Leslie’s question today is: What is your/the most beautiful word? Phew, there are many. Right now? Ocean waves, wind in my hair, salty tasting air – o.k., o.k. I get it, that is not the kind of word we’re looking for. Vacation? Just kidding. But I cannot just go with one word, because, well, just because there are a few that come to mind:
Trust – in yourself, in your partner, your friends and family – is a great foundation to build upon your life.
Gratitude – about all the little things in life that happen in your life. Of course, the big ones, too, but it is the little things, the ones we so easily take for granted, that get overseen or forgotten in the big scope of things. Basic things like health, being able to walk and talk and listen. To see and to capture the beauty of it all.
Smile – about yourself and with your partner, friends and family. Do this a lot, because it not only brightens up your day, but theirs, too.
And all this may lead to happiness, another formidable word. Happiness – something we all like to have in our lives. We all see and value something else in being happy. There is no recipe to finding happiness, there are probably a gazillion different ways to achieving it. Yet they all are as different as we are. However, with trust, gratitude and smiling along the way, I believe, I am on my way.
And now for Kathy’s You’ll-shoot-your-eyes-out Song-ography – this week’s song is “Small Town” by John Mellenkamp. First off, I love that song. And I haven’t heard it in a while, so I think I will even link it here.
‘I was born in a small town …..
Used to daydream in that small town
Another boring romantic that’s me’
Not sure if 350’000 people really qualifies for ‘small town’, but somehow Bielefeld always felt a bit small town to me. I know it is the biggest town, center of life for a big blob of – not much, but countryside and farms and really small and quaint towns. It is where I grew up and I dreamed of the big wide world out there. And, I guess, some dreams do come true, because I am no longer in that small town. Haven’t been living there, or visiting it in quite a while. Which is usually when you can start romanticizing about a place, right?! Although I would not go that far, I do not dream of going back there, but rather seeing other places. But that’s just me 🙂 And don’t forget: Keep on smiling!
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