When you are a guest in someone’s house, what is the most important thing for you? Is it how clean the house is? Is it what kind of house it is? Is it what they put on the table in the sense of high end or not products? Is it the way they are dressed, the music that is played, the silverware you use or the plates your meals are served on? Is it the quality of the sheets you sleep in, the furniture you use while you are there?
When I was young I was given the one advice I truly think is the most important when it comes down to guests, no matter if you are a guest or if you have guests: It all comes down to how welcomed a guests feels. And honestly this is my piece of advice to my children, actually everyone too. It’s only about how welcomed your guest feel. How you treat them. The effort you put in. It’s not about the price of your house or the furniture, the linen, the silverware, the plates, the food you put on the table. It’s about the heart and soul you put into everything.
I wrote the following post a few months ago. The person back then really got to me. Today I had a very different experience which still makes me smile. To be honest it all comes down to how open minded a person is. I hope you enjoy this blast from the past and it makes you think about keeping an open mind because I believe it’s a very special gift and the thing with it is…
Don’t wait. Time does not wait. It keeps ticking. Do it! Now! Live your dream, change what you want to change. Be happy!
I recently posted a fact about amputations in relation to diabetes (see here). Already when I heard that number for the first time I thought of a young women I once interviewed and wrote a story about for a local newspaper.
Your comments made me think about here and what she told me then even more.
Yep, you heard me right. Let’s get naked. But not the naked you think of. I’m talking about another kind of naked.
If you follow me for a while you might have realized how much I like TEDtalks. Every now and then I post one here and share my thoughts about it too. As I just did yesterday and am about to do now. I found this one while I was looking for the “Stripped Bare” one and of course the title caught my attention.I was pretty sure that it would not be about undressing. Or maybe it would?
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. – Lyndon B. Johnson
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Yes, me too… I will write about it too. And simply because I really have to say something about it, as so many of you did too. It’s not just because there is no way to escape posts (check one of them out here, please), articles or discussions on TV about Caitlyn Jenner. It’s all over the news and the gossip media. I’ve read a few but for sure not all of them. Her journey was always of interest to me, not because of all the crap the Kardashians do on TV.
I have a friend who is transgender. And her journey was far from easy.
Ever since I’ve been a child I had a pretty good feeling for people. I knew if they were fake, just insecure, good or plain mean. I had many moments when I was told to be nice to someone because my parents had met them and liked them. But I knew. I knew it was not good. I knew that person wasn’t nice. And I knew that eventually it would come out.
Here it is: I’m not sure if this “trust the universe” thing really works. So often I hear that you only have to ask the universe or even demand from the universe to give you what you want and you will get there. I’m not sure. Here is why: If it would work like that, everyone would do it, right? Because it would be the easiest way to get what you want. And if everyone would do it, nobody would have issues anymore…