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At the end of the day…



    “At the end of the day, right now, right here, wherever you are, you can make a choice to be present and happy and fulfilled.”

    • Eric Lange

    Wishing you many beautiful evening blessings… May this night sprinkle lights of Love and Peace on your dreams…. ❤️☀

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            A Friend Like You



              A Friend Like You

              There’s lots of things
              With which I’m blessed,
              Tho’ my life’s been both Sunny and Blue,
              But of all my blessings,
              This one’s the best:
              To have a friend like you.

              In times of trouble
              Friends will say,
              “Just ask… I’ll help you through it.”
              But you don’t wait for me to ask,
              You just get up
              And you do it!

              And I can think
              Of nothing in life
              That I could more wisely do,
              Than know a friend,
              And be a friend,
              And love a friend… like you.

              By Anon.

              Artist Inge Look.

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                      Grief and Gratitude


                      A Day Dreamer's Diary

                      How do you describe a grief for a person you haven’t met in 10 years or weren’t best friends with, but it just sits heavy and hurt in the middle of your chest for more than a week now but you do know they meant the world for their family.
                      You remember  their gentleness, their distinct humor, their goodness, their simplicity and a tear rolls down , just like the rain drops on this window glass.
                      I remember the teenage girl with twinkling eyes and contagious laughter, I haven’t met the wife and mother she became in last decade. Our well being was communicated to each other through our families which are neighbours and friendly.
                      We were always keen to receive news of the other and wished only goodness.
                      Her sudden passing  has  shook me deep, out of the autopilot mode my life tend to switches despite my continuous efforts…

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                      …everybody has something!




                      Nobody has everything, but everybody has something.
                      Use what you have right now! Use it wisely, freely, with love.
                      Wherever you are, use your time, energy and talents to do the best you can right now.

                      Photo & text credit: Iyanla Vanzant

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                      At the end of the day…

                      Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Aan het einde van de dag…


                      At the end of the day, you can either
                      focus on what’s tearing you apart
                      or what’s holding you together.

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                      The Struggle Ends When Gratitude Begins

                      In these times of Coronavirus, we do find so many people in quarantine complaining, whilst they have now so much time for themselves.

                      For many, it should be the ideal moment to get their house cupboards and house cleaned and to put themselves at ease taking time for consideration and meditation.

                      Hopefully, lots of people shall now being able to find several little things of much pressure value and shall come to appreciate much more what is around them in the house as well as outside in nature.


                      To remember

                      “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous

                      • When things seem tough = easy for all positivity to lose its place in our heart.
                      • consult life in a deeper way => find an endless amount of things to be grateful for.
                      • get to endure life’s tiny pleasures > sunrise, sunset, water, food, shelter, peaceful walk in nature, comforting warmth of the sun or heathing in the house,

                      > realize that there are some people who don’t even have access to the simplest of things.



                      Many opportunities given by God

                      If you keep your faith and trust in God


                      Additional reading

                      1. The unseen enemy
                      2. In denial, Donald Trump continues to insist that nothing serious is at hand and everything is in control
                      3. Zeman Chereisenu – the time of our freedom
                      4. Thanksgiving wisdom: Why gratitude is good for your health
                      5. 20 Best Gratitude Quotes
                      6. Call to help others
                      7. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #11 Prayer #9 Making the Name Holy

                      “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous

                      When things seem tough, it is so easy for all the positivity to lose its place in my heart. But as I am beginning to consult life in a deeper way, I am starting to find an endless amount of things to be grateful for.

                      When I see homeless people from time to time, having to sleep on the streets all night, every night, I often think to myself, “What right do I have to show my frustration and complain about the tiniest of things that bother me?”

                      I live in a world where I get to wake up in the morning, breathe normally, and have a beating heart. I get to enjoy today, and hopefully wake up again tomorrow. I have the loveliest family, the most incredible friends, the yummiest food, that sometimes I feel like we take so many…

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                      Pandemic Anxiety Busters~

                      Continuation of

                      Anxiety Management During Pandemic Days~

                      Hope on the Horizon: Pandemic Anxiety Management II~


                      To remember

                      Have tools in your awareness => improve your mood + ease your anxiety

                      > practices boost immune system + improve our emotional + psychological health.

                      Committing to service of development of a relationship with an intelligence present within us > greater than our own = relating more deeply to our inner nature

                      In times of serious stress like a pandemic, turning inward spiritually, connects us outward, bringing calm and comfort


                      • Spiritual Meditation/Prayer
                        • paying attention to our inward self + inner voice > “introvert,” “extravert” and “synchronicity => real inner change, genuine achievement of a new attitude.
                        • aim of the unconscious: the further filling out of ourselves; an increasing completeness in the unique being that we are.
                        • Anima or Animus > our inner opposite sex figure & soul guide
                      • Second Voice
                        • practice listening for your second, more rational thought
                        • have a second thought => giving a more helpful + accurate option
                      • Exercise, Diet & Good Health Practices


                        • Taking time to clear your mind of worries & concerns > focusing your attention on bigger picture
                        • Prayer + spiritual meditation = connecting ourselves to greater whole => profoundly comforting.
                        • Exercising creative pursuits + talents => spiritually connected.

