They Arrived…

Two of our fellow bloggers released their second books lately. And both of their first books were poetry books. Now, with their latest works, they have something else in common: Both fulfilled themselves a dream with their preferred genre.

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Visit my Zazzle Shop and get inspired by lots of daily items or gift ideas designed with my quotes!

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With Irene’s permission!

Visit my Zazzle Shop and get inspired by lots of daily items or gift ideas designed with my quotes!

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Christmas Arrived…


… or at least the first vibes in the form of a beautiful painting of our lovely and so very talented Carolina of YesterdayAfter. Read more ›

#Haiku – In Good and Bad


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49 Days In 1988: Week 27 – Escaping!

Look what our wonderful Hugh did here! I have had the honor of being featured in his series “49 Days In 1988”.
Please head over to Hugh’s for leaving any comments.

Three Day Quote Challenge


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 ›

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Visit my Zazzle Shop and get inspired by lots of daily items or gift ideas designed with my quotes!

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas…

The magic of christmas lies in our hearts

Happy Christmas to all of you!

This is the time of the year when we are feeling stronger and when we are more aware of the blessings and wonders around us. One of those wonders is the wonderful family I found here on WordPress. Never had I expected what I would find here when I started blogging. I started to gain followers and found friends. Read more ›

Communication: Challenge and Solution

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For today I did not have a particular topic in mind and again I took some inspiration from my Gateway Oracle Cards.  Thank you, guidance. These are the cards I picked: Read more ›

Happy Birthday, Ritu 🎂


It is my blog sister’s birthday today! She is such a lovely, thoughtful, and supportive buddy and I am thankful to have her in my life. Last year, I was even blessed to meet her in person at the UK Blogger Bash.  Read more ›

Poetic RITUals – Birthday Giveaway!

Look what generous offer my sister has here!! Go and get a copy of her book for free!!

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Just a little reminder – the giveaway is live TODAY!

And it is definitely live now, I checked across most of the Amazon sites!!!

From Friday the 1st September, through to Sunday 3rd September, (my birthday!) My poetry book, Poetic RITUals, will be FREE to download.

Poetic RITUals by [Bhathal, Ritu]

Get that?


Click on the link below to take you to the Amazon of your country, and please, download it!

My only request… If you do, and you read… please leave a review!

What’s it about? I hear you ask…

Delve into a book of verse exploring different topics and different genres, all with a RITUal twist.
A collection of poetry drawing on the experiences of the writer, ranging from matters of the heart, love for the family, situations in life and some verses written with a humorous twist.

And so far it has had some lovely reviews…

One from Diana


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#Haiku – International Meeting


Flying ’round the globe

For meeting blogger buddies

Who’s going to come?


Many did sign up

But only three did make it

Phew… I’m not alone!


A lovely circle

Poetry meets recipe

What a combination


Laughter and good food

Making friends, sharing stories

Thankful I was there


When we left it rained

Thanks to Marci, I stayed dry

She drove me back home


Flying ’round the globe

Meeting two friends for dinner

It was all worth it!

Thank you for the nice evening, Marci of and Syl of Syl65. It was great, meeting you both in person. And last but not least: Thank you so much to Lisa of LifeOfAnElPasoWoman for organizing this all.

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Day 6 #Loveuary❤ – Friends


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 ›

Thank You All!


This is the day of the year again when we all reflect. We look back to where we were and where we are today, to the things we wanted to accomplish and perhaps didn’t but also to those achievements we did not expect to develop or happen one year ago. But however, this year was surely filled with so many aspects that make life life: ups and downs, insights, endings and beginnings, success and … less successful results. But whatever happened throughout the year, it all made us more complete. Our development progressed and we are further and wiser than ever before!  Read more ›

Healer’s Award – The Nominees


A week ago Nicodemas honored me in awarding me with the Healer’s Award. An award he created and made me the first nominee. As I said in my award post everyone here and in general has a healing effect. Even the ones who are giving us a hard time. Because they are pushing us to places we would not have gone without their behavior. Anyway, Nicodemas asked me to nominate who I think should receive this award in particular. I will do this now and pick 4 more friends (I already nominated Nicodemas) who are dedicating their blogs to healing and awareness.

Sue of Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary

Sylvester of Syl65’s Blog

Amy of  Petals Unfolding

Nick Verron

As you know there are no rules to follow:
Just nominate those bloggers who promote hope, healing, and reconciliation. You can use the photo above (cherry blossoms), or any image of flowers, which can be a wonderful symbol of hope and renewal!

I know that most of you are not participating in awards. But I want to say how much I honor and appreciate what you are doing for the sake of everyone. You all have experienced life and its challenges in a depth many cannot even imagine. But you all were growing even stronger and that is the healing we feel in all you are sharing with us. Thank you!

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With Heena’s permission!

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Happy Birthday, my Sister!




My dearest Sis,

Have a wonderful day filled with smiles, laughter, surprises, and beautiful memories. I am happy that you have become one of my closest friends here on WP within no time. Thank you for sharing your experiences, thoughts, insights, challenges and happy moments with us. Thank you for being such a loyal, supportive, and compassionate friend. You are an inspiring and encouraging light for us. I am very thankful that 3 months ago I could hug you in person and not only virtually. It was like meeting someone I new forever. Thank you for your wonderful friendship!

