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The Ray of Light series was initiated mid-July 2015 to boost morale on a daily basis.

For my parents. And for everyone who find they can use a ray of hope. Edition 2016.

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People haven’t always been there for me
but music always has. 
– Taylor Swift 

Quote from https://quotefancy.com/music-quotes 

Image from https://pixabay.com/en/photos/treble%20clef/

30 December 2016.

Thursday 29 December 2016. Image from https://quotefancy.com/music-quotes

MAKE THE WORLD A LITTLE BETTER. NOW.

“Our prime purpose in life is to help others. 
And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.  
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; 
no need for complicated philosophy. 
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; 
the philosophy is kindness.” 
– Dalai Lama

28 December 2016. Image from http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/11/05/a-better-vision-for-humanity/ 

WISHING YOU ALL THE JOY IN THE WORLD!
“The standard of success in life isn't the things. It isn't the money or the stuff - it is absolutely the amount of joy you feel.”
– Abraham Hicks

Tuesday 27 December 2016. Image from http://www.theroadtofaith.com/2012/12/the-wonder-of-christmas/ 

MAY ALL YOUR HOLIDAY WISHES BE REALIZED!

"The choices that others make cannot negatively impact your experience unless you include them in your experience through your attention to them. 


Your Universe is based upon freedom. Freedom for everyone to choose what they give their attention to, and therefore what they choose to experience."

- Abraham Hicks

“Photo credit: Houston Zoo. Entrance to Zoo Lights – The Enchanted Forest. 

A forest walk through a beautiful holiday lights display that includes the Doll House Village and garden-sized trains.”

http://www.citypass.com/blog/houston-holidays-ton-of-family-fun-1

http://www.citypass.com/houston/houston-zoo

23 December 2016.

Another blessed holiday greeting for you!

From The Moth Xmas mailing, with reference to

http://www.themothmagazine.com/

Home of the Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize:

€10.000 for 1 poem. Deadline 31.12.2016.

Competed for the 4th time (since 2013).

22 December 2016.

“Give the world the best that you have
and you may get kicked in the teeth,
but give the world the best you have – anyway.
– Mother Theresa

21 December 2016.

HOPE YOU GET TO SNIFF SOME HOLIDAY AIR!

The Hague main street by night.

Brought to you by your favorite X-Mas elf

20 December 2016.

IT’S THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY!
“We would like you to reach the place where you're not willing to listen to people criticize one another… where you take no satisfaction from somebody being wrong… where it matters to you so much that you feel good, that you are only willing to think positive things about people…you are only willing to look for positive aspects; you are only willing to look for solutions, and you are not willing to beat the drum of all of the problems of the world.”
- Abraham Hicks -

Monday 19 December 2016.

It does not matter what other people say ... 
it is how you react and what you choose to believe about yourself that matters.  
Do things the way that suit you and find your own niche.

From http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.nl/2011/09/angel-number-455.html 

Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

16 December 2016.

LET GOOD FIND YOU.

15 December 2016. Image (With arms wide open) from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

Feel your way, little-by-little, into a greater sense of abundance 
by looking for the treasures that the Universe is offering you 
on a day-to-day basis.
- Abraham Hicks

14 December 2016. Image (Autumn park) from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
"SOMETIMES, YOU NEED TO RETREAT FROM THE 'REAL WORLD' AND GO TO YOUR INNER HAPPY PLACE FILLED WITH SPARKLES, RAINBOWS, AND UNICORNS." 
- Doreen Virtue

13 December 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

12 December 2016.

YOU are beautiful. An ode to YOU.

9 December 2016. From: https://brightside.me/article/the-16-most-beautiful-trees-in-the-world-3755/

8 December 2016.

"A YEAR FROM NOW YOU MAY WISH YOU HAD STARTED TODAY."
- Karen Lamb

7 December 2016.

CELEBRATE CONTRAST & DIVERSITY

Image by Marcin Ryczek (Poland). Krakow, from the Grunwald Bridge. Winner category Open Monochrome in Siena International Photo Awards.

Source:

http://culturainquieta.com/es/foto/item/10940-los-extraordinarios-ganadores-de-los-premios-internacionales-de-fotografia-de-siena-2016.html

6 December 2016.

THE BULL IS BACK.
Slowly but surely.

Monday 5 December 2016. Image from http://www.sldsecurities.com/products/proud-bull 

“TRAVEL MAKES YOU REALIZE THAT NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU KNOW, THERE’S ALWAYS MORE TO LEARN.” 
– Nyssa P. Chopra

Image by Leyla Emektar (Turkey). Strawberry Greenhouses. Winner category Travel in Siena International Photo Awards.

Source:

http://culturainquieta.com/es/foto/item/10940-los-extraordinarios-ganadores-de-los-premios-internacionales-de-fotografia-de-siena-2016.html

18 November 2016.

ART ENRICHES

The paintings of Lawrence Alma Tadema can be seen at the Museum of Friesland through 7 February 2017.

