donderdag 30 april 2015

Photochallenge day 30

There was once a little Rabbit, who was living in a little garden, in a little house, with little companionship. He was living a mediocre life. Every day, from dusk till dawn, little rabbit filled his day with little habits; hopping in the garden, nibbling on grass or a carrot every once in a while.  All his friends left that garden as soon as they grew bigger, leading a big life, in a big house in a big garden surrounded by many. The little rabbit always held on to his little life, because in order to leave his little garden he had to jump of a big cliff. Whilst under that cliff there was a big air cushion to break his fall, the little rabbit was afraid to jump. He was afraid to let go of all that was familiar to him even though the big life was something he desired for a long time. The only thing that was standing between it was a jump and letting go.  One day, the grass in the little garden ran dry, and there were no more carrots to nibble on. Little rabbit panicked for a moment, but there was no other choice than to see this unfortunate event as an opportunity to move to the big garden he desired for so long. He walked towards that cliff that seemed so high, beated his little furry paw on his chest while he said to himself:"Just because I can't see what is underneath it doesn't mean it wont be better." Without a doubt, without looking back, the little rabbit jumped. Little rabbit didn't fall! He was flying! He felt free like a bird and enjoyed every minute. After a couple of minutes he landed softly on a big air cushion in the middle of the most beautiful and biggest garden he had ever seen. Although he never grew as big as the other rabbits, he lived happily ever after ofcourse.

The end.

woensdag 29 april 2015

Photochallenge day 29

Be yourself, don't be afraid to stand out or be different. Only by being your true self you can create your happy world. You can follow trends and listen to advice as long as you keep listening to your inner voice. It can be difficult sometimes to hear your inner voice. It can be clouded by many thoughts and thoughts of fear can scream louder than thoughts of faith and belief. But listen, really listen to your inner voice and let it speak. That's when you create true happiness.

dinsdag 28 april 2015

Photochallenge day 28

Be the best version of you. That will be good enough for everyone who knows you to remember you by. Therefor you become immortal.

maandag 27 april 2015

Photochallenge day 27

If we ask you to describe a flower, the most common answers will be; beautiful, fragrant, delicate and fragile. Strong and persistent are often forgotten. The lotus flower is a perfect example of strength. It grows under unusual circumstances. Surrounded by muddy waters, yet it has the strength to endure and become what it is meant to be, a beautiful flower. We all posses these qualities. No matter the circumstances you have the strength to shine as lovely as the lotus flower. Do not forget this.

zondag 26 april 2015

Photochallenge day 26

It is never a question if dreams are too big to be impossible, it is a question if fear can be too big to make you fail.

zaterdag 25 april 2015

Photochallenge day 25

In our lives we attract the things we focus on, therefore focus on the things you like. Like attracts like. It is often the case that we give too much energy to things that don't serve us. It might be a thing, or a person, either way, the chasing can suck all the life out of you. It can leave you feeling exhausted and lost. On your journey, you were so occupied with the chasing that you have forgotten to follow the signs that the universe has given you. It is like that butterfly remember? Running around, chasing, but not catching. When you notice the exhaustion from all that chasing around, take a pause and find a rock to sit on. Let your mind wander towards the things you desire. Notice that while you are resting, and taking the time to enjoy your surroundings and studying that map with all the signs on it, the butterfly has finally come to sit on your shoulder.

vrijdag 24 april 2015

Photochallenge day 24

We tend to complicate things. Problems are played over and over again in our minds, just like a video recorder on repeat. It doesn't lead anywhere, except towards too much of the same. Over and over ... again.  Therefore forget a life as a videorecorder and focus on a life as a camera instead. If u don't like what you see, just take another shot.

donderdag 23 april 2015

Photochallenge day 23

There are many ways to experience ultimate bliss. It is just a matter of perception.

woensdag 22 april 2015

Photochallenge day 22

Doesn't this quote make you laugh out loud while getting a clear vision of yourself actually clapping like a retarted seal or even falling off your chair? There is nothing more carefree than uncontrollable laughter. Children master that life style, however when they grow into their adolescence that spontaneous laughter slowly fades away. By the time they are adults spontanous laughter is reduced to about twenty times a day. So let us all be the exception to this rule, because rules are meant to be broken.

dinsdag 21 april 2015

Photochallenge day 21

Sometimes we have to let go of the familiar to get to a better place. You need to have the strength and belief in yourself that whatever lies ahead you can handle. Whatever comes your way, challenging or easy you are in control. You have the power to do anything. If you are able to believe in your inner strength and have the confidence to take the first step you will sail effortlessly across the ocean. You may have to change course sometimes or have delays, but that is part of your journey to reach your goal, eventually you will get there. And every encounter along the way will be an enrichment of your life, not a problem or difficulty you cannot solve. It starts with you believing and taking the first step.

maandag 20 april 2015

photochallenge day 20

Friends, they are the people we choose to have as our brothers and sisters, to be our family. Without them we wouldn't have silly nicknames and we couldn't do the The dance of joy. They are the greatest fashion accessory we could ever have.

zondag 19 april 2015

Photochallenge day 19

Even overall positive minded people can give a negative twist to their life on a daily basis without realizing it. They are often accompanied by this friend who's name is Complaining and he IS the master creator of doom. Most of us are tight buds with him. He is one of those in your face friends, who shows up in every situation to mess up the rest of your day with their negativity. When you are late for the train, you are (together with) Complaining, when it's raining, you are (together with) Complaining and when one of your co-workers gets a raise it is celebrated together with Complaining. A friendship with Complaining will only lead to more unsatisfying situations. Try to team up with friends like Little Miss Sunshine or Joy. They would love to have a bigger role in your life just as long as you let them.

