oh, liectenstein reader, who art thou?

I had to reblog this one! Can you guess who Beth’s one follower from Liechtenstein is?

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 i have exactly one blog follower

in the micro country of liectenstein

with so many interesting things about this amazing tiny place

here are just a couple of examples:

in 1886 liectenstein had an army of 80 men who fought during the austro-prussian war

they suffered no injuries or deaths

and returned with 81 men because they made a new italian friend from the opposition army.

the army was disbanded soon after and they haven’t had an army since. 

and then there was the accidental invasion which didn’t cause much of a stir:

i really love their approach to life

and i’m guessing my one reader is a pretty laid-back person

and with such a tiny country

perhaps a descendent of that new italian friend they brought back from the war?

here’s to liectenstien!

“be so good they can’t ignore you.”

-steve martin

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What The Soul Leaves Behind Will Remain

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When I was thinking about what I could write, I was distracted by a junk-email. While deleting it, my view went over the many folders of my inbox. One of those holds some very precious emails of a blogger who became a dear friend on WordPress. It was touching and deeply moving to read those emails again after 5 years.

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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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Marriage Unarranged #ReleaseDay #PubDay

Today is the day and the first novella of my blog sister is published. Hop over and get your copy!

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Finally, the day has come!

PUB DAY!

No, not sit in a drinking establishment and sup a gin or three all day (though that may be quite fun!) but Publication Day.

After all this time, my book baby has finally been delivered!

Yes, Marriage Unarranged is finally out there, in the world, delivered to at least fifty Kindles this morning, and the paperback is also available too.

How am I feeling?

A bag of nerves. The feedback will hopefully start to filter in soon, and I know I love my book baby, but I really want you to love it too!

Described as Chickpea Curry Lit – Chick Lit with an Indian twist! And not just for chicks, you chap(patti)s too!

Graphic made by Kate Rock ❤

‘Chick Pea Curry’ Lit, Chick Lit with an Indian twist

It all started ended with that box…

Aashi’s life was all set.

Or…

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Geoff Le Pard’s New Release: The Last Will Of Sven Andersen

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Our lovely Geoff Le Pard of TanGental is about to publish his latest strike, a sequel of his book Dead Flies which will be free in Kindle for a download between October 30th and November 3rd.

I feel honored to support his new release with a guest post. So let’s let Geoff tell us how he got to write The Last Will of Sven Andersen: Read more ›

I have been interviewed…

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… by the AuthorVoices. I feel absolutely honored to be one of their featured authors. Read more ›

#RomanticTuesday Song

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Happy Romantic Tuesday, everybody! When I was looking for a song for this Tuesday I stumbled over this beautiful duet from the musical Chess. It was originally sung by Barbara Dickson and Elaine Paige which is the version I knew by now. But I found another beautiful one which touches me in many ways. Read more ›

Daily Kind Quote

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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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Nominations are Now Open!

Nominations are open!!

Bloggers Bash Tickets are Now on Sale!

Get your tickets. I would love to meet you in London in June!

Share Your Light

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My dear blog sister, Ritu, had a series going until Christmas. She gave us very useful and inspiring tips about blogging. The first advice she left was to choose a name for your blog which already gives an idea what your blog is about. Read more ›

Monday Song

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Happy Monday, everyone! Christmas season has begun over here and I visited the first Chrismas market on the weekend. The most wonderful time of the year has begun. At least for me and for many of you too. I love baking cookies, wrapping gifts, still thinking about little treats for neighbors and co-workers, spending more time with the people who mean most to me, and visiting Christmas markets. Read more ›

I wish all of you a Happy Halloween💀👻👽

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Special Release! Holidays ART – Open Edition Mini Prints

Our wonderful artist, Carolina, has a special offer for Christmas. Please head over to her post and don’t miss to read the conversation between her and me because she left some more interesting and important details.

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HOLIDAYS ART SPECIAL SERIES
– Open Edition Signed Mini Prints and Sets –

The Shiniest Star – Robin

Hello everyone,

October is almost over, time goes fast! Soon we would be approaching the Holidays Season!

Today post is the special release of my “Holidays ART Collection” including a special offer please read the whole post.

I think this is the best time to release the Winter Holidays Collection which is now available as Open Edition Signed Mini Prints. Last year I have created a series of Holidays themed watercolor paintings. The Series was a success and I had many compliments and requests, but cause timing last year this Series has never been released or sold as prints, because by the time it was completed, was already December and late for selling prints. I decided to plan the release earlier for this year Holidays Season! Right now the time is right…

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Free! Free! Free!

