Near or Far – My Family is Always in My Heart

family, family quote, distance, love,As many of you know, most of my family lives in Germany. My parents, sisters, grandparents and other extended family in addition to the select few whom I have been lucky to call life-long friends. Time often flies by without talking to one another but in my heart, I carry them with me. I carry their love and friendship close to my heart and no matter how much time goes by before we are able to speak again, I’ll know that we will pick up right where we left off.

In the day and age of “nuclear” families, basic units away from the greater family hub, we leave behind more than just people. We leave behind close connections, a comforting hug, a shoulder to cry on, a big table with everyone gathered for dinner. We leave behind quick visits, coffee dates and free “babysitters”.

But we don’t have to leave love behind. The connection and bond we have forged throughout the years.

No, we keep the love, the memories, the smells and sounds tucked safely in our hearts and souls. In a treasured chest, protected from the harsh distance we face. A place we can access when we need it the most.

Because love knows no distance.

Home Is Where You Are Loved The Most And Act The Worst.

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How true is this? I haven’t heard this quote like this before but it makes so much sense to me. One would think that at home, where you are most loved, most respected, most welcome, you’d be your best too. But you aren’t because you are also most comfortable there, most relaxed. You know that at home love is strong and your family loves you for who you are. With all the good and all the bad you have to offer. You know that when you have a bad day, they may be upset, but you’ll be forgiven. You have trust and faith in your family that they can handle you and Continue reading “Home Is Where You Are Loved The Most And Act The Worst.”

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

TogetherIt’s been a long long time since I have read this book. I’ve seen it pop up more than once recently and I think it’s great. If you are in need of a book that will change your life and the way you see the world this is for you. There is a joke that I am the cranky German, especially before Continue reading “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

“Children see magic because they look for it.”

“Children see magic because they look for it.” -Christopher Moore. I couldn’t agree more! This also means that I am still a child 🙂 I see magic everywhere, especially in the faces of children, couples in love and well the world around me! Do you still find magic in your life? Share with me where you find magical moments in everyday life! Don’t forget to check out the slide show!

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“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings. How true is that? A dog often is referred to being a best friend, a friend who listens, protects and loves without prejudice. They earn a special place in our hearts with their cute look, their devotion and love for their owner. Every dog has special traits and a unique character! Some are loving, some are funny and some are reserved and shy. I just love capturing their uniqueness! Check out Buddy and Bear!

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Why I want to take Laser Pegs Camping

I am a huge fan of Laser Pegs, my kids each have sets and love them dearly. They have been great educational toys for my special needs child in terms of lp19 Continue reading “Why I want to take Laser Pegs Camping”