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Wadden Sea, the northern part of Holland

It’s my birthday next month and every time on that day I have to think of the memorable trip to the Wadden Sea we made in 1996. An unexpected adventure My 43rd birthday was nearly my last one. As I slowly sank into the Wadden Sea I saw in my mind a tombstone with twice […]

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Stop, Look, Go

A very inspiring video of David Steindl-Rast – Want to be happy? Be grateful. What I consider the most important remarks in the video: It’s not happiness that makes you grateful, it’s gratefulness that makes you happy Our advice to children when crossing the street is stop-look-go. That should be our own attitude as well: […]

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everything is a present

Gracious grateful

Last year I saw the interview of Tony Robbins with Alice Herz-Sommer. She was 108 years at the time and still practicing her piano three hours a day. A holocaust survivor, who says the main reason for being able to survive was seeing the beauty in everything. What an amazing woman, what an inspiring story. […]

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It is never too late to be happy

Moments of Need A couple of years ago I had a hard time. Being a caregiver for almost two decades took its toll. Because of this task and the state of the economy my company went down the drain. My body was giving me signs that I was aging. My son married in Spain, making […]

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Showing the overseas family around

Over 45 years ago my cousin from Australia visited us for the Easter Holidays. Since I was second best in English in our family and my father had to work, I was her designated tour guide. Being 14 at the time and living in Holland, there were a couple of things I really wanted to […]

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