Geoff has a special offer going. You can get his first 3 books for free… but read more in his post!

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Yep it’s time to get free and all oozy and generous.

There have been some whispers, little rumours sussurating slowly, hissing in the background like a sack of snakes mainlining salt and vinegar crisps but now, here they are…

Free Books

I’m offering my first three books (Kindle version) for free, nothing, zip, nada… as follows

DEAD FLIES AND SHERRY TRIFLE

From 1st October 2018 to 3rd October 2018

Here is a review

In the summer of 1976 Harry Spittle aged nineteen, heads home for the summer after his first year at university. Harry seems prone to crisis from the beginning – bullying from fellow student Stephen Mc Noble who soon befriends Harry’s ex girlfriend, working in the local hotel with a diverse group of characters, and facing a bullying chef, entering a world of drug dealing, diamond smuggling and petty village gardening competitiveness…
However, Harry’s main focus in life…

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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

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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 ›

The Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition

The next Blogger Bash is coming closer and the preparations are already in full swing! Here is something for everyone, either you are joining the Bash or not. Take a look!

Source: The Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition

In Love and Light

#RomanticTuesday

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A Christmas Dream Come True

 

Christmas Eve has finally come

Candles burn and feelings too

All is perfect, all is well

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First Christmas surprise!!

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I just needed to share my excitement about what I found in my mailbox today! A thousand thanks to our generous Geoff Le Pard. I cannot wait to start reading. I will post a review as soon as possible. Please, check out Geoff’s writings with his fantastic twists and punchlines. Again, thank you very much, dear Geoff!

(Sorry, I am not so good at taking selfies but eventually, I had everything necessary in the picture…lol)

In Love and Light

 

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 ›

The Magic of Connection

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We are connecting with each other in various ways daily. More consciously in our jobs, with family or friends, and more unconsciously in the bus, in the supermarket,… But there is something that happens beyond a visible or physical connection. There is something we feel before the first word is said, often even before the first eye contact. It is the radiation we feel about each other. That first impression. It may not give us a clear picture – because how we perceive a person says more about ourselves than about them – but it is very important for the way that encounter continues. It is like extending invisible tentacles in order to scan the other person.

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“Love at first sight” is such a mystery! When the radiated energies are strongly matching then the tentacles of each other have already connected before we realize it. That also happens when we “feel” someone near us turn around and there they are! The more a person “shines” the more we can feel their presence without seeing them.

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First and foremost those connections are spiritual connections. Our spiritual being is unlimited and not depending on the range of our bodies. Even incarnated its senses overcome the physical limits. Soul mates recognize each other on the spiritual level immediately and feel familiar with each other without any explanation. Modern technology makes it so much easier to connect with our spiritual families or kindred spirits these days.

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That is what astounds most of us about social media and most of all about blogging. I believe that thousands of miles apart we are connecting through our hearts in the first place and the mind cannot help it but follows the heart! The law of attraction works even better on this platform where our minds are not able to judge anyone by their outer appearance due to the physical absence!

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I am here on WordPress for more than 2 1/2 years and I have experienced often from the first interaction with someone if this is going to be a friendship and closer connection. We are more open here in a place where we feel safer to share our thoughts, experiences, and feelings. That makes us transparent and the real being shines through a lot more. We feel with each other and we are accompanying each other. We inspire and encourage each other. Perhaps we are not always understood and we have different opinions but what counts much more is that we are heard and taken serious! This is what so many are missing in real life! We are there for each other when someone is not doing well and that got proved several times!

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I have never been afraid of meeting my blogger friends. I know there are some who are skeptic about that: “What if they are not who I thought they were?” I dare to say that those who are not afraid of meeting each other definitely are the way they are on their blogs. I feel blessed that I met several bloggers over time and it was like meeting old friends I just haven’t seen for a long time. It felt like a family gathering and the mind got confirmed what the heart already knew!

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Connecting by the heart and creating like-minded groups is such a wonderful thing when it is happening in the way we are experiencing it here on WordPress. And as I always say: Our community is a role model for the world out there!

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In addition to my usual Monday posts, this is my take on Connecting regarding the Blogger Bash 2017 in the UK. I have to announce that I cannot meet you wonderful people this year due to a family event on the same weekend. But I don’t want to miss at least joining in this way!