                      Fully live in the moment + feel gratitude for being alive.

                      daily relaxing, distracting, + fun activities

                      In the last two posts we started filling our anxiety busting toolbox and we are now down to our final three tools.*

                      Thank you to all the bloggers who added their own personal tools that work. They are most helpful and are incorporated into our toolbox. Choose any tool(s) that might work for you, and discard any/all that are not a good fit for you. Add more of your own resources that work. Adapt your toolbox to suit yourself. The most important thing, regardless of the specific tools, is to have tools in your awareness, to improve your mood, and ease your anxiety, when bad things happen.

                      Here is our toolbox:

                      ANXIETY TOOLBOX:

                      Self Talk Reframing (Cognitive Therapy)

                      Guided Imagination/Visualization

                      Exposure Management

                      Progressive Relaxation

                      Distraction in Action

                      Self Soothing

                      Second Voice

                      Spiritual Meditation/Prayer

                      Exercise, Diet & Good Health Practices

                      SECOND VOICE

                      Carl Jung emphasized the importance of paying attention to…

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                      Altitude begins with an attitude of gratitude

                      Altitude begins with an attitude of gratitude.

                      ‘…with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard you hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.’
                      Philippians 4:6-7

                      Dear God, I direct my eyes on You and trust You with all my heart.
                      I wouldn’t be without You.
                      Without your help I would not have moved much further in this wicked world.
                      Let me help You to make Yourself known to others
                      and let me enjoy Your benefits and share them with others in all simplicity.

                      Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Hoogte begint met een houding van dankbaarheid.


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                      Learn to say “Thank you”!

                      When your partner does something for you or gives you something as a show of their love, you need to show respect by expressing some gratitude; just say “thank you”.

                      Ingratitude is a sign of disrespect implying that you feel entitled to whatever you have been offered, hence no need to show gratitude. When you say “thank you” for whatever your partner does for you or gives you, you are simply appreciating their love and communicating your own love, respect, and admiration for their show of love. As a sign of respect, you must learn to say thank you, even for the little things!

                      Josiah B. Andor, PhD (Director, Paraklet Love and Life Consultancy).

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                      A Million Ways To Live: Al Muhyi (The One Who Gives Life)

                      When we start our life we do not have any specific dreams or aspirations; When we start seeing all those attracting things around us we want to get up from our four pats to stand up on two limbs and to come to conquer the world around us. We start having lots of dreams and lots of aspirations, but when we get older we encounter also lots of defeats and disillusions.

                      Somehow deep in our heart we may feel a certain call, a cry that there could be an Al Khaleeq (The Creator), but most people do not want to know about some One Who is Greater than they and has their life in His Hands. But without this Divine Creator man shall have to find that life is empty and time is restricted, coming to see that in this life we shall never get to that high point of total fulfilment.

                      When finding Allah the Exalted, or the God above all gods, we shall be able to grow and find peace in our heart, how much other people may try to destroy the good name of Allah and want to bring fear over the world, blaspheming Allah and besmearing the Muslim community.


                      To remember

                      dreams sketched in your duas  (= your very essence of worship) > visuals you created in your mind > voice out to Allah = like statues made of clay.


                      Preceding article

                      Reflections on Existence and Teaching

                      Engagement in an actual two-way conversation with your deities

                      Get up & Move on

                      Getting out of the dark corners of this world

                      Why “Selfishness” Doesn’t Properly Mean Being Shortsighted and Harmful to Others


                      Additional reading

                      1. It is Today
                      2. A time for everything
                      3. A tongue to speak slowly and well-considered
                      4. To whom do we want to be enslaved
                      5. Old Man of Prayer
                      6. Death


                      Further reading

                      1. Looking For Grace: Al Lateef (The Subtle One)
                      2. No Ordinary Shephard:Al Waasi (The All Encompassing)



                      The dreams that you have sketched in your duas, the visuals that you have created in your mind about how that “moment” would look like, the imaginary rehearsal sessions in your washroom where you prepare for the “feeling” lest you dont feel silly- we all have these dreams. Getting that degree or that job, that dream marriage, that dream family, driving your dream car or unpacking at your dream home; all of us have so many things we want, wish for, ask for.
                      The wishes and duas we voice out to Allah are like the statues made of clay. In our limited capacities, thats the closest we can be to the reality we want to have. So we need Al Muhyi to give life to those statue like dreams, by making them real in flesh and blood. So ask Al Muhyi to give life to your duas by manifesting them…

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