Archive for May, 2018

QOTD May 20 2018

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Jean Paul Richter: “Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.”


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QOTD May 19 2018

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Bertrand Russell: “In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”


QOTD May 18 2018

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Thomas Jefferson: “Never spend your money before you have it.”


QOTD May 17 2018

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Dale Carnegie: “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”


Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Today Norway celebrates its Constitution (May 17, ‘syttende mai’), so GRATULERER MED DAGEN Norge!!! (Congratulations Norway)

For the first time Misha is not here to participate in the traditional ‘barnetoget’ (Childrens’ Parade), so I will wave the flags at his friends who are. 🙂 Weather is absolutely lovely, so it will be good!

Besides the children focused activities, much of the celebrations seems to be about partying and drinking (somewhat comparable with King’s Day in The Netherlands) 😀 The Norwegians do give it a quite nice touch though; everyone dresses up! Most will wear a Bunad, the traditional clothing, and if you don’t have one, then your best suit or dress will do it! (haha, totally opposite to the somewhat clownish King’s Day in NL…)


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QOTD May 16 2018

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Raoul Vaneigem: “In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.”


QOTD May 15 2018

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Chuang-tzu: “Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”


QOTD May 14 2018

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Alban Goodier: “Those who face that which is actually before them, unburdened by the past, undistracted by the future, these are they who live, who make the best use of their lives; these are those who have found the secret of contentment.”


QOTD May 13 2018

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Chinese Proverb: “Do not remove a fly from your friend’s forehead with a hatchet.”


QOTD May 12 2018

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Steve Jobs: “You’ve got to find what you love and that is as true for work as it is for lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you’ve found it.”

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QOTD May 11 2018

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Oriental Proverb: “If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.”

QOTD May 10 2018

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Abraham Lincoln: “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”


QOTD May 9 2018

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Brenda Ueland: “Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.”


QOTD May 8 2018

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Malcolm X: “You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”


QOTD May 7 2018

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Unknown: “Most people rust out due to lack of challenge. Few people rust out due to overuse.”


QOTD May 6 2018

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Peter McWilliams: “Pain (any pain–emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: “We would be more alive if we did more of this,” and, “Life would be more lovely if we did less of that.” Once we get the pain’s message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away.”


QOTD May 5 2018

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Plutarch: “The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it.”


QOTD May 4 2018

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Dale Carnegie: “If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.”


QOTD May 3 2018

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Madeleine L’Engle: “We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”


QOTD May 2 2018

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Katharine Butler Hathaway: “It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.”


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