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Thank You, WordPress angels!

thank-you-typewriterAs you all know, I recently changed my blog theme. Basically, all went very well and after only about 3 hours I not only found a fitting theme but also had it all set up. Unfortunately, some little issues occurred which I could not fix myself. I asked WordPress for help and they provided solutions within few hours only.  Read more ›

All New!!!

My blog sister Ritu of But I Smile Anyway  recently posted about her new domain name after she upgraded her blog with the premium package. I too upgraded my blog recently in order to have more storage or my songs and photos but I did not have the time to chose a new theme which was overdue! Today the day has come! 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

Happy Friday to all of you! I am sorry, I am late again. A lot happened … You will know, when you are getting closer to the end of the post. Wish you all a wonderful day or evening or already morning… wherever in this world you are!

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Weekly Review

Happy Friday to all of you! I am late today but I will get it done. This week was exciting but also very busy in general for me.  But here some impressions of my blog week.

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Weekly Review

Here we are again! After skipping two reviews I am really excited to be back again with the weekly review. I won’t go back all the three weeks and hope for your understanding. Only within this week happened so much to fill this post! Happy Friday!

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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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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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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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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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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 ›

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 ›

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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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.

 

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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!!!

 

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Awards

Dear Kitty for the Brotherhood of the World Award

New Blogs I Follow

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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.

In Love and Light

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 ›

Weekly Review

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What a week! So much going on not only in my life but also in the life of all of you it seems. And the week passed by in no time. So let’s get it started!

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Weekly Review

It is Friday and the Weekly Review is back! But before I start with what happened during the past 1 – 2 weeks I have to apologize. I accidentally already published my Monday post which wasn’t even done yet. I removed it again. So in case you commented on it this is the reason why I didn’t reply. The complete post will be up on the 18th. Sorry again! 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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It’s Still Okay Challenge

My lovely sister, Nimmi of Soulmate’s – So Near, Yet So Far

invited me for a new challenge. At least it is new to me. I know, I know, I know…. I said I won’t participate in challenges during December. Now I am doing the 24 Days Grateful challenge and yes, I also do this one. Nimmi is just too much of a sweetheart. I simply cannot reject her invitation! Read more ›

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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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

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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!

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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 

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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!

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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

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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 ›

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

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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 ›

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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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 ›

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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1000 Woohoo!!!

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Pocahontas gifted me with post 1000! Just felt like sharing it.  That means this one is already 1001 which makes me think of this guy: 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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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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700

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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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Another Creative Day

My very lovely friend Linda of Linda Creation nominated me again for an award. This time it is the Creative Blogger Award. Thank you so much, Linda. You are spoiling me! Please check her blog out. She provides creative recipes and simply is a sweetheart! Read more ›

Happy Independence Day! – Flashback

To all my American friends out there!

Enjoy your country, enjoy the day! 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Freestyle Writing Challenge

Dear Ritu from But I Smile Anyway nominated me for the Freestyle Writing Challenge. It is the second time within a week I was nominated for it. Thank you, Ritu, for thinking of me! Ritu is a woman full of life, sparkling with her shiny, positive, and always uplifting energy! It is impossible not to take Ritu to one’s heart. Please visit her blog and convince yourself.

It is a challenge every time since I don’t know what I have to write about. I am a in a creative place? Do I know something about the topic? Will my text make sense since I mustn’t go back and edit anything? But right that is the thrill… isn’t it?

These are the rules I copied from Ritu’s post:

1. Open a blank Document

2. Set a stop watch or your mobile phone timer to 5 or 10 minutes, whichever challenge you prefer.
3. Your topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH YOUR TIMER!!!
4. Once you start writing do not stop until the alarm sounds!
5. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spelling and grammar using spell check (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write with correct spelling and grammar.)
6. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation or capitals.
7. At the end of your post write down ‘No. of words = ____” to give an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
8. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nomination (at least five (5) bloggers)

Here is Ritu’s topic I am supposed to write about:

The meaning of family

What means family? Family means home, having a place to hide, and being accepted the way we are. Family is shelter and comfort. Family is a gift. I married young with 23 and wanted to have a family as soon as possible. I wanted to have 2 to 3 children. I wanted to do something meaningful, being there for a littel, miraculous creations seeing them grow, develop, and give my life meaning in taking responsility of a little human being. I wanted to be a mom since I was in my late teenage times.

