I have been tagged by the brilliant Mandy from Soir de Fete.
This time it's the 'Name 6 unimportant things you like tag'.
That's how i like them!
Mention the person who nominated you. List 6 unimportant things that make you happy. Tag 5 blogs. State the rules. Notify them with a teeny comment on their blog that they have been nominated.
1. Adding pictures on Facebook. (I just signed up...)
2. Listening to the rain when i lay in my bed (with crispy white sheets, of course...)
3. Visiting Etsy-shops (and ordering Etsy beauty!) A post full of Etsy beauty is on it's way!
4. Looking for blogs i don't know yet (It's amazing how i seem to come across amazing blogs almost every day)
5. Watching dreamy films on my laptop (I loved it when a week ago or so, a lot of great blogowners told about their favourite movies. Thanks for all the tips!)
6. Read magazines and cut the best photographs out of them and paste them in my 'inspirationbook'...
The blogs i tag are: left hand endeavor, the house of style, The Fish Tank, The stylish wanderer and small souvenirs.
^ This is something i really want to learn.
I think it is so important to enjoy and truly experience life and the things that happen in your life. When you think a lot (too much...) your life becomes overshadowed (is this a word in English?) by your thoughts.
As Eckhart Tolle says in his book The power of NOW:
There is no past, there is no future, there is only a neverending NOW.
The first time i read that sentence, i completely read over it and i wasn't standing still by the meaning of that sentence at all. Now, when i am reading this book for the second time (but with real attention) i came across this sentence and it was like my eyes stared at the words for minutes and it really touched me. Simply because it is just so true. To me, this is the truth, it's just a fact. When you really 'think' about this, you just know it's true and it's like it has to change something in your life, only if it's just a very little thing or only the beginning of some kind of 'transformation'.
It made me realise not only that life is short, but mostly that it is too beautiful to waste. I don't want to waste it on my thoughts anymore, on thoughts about what happened or what will maybe happen in the future.
That's what thoughts are...they are never about now, about what happens at the exact moment.
Are you someone who lives by the moment?
Can you really enjoy the things that happen in your life and accept the sad and bad things in your life?
Or are you struggling, fighting against the thoughts that sometimes make you crazy?
I want to see it as a choice, not something that just overcomes me.
I want to make the choice to live by the moment.
Like the picture i once posted:
I will grow.
We will all grow.
This helps me keeping faith.
Without laughing, what would life be?
This cat thinks he's The Thinker by Rodin.
Well, my cats are not. They certainly live by the moment...
Congrats if you made it this far (and read all of it, of course...) :)