Ritu Bhathal

Comments are closed because I want you to head over to Ritu’s and congratulate her. Happy Weekend to all of you!

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Daily Kind Quote

With Syl’s permission:

Lift up others

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Everything Smells Just Like Poke Salad • The Kindle Version

Yay, the print version is available! I just ordered it! I am so excited to get the book. What makes it so special for me is the fact that I met both Linda and her mom in person! I can say this from my heart that they are two of the most kind-heartet people I ever met!

Please check out the book filled with the life of an amazing strong woman.

The Kindle Version Can Be Found Here Please tell your friends……… Also available in print version for those of you who love the feel of a book in your hand!

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Goodbye, my buddies…



When I sit on my bench from now on

It will never be the same

The enclosure that I look at

Will never be filled again


Whether summer or winter

I was there to care and to clean

For two furry buddies

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Love – More Than Just A Feeling!

The first thing when we hear the word Love may be this most fulfilling relationship between two people, feeling butterflies, romance, holding hands, kissing, thinking about creating a life together and perhaps doing it, being there for each other no matter what, one mind, one heart, one soul… To me, this is still the highest level of love we can experience when two people are giving their all for each other. But there is so much more about love.


When I started writing this post I received the picture of a pyramid. We started at the peak with the “lovebirds” but that is not the base of what love is. There is something very very big far beneath which gives those lovebirds the necessary boost to fly. Let’s go down to the foundation in 5 more steps. For a better understanding: When I describe the love in the different relationships I am talking about the ideal/common way. I try to keep it short in order to not exceed your patience with reading. But I would love to write more about the different subjects if you would like me to. Read more ›

Poetic RITUals – Available To Buy NOW!

And here she is my amazing Hippie Sister, Ritu, with her first book! I am so proud of you, Sis, and cannot wait to hold a copy in hands!

Please check her post out and grab yourself a copy available as print version or e-book.

  After all this time, finally, you can buy/download a copy of my new Poetry Book, Poetic RITUals, on Amazon UK, Amazon.Com, Amazon – India, Amazon – Australia, Amazon – Cana…

Source: Poetic RITUals – Available To Buy NOW!

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With Lisa’s permission:

Take action

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Don’t Let Them Control Your Life!

This post is was inspired by a moving discussion with Merryn of Humble Heart Scribbles and her post Miss You.


It might have happened to many of you that there were/are people who all of a sudden behave peculiar, turn away from you or even start to act against you. We don’t care a lot if it is about anyone. But what when it about friends you had for years? Close friends, friends you share so many memories with, friends for whom you were there and looked over their issues because they meant more than opinions? Sometimes we know the reason. It might have been something we have done or said, consciously or unconsciously. Sometimes we don’t know and only assume what the reason could have been. Read more ›

The Smiley Thumb Award

What an amazing week it was. I got a new job and on Sunday night I was gifted with a new award – new to me but also new in general! It was Lisa of Life of an El Paso Woman again who kindly nominated me for this lovely award. I am really excited about it. Thank you so very much 😘 I love to smile, I love to see others smile and I love to make others smile…. so what more could make me smile or cause me to make others smile… lol!!! Yes, I am smiling all over my face. 😃 Read more ›

2 Years!!!

It is crazy how fast time flew by! My blog reached its ….. uhm…

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Weekly Review

Today is not only Friday it is Good Friday and most of you might be off or in the beginning of spring break (YAY, Ritu)! With this review, I wish you all Happy  Easter. I hope you get some rest, can relax, or spend a wonderful time with friends and family! The Easter bunny already is in full stress: Read more ›

Weekly Review

Another week has passed which makes this another week closer to spring. All of us from the northern hemisphere are yearning for it. Yesterday I saw the first butterfly of the season fluttering by my window.  It was one like these:Admiral

Let’s flutter a bit back in time!
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Happy Birthday, Rich!

My amazing Hippie Blog Brother, Rich of Waffle Me This, just told me that today was his birthday and that he turned 21 already! Wow, Bro, life has just begun! Read more ›

Need Your Help!

Most of you know that my latest book was released March 1st. I posted about it here.

I want to say Thank You to all of you who read my post, left a comment or even already purchased the book. Really, you are awesome!  Read more ›

Weekly Review

It was a lovely week together with you all again! You are inspiring me and introducing me to so many new things all the time. I love that our community is uniting all the parts of this world. It is great that you guys share so much of your own history but also about your daily life wherever you live. Some things which especially caught my attention this week.
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With Amanda’s permission:

There is always room for biscuits

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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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Shared feelings halve the pain

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Song of the Day

There are people in our community who are touching our hearts on a daily base. I want to use this post today to thank and tell you all how beautiful you are the way you are. I got inspired by a poem of my blog sister Belinda: Your poem touched me. It is beautiful what you are giving to us because it is part of who you are. I hope you know how beautiful you are, Sis! Read more ›

Weekly Review

Hi, friends! First of all, I apologize again for not stopping by at your blogs since yesterday. I will make it an effort to catch up as much as possible now! But let’s get the review started!
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Weekly Review

For once I am posting the review on a Saturday again. I had a lot of appointments going yesterday.  Anyway, here it comes. I hope you like it!
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The Miranda Sings Award

Last night my amazing and treasured blog sister Ritu of But I Smile Anyway nominated me together with an awesome circle of people for a newly created award. I know Ritu for almost a year here on WP and from the beginning on she had captured my heart. If you want a positive outlook on life, motivation, daily observations, cat stories, and stories of a mom and teacher, then head over to hers right now! Read more ›

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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Song of the Day

Again a song about friendship today according to the last day of the 3 Day Quote Challenge.

