Love – L – A to Z Challenge

You are loved! Someone or something within this universe loves you. There is someone looking up to you. There is someone willing to help you. Just ask. You are loved! If you don’t show up for work, without a warning, your colleagues might wonder or even worry, where you are. If you go quiet on your blog, your Instagram, there will be people asking themselves … Continue reading Love – L – A to Z Challenge

Compassion, I never asked for it – #1000Speak

Sometimes life takes paths that we do not want it to take. Sometimes things happen that we know will happen, but that we do not want to happen. There is a thing called death, dying, loosing a loved one, that we are never completely ready for, even if everything points into that direction. Last month, just 3 days, after I posted my #1000Speak post, my … Continue reading Compassion, I never asked for it – #1000Speak

Learning About Compassion – #1000Speak

Today, is the 20th of February 2016. Today, I am 27 and a half years old. Today, my blog is 345 days old. Today, my daughter is 2 years, one week and 6 days old. Today, the 1000 voices speak for compassion mouvement, #1000Speak is one year old! Now, that is a real reason to celebrate, because half years are no longer celebrated once you no longer a a toddler.

Over the past year, I only participated twice in the #1000Speak for Compassion mouvement. I wrote about the topics of gratitude and forgiveness. Even though I only joined in twice, I read many many posts that other bloggers wrote on the topics of compassion, listening, love, forgiveness, gratitude … One of the first times that I came across the mouvement, was during the A to Z Challenge, the blog in question has been retired, so can not even check what this very first #1000Speak post that I read was about.

Over the past year, I go to know people better through their very private and personal posts. In November 2015, Rowena wrote about her medical condition in this very touching post entitled Wisdom of Gratitude?, now 3 months later I still regularly think back to her strength in such a moment of weakness.  I felt lost for words, but made an effort to send some hugs Rowena’s way: Continue reading “Learning About Compassion – #1000Speak”

A Touching Walk

Place de la République, Bataclan Up the steps and onto the Place de la République we walked. Camera teams, big crowds and people emotionally touched and shaken greeted us.

Two weeks and a day after the terrorist attack in Paris, I joined my family on our yearly Thanksgiving walk, which started with paying a tribute to the people who lost their lives on Friday the 13th of November 2015.

Today, a month and a day later, I want to try to put into words what I saw and felt on that walk. I want to write about it this year, and not next year. Continue reading “A Touching Walk”