With thanks to my friend Istèle for the tip.

http://www.friesmuseum.nl/en/see-and-do/exhibitions/alma-tadema/

http://www.alma-tadema.org/


Image: The Roses of Heliogabalus

Image source: Wikipedia

16 November 2016.

FELT LIKE WE NEEDED SOME INNOCENCE THIS MORNING

Monday 14 November 2016.


"This Might Be The Sweetest Rendition Of 'The Prayer' 

You Will Ever Hear In The Internet!"


Most of the lyrics of 'The Prayer':


I pray you'll be our eyes,

 and watch us where we go

 And help us to be wise,

 in times when we don't know

 Let this be our prayer,

 when we lose our way

 Lead us to a place,

 guide us with your grace

 To a place where we'll be safe.


La luce che tu hai

 I pray we'll find your light

 Nel cuore resterà

 And hold it in our hearts

 A ricordarci che

 When stars go out each night

 L'eterna stella sei


Nella mia preghiera

 Let this be our prayer

 Quanta fede c'è

 When shadows fill our day

 Lead us to a place

 Guide us with your grace


Give us faith so we'll be safe

 Sogniamo un mondo senza più violenza

 Un mondo di giustizia e di speranza

 Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino

 Simbolo di pace, di fraternità


La forza che ci dà

 We ask that life be kind

 È il desiderio che

 And watch us from above

 Ognuno trovi amor

 We hope each soul will find

 Intorno e dentro a sé

 Another soul to love

 Let this be our prayer

 Just like every child


Need to find a place,

 guide us with your grace

 Give us faith so we'll be safe

 È la fede che

 Hai acceso in noi

 Sento che ci salverà.

 .....................................

Found on:

http://www.imsoblesseddaily.com/might-sweetest-rendition-prayer-will-ever-hear-internet/

ANYONE ALREADY FEEL LIKE XMAS?
‘Have yourself a healthy little Christmas…’

15 November 2016. Image source unknown.

8 November 2016.

7 November 2016. Image from Pintinterest/Flickr

B U
In a world which is doing its best to make you just like everybody else means to fight the greatest battle there is to fight and to never stop fighting
– Wayne Dyer –

4 November 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com

MUSIC IS EVERYWHERE

3 November 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com

DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO 
TO BE WHO YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE

2 November 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com

“BECOME WHO YOU WERE BORN TO BE”
– The Lord of the Rings –

“When the four basic needs have been satisfied, the growth need or self-actualization need arises: A new discontent and restlessness will develop unless the individual is doing what he individually is fitted for. A MUSICIAN MUST MAKE MUSIC, AN ARTIST MUST PAINT, A POET MUST WRITE – in short, what people can be they must be.”
– Abraham Maslow –

The 4 basic needs: water, food, clothing, shelter


1 November 2016. Sources: 

Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com

http://www.sps70.org/SelfActualization050612.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs

Trigger: HayHouse Online Writers Workshop

PLUNGE RIGHT INTO THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

Monday 31 October 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com

CREATE YOUR OWN EXCITEMENT

Were at VOORLINDEN MUSEUM & GARDENS recently (Wassenaar).

Highly recommended. Different museum experience because of the glass exterior with a view to surrounding landscape.

Check it out: http://www.voorlinden.nl/gardens/?lang=en

28 October 2016. Photo by the other half of my orange (mi media naranja) Gustavo.

27 October 2016. From Friend's post on Facebook.

“EVERYTHING THAT IS TODAY COULD NOT BE IF IT WERE NOT FOR THAT WHICH WAS BEFORE.”
– Abraham Hicks –

All is beautiful and constant,
all is music and reason,
and all, like the diamond,
before being light, is carbon.
– José Martí –

Todo es hermoso y constante,

todo es música y razón,

y todo, como el diamante,

antes que luz es carbón.

(From his ‘Versos Sencillos’, Simple Verses)

The word diamond has its origin in the Greek word adamas – meaning UNCONQUERABLE.

Diamond is the hardest material in the world and it consists of the most common building blocks in the world – carbon.

26 October 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com

WISHING YOU MANY SURPRISING ENCOUNTERS THIS WEEK

25 October 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com

WISHING YOU A COLORFUL NEW BEGINNING THIS WEEK

Monday 24 October 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com 

MAY YOU ENJOY OCEANS OF TRANQUILITY

18 October 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

YOUR SPHERE IS YOUR SPHERE.
YOUR CREATION, YOUR CREATION.
YOUR LIFE, YOUR LIFE.
If man understood that "what I create has nothing to do with what anybody else is creating" then he wouldn't be so afraid of what others are doing.
– Abraham Hicks –

Monday 17 October 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com 

EXCITED ANTICIPATION
"The Universe is abundant with everything that you want. It's not testing you. It's benevolently providing for you. But you are the orchestrator. You are the definer, and you do it through your joyous anticipation. 
If there is an emotion that you are wanting to foster, that would serve you very, very well, it is positive expectation. 
It is excited anticipation."
– Abraham Hicks –

