All posts tagged: love

Talk about what you love

”Dear life, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”   My darlings, let’s talk about the things we love, shall we? I love soft hearts, the birth of a new season, watching the sky, at night, brimming with stars. I love a white canvas, painting my life, feeding my soul. I love talking to strangers, deep conversations, I smile, when you smile. I love waking up early dawn, life’s still asleep, my heart wide awake. I love writing, feeding you hope, feeding you joy and laughter. I love the moon, the sun, and the stars. I love summer. In fact, I love all seasons. Autumn, winter, spring. I love the serenity of nature, the richness and wisdom she provides. I love books. Oh, how I adore a great book. I love walking in an empty street, the stillness, the force of life running through my veins. I love a crowded market place, a foreign country, conversations …

The beauty of life

”I looked at you, and I can’t look away.” Each and every one of us walking on this planet are worthy of a beautiful life. A life filled with joy, excitement, happiness and love. A life filled with abundance. Having said that, each and every one of us are responsible for our own happiness, to some extent.  However, for some of us it will definitely be a lot more challenging; it’s like the universe demands more from some people than others. Yet, I believe the universe won’t give you anything which you can’t handle. If you’re constantly going through difficult situations; please, take a step back, and pause for a while. What is this trying to teach me? How will this make me grow? In the end, it’s all about our mindset, and how we choose to look at the things happening for us. And yet I agree, at times it can be very difficult to try to find the positive in every situation. But the more I think about it – the more we choose …

Self-care December

”We can never run out of love. It’s in the air we are breathing.” For most of us Christmas is a time of fellowship, joy and happiness. It’s a time when family get-togethers are more frequent, gifts and laughter are shared among loved ones, and eating a bit too much is part of the festivity. However, for a growing number of people the situation is completely different.  ”It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid. At Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade.” – Do they know it’s Christmas, Band Aid -84 The number of people, who live in poverty, suffer from addiction or loneliness, are increasing world-wide. A problem we simply cannot ignore, since its transparency in our society is getting more and more evident. The question remains – what can we do about it? How should, and can we address these problems? The answers might vary, of course, but I believe that each and every one of us have a responsibility – and that first tiny step you need …

Dear April…

… I sense you have a heart of gold & stardust soul. Please, dance with me, the birds are singing. ”April dear, nature must be head over heels for you, the way she blossoms when you arrive.”   April is for emerging. Animals and humans awaken from the darkest of night. From the dark, dark slumber we all return to light. Through seasons we’re changing. We dream of doing everything in life, and nothing on rainy Sundays. Watching captivating sunsets and counting countless numbers of stars. Be grateful dear human, cause the flowers and the trees are blooming. Fall in love with her, again and again. Cause when she flourishes, the world spins around. Spring, we’re oh so blessed to have you in our lives. You’re the one we always return home to.  April is all about being kind. Finding the bright light within. Knowing that life is amazing, exactly as it is. Walking through life, carrying our burning, caring hearts. Fragile, yet so powerful. We are. It’s about believing that life is working for us, …

Self-respect

”Oh baby, don’t you know. You’re a goddess. Don’t let them treat you like a doormat.”   Darling friend, feed yourself daily. Fill your plate with plenty of love, kindness and respect. Don’t depend on others to do so. Don’t ever lose your dignity and self-respect trying to make people love and appreciate you, when they just aren’t capable.   ”The more you love yourself, the less nonsense you’ll tolerate.”   It’s easy to lose sight of oneself every once in a while. You lose yourself when you listen too closely to what everybody else has to say. You might even lose yourself in your work, in your relationship or maybe you went to school for something practical rather than following your passion. Or maybe you just wanted to ”fit in”. Whatever the reason, now is the time to bring out the human you once tucked away. Finding yourself is about removing all the layers of ”what’s expected” and what’s acceptable”. It’s about stepping fully and completely into your true Self, living your purpose and …

Poetry doesn’t have to rhyme

… it just has to touch someone where your hands couldn’t. ”I shall bleed words. As soon as my tears dry up my soul will flow like a river.”     ”I stopped sleeping the day you stopped saying goodnight.”     ”maybe if he closed his eyes she would disappear and so he did he closed them gently still he forgot his heart was wide open.”     ”and something inside her just… fell apart that’s the only way she could describe it. ”     ”she was monday morning hot summer evening soft kisses dusty books honey milk and a full moon .”     ”good sense of humour dirty mind beautiful heart adventurous soul.   dangerous combination.”     ”they were a strange love too immature to last too exceptional to break.”     ”she wants to be loved with an honest tongue, devoted heart and exclusive eyes.” – unknown     i miss you the most at 4 am the world is still the sky is dark my mind is loud …

”At least we are breathing the same air – you & I”

”We write down made-up stories to tell the truths we wish we could say out loud.”   5 AM. ‘A good night’s sleep? Merely a memory,’ the young boy thought while trying to scratch his upper back. His left hand reached out to the other side of the bed, searching for something that wasn’t there. He grabbed the pillow, pulled it close to his chest, forced himself to awaken old memories, old scents. Regardless of how hard he tried he could not forget that scent. There were people who got caught up in old memories while listening to music. It was the smell, that haunted him. He dragged himself out of bed to open the balcony door. His feet touched the raw, biting surface. He was paralyzed, and in some miraculous way his broken heart still found a way to beat. The thunderstorm had kept him up all night. He had never gotten over them, traumatised since early childhood. And the rashes, those damn rashes. He had never gotten rid of them either. ‘Will I ever …

RED

”Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay” – Dalai Lama   Love Hearts Strawberries Passion Sunset Roses Confidence Fierce Lips Santa Claus Apples Blood Underwear Power Ribbons Women Cherries ❤ Photos: Pinterest

Friday Feeling – Love

”I rather feel love than hate. It’s as simple, and complicated, as that.”   Love. The loveliest feeling of them all. Without love this world would be long gone. However, it needs more of it. Heaps of it. Don’t be afraid – sprinkle it everywhere. And remember, give some to yourself. My blog is a mess at the moment. However, my whole life is a mess! But I’m flowing with it. Accepting everything for what it is. Cause, sometimes that’s the only thing you can do. But anyhow, I’m changing things up here on the blog. An early spring cleaning. The reason for this; In February Health Food & Other Stories will be found on another platform. Yeah! Meaning this site (Things Close To My heart) will from now one only mirror my other big passions in life; writing, well-being and mindfulness. For those interested in healthy eating I’ll soon announce where I’ll start food blogging. So I apologise if the blog is a bit chaotic at the moment (chaotic is my new middle name..) …