We all connected because there is something we have in common, something that speaks to us untold. All your posts deliver something that is valuable for the rest of the community and so often you post something which another friend just needed to read. You are all awesome and you are all needed and important. Thank you for being here. Read more ›

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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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 ›

Song of the Day

When I was invited to the 3 Day Quote Challenge by my blog brother Rich I thought about the theme I would choose. I knew it quickly that I would do Friendships. During the time here on WP I have met so many wonderful people. It appears to me that the connections get stronger and closer even with new people I connect. We are brothers and sister by heart, aren’t we? I dedicate this song to all of you. Love you lots! 💖 Read more ›

The Blessing Of The Rabbit Hole

This post is inspired by a discussion I had going with Carisa of Sometimes Silver Linings Are Blue about the rabbit hole. Actually, it was more about the positive effects of that rabbit hole experience. Carisa thought it would make a topic for a post. I always love to discuss things with her. Carisa is a treasure box of experience and I honor and appreciate her a lot. 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!



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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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 ›

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Cracks in the surface

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The #Champions Award 2015

What a welcome yesterday! After my (more or less) break I was gifted with the #GirlLoveChallenge from Colleen of Silver Threading and right after that my very much appreciated blog sister Judy of Edwina’s Episodes nominated me for this honoring award.  But not only that only 1 hour later my dearest Ritu Sister of But I Smile Anyway nominated me for the same award.  That is awesome, ladies!


Thank you from my heart both of my sisters. Feel strongly hugged

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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 ›

Spirit Animal Blog Award

My wonderful and simply amazing blog sister with the big mommy heart, Ritu of But I Smile Anyway, surprised me with a new award which is simply amazing! How could I resist and of course I participate! I am sure that all of you already know my fantastic sis. If you don’t what are you waiting for? Stop reading and head over to hers. Her blog is full of inspiration, motivation, insights, love, compassion, and care! 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 ›

Merry Christmas!

My lovely blog family, thank you all for making this blogging experience an essential part of my life. Thank you for your loyalty, for visiting my blog, and for sharing a part of yourself with me in your comments. My blog grew immensely over this year only because of each one of you! I thank you from the bottom of my heart that you are giving me the feeling that what I do makes sense. Read more ›

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

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 Grateful Blogger Award

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!

Yesterday Sandra of A Momma’s View nominated me for a new award. Gratitude is such an important attitude and  powerful tool to activate our creative power for directing our lives into a positive direction. I could not be more grateful and happy to be gifted with this award – most of all by a wonderful person like Sandra! Thank you so very much. Please check her blog out and you will see how much of love, wisdom, inspiration, and motivation she spreads!

I though it would be a great opportunity to combine the challenge with this award nomination since it could be fitting any better!

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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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Featuring YesterdayAfter

My lovely, kind-hearted, and most creative blog sister, Carolina, started something wonderful to support bloggers. She is featuring each week one blogger and sticks their images to her page. This is an awesome idea. I was blessed to be the second featured blogger since she started it. Lately Carolina asked if someone was interested to feature her too or to do a little article about her blog. Of course I agreed immediately……… although it took me some weeks to get it done! Sorry, Carolina, but now the time has come: You are featured!


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Daily Kind Quote

With Kristin’s permission:

You are sun

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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.  I said I won’t participate in any challenges this month but this one of course I cannot resist. I won’t do long posts, just a word, a picture, a quote, a special mention, or sometimes a combination. Read more ›

Weekly Review

Friday again! For many of our US friends it is only the 3rd of 5 days off because of Thanksgiving.  Also it is Black Friday – The day when everybody goes nuts and runs for Christmas presents because all the stores are having special offers. However you spend your Friday and wherever you are from: Happy Friday to you! Read more ›

Weekly Review

I love Fridays! But not because of the coming weekend but because of the occasion to recall wonderful moments of the past week and share them with you! Read more ›

Weekly Review

It’s Friday! After a long break do to my absence I am back with another review. This a review of 3 weeks. I hope I don’t forget anything. As you know a lot happened in my life during the past 3 weeks and I couldn’t be any happier about it. But let’s get started!