14 October 2016.Image source unknown

MAKE LISTS OF POSITIVE THINGS
AND TRANSFORM YOUR WORLD
“Make lists of things you love and never complain about anything. 
And as you use those things that shine bright and make you feel good as your excuse to give your attention to and be who-you-are, you will tune in to who-you-are, and the whole world will begin to transform before your eyes. It is not your job to transform the world for others—but it is your job to transform it for you.”
– Abraham Hicks –

13 October 2016. Image source unknown

MAY YOU BE COMFORTED

12 October 2016. Image: Video still from Doreen Virtue’s Week message https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNl2_xLLG9U 

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

11 October 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com (Underwater hotel Maldives)

ALWAYS CHOOSE TO USE YOUR SKILLS, ABILITIES AND TALENTS 
AS YOU HAVE THEM FOR A PURPOSE. 
Be your true self, allow yourself to show your true colors 
and shine your light.

10 October 2016. Image from https://wallpaperscraft.com 

MAY YOU ALWAYS FIND WAYS TO RECHARGE

7 October 2016.Image source unknown

'SHOOT FOR THE MOON. EVEN IF YOU MISS, YOU'LL LAND AMONG THE STARS.'

Just a reminder, because you may have heard it before.

Funny thing is, half a dozen sources have been linked to it, including Confucius.

And there are several variations as well, I like this one by Buzz Aldrin 

(Apollo 11, one of the 1st two humans to land on the moon)

I still say, 'Shoot for the moon; you might get there.' 

6 October 2016. Image from http://www.justtwodads.com/blog/2016/7/6/reach-for-the-moon-you-might-just-hit-the-stars 

DON'T FORGET TO BE HAPPY!
AND THAT MUSIC HELPS.

5 October 2016. From Depost Photos, Kurld.com, Happy Images

JUST A BEAUTIFUL, PINK PICTURE

4 October 2016.Image from http://www.magic4walls.com 

‘DINERO LLAMA DINERO’
Goodness spawns goodness, a smile reaps smiles, positivity leads to positivity and money (received, spent or given) generates more money.

Monday 3 October 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

30 September 2016. (Shared slide off Facebook)

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH OUR LOVED ONES AND FRIENDS IN ARUBA as you live safely through Hurricane Matthew. We hope you have all prepared. May God keep you and your houses, your cars, animals and other properties.

29 September 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

BEHOLD THE SMALL WONDERS OF THE WORLD

28 September 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

GREAT THINGS HAPPEN WHEN YOU GO FOR IT!

27 September 2016. Image sources

http://thecenterforlifeexpression.com/go-for-it/

http://www.truthbelts.com/chase-your-dreams-the-ellen-show-campaign-vegan-belts/

TIME IS PRECIOUS

Monday 26 September 2016. (Image source http://speakanddeliver.blogspot.nl/2013/05/time-flies-when-youre-having-fun.html)

MAY YOU FEEL ON TOP OF THE WORLD TODAY

3 September 2016. Image ‘self-fulfillment’ from http://quoteaddicts.com/topic/spiritual-fulfillment-quotes/2

PEACE OF MIND FIRST
You are what you choose to be
“Just like the wild beasts, you want your own autonomy. You want freedom. 
You want freedom from negative emotion. You want freedom from somebody telling you what to do. Whether you are consciously aware of it or not — 
what all of you want is a sense of well-being”
- Abraham Hicks - 

22 September 2016. Image from https://www.powerofpositivity.com/21-ways-create-peace-mind/

LOVE EACH OTHER

21 September 2016. Image from mailing ‘Motherhood in the Wild’.

With thanks to Henry Franken

20 September 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

BALANCE IS EVERYTHING

Monday 19 September 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

THE SUN’LL COME OUT TOMORROW

16 September 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

A MOMENT OF REFLECTION

Improvised Piano Music and Emotional Art Therapy

For those who want to take the time or play it as background music: ENJOY!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mWjq2BsD9Q 

15 September 2016.

CELEBRATE EVERYONE FOR WHO THEY ARE

“You are really individual beings, with very special talents, and it would be nice if teachers had the time, or parents had the awareness or skill, to see the children as the very individual, very special beings that they are. So that rather than trying to drum them into one category, they are, instead, appreciating the special insight that each child brings to the sea of diversity and contrast which is the stuff that creation comes from.”

- Abraham Hicks -


14 September 2016. Image ‘Individuality’ from 

http://www.actorsproexpo.com/industry-advice/maintaining-individuality-by-reelarc 

ARTISTS HELP YOU
- IMAGINE -
ALL THE GOOD THINGS:
BEAUTY, LOVE, PEACE, WONDER, A BETTER WORLD...

"My work reflects various, observable phenomena that stimulate my mind and senses; they can be natural or man-made.  I 'reorganize' them into a new presentation that can be described as surreal, amusing, graceful, or unexpected.  A playful, happy atmosphere pervades my work.  I always like to leave some space for the viewer's imagination; 

I hope the viewer experiences discovery, surprise, and wonder through my work."

