darkening sky
Not knowing where to go to

Pondering ‘bout shattered dreams
Of feeling such a pain
Of never gotten any chance
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You Will Heal

Last week a read a beautiful poem on Belinda’s blog Reach for the light. When I came to that one line “You will heal” a story started spinning in my mind. What is it about that healing? It is said often and sounds so simple that time will heal you. Does it? Can time really heal? Read more ›

Weekly Review

Hey, friends, here I am with a little trip back in time. What a week!!! It had it all! Excitement, thought-provoking moments, exhausting hours….with one word: Pure life! (Ok, that were two words.)
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3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

Day 3 already of the wonderful challenge Heena of Heena Rathore P. nominated me. Once again thank you Heena! I enjoyed it a lot to participate. Please head over to her blog and check out all the insights she gives in the books she read.  Read more ›

Daily Kind Quote

Let the cloud pass

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3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

The lovely Heena of Heena Rathore P. nominated me for this my favorite challenge.  Thank you, Heena. I feel honored you considered me! Please head over to her blog and check her great book reviews! Read more ›

3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 1

Our lovely Heena of Heena Rathore P. nominated me for this challenge which I love a lot.  Heena is about to publish her first book a psychological thriller. She writes amazing reviews and gives great insights into books she read. But over this all, she is a lovely and charming person and friend. We are connected for a long time already. Please take a look at her blog. She will capture your heart. Read more ›

Daily Kind Quote

Let's be like water

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Go for your dreams

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Weekly Review

TGIF! Wooh… the weekend is almost here. One more day to go. Let’s see what the week had in store for. Read more ›

3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

It is day 3 of my favorite challenge. My dear blog brother, Rich of Waffle Me This, invited me to this challenge. Thank you so much, bro! He is a true survivor! Undaunted by death he drives his magical rainbow van on the wrong side of the road on a daily base and is still alive! Check his blog out. He has an amazing humor, is poetic, sensual, romantic, a music lover,…

The last two Minion friendship quotes. I love you all my wonderful friends out there!

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3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

My adorably crazy blog brother, Rich of Waffle Me This, invited me to this challenge. Thank you so much, bro! Check his blog out. He has an amazing humor, is poetic, sensual, romantic, a music lover,…

Two more funny Minion friendship quotes are waiting to honor this wonderful community!

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Daily Kind Quote

You need to cross the waters

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3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 1

My adorably crazy blog brother, Rich of Waffle Me This, invited me to this challenge. Thank you so much, bro! Check his blog out. He has an amazing humor, is poetic, sensual, romantic, a music lover,… You will love him!

This is definitely my favorite challenge. Finding a theme and digging into quotes  is just fun. And in order to make it even more fun, I thought about a special theme this time.

I experience how more and more really close friendships are developing here on the blogsphere. We are there for each other and we are having so much fun together. That’s why I chose funny friendship quotes for this round of the challenge. In order to give it this crazy kick I get the help of the Minions! Hope you like it! Read more ›

Weekly Review

Hello on this Friday! Friends, I tell you that week was packed! Packed with amazing discoveries, surprises, insights, and information! So perhaps you go to the bathroom quickly because reading this might take you a bit to get through. Let’s get it on!

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vampire-castle-wallpaper-high-quality-w1nlMy post with the most views this week my vampire poem Immortality 

 

11357509244_0e8af7a4ff_oMihran, our amazing and multitalented musician has a new blog page called Mihran Piano. Please check this site out. He is not only playing the piano like a God, he also is a composer, producer, conductor, and I am sure much more.

 

english-keyNow something really fantastic! Ritu, my loony Luna Blog Sister of But I Smile Anyway shared an information about Grammarly. Grammarly is an editorial program for grammar. It is for free and works perfectly on Word. Ritu uses is over Chrome and I could also download it with Firefox. When I am writing a post or only comment it is always checking back continuously and underlines the wrong parts with the correct suggestions. Really fantastic in general but also for peeps like me whose first language is not English. Please check it out, it is amazing. Here is the link for downloading Grammarly.

 

crayons-galore1Karen of You Are Pretty Fucking Special wrote a very insightful and inspiring post about the wonderful fact that we all bring so much uniqueness into this world. Please check out per post A Winter’s Storm.

 

3939497-115976967_19-v1Not really a Best Of but something that is beyond stupidity and, therefore, I do consider it as a Best Of.  Did you ever change the password of your laptop and forgot it when you wanted to log in the next time? Happened to me yesterday… annoyed30 nerve-wracking,  frustrating, desperate minutes until I finally remembered. If I had no access to the data, songs, writings on my laptop anymore…. no… I have to stop here…

 

Thank You

5741425-115976967_29-v1Lisa of Life Of An El Paso Woman invited me for an interview. The ones of you who already follow Lisa know that she is an expert in this matter. That’s why her questions are concretely asked but not limiting at all. Thank you again for inviting me to your Saturday Evening Interview. 

 

Aria  Robert Goldstein surprised me completely with dedicating a beautiful aria to me from the Marriage of Figaro. He started dedicating pieces of music to fellow bloggers. I am humbled by his gesture. Listen to Never would I have expected that. Thank you, Robert! You are a masterpiece yourself.

 

dsc_39041On Wednesday Hugh of Hugs Views And News informed me that I was under the winners!!! He had a guest interview with Beverley A. Young  in January and “she kindly offered a mini numerology reading to three lucky readers”, as Hugh says. When I realized that I was jumping and screaming!!! I barely win which multiplies my excitement. Thank you so very much!!!

