Song A Day Challenge – Day 1

I love a good challenge and I also love music. So the combination of the two make me excited. Thanks heaps to The Bag Lady, who has nominated me for the Song A Day Challenge. As it is the first time for me to participate in this challenge I had to have a look at the rules (here they are):

The rules are:

  • Post a song a Day for five consecutive days
  • Post what the lyrics mean to you ( optional)
  • Post the name of the song and video 
  • Nominate two different bloggers each day of the challenge.

Today’s song is Youssou N’Dour ft. Neneh Cherry’s “7 Seconds”.

It’s one of the songs I played over and over again many years ago and till today this part of the lyrics stands out to me:

And when a child is born into this world
It has no concept
Of the tone the skin it’s living in
And there’s a million voices
And there’s a million voices
To tell you what she should be thinking
So you better sober up for just a second…

Today I nominate sonofabeach96 for the challenge. Have fun 🙂

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – March 24th, 2017

While we believe we know where we are heading we still never know for sure what will wait for us when we reach our destination. We might be in control about the way we choose to get there but not about the result we will find in the end…

This challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.

Inspired by Cee’s Which Way Challenge

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My Picks Of The Week 2017 – #12

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Another week has passed and honestly it has been a busy but also a good one. Over the last weeks I got to know some people that I knew before much better and I can say that I found some new good friends. My life will go back to normal again now and I’m actually looking forward to have my time back.

Here are the posts I enjoyed reading the most this week. The list is again a bit short as I simply didn’t manage to read as many posts as I would have wanted to. I hope you will enjoy and please, stick around on their blog for a bit longer and discover more. Have a happy weekend you all 🙂

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Confidence

I consider this one of the most important lessons to teach my children. It’s a big step to get to the point where you don’t care about what other people think of you. It takes a lot to get to the point where you feel confident enough to not let other people’s opinions get to you. Where you simply know that you are good enough. Where you simply know that what you do is the right thing to do. Where you can say “I don’t care what you think”.

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Lowland Streaked Tenrec – Did You Know…

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… What a lowland streaked tenrec is? I wouldn’t have a clue until I stumbled across a picture of one. There are some truly interesting animals out there and this little fellow actually reminds me in a way of a a cross between a hedgehog and an echidna. And who knows how close they are related?

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Geographically they are a bit far away from each other. While you find hedgehogs on the Northern Hemisphere across Europe and North America and the echidna only in Australia, the lowland streaked tenrecis found in tropical lowland rain forest, in the northern and eastern parts of Madagascar.

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Labeling

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“It makes me wonder if I’ve ever done that to someone – not been the friend they needed.” This was part of a comment Eric left on my 100% Blast Of The Past post the other day. For the ones that have not read the post, it’s about what we feel is giving 100% and the fact that someone’s 100% might not seem like 100% to us because we expect more but for them it is 100%, it’s as much as they can do or give. It is also a post about friendship.

I often wondered in that particular friendship if my friend sees me as as important of a friend as I saw her. Back then I often thought it was not the case. I often thought I invest more of my emotion, of myself in this friendship. Today I know that it’s not the case. I know I was as important to her as she was to me. Her 100% just looked different to mine. Or better: They were different than what I expected from her.

And that’s what I answered Eric. It was actually not as if SHE was not the friend I needed. She was. I just did not receive it that way and simply labeled it as being less than 100% involvement. It was about my expectation. I expected it to be different. I expected her to show it in a different way. In a way I wanted it to be. I had my picture in my head of what it was supposed to be like. Continue reading