- Mariko Kusumoto -

http://www.marikokusumoto.com/


13 September 2016.

HARMONY UNTO YOU NOW AND ALWAYS

Monday 12 September 2016. Image source unknown

STAY YOUR COURSE

Because others cannot vibrate in your experience, they cannot affect the outcome of your experience. They can hold their opinions, but unless their opinion affects your opinion, their opinion matters not at all. A million people could be pushing against you and it would not negatively affect you unless you push back. That million people pushing against you are affecting their millions of vibrations. They are affecting what happens in their experience. They are affecting their point of attraction, but it does not affect you unless you push against them.

- Abraham Hicks –

8 September 2016. Image source unknown

Need a boost? Follow Jessica’s example

MAY YOU REDISCOVER YOURSELF 
IN THE SECRET CORNERS OF THE WORLD

Tuesday 6 September 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

HAVE A SPLENDID WEEK!

Monday 5 September 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

Wishing you COSMOPOLITAN EXPERIENCES

2 September 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/wallpapers/portland+oregon

DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE YOURSELF
BEING YOU IS THE KEY TO YOUR HAPPINESS

1 September 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

FREE YOURSELF BY THINKING OUT OF THE BOX

Image source http://www.homary.com/lighting/lamps/wooden-hollowed-out-box-shade-single-light-table-lamp-with-red-cord.html

31 August 2016.

MAY YOU EVER LAY YOUR HEAD TO REST
GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE HARVESTED

30 August 2016. Image source unknown

WISHING YOU MANY SHOOTING STARS OF HOPE 
Don’t let anyone tell you something is ‘too late’ or ‘impossible’.
YOU be the judge of that.

Monday 29 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

BREATHING IN THE COOL NEW DAY

26 August 2016. Image ‘Cool Forest’ from http://7-themes.com/

GRATEFUL FOR THE SUN
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RAIN

25 August 2016. 

I AM BEING THE NEW ME
More effective
more disciplined
more motivated 
more abundant
more appreciative
healthier
and more determined 
than ever. 

24 August 2016. Image source unknown.

EMBRACE THE PROMISE OF THE NEW DAY!

Image ‘Rocket Launch’ from http://hdwpics.com/

Monday 22 August 2016.

RETURN TO YOU in SILENCE, SOLITUDE AND SERENITY

19 August 2016. Image ‘Sunset on a Lake’ from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

THE STANDARD OF SUCCESS IS JOY

The standard of success in life isn't the things. It isn't the money or the stuff. It is absolutely the amount of joy that you feel.

- Abraham Hicks -

18 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

LOVE YOU(rself)

17 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

MIND YOUR VIBRATIONS!

The Universe is not punishing you or blessing you. The Universe is responding to the vibrational attitude that you are emitting. The more joyful you are, the more Well-being flows to you — and you get to choose the details of how it flows.

- Abraham Hicks - 

16 August 2016. Image (baby monkey) from http://hdwpics.com/ 

FOCUS ON YOU. FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE.

We cannot focus upon the weaknesses of one another and evoke strengths. You cannot focus upon the things that you think they are doing wrong, and evoke things that will make you feel better. You've got to beat the drum that makes you feel good when you beat it. And when you do, you'll be a strong signal of influence that will help them to reconnect with who they are.

- Abraham Hicks - 

Monday 15 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ (Amazing scene)

TREASURE YOUR HEART & HOME

12 August 2016. Image (sticker) from https://www.kramerstickers.nl 

WE ARE ALL CONNECTED

11 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

EVERYTHING IS UNFOLDING PERFECTLY. 

I AM PERFECT WHERE I AM 

AND GRAVITATING TO SOMETHING 

THAT WILL SATISFY ME EVEN MORE.

- Abraham Hicks - 

10 August 2016. Image (Pink Peony) from http://hdwpics.com/  

Sow your seed, lay your foundations, then spread your wings…

9 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

MAGIC IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE. 
MAY YOU SHINE THIS WEEK!

‘You are extensions of Source Energy. And when you allow that pure Source Energy to flow through you, you are so bright and beautiful; your timing is good; and you feel vital and alive in your body. And as others see you, they wonder what your magic is. But it only seems like magic because it is experienced by so few. It isn’t magic. It is available to everyone. But you must allow your alignment.’

- Abraham Hicks -

8 August 2016. Image ‘Aurora Fireworks’ from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

SOME FRESHNESS AND WISDOM FOR YOUR WEEKEND

IT IS NOT YOUR ROLE to make others happy; it is your role to keep yourself in balance. When you pay attention to how you feel and practice self-empowering thoughts that align with who-you-really-are, you will offer an example of thriving that will be of tremendous value to those who have the benefit of observing you. You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive or sick enough to help sick people get well. You only ever uplift from your position of strength and clarity and alignment.

- Abraham Hicks -

Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

5 August 2016.

YEAH! SUMMER!