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The post with the most views is: A Two Weeks Review Of Gratitude And Blessings


The best that happened during the past weeks for sure was my trip to and through the States in general. I already posted some times about it and I don’t want to bother it with a repetition of the whole story. If you did not see it yet, here is my review on that:  A Two Weeks Review Of Gratitude And Blessings

Marissa Bergen posted in her own special Marissa-way about the meeting of her, Carolina, Corinne and I. Please read her poem  To Find Ms. Kind. You need to know that after our meeting I drove down from above Hollywood to Newport Beach. The highways lead right through Los Angeles and it was Friday at 5 pm. The best was to take a nap right on the highway because it turns out as the world’s largest parking lot! Instead of 1 hour 15 minutes, it took me almost 3 hours to get home. Now see what Marissa made of it!!! She is amazing!


Another highlight has been learning about the Blogger Bash in London on June 11 2016! Hey, folks! This is the chance to meet a whole lot of other bloggers you already know from WordPress or make new friends. I cannot wait to meet many of my English friends and hopefully a whole lot from other countries too! Here is the post with the first information: The BASH is BACK! The Second Annual #BloggersBash 2016 

Annual Bloggers Bash Is BACK

Joe of Joe Writes His Wrongs posted a wonderful video yesterday! He is released from prison for about two months and it is amazing how hard he is working on his future. He is highly motivated to go through all the challenges and I know that he makes it! No doubt about that. Please check out the video. It is not even 5 minutes!

Thank You

When Carolina, Marissa,  Corinne and I met Carolina gifted all of us with a uniquely created jewelery. She picked each component she used related to the person she made it for. This way each piece has its own meaning. Whenever I think of it, it moves me again deeply how much love she incorporated into each creation. Yesterday she posted about the three creations in Jewelry Designs Meanings and Friendship… turquoise-shell-necklace1a

Another big Thank you goes to Kruti for her effort to meeting me in Dallas and for her lovely gifts! Thank you for your amazing friendship, for your openness, trust, and the love you share with us. You are a gem, dear sister! I am happy and proud to have you in my life!IMG-20151028-WA0012

A huge Thank you goes to Linda and her family. Linda invited me to stay with her in Louisiana and already her excitement about our meeting and my visit touched me a lot. Her hospitality and that lovely welcome by her and each family member is a gift with no money to buy. You, your husband, your sisters, and of course your mother are some of the most loving and cordial people I have ever met in my whole life. That I may call you my friends or even family is an honor and joy I will never be able to express! Thank you!


Sandra of A Momma’s View invited to leave links either of your own blog or posts or of those from other people in order to share them with others. Please take the chance and head over to  Time to Mingle. Thank you, Sandra. This is  such a thoughtful way of supporting and connecting!

And of course: THANK YOU STARBUCKS!!! Not only that we had a wonderful time at your place, I enjoyed your creations for 2 weeks as much as possible! 91324-I-Love-Starbucks-GifAwards

Thank you for 3 awards:

The Respect Award and the Infinity Dream Award from Amaya of Life Of An El Paso Woman

Another Respect Award from Robert Goldstein

New Blogs I Follow

 Corinneonline This is the first time I follow a blogger after I met her in person. I did not know Corinne before but I am happy I was introduced to her. She is another amazing woman I am proud of to be connected to and to call my friend.

Sacha Black Sacha is the organizer and founder of the Blogger Bash! If you are interested in the gathering you better follow her to stay informed!

Just a thought


Whatever invention and new technology was developed can be used in either way. Although often misused Social Media is a gift go me. The connections and friends from all over the world we make here on WordPress to me still is the vivid vision of how the world could look like: tolerance, respect, support, compassion, acceptance, open minds, sharing, love, peace…! There are millions of WP users. When we are connecting  in the real world we are spanning a net of awareness around the globe. We are role models in displaying and honoring everybody the way they are. We ignite the flame of awareness that together we can make this world a better place and prove that everybody in their unique appearance gives something special and important for the benefit of all, to make this world feel whole, and to make this a humanly place. Let’s prove that peace is not only a wish but an attitude, a state of mind. We are all brothers and sisters! We all want to be loved… so let’s love.
Happy Friday to all of you!
In Love and Light

A Two Weeks Review Of Gratitude And Blessings

I heard sceptic voices regarding meeting bloggers in person because of a possible disappointment. My own experience was nothing like that at all. I did not have any expectations about the wonderful people I was going to meet. They already captured my heart for months and I dare to say that we did know each other by heart. That is why it was not necessary that any ice needed to be broken. There simply was no ice. We all embraced each other with arms wide open! We laughed and joked about all the things we were posting about. It truly were meetings between old friends! I am already thinking about my next trip. I will make it an effort that at least once in my life I want to embrace the people I call my friends, brothers, and sisters! Read more ›

Daily Kind Quote

You are loved

In Love and Light

Beautiful Memories!

Above the clouds so high

So much time to think back

Of beautiful times with lovely people

Of places I discovered new

Of friendship and heart warming hugs

Of smiles and sunshine

Of vows and gratitude

Of inspiration and love

Is that melancholy I feel?

Yes, sure, it’s there!

