On this page I share a few of the quotes my younger daughter collected and put in her journal. A short quote can give you guidance in your everyday life. It can inspire you. Quotes have the power to teach people useful lessons. During life we live we face different challenges so they need different quotes to support you. Let me start with one from Nelson Mandela.
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Is always seems impossible until it’s done! – Nelson Mandela
This quote from Nelson Mandela is also one of my favourite. Let me show you something about impossible:
Impossible = I’m possible
Most languages I speak has similar good examples on how to turn something negative into positive. I will try to share more as I post.
you’re a Diamond, dear they can’t break you
A Bird sitting on a Tree is never afraid of the Branch breaking because her trust is not on the branch but on her own Wings!
Keep your eyes open all the time so you can spot the tiny wonders of nature. While I was growing up I always thought animals having no hands or legs might have a disadvantage. As I found it amazing I always watched them. This past years we had hard winds blowing over the Netherlands. The winds tore off houses’ roofs.
During one of these bad weather days while I was in a taxi arriving home from a business trip I was looking out of the window. I saw a huge tree moving all different ways in the wind. And then I spotted one of the tiny but also huge miracles of nature. There was a few nests up on that huge tree. They moved with the tree. Not a single branch used in their construction fell off. You do not need hands to build something that resists the wind. Honestly it seems those birds are more efficient in building their homes than we are.
Be a Pineapple: Stand Tall, Wear a Crown, And be Sweet on the Inside.
Once a friend was visiting me. I was peeling a pineapple. He was observing and smiling that I got pineapple juice all over me. I was not the most experienced in peeling pineapple back then. According to my best knowledge I cut the centre out because it is not so soft. This piece was laying on the cut-board. My friend reached over and picked it up. I was looking at him thinking to myself: “Now what? Is he going to eat that part?” He started to eat it. I looked strange at him when he asked: “What?”. I never ever tasted that part. Did you? I decided if he can eat it I can also try so I tried. Besides it is a big more chewing it is all just fine. What society do we live in? How much do we waste?
When Nothing goes Right go Left
I am sure you read this quote before. Did you think about it? What does it tell you? What is the guidance behind it? Did you ever try to loosen a screw? And it got worse? Yeah that is a straight forward example. If it seems too hard going one way maybe there is another one.
Self-care is how you take your POWER back
Thanks to my work I took part of many different trainings. On one of them they were training us on how to be more efficient. One of the key is to take care of yourself. When I read this quote in my daughter’s journal I was happy. She realised it is important to treat herself well to achieve her goals.
I am sure there will be more and more quotes posted on our blog in the future. There are so many good ones to share.
Materials and tools used on the above pages
Here below is a list of online available tools, pens, pencils we use ourselves.
They come in different colors and the same goes to picking them as for color pencils. The more colors the better.
Sakura Pigment Liner Micron pens
Sakura pens are top quality and really easy to work with. You find these pens in all different colors and sizes. A few colors and some different sizes from the blacks will help you with all your drawings.
Staedtler Pigment Liners
Another alternative to the Sakura Pigment Liners is from Staedtler. My wife found these the same quality so she is recommending them as well.