4 August 2016.

MAY YOU ENJOY AND SAVOR MANY PEAK EXPERIENCES

3 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ AMAZING TULIPS

TO LIVE A NEW LIFE… THINK A NEW THOUGHT 

2 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

MAY YOU HAVE A GLORIOUS WEEK

1 August 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

MUST SEE

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Retnj3TsA

Link to movie playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdb4XGVTHkE&index=2&list=PLEgA6bEeal3yh19xRhfVt5q5xBohcPYz7 

Link to website http://www.human-themovie.org/

Found trailer on DVD of another movie (great WWII story by the way - 'Elser'). 

Immediately caught our eye because of the magnificent imagery. 

29 July 2016.

MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF MUSIC!

Listening to http://www.jazzradio.com/smoothjazz

28 July 2016. Image source unknown

UNWIND TO MOVE FORWARD

27 July 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ ‘Relax’

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING

26 July 2016. Don’t know where this is from but I’m with the kid…

RECONNECTING WITH MYSELF
by connecting with nature

25 July 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

COUNTERACTING NEGATIVITY
WITH BEAUTY FROM WITHIN

22 July 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

CONSIDER THE MAGNITUDE OF YOU
ALL OF THE STARS AND GALAXIES THAT YOU ARE MADE OUT OF

21 July 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

LIGHT COMES TO US IN MANY FORMS

20 July 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

KEEPING IT COOL

19 July 2016. Ice sculpture from http://hdwpics.com/

PERSPECTIVE IS EVERYTHING

18 July 2016. Image from http://webneel.com/amazing-photography-photos

PEACE BE WITH YOU TODAY AND ALWAYS

In memory of all those who have lost in their lives

in senseless killings

yesterday evening in Nice, France

and back across all the centuries

around the world

15 July 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

THE LOTUS TEMPLE IS OPEN TO ALL

regardless of religion or any other distinction, 

like all other Bahá'í Houses of Worship.

Located in New Delhi, India.

14 July 2016. More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Temple 

DETERMINATION IS EVERYTHING

13 July 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

ALL GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS ARE MADE
ONE STEP AT A TIME

12 July 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

MAY YOU ALWAYS KEEP AN OPEN MIND
There's usually more than meets the eye

Monday 11 July 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

HOPING YOU CAN GET AWAY WHENEVER YOU WANT

8 July 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com (Hanging gardens of Haifa)

ENJOY THE FLOWERS while they last…

7 July 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

MAGNIFICENCE INSPIRES RESPECT for beauty and creation

6 July 2016. Image contributed by my Ray of Light email circle

WISHING YOU THE BRIGHTEST OF (TUES)DAYS!

5 July 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

PERSISTENCE INSPIRES GREATNESS

The Giant Buddha in Leshan, China is 71 metres tall, nearly 4 times taller than the Mount Rushmore sculptures and took about a century to construct. It was built at the site where three great rivers converged, causing turbulent waters taking many ships and lives. Due to the amount of rock that fell into the water during construction, the currents were in fact so altered that now safe passage was possible. 

Seen on National Geographic: ‘China from above’.

Monday 4 July 2016. Image source unknown.

THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND HALF OF 2016
LET’S MAKE IT GREAT!!!
Cast your impression on the water that nurtures those who follow.

1 July 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

SHARING THE HAPPINESS
GOOD THINGS are happening - May the vibrations spill over to you.

30 June 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

MAY YOU EVER RISE TO GREATER HEIGHTS
Awaken the magic in your life!

29 June 2016. Image source unknown.

MAY YOU BE WOWED BY SCENES OF WONDER

28 June 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

RISE TO THE CHALLENGES AGAIN

Monday 27 June 2016. Image – Sunset field from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

WISHING YOU SERENE CONTEMPLATIONS

24 June 2016. Image – Pebbled Refraction from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

HOPE FLOATS UP

23 June 2016. Image Creation from http://www.desktopwallpaperhd.net

ALWAYS FIND YOUR PLACE IN THE SUN

22 June 2016. Image Ladybug in Summer Sun from http://wallpoper.com

‘When the sun goes down
the stars come out.’

21 June 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

"BE GREAT. DO GREAT THINGS."
"For many years I have dreamed of creating a place to share, teach and inspire people to be their best and to pursue their dreams.”
-Muhammad Ali -

Monday 20 June 2016. A belated homage to this inspiring individual. May he rest in peace. http://alicenter.org/home/

16 June 2016. Click on image for tune from Bright Star Soundtrack - Negative Capability - Mark Bradshaw 

MUSIC GIVES A SOUL TO THE UNIVERSE, WINGS TO THE MIND,
FLIGHT TO THE IMAGINATION, AND LIFE TO EVERYTHING
- Plato - 

15 June 2016. Image from http://wallpoper.com

MUSIC UPLIFTS THE SOUL!

14 June 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

MUSIC UPLIFTS THE SOUL!