It tells me, it was good

And worthwhile to be repeated

In Love and L ight

Melrose Plantation – Natchitoches, Louisiana

Yesterday, my dear host Linda, took her mom, Phyllis of Anchors and Butterflies, and me further to the south of Louisiana where we visited the Melrose Plantation. It was another beautiful day. The weather was gorgeous and so was the company!  Read more ›

Just a quick Hello from Louisiana!

Hi friends! I have had an awesome time by now. Linda of Nutsrok and her husband are such wonderful, lovely, and caring people. It is awesome! Here are just some few photos from an excursion together with Linda’s mom ……. much more to come! Read more ›

Friends, Union, Beaches, and More

When I came back from my vacation last week I mentioned that I am already preparing for my next trip… an even bigger one. Now the time has come!


When you are reading this I am already on my way or actually up in the air heading towards the US.

OK, before I enjoyed my 10 hour flight I had to go trough the usual procedure…. which is always 10 steps tougher than any other flight (perhaps hot the Middle East).6719404-115976967_27-v1

Anyway, if you want to fly to the States you have to ignore any thoughts or feelings of privacy. Got used to it… Back to the reason of my trip:

My lovely and humorous friend, Linda of Nutsrok, invited me in the beginning of this year to visit her. We had some great chats and knew that we need to meet one day.  So this day has come pretty soon as it seemed. I am looking forward not only to meeting her but also her lovely family she is always writing about. I cannot thank Linda enough for her generous offer which I accepted with pleasure.

No, that is not her family but you will  understand the context right away.dallas-altstars-moegen-das-29428_big

Linda and I will drive to Dallas and guess who we are going to meet there? Our lovable and soulful Indian friend Kruti of 10 Evening Flowers. Kruti and I were talking about how beautiful it would be meeting for about 10 months. She moved to Texas just 1 month ago. Things fell into place and we take the chance!  Btw.  Kruti is a published author. She writes amazing short stories! Her writings in general are deep and insightful.


After leaving at Linda’s I fly over to ……………. yes…………. you guessed it: To California! How could I be in the States and not visit my favorite spot in the whole wide world? (Psst, Rich, they have Pizza Hut here, shall I break something?)

I will meet three of my blogging buddies there too: ………………………………  drum rolls……………………… Marissa of Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth ………………………………  drum rolls……………………… Carolina of Yesterday After……………………….. drum rolls………………………. Kevin of The Screenplay of Life Chronicles. All of you who know the four of us might be able to imagine what that means: I think you will hear us laughing and chatting wherever you live!


Again I ask you for your understanding. This time I might not even be available for days. I am depending on free WiFi and will be on the go all the time. I might not be posting spontaneously. What you will find is scheduled. If ever I get the chance I will reply for sure. I also apologize in advance for probably not reading any posts.


Take care all of you and don’t forget about me. I will share all my wonderful impressions, meetings, and experiences with you when I am back in 2 weeks.

In Love and Light

Weekly Review

It’s review Friday. It is also the Friday before my big trip over the pond. More about that is coming up tomorrow. But that also means that there won’t be reviews for the next two weeks. I hope you enjoy this one for now 😊 Read more ›

Song of the Day

The first event I am joining today is one of those nobody is looking forward to. In some minutes I go to a funeral. The husband of one of my former volleyball mates has died unexpectedly from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 50. I did not have any contact to her for years. But such happenings gather everybody. She has two boys, younger than my kids are. Read more ›

Weekly Review

It’s Friday and what a Friday. This is a two weeks review Friday! So if you are not a fan of long posts this is the moment to close this page………… Read more ›

Daily Kind Quote

With Jade’s permission!

be the candlelight

In Love and Light

Soul Mates – More Than Just The Love Of A Lifetime

My wonderful Australian friend with Swiss roots, Sandra of A Momma’s View published a post about soul mates.  We were talking a little about it and we agreed that I will repost my Soul Mate post from February of this year.  But due to the amazing experiences I made during the past months I completely worked over it. So whoever wrote the first one, please check this one out too!

The soul mate topic is always present. Through modern technology,  the internet, our social media networks it is so much easier today to connect with the whole world. And it is even more stunning to connect with people we might have never seen before but who feel so very familiar. I found many friends here on WordPress who for sure I consider as my soul mates. This is what I believe about soul mates: Read more ›

Miracles Happen!

Yesterday I got an email from one of my dearest friends I made here on WordPress. We are emailing at times and we are also about to meet soon. But when I opened up her email I was shocked about what I read. Read more ›

Weekly Review

I cannot believe it is already Friday again. This week just flew by!!! There was a lot going on again this week. Most of all I was very busy preparing and scheduling posts for my absences during this and next month. But now let’s go a little back in time 😊

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The Fire Of The Dragon

My sweet Indian friend, Nimmi of Soul Mate’s – So Near Yet So Far nominated me for this very honoring Dragon’s Loyalty Award. It sure is one I cherish a lot since it demonstrates the wonderful and strong connection within our community. As I mentioned in my Weekly Review yesterday it is such an amazing experience again and again to see our community gathering immediately when one of our friends is in need or at a bad place. Nimmi truly is such a lovely spirit who is there  no matter what. She is full of feelings and her sensitive spirit always shines through her poems. Read more ›

Weekly Review

It is Friday and therefore time for my weekly review. Please join me in my little review 😊

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Weekly Review

It is Friday and therefore time for my weekly review. There was a lot going on again this week and I love to go a little back in time with you 😊

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The Stars Are Shining Brighter Than Ever!

