December 31, 2015

Today I Am Grateful For...

Grateful
  1. 4 hours of beauty and calm on a boat
  2. finding rooms in Soe Brothers without reservation
  3. talking to a really talented young artist who studies in Thailand
  4. watching a beautiful sunset
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Appreciate Using the Buddhist prayer beads necklace... In 2015 war ich dankbar… In 2015 I was grateful for…
  1. dass ich noch beide meine Eltern habe
  2. dass meine Töchter mit allen vier Großeltern aufwachsen und
  3. dass sie sich mit allen super verstehen
  4. für Romi und all ihre Gebete für meine Genesung
  5. für Prof Beck und seine geschickten Hände
  6. für seine kompete und verständnisvolle Assistentin
  7. für das gesamte Insel Spital team (alle Pfleger, Schwestern, MRI Techniker…)
  8. for finally getting some water and a small snack at 11:51 am this morning
  9. for white fluffy clouds in the sky
  10. for the warmth of the sun
  11. für Sandra, die daran dachte, Susanne zu fragen, ob sie unser Haus mieten möchte
  12. für Susanne und ihre Familie, die gerade in unserem Haus wohnen und
  13. sich um unser Haus kümmern
  14. for the Cullerne Garden team welcoming the girls and me
  15. for Barbara and Don being who they are and now being part of our lives
  16. for Dorota who let us live in her home in Forres
  17. for Agne being my friend and all our conversations we have had during the year
  18. for her understanding when I had to cancel our planned retreat seminar
  19. for the excitement I am feeling about the book project with Agne
  20. für Benny’s Bereitschaft, mit mir ein Wochenende (Yoga – SoulCollage®) zu organisieren
  21. für ihre Kreativität und Professionalität
  22. für die Möglichkeit, im Haus ihres Freundes zu übernachten
  23. für alle Aufträge, die ich in 2015 erhalten habe
  24. für das Vertrauen, dass Auftraggeber in mich legen
  25. for the chance to volunteer in Findhorn Park kitchen
  26. for meeting James
  27. for a lovely dinner at Barbara and Don’s
  28. for being invited to Antje’s garden party
  29. for all the w’end trips we did in Scotland
  30. for sleeping in the car on Orkney and
  31. seeing shouting stars and a rainbow in the morning
  32. for walking along amazing beaches in Scotland
  33. for bumping into Ray and
  34. therefore having the chance to volunteer at Ray’s Opportunities
  35. for my own discipline that helped to finish their bookkeeping in record times
  36. for so many amazing sunsets in Scotland and
  37. so many amazing sunrises and sunsets here in Asia
  38. for all of us being in good health
  39. Edith als meine Freundin zu kennen und
  40. mit ihr den einen Abend so viel gelacht zu haben
  41. für alle Freunde, die dieses Jahr aus meinem Leben getreten sind – es war wohl Zeit, sich zu trennen, danke, dass ich euch kennen lernen durfte
  42. for having done wwoofing in Cambodia and therefore
  43. having met Olivier and his lovely family – I do count them as new friends
  44. dem Zufall, der mich und Alexandra im O La La zusammen geführt hat und
  45. für die Einladung zum Spaghetti Essen bei ihr zu Hause
  46. allen, die uns Obst abgekauft haben, und damit unsere Reisekasse aufgebessert haben
  47. allen, die uns etwas beim Garagenverkauf abgekauft haben und uns damit geholfen haben, unsere Reisekasse aufzubessern
  48. der Schule in Gurmels, die das Reiseprojekt toll unterstützen
  49. for the whole staff at Anderson supporting my daughters during their 7 week stay
  50. for Mr Sleaford and his enthusiasm towards a clean nature
  51. for all the people I met in and around Forres during those 3 months
  52. for every single delicious meal we had
  53. for the last family dinner together at Denises places
  54. for all the small and big conversations I had during the past 365 days
  55. for all the rain days and
  56. all the sunny days
  57. für ALLEIN Zeit, die ich hatte zum Meditieren, Träumen
  58. für die wenigen Keramikabende mit Franzi
  59. für die Chance SoulCollage® in Pia/Edi IV Programm zu bringen
  60. für alles, was ich bis jetzt schon gesehen habe und
  61. für alles, was ich noch sehen werde
  62. für alle Menschen, die ich auf dieser Reise schon getroffen habe und
  63. alle, die ich noch treffen werde
  64. für alle guten Hinweise, Reisetipps und Ideen von anderen Reisenden
  65. für meinen Mut, das zip-lining zu machen und
  66. for both guides looking so well after my daughters
  67. für einen gemeinsamen Winterurlaub mit Daniela, ihren Kindern und meinen Eltern
  68. für das „Spiel der Wandlung“, dass wir in der Woche gespielt haben
  69. für glitzernden Schnee
  70. für Schnee bedeckte Winterlandschaften
  71. für das knarzende Geräusch der Schneeschuhe beim Laufen
  72. für ein lodernes Kaminfeuer und
  73. einen warmen Grog oder
  74. einen starken Kaffee
  75. für die Idee Kokusnusmilch in meinen Cafe Latte zu mischen
  76. für jedes Lächeln, dass ich bekommen habe und
  77. jedes Lächeln, dass ich erwiedert habe
  78. dass die schlimmen Sachen im Jahr doch nicht ganz so schlimm waren
  79. dass die guten Sachen wirklich gut waren
  80. für einen weit reisenden Weihnachtsmann und
  81. einen immer noch lege-freudigen Osterhasen
  82. für die Chance ein Familienaufstellungswochenende mit Claus zu haben und
  83. das Leben, den Tod und den Tumor zu sehen
  84. für jedes Buch, dass ich dieses Jahr gelesen habe
  85. für unsere Gartenspirale und
  86. für die 3. Klasse, die ihre Wünsche aufgehängt hat
  87. for the series Outlander, Once upon a time and Castle – they are great mood shifters
  88. für Cornelia, die immer da ist, wenn ich sie brauche
  89. für Sandra, die mit dem Zvieri in der Tasche uns besucht hat
  90. Valerie, die den Kindern tolle „Mitbringseltaschen“ genäht hat
  91. for knowing there is „Dinner for One“ – even if I didn’t watch it today
  92. für ein schönes zu Hause – auch wenn ich gerade hauslos bin
  93. for Satya, who made spent an entire w’end alone with them in Glasgow and making them so happy
  94. for meeting Anne and reading about how her dream come true
  95. dass ich problemlos meine nächste Ausstellung auf 2016 verschieben konnte
  96. für ein Telefon, dass eine super coole Kamera ist
  97. nothing bad happening so far on our trip
  98. for apps and tablets to keep the kids happy during long trips
  99. for nothing having been stolen
  100. time, when I can just be
  101. discovering green smoothies
  102. für Juniper, die die Zeit in Schottland den Mädchen versüsst hat
  103. for good ice cream, chocolate, chips and other lovely „dishes
  104. for people out there really committed to their cause
  105. for having children
  106. for learning so much on this trip
  107. for being alive
  108. for actually being true to my goal of writing a gratitude journal for 365 days