Monday 13 June 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

MAY YOU FULLY BE AWARE OF, ENJOY AND APPRECIATE 
ALL THE ABUNDANCE THAT SURROUNDS YOU

10 June 2016. Images: Liam Heffernan, Eric Weijers, Mario Gonzaga - http://www.freeimages.com

FLUFFY FUCHSIA FLOWER BLESSINGS

9 June 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

MAGIC IS EVERYWHERE
If you just care to look…

8 June 2016. This is the tree called Golden Rain.

ALWAYS IMAGINE YOURSELF TO BE ON TOP OF THE WORLD

7 June 2016. Image from http://webneel.com/amazing-photography-photos

MAY YOU BE INFUSED WITH NEW ENERGY FOR THIS GREAT NEW WEEK!

Monday 6 June 2016. Image from http://nature.desktopnexus.com

MAY YOU ENCOUNTER ENOUGH REASONS ON YOUR PATH 
TO BE UPLIFTED EVERY TIME.

3 June 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

STOP. DETACH. RECHARGE. 

2 June 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

THINK BEYOND THE CORNER YOU ARE IN.
Remember there’s a whole world out there.

1 June 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/ 

KEEP CALM. BE STRONG. STAND TALL.

31 May 2016. Image from http://www.wallpapervortex.com 

I AM THE CREATOR OF MY OWN JOYFUL EXPERIENCE.

Monday 30 May 2016. From Abraham Hicks. Image from http://www.wallpapervortex.com 

27 May 2016. By Shawn Fink, www.abundantmama.com 

ARE YOU PUTTING OUT THE RIGHT VIBRATIONS?

26 May 2016. From http://nature.desktopnexus.com

DON’T FORGET TO TAKE A MOMENT

25 May 2016. From http://nature.desktopnexus.com

ALWAYS CHOOSE THE ROAD OF PROGRESS
No matter how you do it, no matter how long the road may seem

24 May 2016. From http://hdwpics.com/

WISHING YOU A WEEK OF ENERGIZING GREEN

Monday 23 May 2016. Tranquility - http://nature.desktopnexus.com

MAY YOU HAVE THE MOST RELAXED POSSIBLE WEEKEND.

20 May 2016. Garden tranquility - http://nature.desktopnexus.com

IT TAKES MANY FEATHERS TO MAKE ONE BIRD FLY.
Celebrate our connections.

19 May 2016. From http://hdwpics.com/

DON’T BE AFRAID TO SPREAD YOUR WINGS.
“...Let your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
 - Matthew 5:16 –

18 May 2016. From http://hdwpics.com/

I AM FINDING ONLY GOOD TODAY.

Monday 16 May 2016. From http://nature.desktopnexus.com

MAY YOU BE BLESSED WITH EVER WIDENING HORIZONS.

13 May 2016. From http://hdwpics.com/

MAY YOU SOCIALIZE WITH COMPASSION, KINDNESS & GRACE.

12 May 2016. From http://hdwpics.com/

SPREAD YOUR CHEER EVERYWHERE

10 May 2016. From http://hdwpics.com/

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself.
- Bruce Lee -

Monday 9 May 2016. From http://hdwpics.com/

4+6 spells 1!
THIS IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE.
Celebrating my birthday in tones of peach & magenta.

 

MAY YOU NEVER FORGET HOW TO PLAY

5 May 2016. Photo: K

MAY YOU ALWAYS TRACE YOUR STEPS IN HARMONY

4 May 2016. Photo: KyG. Den Haag Sculptuur 2015

MAY YOU ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW COLORFUL YOU ARE

3 May 2016. From http://hdwpics.com/

CAN YOU FEEL A BRANDNEW DAY!

Monday 2 May 2016 Cool sunburst from http://hdwpics.com/

YEAH! IT’S THE WEEKEND!
Even if you have to work – like me – make sure you get some ‘me’ time.

29 April 2016. From https://www.pinterest.com 

MAY YOU LEARN TO EXPECT BLISSFUL SURPRISES

28 April 2016. From http://hdwpics.com/

KEEP YOUR THOUGHTS LIGHT AS A FEATHER

27 April 2016. From http://hdwpics.com/

THERE’S ALWAYS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

26 April 2016. From http://hdwpics.com/

MAY YOU WALK ONLY ILLUMINATED PATHS

WISHING YOU SERENE SUNSETS...

22 April 2016. From http://nature.desktopnexus.com

WISHING YOU HAPPY WATERFALLS

21 April 2016. From http://nature.desktopnexus.com

MAY YOUR PATH BE PAVED WITH BEAUTY.

20 April 2016. From http://hdwpics.com

EMBRACE LIFE AT EVERY STAGE.

19 April 2016.From http://hdwpics.com

Monday 18 April 2016.

"I am healthy, I am happy, I am amazing"

15 April 2016. Image from: http://webneel.com

STRENGHT.
A river cuts through a rock,
not because of its power but its persistence.

14 April 2016. Jim Watkins. From http://www.hippoquotes.com/ Image: Gigantic wave  - http://hdwpics.com/

May you keep an eye out for magic and adventure
wherever you go

13 April 2016. Image: spectacular road - http://hdwpics.com/

Wishing you inspiring thoughts and glorious vistas.