Yesterday Suhas of Life Is Awesome surprised me with a late night gift. He nominated me for the Starlight Blogger Award. It is one of my favorite awards created by our marvelous Carolina of Yesterday After and I was honored to be in the first round of nominees. Now I am honored by Suhas for this award wich I receive for the 6th time. Thank you so much, Suhas. His blog is a wonderful source of inspiration, encouragement, and light. Please head over to his! Read more ›

Song of the Day

Hello and welcome weekend! What about a chilling tune from old times? Perhaps time to think a little back in life, to recall memorable moments you never want to miss but realize at the same moment that you wouldn’t change with what you have now. Read more ›

Weekly Review

It is Friday and therefore time for my weekly review. I am very late today, sorry! There is a lot going on and tomorrow is my youngest son’s birthday which means there is a lot to prepare. I will do my best to catch up with your posts now 😊

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Story about Cooperation – Guest Post

Wilson Agaba of Storing Hope is a kind-hearted man from Africa. He is of support for others wherever he can, and he spreads the message of love in schools of his country Uganda. He is one of those who are actively working for peace in this world. Wilson had a very tough childhood and youth. Something many of us can barely imagine. But he never locked up his heart. I offered Wilson a guest post because I am impressed by his actions and by his loving being. Wilson has an important suggestion regarding cooperation.  Please take some time and read his article and check out Wilson’s blog! Read more ›

Your Inputs Are Appreciated!

The ones of you who are following me for quite a while know that Monday is always the day with my bigger inspirational, motivational, and spiritual posts. Of course I try to do it with my quotes, poems,  and any other post as well. But those have been THE posts for spreading awareness from my first blogging day on. Read more ›

Daily Kind Quote

With Rich’s permission:

All minds are beautiful

In Love and Light

I am from Austria – and I am damn proud of it!

Not 13’000 but 25’000 refugees entered Austria on the weekend. A wave of helpfulness, solidarity, and humanity washed over the country. All organisations and institutions worked together hand in hand. Trains were provided to insure the further safe transportation. The people were supplied with all the things they needed. Read more ›

We Are The Seeds Of Love

The song I posted last Wednesday as my Song of the Day inspired me to this post. It made me think of the need of tolerance, of acceptance, of compassion, respect, and empathy.  When I prepared that post I did not expect the wonderful developments here in Europe. Read more ›

Weekly Review

It is Friday and therefore time for my weekly review. There was a lot going on again this week and I love to go a little back in time with you. So put your walking shoes on and follow me 😊

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Weekly Review / Thank you / Introduction

It is Friday and therefore time for my weekly review. That was an exciting week not only on my blog but also in my private life in many ways.

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Weekly Review / Thank you / Introduction

It is Friday and therefore time for my weekly review. Since last weekend the best part of Summer seemed to be over. The weather on our National Holiday on Saturday was so rainy that I enjoyed it at home but in the overcrowded streets of our capital. Of course the kids didn’t mind it and went for the party.

It was a lot of traffic this week and I enjoyed chatting with you sooooo much! Thank you, guys. You are all amazing!

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Daily Kind Quotes

We get what we send out

In Love and Light!

The Blogger Recognition Award – Take 2

My dear friend Ashish of Ashish Vision nominated me for my second Blogger Recognition Award within a week. That is amazing and I feel  very honored about being considered again. Ashish writes inspiring and motivating poems. His blog spreads a high dose of positivity. I like the insights he gives at times about his Indian culture. I always enjoy reading about traditions of other countries and cultures. Please check his blog out, you won’t regret it for sure! Thank you once again for the nomination Ashish😊! Read more ›

Weekly Review / Thank you / Introduction

It is Friday and therefore time for my weekly review. It was a quiet but lovely week here in the community for me. Lots of inspirations for some poems. Also my Tidbit poems seem to change dramatically in their character.  The interaction was great all over which was most inspiring again.

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Weekly Review / Thank you / Introduction

It is Friday and therefore time for my weekly review. What a wonderful week again. The weather was great, kids are off, fewer appointments, sun, sun, sun!!! What a happy time!

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When The Sun Never Goes Down!

Yippieh, the Sunshine Blogger Award #5 was passed on to me by our lovely Krista of From Food Stamps To A Future. Please check out her blog. She is an amazing woman who is powerfully walking through life as a single mom. My respect, Krista!!! You definitely are a symbol of how we never let the sun go down. Thank you for nominating me. Read more ›

Weekly Review / Thank you / Introduction

After not posting my weekly review due to my vacation I had to work myself a little back in time. There are still two challenges waiting for me to be completed and Vasantha invited me for a guest post. I will catch asap!!!

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Song of the Day

A last song before I leave … Read more ›

Time To Say Goodbye!


Yep, perhaps I am gonna have some smörrebröd soon…. Read more ›

Soooo Lovely!!!

