Sonntag, 24. März 2013

The new center

Thanks to my lousy organisation of housekeeping (“organisation of housekeeping“? I don't even HAVE that.), often times so much ironing piles up that the wardrobes of all family members show little to no content.

As the alternative of “going shopping“ would, in the long run, be at least as time consuming, I have no option but to meet the challenge and spend a few hours at the ironing board, next to socks-sorting children.

Parallelly, we are fond of watching a few historical film documentations about the life of the west caucasian ibex on Arte (Arte is a German tv channel). 
That educates and uncloses completely new horizons – perfect for the childrens' development.

Noooo, of course that was a lie: 
we watch trash tv!

This time, zapping, we got caught by a young woman trying on a wedding dress.
The girl, facing her upcoming wedding:
“I hate to take center.
When people look at you they only see the flaws.“

When I heard that, I just wanted to crawl into the television and grab her!
So I could only make the appalled exclamation:
“Noelle, that is really the COMPLETE OPPOSITE of how we live!“

(whereupon Noelle, intensely nodding, folded another two pairs of socks ;-)).

I cannot be sure without fail that the bride-to-be is reading my blog ;-) - but in case you yourself have ever had that thought, then I have to write this down for you today, my children are obviously already in the know.

So... ready?

As a love messenger, to you the COMPLETE OPPOSITE applies.

Listen up:
You are the absolute overkill.

You are the highest pleasure and the most beautiful highlight existing in this world.

People delight in flowers, in sunshine, in empty dream beaches – some enjoy new clothes or a good book, tasty food or a snowy mountain scenery.
And all of that is actually very nice  - but NOTHING compares to YOU!

You are the highlight of it all, you are the summit of creation, you are the top of beauty and thrill your heavenly Father had to offer!

He created you for topping everything you see here by faaaar.
He effectively saved the best until last – from a strategic point of view, this is absolutely comprehensible, right? 

And the best He got is: YOU.

Okay, then there was the Fall issue and so on... and then the story went quite well off course.
But because He loved you so limitlessly, he handled that for you, too: he sent his Son who quasi drove it home for you again, and now you can have a new life, by having HIMSELF living in you! 

And if God himself lives in you – then you are the walking bliss on two feet!
Then you are “love made visible“, then you are what is most attractive and beautiful and drawing ever!

Some artists get themselves muses who inspire them... if they just saw YOU!
They would freak out because everything about you is so inspiring and wonderfully beautiful that everything bursts.
Everything about you is perfect harmony, everything conjoins like a perfect musical work composed by the master.
You are so mind blowing that one can only marvel, slack-jawed... WOW.

Inside as well as outwardly, you are a firework of bliss and felicity – God doesn't do things by halves, trust me!

“but with me it is not like that...when I look at me...“

Hello, whom are you trusting?!
Who is allowed to tell what it's like with you and what it's not?

Your past, other people, your (bad) experiences, your unpleasant feelings or thoughts?
All of that really has nothing to do with you!
He released you from all of that, otherwise the God matter would be pointless.

Redeemed means redeemed – you are new, you are like Him, there is NOTHING bad about God.

So don't look at what is (still) not in order and does not work, and your aunt Irmgard recently said... and your ex once did... whatever, stuff it!
There is NOTHING to find for you in all that – so don't you dig in the mudd and play with inferiority!

Rather concentrate on what is substantial: on who you are NOW and WHAT you are LIKE!

Everything else is just not true, no matter how persuasive it might act and how realistic it might seem.
(and I KNOW how convincing it can be, okay?)

What is true is:
You are absolutely awesome.
Everyone who is around you can consider himself lucky.
Everyone who meets you gets endowed, encouraged, satisfied, inspired, refreshed, re-vived, motivated – simply because YOU are there.
You are the biggest present for this mankind, everything here revolves around you!

You are the apple of His eye, as for YOU He created everything here, for you prepared everything, for you made up the perfect plan, for you for you for you!

And now he lives in you: pure love and joy – independent from your circumstances or experiences.
Well, if this is not a good message, then I don't know neither!

All of this has nothing to do with exaggerated arrogance: 
It is simply healthy self-esteem.

“but it is hard for me to see me that way...“
Yes, I understand that.
In many cases one has heard the opposite too often/experienced it too long.
And such a filth can be astonishingly persistantly deep-seated.

What therefore you need is...
1. a stronger energy which vaults you out of that: KAAAAAWOOOOOM!
For that you have coincidentally come exactly to the right place :-).
Deeeeply soak up my words, they are loaded with the strongest power.

2. a constant filling with truth.
Also for this you are completely right here :-).
I'll tell you the truth over and over again, until you CAN and WANT think nothing but the good about you!

And that is why you can firmly claim:
When people look at me they only see the highest beauty in me“!

Alright, and now you walk out there and beam at them all with your smile, your energy and your joy of living!
My focus, my pride and joy, my precious darling, you!

The whole world has been waiting for YOU!

With love,

p.s. and for all of that you didn't even have to do the ironig, eh...

Freitag, 15. März 2013

Masking tape - storage - DIY

Spring on the desk within one hour?
Want this as well?

Then follow me discreetly…

Step 1: 
We retrieve an old display case or the Advent calendar (HERE) from the attic or the basement.
If it takes you one hour to find it, you’re already behind schedule.
Take comfort in having found it at all, finally. 

Step 2:
We search for the paint that we bought in the handcraft shop two weeks ago. 
Must be somewhere… haven’t you recently seen it… sure it is… or… somewhere… dingus…
Memo: Re-schedule, another hour.

Step 3:
On cloud nine for having found a ready for action brush – it could have turned out to quite the opposite, we remember! – we start painting. 
(Priming is for wimps.)

Step 4:
Let it dry.
Let it dry.
Prevent the child from walking just where we are painting.
Let it dry.

Touch it impatiently to detect that it is not yet dry – and to leave a blemish.
Just because of you we have to paint it again!

Step 5:
Now we put the masking tapes in and are happy about the 3 hours incredibly quick DIY project!

Little tip: Hung up it looks even better!
But then you have to extend the schedule by another hour. For searching for nails.

Masking tape: from HERE and HERE
Bookends (can be customized): HERE
Black pencils: 
Wooden LOVE-plaque: HERE (search for "Postkarte")

With love,

I would really love to tidy up my basement, instead I must append the recipe for thisstew, so sorry. 

But I would have done it!

P.S.: Who wants to save 1 hour can order the display case HERE. But they are also often sold at flea markets.