12 April 2016.Image: spectacular autumn scenes - http://hdwpics.com/

Wishing you a bountiful week!

Monday 11 April 2016. Image: Beautiful gardens - http://hdwpics.com/

THE SUN ALWAYS COMES OUT AGAIN!

8 April 2016. From www.photofurl.com

PATIENCE PAYS

"For most of its life the Himalayan Lily exists as an unassuming clump of glossy leaves, but after five to seven years, it mysteriously sprouts up to three meters and produces a gift of delicate, trumpet-shaped flowers." From text by S. Grant

‘BE LIKE WATER’.
Flow and communicate effectively.
Rise above those who would put you down with softness.

6 April 2016. Inspired by the Tao Te Ching verses 8 and 78. Image: Drink water - http://hdwpics.com/

"Often you begin your day much as you ended the day before."
Make a point of starting anew. PUSH THE RESET BUTTON.
Acknowledge your FRESH NEW DAY!

5 April 2016. Inspired by Abraham Hicks. Image: Sunrise - http://hdwpics.com/

Monday 4 April 2016. From http://dontgiveupworld.com/

A new month and a chance to recharge over the weekend.
Catch your moment in the sun.

1 April 2016. Image: Take a breath - Nicole Stobart -  http://www.freeimages.com

Small gestures can have great impact.

31 March 2016. LITTLE DID THEY KNOW at AGF BV (the company that I do agricultural related freelance translations for) that sending me a surprise bunch of tulips would have this much effect. It was sent as encouragement in relation to my recent dentist-flu-muscle cramp bout. It arrived after a grueling – but very rewarding - day recording Gustavo’s ARIOSO promotion video in The Hague (we couldn’t be more excited) and a coaching session with my lovely god child in Amsterdam. It really felt like a gift from above, for both of us.

Take your breaks when you need them, even if it is in the middle of the week

30 March 2016. Image: Amazing Thailand - Bianca Venter -  http://www.freeimages.com

May you always find the oasis in your mind…

29 March 2016. Image: Dazzling desert oasis - http://hdwpics.com/

Wishing you a LIBERATING week!

Monday 28 March 2016. Image: Inspiration - http://hdwpics.com/

Happy stomach, happy me :)

25 March 2016. Image: Healthy summer snack - http://hdwpics.com/

(Gentlemen, imagine a male profile & silhouette, if you will :)
24 March 2016. From: http://ohmyhandmade.com/

Expand your experience – and enjoy it!

23 March 2016. Image: A walk in Austria - Michel Meynsbrughen - http://www.freeimages.com

Beauty on the inside = beauty on the outside
In more ways than one of course :)

22 March 2016. Image: Fruits for a healthy life - http://hdwpics.com/

Monday 21 March 2016. From http://hdwpics.com/

May your weekend be merry and bright!

18 March 2016. Image: Relaxing weekend - http://hdwpics.com/

May you always live or envision sunny days.

17 March 2016. Image: Spring tulip park- http://hdwpics.com/

I am worth every moment I spend on myself.

16 March 2016. Image: Jasmine Flower - http://hdwpics.com/

On my best day may I realize
that someone else is living their worst
and in gratitude
extend a hand of comfort.
All that is, is connected.

15 March 2016. Image: Amazing water drops - http://hdwpics.com/

Monday 14 March 2016.

Wisdom is taking time to heal when you need to.

11 March 2016. Image: Hot stone spa - http://hdwpics.com/

May you know worlds of serenity.

10 March 2016. Image: Beautiful green garden - http://hdwpics.com/

May you find this place in your brain today.

9 March 2016. Image: Pink garden roses - http://hdwpics.com/

KEEPING IT POSITIVE AND LIGHT.

Monday 7 March 2016. Image source unknown.

EVERY LITTLE THING’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYCpWblDKok
4 March 2016. 'Narcose tandarts' (anesthesia dentist?) = a life saver.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hqS_lzNIlU
3 March 2016.Needed to get creative. Plagued by tooth ache. Seeing dentist tomorrow morning).

Wishing you happy colors and happy thoughts!

2 March 2016. Image: Colorful flower - http://hdwpics.com/

"The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you
and you try to understand their situation
instead of trying to hurt them back."

Sauce Urns, Korea. Most sauces are placed in urns and left under specific trees for the pollen to sweeten the sauce.
Sauces are crucial for traditional dishes. These urns have been standing for over 2 years.
1 March 2016. Image: YS Wong - http://www.freeimages.com. Quote: http://www.dumpaday.com/category/quotes/

May your life unfold beautifully this week.

Monday 29 February 2016. Image source unknown.

26 February 2016. Image from http://hdwpics.com/

CELEBRATING LIFE TODAY.
My father walks.

After his twelfth operation, 7 months and having been told that he might not walk again. 25 February 2016. Image source unknown

To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
- Bruce Lee -

24 February 2016. Image source unknown

There are two important moments in your life:
The moment you are born and the moment you find out why.
- Mark Twain -

23 February 2016. Image: White bud - Marie Jeanne Iliescu - http://www.freeimages.com

As the week starts I drink in all the possibilities.

