nedeľa, 11. decembra 2011

Would you like a cup of coffee ?




COFFEE

 
 
It is available to all of us, rich or poor.
It doesn’t matter what country
you live in, what language you speak
you can get a cup of coffee
without much trouble.




I have had coffee in almost fifty states
and in eleven different countries.
I have friends who have sipped cups
in England and others who have been
served coffee sitting in a grass hut
in the desert of Oman.




The message is always the same:
friendship and warmth.
You are welcome here.





Coffee is an experience, an offer,
a rite of passage, a good excuse
to get together. When someone invites you
to get coffee, it isn’t because
they’re thirsty.




It might be because they’re cold,
but more likely it is because
they want to spend time with you.
Coffee makes a promise.




 

 
I want to spend time with you.
I’d like to get together over a cup
of cappuccino or a café latte and
share a few thoughts on friends
and fun, family and faith.

The way I see it, you don’t
need an excuse
to get together over coffee,
but this is one of the best you’ll find




utorok, 29. novembra 2011

Creating Our Own Happiness




Own Happiness


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I believe we have the power to create
our own happiness.
I believe the real magic in the world
is done by humans.
I believe normal life is extraordinary.
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I was sitting in my car at a stoplight
intersection listening to the radio.
I was, I guess, lost in the moment,
thinking how happy I was to be inside
my warm car.
It was cold and windy outside,
and I thought,
"Life is good."
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Now, this was a long light.
As I waited, I noticed two people huddled
together at the bus stop.
To my eyes, they looked uncomfortable;
they looked cold and they looked soggy.
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The couple seemed to be doing
their best to keep warm.
They were huddled together,
and I thought to myself,
"Oh, those poor people
in that punishing wind."
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But then I saw their faces.
Yes, they were laughing.
They looked to be sharing a good joke,
 and suddenly, instead of pitying them,
I envied them. I thought,
"Huh, what's so funny?"
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They didn't notice the wind.
They weren't worried
about their clothes.
They weren't looking at my car
thinking, "I wish I had that."
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You know when a single moment
feels like an hour?
Well, in that moment, I realized
I had assumed this couple needed
my pity, but they didn't.
°
I assumed things were all bad
for them, but they weren't.
And I understood we all have
the power to make moments
of happiness happen.
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I believe this is something
all of us can do:
Try to be happy within the context
of the life we are actually living.
Happiness is not a situation
to be longed for or a convergence
of lucky happenstance.
Through the power of our own minds,
we can help ourselves.
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streda, 23. novembra 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to USA



THANKSGIVING IS....


... a time of gratitude to God,
our Creator and Provider,
whose guidance and care
go before us...
and whose love
is with us forever
° 
Thanksgiving is a time
to reflect on the changes,
to remember that we, too,
grow and change
from one season of life to another
° 
Thanksgiving is a time
of changing seasons,
when leaves turn golden
in Autumn's wake
and apples are crisp
in the first chill breezes of fall
° Let us remember the true meaning
of Thanksgiving.
As we see the beauty
of Autumn, let us acknowledge
the many blessings
which are ours...
let us think of our families
and friends..
and let us give thanks in our hearts


 



nedeľa, 6. novembra 2011

Playing piano is a great way to relax



 
Playing Piano Is a
Great Way
to Relax


Most of us have a lot of stress in our lives
and it can be difficult to relax and wind
down after a long day at work or school.
It's important to find ways to effectively
manage your stress because too much of it
can lead to emotional and physical problems.

°
Playing the piano is one way
how we can manage our stress
and it's actually
the method I enjoy the most.
I can have a bad day at work
and be in a terrible mood
when I get home,
but once I sit down at the keyboard
and start playing I relax and
forget about my problems.

°
There are many different ways
to manage the stress in your life,
and once you find effective ways
of doing this you will lead a
happier and more productive life…

°

Never Too Early To Start !!






utorok, 1. novembra 2011

TUESDAY EVENING




...............Tuesday Evening.........

the sun is touching gold on the horizon,
a sort of pinkish haze is in my room.
 another Tuesday evening running lonely ...
another Wednesday morning hiding there ...
people walk and chat outside my window,
all i see is pink sunshine and glare .
radio as loud as it can go...
stars come out and fill the sky with magic,
suddenly the wind begins to blow.
curtains rustle in the cool of lonely ...
wind from Tuesday evening scents my heart .
radio is playing orange music ,
Wednesday comes
as Tuesday night departs...

štvrtok, 27. októbra 2011

I BELIEVE IN PINK





I believe in pink

 


I believe in pink.
I believe that laughing is
the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything
seems to be going wrong.

I believe that happy girls are
the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is
another day and
I believe in miracles...


Audrey Hepburn






pondelok, 24. októbra 2011

AUTUMN IN BRATISLAVA

 



AUTUMN

The first day of March and summer is
definitely on its way out.
The air is noticeably cooler,
the skies begin each day overcast,
the cardigans have come
out of the wardrobe and
the birds are milling anxiously
around the yard to be fed,
rather than sitting languidly
in the shade avoiding
the glaring sunshine.
I love the colours of the rustling leaves
and the gentle afternoon
sun of Autumn.
Sun makes all the difference.
Or rather: if it does make
all the difference,
everything else is pretty good.
So apparently I'm a-okay.
I wandered out to take some
autumn photos before they're
all stripped away by the sharp
claws of November.
The experience of a bright fall day
cannot be reproduced…


sobota, 22. októbra 2011

IT'S FRIDAY

 


Happy weekend...

