Christmas in Germany…

… was: loud, chaotic, yummy and hysteric. As always!

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In my swedish course we have been asked what we would do if we´d win 10 million swedish krones (about 1 million euros). When it was my turn I sayed that I don´t really want the money. I am doing exactly what I want to do and I am very pleased with my life. My teacher sayed she hoped more people would give a reply like that…
People – rethink!

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Positive words

Again and again it proves – it is all about the word choice! Words are such a powerful tool, they have the power to motivate, inspire, move, or touch… If you express yourself using the wrong set of letters they may have the exact opposite effect. People in a leading position, (and this does not only include managers! Anybody can be a leader in his/her surroundings!) should be more aware of the words they chose in their communication. I myself am not very good in chosing the right words. Sometimes I feel like a little elephant, stepping from one misunderstanding into the next and wondering how somebody could ever misinterpret my statement. But when I rehearsed my choice of words I find that I actually  never made one! – they came out before I could even think what to say. My advice for today: First think then talk! Or as we say in German: “Reden ist silber, schweigen ist Gold.”

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Walking on diamonds

It is hard to resist something so beautiful yet evanescent. As a hobby-photographer I enjoy capturing breathtaking things when I see them. It gives me joy to capture exeptional beautiful moments and have them as a digital form of memory with me wherever my life brings me. I find it a crucial part of my life to be able to share these memories with friends, family and just pretty much everyone who shows enough interest in coming as close as to look at my picture-albums. However, mostly it is the uncaptured and random moments that stick in my mind as vibrant as none of my pictures ever could. A snapshot of time which charm it may be that it has not been captured. Somehow like the unicorn of memories, magical, beautiful, though blurry and not existing. Uncaptured moments of beauty are not limited to the boundaries of vision, they include everything surrounding that moment, smells, feelings or sounds…

Some say the streets in Europe are made of sugar and honey. Here in Sweden they are made of diamonds. At least that´s what you could think when you see the streets and everything else enamelled with a layer of snow and ice. The snow lights up the dark city and it makes you feel like walking on a huge cake. The surface of the snow glitters and it seems like it is reflecting the million stars shining upon us. Each snowflake represents the foundation of our universe. Small particles, beautifully assembled to an artwork of nature, enduring its course of destiny…