Missing Africa #6

Missing Africa #6

“Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far” Swahili proverb

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be

be

As you walk and eat and travel

be where you are

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otherwise you will miss most of your life – Buddha

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tell them

tell them

If you love someone tell them

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because hearts are often broken

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by words left unspoken – pamela daranjo

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Strength and courage

Strength and courage

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage”. –Lao Tzu

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Lao-Tzu (also known as Laozi or Lao-Tze) was a Chinese philosopher credited with founding the philosophical system of Taoism. He is best known as the author of the Tao-Te-Ching, the work which exemplifies his thought. The name by which he is known is not a personal name but an honorific title meaning `Old Man’ or `Old Teacher’ and there has been countless speculation as to whether an individual by that name ever existed or whether Lao-Tzu is an amalgam of many different philosophers. The historian Durant writes, “Lao-Tze, greatest of the pre-Confucian philosophers, was wiser than Teng Shih; he knew the wisdom of silence, and lived, we may be sure, to a ripe old age – though we are not sure that he lived at all” (652). If he did exist, he is thought to have lived in the 6th century BCE. Read MORE

[Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Write a letter

Write a letter

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Discover the Letters Are Better Collection and join the movement to bring back the art of letter writing. Shop the collection HERE

What makes you happy?

What makes you happy?

 

What really makes us happy? How is happiness sustainable? Can we actually make ourselves happier? In this series, an experimental approach was taken with real people to explore the theme of happiness. [ soulpancake.com ]

The power of gratitude

The power of gratitude

Teacher Whitney Cole at Oak Ridge Elementary School in Sacramento knows how powerful gratitude can be, so she has her sixth grade students keep a gratitude journal that is impacting her students beyond the classroom.  [soulpancake.com]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• Gratitude journals
• 3 Things that you are grateful for
• It forces a happy end to the day
• Everybody can find success in their gratitude journals
• Saying thank you
• Being grateful for what you have
• It might make a hard day turn into an easy day
• I’ve actually changed
• It continues, it starts becoming part of their everyday behavior
• They are still inspired
• They have high hopes for their future
• You get to shape who they are
• Then you get to watch them fly on their own
• She means a lot to me

 

 

 

Inspire me #20

Inspire me #20

 

There are so many reasons to fall in love with your life and we’re sharing a few of our favourites! Discover the new kikki.K collection HERE

I do it because it helps

I do it because it helps

“One can’t do without humour, one needs more and more in the world today.” – Estelle Bryer.

Estelle is 88 years old. And she regularly gives of her time and her energy, to entertain residents living in retirement homes. She is a shining example, that we are never too old to make a positive difference in the lives of others.”  Green Renaissance

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• It’s a name I’ve always tried to live up to
• My mission in life
• Whatever I do I have to try to be an example
• So there you have it
• It’s kept me going
• Enthusiasm is a warming quality
• I joined this group
• Who think they can still sing and dance
• Retirement home
• And we entertain the oldies
• Senior citizens
• It’s nice being on the stage
• Stand up comedian
• I make them laugh
• I can connect with the audience
• One can’t do without humor
• I do it because it helps

‘Tis the season to be jolly #16

‘Tis the season to be jolly #16

 

There’s so much joy that comes from sharing a perfectly wrapped gift. Be inspired with these cute ideas. Shop at kikki.K  HERE:

Happiness experts wanted

Happiness experts wanted

[soulpancake]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

Being able to afford your next meal

• At a dance hall

• A giggling joyful mess on the sidewalk

• Just being still

• It’s a state of mind

• Up in the mountains

• As I grew older

• The people around me became the source of my happiness

• Cotton candy

• A bucket list

• Swimming with dolphins

• Happiness in one word

 

Feed your soul

Feed your soul

 

[Green Renaissance]

Everything today seems to be so manipulated and plastic. We yearn for something that is powerful, true, and genuine. Animals are honest. Around animals, you feel like you grow. It feeds your soul.
Warren loves animals, and over the years has looked after many rescued and abandoned horses. He has a deep connection with these special animals and shares his story of how they have helped change his view of the world around him. What’s on the outside of a horse is good the inside of man.  Visit Green Renaissance HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• What’s on the outside of a horse is good for the inside of man
• Manmade activities
• It just feeds your soul
• Being in contact with these animals
• Quietly grazing
• You feel like you fit into the natural order of things
• I’ve always tried to look up instead of down
• I’ve tried to look past problems and things in my life
• The problems are even smaller
• Every now and again
• These things are equally clever
• The fact that they tolerate us is just absolutely phenomenal
• I sometimes can be an impatient person
• We yearn for something that is powerful and strong and true and genuine
• Everything today seems to be so manipulated and plastic and not honest
• What you get is what you get
• It’s so good for you
• You do feel connected

Inspire me #17 – Reinvent Giving

Inspire me #17 – Reinvent Giving

 

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It brings you totally back to what actually is

It brings you totally back to what actually is

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‘If we don’t respect them… the animals are lost, and their loss is our loss.’ This is the message from Hendrik Mentz, who shares his experience of caring for some goats.  Visit Green Renaissance HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • There is nothing else
  • It’s just you in this goat world
  • They allow you to do it
  • I totally absolutely love those girls
  • Love is connection
  • That person connecting back
  • Deep deep deep stuff
  • Humans have lost respect for animals
  • Their loss is our loss
  • A pound of butter
  • What is going to steer us out of this mess
  • I haven’t had a moments worth of loneliness
  • Being grounded, the space, the place
  • The sense that actually it’s real here
  • It brings you totally back to what actually is
Daily Gratitude #5

Daily Gratitude #5

 

” No one has ever become poor by giving “

 –  Anne Frank

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