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December 30, 2015

Today I Am Grateful For...

Grateful
  1. the WiFi working for the upload of everything
  2. my dad hadn’t gone to bed to skype with me briefly (1:20 am for him)
  3. a swift taxi ride to the reclining Buddha
  4. seeing the reclining Buddha and
  5. walking in its inside
  6. all the amazing conversations I had in the afternoon
  7. being invited to a spaghetti dinner
  8. the girls playing like made with the two boys of our host
  9. making new friends
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December 29, 2015

Today I Am Grateful For...

Grateful
  1. being looked after by Antoine (Bananas, water melon, sweets)
  2. seeing some beautiful countryside
  3. Antoine sharing some of his stories, beliefs and concerns
  4. finding out about rubber making
  5. the girls and the boys (French family ) getting on really well
  6. swimming in a pool in the middle of nature
  7. hearing somebody talking kindly about Alina and her character (Pipi Langstrumpf)
  8. sharing a good meal with the French family along the river
  9. finding the kids in good health when we finally came back to the guesthouse and they weren’t there
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December 28, 2015

Today I Am Grateful For...

Grateful
  1. going for that early morning walk
  2. meeting the locals in the street
  3. laughing so hard about a banana eating fat dog
  4. getting some miracle oil and
  5. the woman who made it, massaging my neck and LEFT leg - how did she know
  6. taking some really nice photos
  7. leaving the guesthouse
  8. making it to Mawlamyine
  9. seeing a beautiful sunset
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December 27, 2015

Today I Am Grateful For...

Grateful
  1. a smooth travel all the way to the Golden Rock
  2. knowing how pigs feel in a lorry
  3. seeing the Golden Rock and
  4. learning that men with bad karma are getting reborn as a woman
  5. eating good cheap street food
  6. falling into my bed
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December 26, 2015

Today I Am Grateful For...

Grateful
  1. seeing another - a very pleasant - side of Yangon
  2. being nearly the ONLY tourists in the local market
  3. smelling some huge cinnamon sticks and
  4. trying some delicious sugar caramel
  5. eating some tasty Burmese street food and
  6. feeling very much looked after by the locals (help against that strange guy in front of the temple and during lunch)
  7. just wondering the streets of Yangon and
  8. seeing a rainbow in the park
  9. eating some super ripe water melon and papaya for dinner
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December 25, 2015

Today I Am Grateful For...

Grateful
  1. meeting the woman in the Guesthouse (owner?)
  2. her help, her hospitality, her way of looking after us
  3. visiting the Shwegagon Pagoda - oh my God
  4. hearing something about the Buddhist beliefs
  5. doing the water ritual at our birth DATES
  6. eating in this lovely (but expensive) French bistro
  7. visiting the other two Pagodas and seeing huge Buddhas
  8. experiencing the night atmosphere at the Shwedagon and
  9. hearing people chant
  10. being able to negotiate - especially with the taxi drivers
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December 24, 2015

Today I Am Grateful For...

Grateful
  1. the girls feeling very excited about Xmas
  2. us taking a train ride on the circle line
  3. visiting a catholic church and seeing all their decoration
  4. us singing Xmas songs while walking around Kandawgyi lake
  5. having an overpriced Xmas meal including chips for the girls
  6. having a reasonable priced Xmas meal on the streets
  7. finding an iced cappuccino for Stéphane
  8. buying some fruit for the girls
  9. the girls getting a present from Santa even herre in Manmar
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December 23, 2015

Today I Am Grateful For...

Grateful
  1. the our overstay not being such a big deal
  2. paying the immigration penalty and being left alone
  3. all flights being on time
  4. reading yet another Susan Hill ghost story
  5. ALL our bags arriving in Yangon
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December 22, 2015

Today I Am Grateful For...

Grateful
  1. seeing the Killing Fields - one mustn't forget
  2. being able to give back the not working Solar Charger
  3. finding a nice t-shirt for a happy Alina
  4. eventually giving up to find one for Stéphane and me
  5. drinking those delicious fruit juices
  6. making it back to the guesthouse before getting completely soaked
  7. skyping with my dad
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