vrijdag 17 april 2015

Photochallenge day 17

Be grateful for the small because it gives us greatness. A seed alone may seem unimportant. But add soil, water, sunshine and in time you will end up with an apple tree. An apple may seem small too, but keep in mind, when Galileo dropped an apple from the tower of Pisa it resulted in Isaac Newton's formulation of the theory of gravitation.

donderdag 16 april 2015

Photochallenge day 16

Looking back at your life what do you want to see? What do you want to remember the most? The sorrows or the joys of life? Life needs to be remembered for all that is beautiful and for all the happy goofy times.

woensdag 15 april 2015

Photochallenge day 15

Daily life can be so time consuming that we are often driven by mind, not by heart. The decisions we make are made by the demands of the conscious mind and they do not always lead to the desired results. It's because the heart is forgotten. The voice of the heart is ignored, overruled by the mind. However if we let go of those demands, and we let the mind wander, it will find it's way to our heart that is motivated by joy and love. If we are able to listen to that love driven voice, we will automatically be led to the life we desire.

dinsdag 14 april 2015

Photochallenge day 14

The term thinking outside the box is meant to encourage you to expand your world, your view. But by the mere mention of a box you are creating limitations. Your creations become either inside the box or outside the box. The box is always present and always determining how you create. Your imagination, possibilities and your creations are endless. You have the whole universe and more. You just have to keep moving forward. Even when you stand still to observe and reflect, to just be, you are in motion. You are activity standing still. Don't let the box make you passively stand still because it blocks your view of all that is possible. As Buzz Lightning would say. To infinity and beyond.

zondag 12 april 2015

Photochallenge day 13

The past is no more, the future is yet to come. What has been can't be changed, what is yet to become has to be created first. Therefore it's important to live in the NOW. Its the foundation for all future creations. What do you do to make each day count? 

Photochallenge day 12

Be the exception, not the rule
Be extraordinary, not ordinary
Be you, not another
Be that one, not to bother

zaterdag 11 april 2015

Photochallenge day 11

A little gratitude goes a long way. There are more gardeners in your life then you realize. From your family to the street musicians, they are all planting little seeds of happiness in your life. So to all who gave you a hand when you needed one, who spoke for you when you had no voice, who taught you how to swim when you felt like drowning, whose smile inspired you to do greatness and push you to follow your dreams. Take a moment to say thank you to all of them for helping you grow. And in return you will be their gardner.

vrijdag 10 april 2015

Photochallenge day 10

When people first started to travel the journey itself was as exciting as their destination. Today we hardly notice anything happening around us. Your mind is thinking about at least 10 things while you drive through traffic, racing to get to your job, drinking a cup of joy and listing to your wake-up-playlist along the way. Living in the moment sometimes seems like a thing of the past. But when you truly stop and just be, be in the now with all your attention, with all your energy, life will be as exciting and wonderful as a chocolate chip cookie.

donderdag 9 april 2015

Photochallenge day 9

Picture yourself waking up to the sound of birds singing and crickets chirping. A lazy cat gently purring near your feet. Sun shining through the window, the smell of morning dew on a hot summer day coming through. A gentle breeze filling your soul with warmth. And a friendly smile welcoming you to start the day. This sounds like perfection to me. But It doesn't matter how your day starts or what happens a long the way, a perfect day starts with you. You are perfect. You make it perfect. Therefore each day is a start of a favorite day. 

woensdag 8 april 2015

Photochallenge day 8

By reading the palm of your hand a gypsy will predict your future. Your tan tells me you have been lying in the sun. A scar on your body is a visible reminder of a past event. Our bodies are maps. Good or bad your history, present and future is visible for all to see. Be the painter and draw a smile on your face for future generations to see. 

dinsdag 7 april 2015

Photochallenge day 7

No love is more sincere than the love of food, or beverages for that matter. It's the basic of our existence.

Ode to the potion of pleasure:
Dear coffee,
Heaven to my tastebuds,
My daily cup of wonder,
The unlimited source of joy,
Oh how I love thee...

maandag 6 april 2015

Photochallenge day 6

People tend to live their lives procrastinating all the things they still want to do or achieve in life for what ever reason. How often do we hear people say "I would like to travel some day", living a life with only some days that will never come, instead of experiencing all the things they would like to do now days. New experiences are all about counscious decisions in the NOW, adding flavor to your lives dish. So spice it up!

zondag 5 april 2015

Photochallenge day 5

Once you have chosen the path towards happiness what will be your way to reach that state of mind? People often hastily take a giant leap towards it not knowing what it is they are aiming for. Happiness can be found in the smallest of things, it’s a feeling inside you. If you don’t know how to reach it, start by changing your daily habits. Get rid of all the things that don’t serve you anymore, find joy in those common things like that morning coffee, that afternoon walk or daily conversations. Before you realize it those small beginner steps changed into effortlessly skipping every mile. It's no longer about the happiness destination, it's about the joy of taking those steps up to the skipping level.

What are your common things?

zaterdag 4 april 2015

Photochallenge day 4

Every day should be treated as a precious and delicious treat.  Even on those days when you are sick or feeling low. Marry Poppins sang: “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” But what if the medicine is laughter, than there is no need for sugar, unless it is in your coffee. When you laugh you relax, your body releases endorphins that make you feel good and all the pain and worries in the world simply melt away. So if you are to waste a day, rather you waste it watching silly YouTube movies than waste it on problems and sorrows.

vrijdag 3 april 2015

Photochallenge day 3

How we perceive things can be the difference between a smile and a frown. Focusing on the limitations or negatives on your path creates blinders and reduces your ability to see new opportunities. This will only lead to frustrations and wasting your good energies. Or you can choose to focus on what is precious in your life, appreciate the beauty right in front of you and rejoice.