°


Where did this week go?

°
I feel like it started and then
in a blink of an eye
it was over.

°

I'm ready for a weekend filled with
lots of time at home with
my beloved…

°

Wishing this weekend
would slow down
°
I hope each of you have a fun
filled weekend ahead –
anything exciting happening?

° 

Enjoy yourself...


piatok, 21. októbra 2011

AN APPLE A DAY




AN APPLE A DAY
KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY



It's one of the most recognizable
expressions, but besides the fact
that it rhymes, which makes it fun
to say and easy to recall, does
it really have any value?
Could the common apple honestly
help a person to maintain perfect health?




The first printed mention of this
saying can be found in
the February 1866 issue of the
publication "Notes and Queries."
The publication printed the proverb
like this: "Eat an apple on going to bed,
and you'll keep the doctor from
earning his bread."




Nearly 150 years later, variations
of this adage are still quoted.
It's unlikely that the saying
would have maintained such
popularity if there wasn't some
truth to it, right? But does eating
an apple every day mean
you'll never get sick?
And is an apple really healthier
than other fruits?



If in addition to apples, you’ll fill
your shopping cart with citrus fruits,
tropical treats like mangos,
and a variety of berries, then
a varied selection of fruits each day
is truly the best way
to keep the doctor away.

sobota, 8. októbra 2011

OLD CASTLE


CASTLE DEVÍN

ONE of the oldest castles in Slovakia,
Deví­n, sits on a huge rock
overlooking where the 
river Morava meets the Danube.
The name Deví­n probably
derives from Dowina,
which in Old Slavic meant girl.



 
One of the castle's legends, originating in the feudal period,
has it that the lady of the castle had beautiful twin girls. On her deathbed, she gave each of them an apple, saying that the apples represented their lives. After their mother's death the sisters exchanged the apples, so that each was responsible for the life of the other. The sisters lived in harmony until the day when a handsome hunter came to the castle. He fell in love with the beautiful lady of the castle, not knowing that there were actually two of them - and that he was dating both twins.

 
The twins did not know that they had fallen for the same man either. Then one evening, the three of them met by accident and discovered the truth. One of the sisters, in a furious rage, smashed the apple protecting the life of the other sister on the ground. By doing that, she killed her twin. A beautiful apple tree grew on the spot where the apple fell. The jealous sister turned into a black goat, which, according to locals, can still be seen jumping on the castle rock today.

 




nedeľa, 2. októbra 2011

INDIAN SUMMER





INDIAN SUMMER
IN BRATISLAVA

I would like to say, things
around here have been
perfectly lovely. It has truly
been an indian summer.


Summer has felt like it has
stretched. The days have been
warm and sunny.
My garden is still growing
and giving me yummy
things to eat. Despite
the crispness in the air
and the golden hue
of the leaves,
life has been good.

Ahh. Indian summer. I never want the weather to change.
 



sobota, 1. októbra 2011

Sunrise in my bedroom...

 



SUNRISE IN MY BEDROOM...

My bedroom is orange--the ceiling and all.
Stepping into my room is like stepping
into a sunset. I love it because it always
feels warm and subdued in there.

I found myself leaning again
toward the strong oranges in the sky.
I crave that subdued warmth and beauty.
There will be another day for me
and the soft blues and golds.

Orange throws its arms around you
and holds you close and smiles
in your face the way no other color does...


nedeľa, 25. septembra 2011

One day in Vienna







Vienna is a wonderful place to visit. Its historic buildings, palaces and monuments are reminiscent of an imperialist era as the capital of the Austrian Empire. The Belvedere is a historical building complex consisting of two Baroque palaces the Upper and Lower Belvedere and was built from 1696 – 1719 as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy.

But above all, Vienna is also famous for classical music and in the early 19th century, the city was home to many great composers of the classical music era, such as Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Vienna is also the city of the waltz and has been immortalized by the famous Blue Danube Waltz (An der schönen blauen donau) composed by Johann Strauss Jr. Johann Strauss Jr, whose father Johann Strauss Snr was also a composer (famous for the Radetsky March) has become an international Austrian icon...

piatok, 23. septembra 2011

FRIENDSHIP



Friends are  the ”sunshine of Life...”

Tales and stories about friends
are told time and again to kids,
in order to let them understand
the true meaning of friendship.
Such stories help them know
how precious true friends are.
Some of the stories are timeless
and have been told through
generations. Others are based
on personal experiences.
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However, one thing is common
in all of them and that is important
morals in life. Every story based
on friendship tells the fact
that true friends are gifts of God.
One should not let small
disputes and misunderstandings
strain friendships.
 
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It may be easy to be friends
with everyone, but it is hard
to find friends who are really
true to friendship and would
stand by, during the hardships
of life. Not everyone is blessed
with true friends and if you
have even one,
consider yourself lucky.

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Even in the blogosphere it is
much more difficult to find
a true friend who will stay
with you not only in the good
time but will stay beside you
also when you have a tough time…