Color Your World

 

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There always is an abundance of all kind of flowers on my favorite hike. Flowers that seem so similar to the ones that grew in Switzerland and then there are others that are “new” to me. At the very end of one of the hikes we like to do there is a long stretch of green and purple to one side and forest to the other. The deep green leaves and the purple of the flowers almost give the area a magic touch and my daughter and I often wonder, where all the fairies are hiding while we walk past.

I almost forgot about Jennifer Nicole Wells Color Your World Challenge. It’s not on for much longer but I will definitely make the most out of what is still left. This time it was about the color Purple Heart and I think my flowers fit that task…

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Tell Me Something Good #49

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Make it your day. From the start to the end. I know it’s not always easy but it is doable and we can all get there. So let’s do it. Let’s start the week on a positive note!

It’s easy:

  • Mention something that you consider being good in the comments
  • Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.
  • Share this post and invite your followers as well.

Before I share my good thing with you let’s celebrate a little bit. Let’s celebrate Monday being our day:

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And again! We have more celebration in us… Let’s do a little bit more… One more round… Because we totally earn it!

“My daughter has set her mind on a career and although I know she is still young I actually think that is it. She really wants to head there. It makes me happy to see that she has an idea of what she wants to do with her life as many young people seem to not have a clue at all. So let’s keep our fingers crossed that she keeps the goal clearly in front of her and keeps moving towards it in a steady way…”

 

Blast From The Past – 100%

I took my daughter to a birthday party yesterday and while watching them get rid of their energy by climbing walls, towers and other interesting object in one of the indoor climbing facilities I had a chat with one of the other moms. We talked about how the girls have met and the friendship they have between each other. She then mentioned how much the birthday girl meant to her daughter. That her daughter sees the birthday girl as her best friend but that it was not the same for the host than for her baby. She explained that although the birthday girl really appreciates the friendship with her daughter she knows that it’s on a different level.

Friendships can be like that, I guess. Being there and talking about this made me think of my best friend and the relationship we have and used to have. And while I did this I thought, that it’s all about the perspective we have and our expectations. Maybe the birthday girl thinks exactly the same way about the friendship to this other girl. But maybe she simply has a different way of showing it. So I remembered a post I wrote about a similar thought and would like to share it as a Blast From The Past with you today. I wonder what your take is. Do you think we can actually value something the same way but life it in a very different way?

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge – March 17th, 2017

If you have visited Hong Kong you probably know about the escalators and the fact that they only work in one direction on certain times of the day. For some hours of the day they only take people downhill, while then later in the day they will only take you up.

In a way it resonates with what life is all about. We encounter moments where everything seems to go downhill only, while in others the only way is up. If we are not aware of the specific times the direction changes we will be taken by surprise. While we can chose by what time we hit the escalators in Hong Kong and therefor are prepared for the direction they will take us, we do not have this luxury in life.

This doesn’t mean though, that we have to let it all drag us down. There is always another way too. Just like with the escalators. Although the ride on them would be the much more comfortable one, we can also just take the stairs, although it means we have to work harder. But it will take us in the direction we want to go and we are no longer just a passive passenger…

 

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 – #11

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Let’s just not get there and mention that already 11 weeks have passed in 2017… it would give everything a slightly negative touch. Bottom line is that we have no influence on time whatsoever. The hours pass by with us wanting them too or not. It’s what we make of it that makes a difference.

Frankly, I think that’s my issue at the moment. I feel like I’m not spending that amount of quality time with the ones that are important to me. I will have to change that again and it’s something I definitely plan on doing now.

I hope this week treated you well and that you will have a happy weekend you all. Make the best of it 🙂

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Guest Post—Collision of Science and Belief

Emma’s Blog, For The Love Of Facts, is a very new one and yet it’s not. Emma was blogging under the name of Perse before on Far Beyond The Stars. For a long time she has been writing amazing guest posts for me and I’m thrilled to witness her new journey with her new blog. I am really excited that Emma will continue to write posts for me on occasion and that I can feature one of her great posts today. I hope you will enjoy it just as much as I did…

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It’s funny when you look at a picture and feel as if it was you who took it. It happened to me looking at the one posted today when looking at the one in the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. So I figured I might as well share some pictures I’ve taken a couple of years ago some take form more or less the same spot and from the opposite side.

Hong Kong is an amazing city. Huge, fascinating, beautiful.