I am happy that my wish came true and I was gifted with 3 children (13/16/20). They are all unique as can be. But it is not always easy to be a tolerant part of the family. Most of all I am challenged when I see that what I do is simply taken for granted. I am getting frustrated, annoyed and also sad since the kids are older and instead of cooperating thinking they are in hotel mom and don’t need to care about anything but simply can drop their stuff and leave it where they lose it, or when they see no need to clean up behind themselves.

Then I need to remember that I am blessed with 3 wonderful children. I am happy they are caring for themselves and we have become more like a group of friends. I love their intellect and humor. I love my family. I love that I am a mom and I am looking forward to the time when my kids have their own family!

Word count: 266

Time: 10 minutes

Oh well… it is what it is 😉

Now here are my nominees:

Kristina Galea

Mitch Teemley

Les Petits Pas De Juls

Anchors and Butterflies

JBurns Short Stories

The topic for you is far down. Please only scroll down when you are ready to start writing!!!

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Have fun!

In Love and Light!

Introducing New Blogs I Follow!

Hola again for my weekly introduction show! I love to present 5  interesting bloggers today. Some are very new and about to find their way into WordPress. Please check them out! Read more ›

My 1st Year On WordPress

I hope you all have your party hats at hands because today I invite you all to my anniversary party. Don’t worry I am still running around with an ice pack on my head after Amanda’s award party (yes this will be a running gag for a while). Therefore no champaign!!!!!

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But I can offer a choice of any long drinks or cocktails!!!

Everybody got a drink? Great, because here comes my speech: Read more ›

Introducing New Blogs I Follow!

Friday is introduction day on my blog. This week again I started following some new great blogs and bloggers. There are so many wonderful bloggers out there and I really truly appreciate each one of my followers. I am so thankful for you. At this point I want to apologize that I cannot follow everyone back although I would love to. Since you can rely on that I visit every post it simply is a matter of time.

But now here are my latest discoveries (no drums for now… still having a headache from Amanda’s and my follow-up award party from yesterday): Read more ›

Introducing New Blogs I Follow!

This week I found some very interesting blogs again. They are all profoundly inspiring, uplifting, and insightful.

Please take a look at them and check out if you want to follow as well. Read more ›

Introducing New Blogs I Follow!

Last week I started introducing new blogs I am following. I want to make it a habit to keep that up each Friday in order to share my discoveries with my community. The number might vary of course. This week I found another eleven interesting blogs I’d like to present: Read more ›

Taking a break!

Wow, I can’t believe it! It is mid April and I am sitting outside on the patio with my laptop only wearing a bikini! The weather is gorgeous. We have temperatures in the lower 80s already! It’s a dream.

As I mentioned it recently I thought about taking a break from blogging. The next two months are getting very busy. My education is about to reach the first certificate level, I am giving 4 weekend seminars and workshops, birthdays are coming up and there are some other bigger events. But most of all I finally want to finish my book. I need to work myself through the last chapter wich is a huge one. Due to the happenings and experiences of the past 2 years and most of all the past 2 months it has to be rewritten and extended. Did I decide to stay away from WordPress? Read more ›

What is going on?

Everybody here on WordPress is coming here in order to get their messages spread, to write as a therapy, to exchange thoughts, to share their lives, to find answers, to live a dream, and much more.

What is everybody’s effort? To find a lot of followers and also to find a lot of interesting and inspiring blogs to follow.

How do we connect? Through liking and commenting.

What do we all appreciate so much here? That we see other like-minded people being interested in what we share. That we feel the happiness of others when we engage with them and make their writings important.

Yesterday I learned that two blogs are shut down because of too many followers, too many likes and too many comments. Do you understand my confusion? I only know one of the two bloggers, but he is amazing and right that is the reason he has so many followers and why he gets likes and comments all over. I just don’t understand. It doesn’t makes sense to me.

I do understand that there might be a threat of spamming and kind of stalking. But those two bloggers are anything than that. They are simply AMAZING! I think it is very important to first check the reason for the high numbers of likes, comments, follows and followers before a judgement is rendered.

I don’t know if anyone who knows about that or even WordPress itself will ever see this post. But if please explain all of us how this works. Do we have to take care to not exceed a limit? And if, where is this limit?

In Love and Light!

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