For a long time already I appreciate the loveliness in our lovely community. But yesterday another lovely surprise just dropped it. Gail of Snapshots In Cursive nominated my blog for the Lovely Blog Award. Thank you so much, Gail. Not only this lovely gesture is lovely but most of all YOU are! Enough lovely? Nooooo! You need to visit Gail’s lovely blog. She is well deserving of that award, just look at her lovely smile. And each comment and post carries lots of lovely strawberries. Read more ›

The Beacon Blogger Award

I am humbled to the core when I got notified about being nominated for this award by the wonderful Kris of Routine Matters.

It is not only the nomination itself. Kris developed this award and it is brand new. He considered me as the first and only nominee! Really, I have no words! I am so thankful that I may be an accepted part of such a strong, supportive, and loving community. Now even getting such honoring gifts often touches me to tears after the years of feeling like a doormat to everyone. Thank you all and thank you, Kris!!! Read more ›



I am faaaaaar away from so many of my wonderful friends. But I am so happy and proud to announce that my 700th buddy just started following me here on WordPress. Welcome to the community: Read more ›

Weekly Review / Thank you / Introduction

Wow, this weekly post is getting more and more complete. What a week full of inspirations in many ways.

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Divine Connection

Divine Connection

Created of one
And the same energy.
Separated in bodies
To make a separate history. Read more ›

Introduction and Thank You!

A friend is the one who comes in
when the whole world has gone out.
~Grace Pulpit

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She Let Go… She Embraced… She Is Back…

… stronger than ever before!

I apologize for my short noticed disappearance. There was some turmoil in my private life from one moment to another. The old story about letting go. I will tell you about my experience after A Big Thank You to all of you. I am so moved how much you all cared. I had never ever expected that. Although I closed the comment section on my last post on Monday many of my wonderful friends sensed something and simply commented in the loveliest ways on a different post. Colleen, Ritu, Zee, and Michelle even stayed in touch with me via email. One year ago almost nobody knew me and today people say I was missed and they make the effort to get in touch with me in order to show me that I am loved… that was overwhelming! I am profoundly touched by so much love, compassion, and care. I don’t know how to thank you. I love you all from the deepest bottom of my heart! And believe me, I missed you all badly! My community rocks!!! Read more ›

Triple The Fun and The Honor!!!

Hard to believe but I was gifted again with a double nomination for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award and the Premio Dardos Award and also for the wonderful Starlight Blogger Award. Wow, how can one single person bear so much love and honor! Read more ›

Double the Fun and The Honor!

The adorable and poetically skilled Kritika from The Soul To The Nib Of The Pen nominated me for two awards at the same time. Kritika, I squeeze you not only for the nominations but for the wonderful friend you have become. There is so much love, understanding, and depth coming from her blog. She is such a gift for our community! Enter her sphere and you will know what I mean. Read more ›

Visible Congrats from Liechtenstein to the USA

Once again Happy Independence Day to my wonderful American friends!!! I wish I could be celebrating with you today! Instead I send you a photo showing how much I feel connected. I lost  several pieces of my heart in your beautiful country. Read more ›

Happy Independence Day! – Flashback

To all my American friends out there!

Enjoy your country, enjoy the day! Read more ›

Introduction and Thank You!

Friday was my thank you day for some years. I used to list what I was thankful for during the past week and in general. From now on I’ll make my weekly introduction post also I thank you for kindred acts of my friends. Read more ›

Sisters Of All Genders!!!

The lovely Bonnie of Boondoggling with Bojenn nominated me for my second Sisterhood Of The World Bloggers Award! It is a wonderful award of connection of brothers and sisters! Thank you so much, Bonnie, for considering me for this award! Read more ›

The Hand of the Universe

I wasn’t at a good place for some hours on Sunday. Although I should know it better I got lost in the “Why” of memories. But as you know me I am not willing to be caught by my thoughts. I want them to support me, not to block me. Therefore I am digging into myself but at the same time look outside for hints, for signposts which either give me an answer or at least show me a way out of the cloud. Read more ›

The Versatile Blogger Award

“I say Yeah, Yeah” to another award!!! Thank you Linda from Linda Creation for nominating me for this award. She is providing us with her delicious recipes and food creations. Take a look and get inspired. Read more ›

Song of the Day

Today I share a song I often hear on the radio. It has only little lyrics. But the chorus simply gets me over and over again. A question I  get confirmed all the time by my wonderful community. Much love and a good start into the new week to all of you! Read more ›

Introducing New Blogs I Follow!

Friday is introduction day on my blog. This week again I started following some new blogs. There are so many wonderful bloggers out there and I appreciate each one of my followers. I am so thankful for you. I want to apologize that I cannot follow everyone back although I would love to. It simply is a matter of time since I make it an effort to visit every blog daily. Read more ›

The Sunshine (Award) is back!

It is the first bright and sunny day for more than a week (almost two) now. A Momma’s View chose the perfect timing to nominate me with a beautiful award fitting the day (and my mood anyway)! Please take a look at her blog. She got this award very well deserved since she definitely is a sunshine on the blog sphere and spreads her rays with beautiful photos, deep and thought-provoking posts, and very interesting facts… and she is a former “neighbour”. When she lived in Switzerland she only lived about 45 minutes away from where I live. Unfortunately we never met before she left for Australia. Thanks, Mom, for considering me for this shiny award. Read more ›

With the strike of thunder it was 10!

