Wednesday, 21 December 2011

It is the time to give

It's getting closer to the time, the time where people all over the world celebrate, christmas is the time where everybody comeback to the origin, joining with family, the loved ones and being happy, where joyfull is the only way to be fullfilled in the heart.

This time I would like to give my special thanks to Lorena Velazques which a while ago featuring one of my christmas shoes on her etsy.

Here is my time to featuring


My deep sincere thank you ... you bring a sprinkles to my heart!

Wishing you a beautifull Christmas full with joy and peace!

my warmest greetings,
~ Cindy ~

Monday, 19 December 2011

A simple story of a Candy Canes boy seller

One of these days A little tiny boy (about 9 years) with a big green round eyes, standing infront of my door in one cold winter rainy day, carry a box full with candy canes and another box for us to drop a coin.

I never kept money on my purse (that's prety silly), but my heart keep saying I want to give something to him (but what).
So then I keep talking to him and asking how many people has he gone thru and how much coins dropped into his coin box, while my head running here and there to think for any idea to what to give to him. 
His answer touched my deepest heart, I think will touch you too! I have NONE, nobody drop any coin to my box.

I told him that I don't have any money kept in my house and asking him if he has ate something for lunch. He said he has been eaten for breakfast, a clap of bread with honey.
He helps his parents on their organization to sell small little things on every seasonal chance, easter, christmas, and any other celebration, painted eggs, candy canes crochet, candies etc
I offer him a warm chocollate but he wave his head and say no I have to go because he needs to sell something before he can go home. Wait a second, I have something for you then I run into my kitchen and grab some of rocky bubblegum fudge from the fridge where I have made couple days ago, wrap it on a plastick sandwich bag and running back to the door. 
He is still standing there and turning his face to me with an open mouth, "Thought you will love this, keep thin on your pocket and you will have a bit energy to walk over another houses and collecting your coins"
He smile to me and wanted to give me his candy canes as a return, told him to go around another house and if tomorrow you pass this street again I will have some coins for you.
He left and wave his hands with a big smile on his cute little face, from the window I saw he walk to another house while grabbing one piece of my fudge. I feel so touched with this sight and wonder that he will come back tomorrow.
Our heart sometimes blocked with so many fake stories how people try to manipulate little children to earn some money for them. But behind this story I will just wanted to ask your thought and see from a different angle, how we still need to act as sincere as a little boy.
The next day I expect this boy to stop by my door again but I have nobody ring my door, but when I see thru out my window I saw something on the floor. 
3 candy canes lay on the floor infront of my door, he must be leaving it there yesterday while he left the sreet because, I never use my front door to go out, I use my backyard door as an out and entrance, so I didn't realize it till now.

There are so little of us can be touched with this kind of stories, because of our tight schedule, busy of our daily, sickness, hates, of we just close our heart to protect ourself from so many unkind people who tried to hurt us.
Forget about how other try to hurt us, just be ourself and be good. 

"There always good things for us when we give to others our kindness."

"Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it"

and believe this : 

"Kindness is like a boomerang, always return!"

For a close I sing this little child song that I always sing together with my mum when I was a little. I never forgot how she sing this beautifully together with Andy Williams, A song and a christmas tree :

On the first day of Christmas my good friends brought to me, 
A song and a Christmas tree--(first verse only. All other verses, "a song for the Christmas tree.")
On the second day of Christmas my good friends brought to me,
two candy canes
On the third day of Christmas my good friends brought to me, 
three boughs of holly
fourth--four colored lights
fifth--a shining star
sixth---little silver bells
seventh--candles a glowing
eighth--gold and silver tinsel
ninth--a guardian angel
tenth--some misletoe
eleventh--gifts for one and all
twelveth--all their good wishes
 Send "A Song And A Christmas Tree" 

A Song and a Christmas Tree ~ Sung by Andy Williams ~ Created by Leroux ~ Dedicated to those who savor present joys and remember the happiness this season holds. ~ Let us keep Christmas, may yours be filled with love, blessed with peace, and filled with joy!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Christmas Tree is coming to town

Buying a christmas tree is an ancient tradition from time to time, it gave us a kind of feeling that you never can describe how lovely it is, how we went thru all this tradition on this very precious moment.

The tree has a long association with Christianity, when it began in Germany about 1000 years ago was said to come across a group of pagans worshipping an oak tree. St Boniface is said to have cut down the oak tree and to his amazement a young fir tree sprung up from the roots of the oak tree. This has been taken as a sign of the Christian faith. But it was not until the 16th century that fir trees were brought indoors at Christmas time.

In my place the time to buy the christmas tree was just started a day after we celebrate Sinterklas. It's time for the Nordmann pine tree to show their beautifull wings on every houses. Though their pricess of a bit more than 5 ft tall are going to flow up every year and this year cost you € 50 where last year we can buy it for € 40. Still, I didn't see houses here perform without that cool tree!

We went around to have a check where to buy this because the old place tree market was relocate to some other far away place. Decided to buy in another place nearby but seems to be it's not a good idea. They don't have too much to choose and they were not beautifull.
So we went for a cycling and try to find the new location of that old pine tree seller, a 15 minutes to cycle and it was a nice weather though.
There you are 5 ft tree hoop ~ lah went to Wil's shoulder and cycling! I feel bit scarry to see this even for the so many times, it's kind of a performance in a circus. Looking to the other side of the road, another man were cycling with I think almost 6 ft tall nordmann too!
I don't take any picture for this, I was too busy with my own cycling and Ally on my side running.

On the way back I feel like to cycling a bit slowly and enjoying the weather. A glance at the other west side, I saw a beautifull scene that I don't feel to miss it.
Parking my bike in the small park, sitting a while with Ally (my tshih tsu) and admiring the beautifull view at the side of a small lake at the zijlsingel .
I feel like losing my words sitting on the still calm day, this is what I love about my city.

Went back at home, another half an hour it started drizling then getting harder and harder. In an hour time after, it was unbelievable dark and wet! Yeah, this is netherlands!!
But, I'm safe, home and enjoying my tea!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

God talks to you

18 minutes meditation to hear God

Kerstmarkt Moezel (Duitsland) - Bernkastel Kues

Van november tot december vinden er op diverse locaties langs de Moezel kerstmarkten plaats. We hebben een leuke lange weekendtje daar gehad. Ook vorige jaar hebben we heel mooi tijdens!
De pittoreske dorpjes en bruisende steden aan de Moezel staan bekend om hun sfeervolle kerst-markten. Bezoek de kraampjes in Traben-Trarbach. Doe uw kerstinkopen in Cochem en ontdek winterse sferen in Trier en Bernkastel. Of gewoon geniet je tussen de dacht met gluhwein!

Wandel je door de wijndorpjes langs de Moezel, vanaf diverse plaatsen heeft u een mooi uitzicht over de verlichte dorpjes.