Monday 22 February 2016. Image: Swan splashing around - Shutterfish - http://www.freeimages.com

The Ocotillo blooms and grows tall
in the desert.

19 February 2016. Image source unknown.

Breathe new energy into your life every day.

18 February 2016. Image: Nature free wallpapers / Beautiful - http://gallsource.com

May you be returned safely to your bed after the sun sets tonight.
May our prayers accompany everyone else.

17 February 2016. Image: Purple sunset Maldives - http://www.hugohd.com

Wishing you the most peaceful waters and grandest views…

16 February 2016. Image source unknown

May you be showered with beauty this week.

Monday 15 February 2016. Image source: Wisteria Flower Tunnel - http://hdwpics.com/wallpapers/wisteria+tunnel+japan

Wishing you a surprise-filled weekend!

12 February 2016. Image source: Spectacular big balls - http://nature.desktopnexus.com

Wishing you many beautifully sunlit days…

11 February 2016. Image source unknown.

THERE’S A PLACE FOR US…

10 February 2016. Reference ‘West Side Story’ lyrics. Image: Splashing waves - http://nature.desktopnexus.com

Wishing you a serene week!

9 February 2016. Image: Forest tranquility - http://nature.desktopnexus.com

Sending an angel today to all experiencing mental and/or physical anguish.

Monday 8 February 2016. Image: Guardian Angel - http://www.pageresource.com/wallpapers

May the sun always set peacefully in your sight and heart.

5 February 2016. Image: The ocean's tranquility - http://nature.desktopnexus.com

MAY YOU ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO LOOK WITH EYES OF WONDER

4 February 2016. Image: Sea Stars Beach Sand - http://hdwpics.com/

'THE HILLS ARE ALIVE with the sound of music'
WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN SONG. May yours ring wide and true.

3 February 2016. Reference ‘The Sound of Music’ lyrics. Image source unknown (from PPT pres @ by Danie F ref Alaska)

MAY YOUR DAYS BE COLORFUL AND ABUNDANT AND YOUR OUTLOOK BRIGHT.

2 February 2016. Image source unknown.

BROADEN YOUR HORIZON.
And have a great week.

Monday 1 February 2016. Image source unknown.

Wishing you beautiful thoughts for the weekend.

29 January 2016. Image: Sand Heart - Marcello eM - http://www.freeimages.com

ANYTHING is POSSIBLE!
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE.

28 January 2016. Image: Green rose - http://nature.desktopnexus.com

‘THE HEART IS A BLOOM
SHOOTS UP THROUGH THE STONY GROUND’

27 January 2016. From “It’s a beautiful day” (U2). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvJdjQ2IHQk

May the sun always shine in your heart.

26 January 2016. Image: Sun Heart - http://nature.desktopnexus.com

MAY YOU RESUME YOUR PATH WITH FRESH COURAGE.

Monday 25 January 2016. Image: New Zealand is beautiful - Nicholas Cartwrigth - http://www.freeimages.com

Wishing you a weekend of play…

22 January 2016. Image: Autumn tranquility - http://nature.desktopnexus.com

May you find reasons to celebrate life always

21 January 2016. Image: Abundant of Waterfalls - http://nature.desktopnexus.com

May you embrace the serenity of the simple…

20 January 2016. Image: Tranquility/Other - http://nature.desktopnexus.com

May you find abundance everywhere...

19 January 2016. Image: Waterfalls tranquility - http://nature.desktopnexus.com

May the promise of your life rise gloriously before you.

Monday 18 January 2016. Image: Tranquil Scape - http://nature.desktopnexus.com

Thank God It's Friday!

15 January 2016. Image: Tranquility - http://nature.desktopnexus.com

Make of our hands one hand
Make of our heart one heart

14 January 2016. Image: Lotus (closed/open) - Jin Neoh - http://www.freeimages.com
Reference ‘West Side Story’ lyrics

A poem in color

13 January 2016. Image: In the peacock garden – Sebastian Hoffmann

Beauty has many faces

12 January 2016. Image: Beautiful lizard - Ariel Camilo - http://www.freeimages.com

KEEP YOUR VIBRATIONS HIGH!

Monday 11 January 2016. Image: Happy girl - http://hdwpics.com/

DANCE like nobody’s watching… Put on your favorite music whenever you want.

8 January 2016. Image: Happy family - Jayanta Behera - http://www.freeimages.com

SHOWER THE WORLD with good vibrations,
especially this first week of the year!

7 January 2016. Image: Dolphins - IrishDunn - http://www.freeimages.com

Just keep it cool, boy… real cool.

6 January 2016. Reference ‘West Side Story’ lyrics. Image: Ice block - Robert Driese - http://www.freeimages.com

FIND REASONS TO SMILE EVERY SINGLE DAY!

Tuesday 5 January 2016. Image: Yellow cup - Ratnesh Bhatt - http://www.freeimages.com