This is the most amazing award and challenge week of all since I am on WordPress. Although I was away for 2 days I received more nominations for awards and challenges than ever before. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. You are an amazing community and I love you lots! Read more ›

Wooohooooooooo!!! Number 9

It is Sunday and I proudly present award #9 for this week! Again it is Kritika of From The Soul To The Nib Of The Pen who gifted me with it. She is such a kind-hearted and open-minded person and she found a place in my heart immediately. Although we don’t follow each other for long yet it seems like knowing for years.Thank you, dear friend, for considering me again! Read more ›

Happy Father’s Day!

Did you know that Liechtenstein and Italy are the only countries which celebrate Father’s Day on March 19th? Read more ›

Is this possible? Award 7 and 8 dropped in this week!

Did I mention what a wonderful, amazing, talented, lovely person Kritika of From the Heart To The Nib Of The Pen is? If not: Kritika is such a lovely, wonderful, amazing, and talented person and blogger. Within a short time she has become a dear friend who never want to miss anymore. Read more ›

Introducing New Blogs I Follow!

Here we go again! I am proud to present my latest discoveries. If you don’t know them yet, please take a look at their blogs. Enjoy! Read more ›

Such a Beautiful, Real Neat, and Versatile Starlight!

After my two days’ absence I was flabbergasted to see me nominated for 5 awards. That’s awesome, friends! It still astonishes me how much love you all are giving me. I will thank my nominators in particular but first I thank you all, for your constant support, visits, and interaction. My community is the most wonderful I could wish for! Thank you from my heart! I hope I can give a little back of what I got. Read more ›

Back On Track!

Hi friends! I am sorry for my absence. I spent the last two days in hospital. Stop,stop, stop!!! No worries at all! It was a short noticed but prearranged surgery and nothing major at all. Read more ›

3-Day-Quote-Challenge / Day 1

I really loved that challenge I was invited this week by Thrill Of Bliss. Now Vonita of Passion Through Poetry and my friend of House Of Heart nominated me again. Both are wonderful and sensitive poets with a romantic and tender way of expression. Please take a look and check their blogs out! Read more ›

Introducing New Blogs I follow!

Friday is introduction day on my blog. I am happy to present nine wonderful bloggers I discovered the past seven days. Please check them out! Read more ›

Ritu’s Choice!

Yesterday I posted a collection of possible items for Ritu’s Power Woman outfit. She made her decision and I proudly present her picks: Read more ›

A Cape For Power-Ritu!

For all of you who know our Ritu from But I Smile Anyway you know that she just climbed another step of her career ladder. But not only that she expanded living her dream! For two weeks now Ritu is very challenged with her new job as a teacher and at the same time keeping up with the life she has had. She is a power woman to me and I told her. In return she asked for a cape in purple with sparkles. Read more ›

The Dragon’s Loyalty Award #2

I like dragons. I love the one from Shrek. I was fascinated by dinosaurs from early childhood on. They looked like dragons to me. And now I can even give two of those little guys a home on my blog. How cool is that? Read more ›

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

My dear like(crazy)minded friend, Ritu of But I Smile Anyway, nominated me for this great sounding award. It is the first time I received it. The sheltering power of a dragon and the loyalty of a true friend is what this award radiates to me. What a wonderful compliment and honor to get it. Thank you, Ritu! You sure are such a true friend and I am humbled you consider me as someone like that as well. Read more ›

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In Love and Light!

What A Week!

I just feel so thankful when I recalled the past days. It started on Monday with my guest post at Colleen’s blog, 4 awards (I was even nominated for a brand new award by Carolina), a very successful Tuesday… 😈 😉 😌 … , amazing interactions with all of you –  some very profound with new followers, and the long weekend with sun and heat within the 90s every day including one relaxing lazy day. One top happening this week is an offer I got from a friend here on WordPress. It would be another step on the ladder of my dreams. Or actually it is an opportunity to expand the dream I am already living. Read more ›

Introducing New Blogs I Follow!

This week I checked out 6 new blogs which are all very interesting. I already had lots of interaction with most of the bloggers and I don’t want to miss them anymore. Please take some minutes and check them out. They all worth the time: Read more ›

A Thunderstruck Sister on Tour!

Wow, how does that sound? Like kind of mixture of  Miley Cyrus, Whoopi Goldberg, and Pope John Paul II. But that’s not really the reason for the title. During the night from Thursday to Friday I received 3 awards within only few hours. That was simply amazing!!! Therefore I felt like giving a little award party! Read more ›

Introducing New Blogs I Follow!

It is Friday which means: Introduction day on my blog! But first I want to thank eveyone who started following me! I love “my” big family and every single member!!!

But now get ready friends and be prepared to welcome a large group of new bloggers to the community.  I listed them in the order of me following them. Come on everybody,  grab a glass  and raise it to: Read more ›