 

michael-jacksonLisa of Rebirth of Lisa posted about after a movie of Joseph Finnie was released. I don’t know the movie and for sure I won’t watch it but it must be discriminating, offending, and humiliating regarding Michael Jackson. I have been a fan of his since I was 14. Lisa’s post spoke from my heart: Two Words For Joseph Finnie … Beat it! Thank you for your loyalty, Lisa!

 

Awards

Dear Kitty for the Brotherhood of the World Award

New Blogs I Follow

Mihran Piano

In My Cluttered Attic

Just a thought

590136_1383599017.9532_updOlga of Just Olga shared a link with me in one of her comments. It touched my soul! Thank you so very much, Olga! It is exactly what I try to spread with my books, this blog, my workshops, … (They even used same phrases which astonished me.) We are not our bodies, our profession, our possession. We are not even our thoughts. We are the being that gives this body the ability to live.  As it is said in the video: We are all the same, simply coming in different editions. I’ve never heard a better explanation. This video will give you goosebumps.

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Life is not complicated

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Weekly Review

I hope you all have had a nice Saturday so far! My days are pretty busy at the moment and that is why my review again is posted today instead of Friday! So what… let’s look at the past week 😊 Read more ›

3 Day Quote Challenge With A Spin – Day 3

Already the last day of this challenge. Thank you once more for inviting me to this challenge, Sandra of A Momma’s View. I enjoyed it a lot to participate. One last quote from the Rocky movies. Read more ›

3 Day Quote Challenge With A Spin – Day 2

Thank you to Sandra of A Momma’s View for inviting me to the 3 Day Quote Challenge. I love this challenge a lot! This time my theme is: Rocky. Read more ›

3 Day Quote Challenge With A Spin – Day 1

Sandra of A Momma’s View invited me for this challenge. I love quote challenges because I dig deeper into other people’s inspiring quotes. I love the Rocky movies as part of my teenager time but today even more for the great quotes. I recently posted one in my post Feeling Powerful – The Art Of Facing Life. Some more for the next three days. Read more ›

Feeling Powerful – The Art of Facing Life

When do we have the most power? When are we the most productive? When do we feel the most motivation to hang in, to start something new, to finally get projects done? It is always when we feel good.

No doubts, there are times in life when things are coming to an end, when plans don’t work out the way we hoped for, when all our effort seems not coming to fruition. Times when we are confused and when things around us fall apart or simply change in ways we have no control over….. times of change! Read more ›

Kruti’s Poetry Prompt

Kruti came up with a new prompt about Concrete Poetry. Please read here Poetry Prompt – Time for Kruti’s Poem Prompt.  This is completely new to me. I never did something like that before. I thought it was pretty challenging to bring the words into the exact shape of the image. But here is a little explanation from Kruti’s post: Read more ›

Girl Love Challenge

My dear friend Colleen of Silver Threading recognized me for the #GirlLoveChallenge. I never heard of that before and feel so honored to be considered by Colleen. For those who don’t know Colleen yet, she is an amazing writer and always comes up with very insightful posts. She has some very astonishing fairy experiences and is about to write a book about them. So please head over to hers and check her blog out! Read more ›

With God All Things Are Possible!

Sometimes we find ourselves in front of a mountain. We know that we have to pass it. Walking back is no option. We are clear that once we made it behind that mountain a world is waiting in which  the sun is shining. Read more ›

Almost back… and in time!

School has started today, everybody is back in their regular schedules, and I try to get done as much as possible until I am back fully on my blog by next week. My Monday post is already scheduled and so are my daily quotes…. I enjoyed reading more of your posts and will try to keep it up as good as possible. Here we go: In order to make room for your posts I have to limit my time somewhere else. Read more ›

My Blog in 2015

Honestly, I often looked back at this year all year through. What I was able to say goodbye to and what all flooded my life during the passing months in beautiful ways was far beyond my expectation. I try to keep it at the highlights in order to not extend that post more than necessary.

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Kruti’s Prompt

My sweet blog Sis, Kruti of 10 Evening Flowers, came up with a great idea. She prompts to write either about a title or a photo she suggested. Read more here!

I immediately felt more like picking a picture. This is my try on this: Read more ›

24 Days of Grateful – Final

Thank you one more time for inviting me to the 24 Days of Grateful challenge Alexandra. I enjoyed it a lot  and I am very thankful I I participated.  I cannot believe day 24 has already come.

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24 Days of Grateful

Alexandra of AlexandraWriteNow  is doing a wonderful challenge from Dec. 1 – 24 and she calls it 24 Days of Grateful and it is about posting one thing a day I am grateful for.  Everybody feel free to join in!

Lisa of Life Of An El Paso Women nominated me for The 12 Days of Christmas challenge too. Although I cannot participate in that one too I try to give it justice by including it in my Grateful posts!

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24 Days of Grateful and Announcement

Alexandra of AlexandraWriteNow  is doing a wonderful challenge from Dec. 1 – 24 and she calls it 24 Days of Grateful and it is about posting one thing a day I am grateful for.  Everybody feel free to join in!

Lisa of Life Of An El Paso Women nominated me for The 12 Days of Christmas challenge too. Although I cannot participate in that one too I try to give it justice by including it in my Grateful posts!

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24 Days of Grateful

Alexandra of AlexandraWriteNow  is doing a wonderful challenge from Dec. 1 – 24 and she calls it 24 Days of Grateful and it is about posting one thing a day I am grateful for.  Everybody feel free to join in!

Lisa of Life Of An El Paso Women nominated me for The 12 Days of Christmas challenge too. Although I cannot participate in that one too I try to give it justice by including it in my Grateful posts!

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