You have survived

When I was a child I found happy faces everywhere I looked.  Now it is getting more difficult to find them around.  Probably as a child I did not put much attention to other people’s mood, the people I looked at was happier or I was not trained to see a sad or depressed face yet.

“Those were other times” some would answer, “People then had fewer worries, these times are more difficult” is a common response nowadays.

I am not sure how to classify it, but yes, finding happy faces is not as easy for me lately.  Should I move to a different country? Well, not exactly, after travelling a lot I have found all kind of people everywhere, but thanks to the internet now you can talk to people on the other side of the planet in real time and realise that they are not having it easier there either. Continue reading

I am a dragon


In Chinese astrology that is. I was born in a year of the Dragon and when I was a little child I loved to draw dragons in sheets of paper and even in my lab coat at middle school once!

  1. I am surprised and grateful that Chandleur was kind enough to honour me with the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I recommend you to visit his site if you haven’t before, because his marvellous photographs are a blessing for the soul. Thank you Chandleur!

I was curious because I have never heard of this award before, so I made a little research about it and found This info on this site, where you can find some information about it, its story and its TWO MEANINGS, it is worth the reading.

In a nutshell, the Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly.

The rules are:

1.       Display the Award Certificate on your website 🙂

2.       Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award 🙂

3.       Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers (I won’t hit fifteen right away)

4.       Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post 🙂

5.       Post 7 interesting things about yourself. 🙂

So, as I understand how busy our lives are and I don’t want to press or impose anything on anyone, I would like to share this award, following the original rules, to 15 blogs I love to read every day and that are a source of inspiration and life lessons.

Yes, I read many blogs every day so it is impossible for me to name all of you but thank you for your hard work and kindness by sharing your writings with all of us.

I am nominating this time:

1.-Billy at

2.-Kritika at

3.-Masgautsen at

4.- Isabella at

5.-Carol at

6.-Persia at

7.-D. Wallace Peach at

8.-Smorgasbord at

9.-James at

10.-Himali at

11.-Becky at

12.-Janice at

13.- A.J.Goode at

14.- Jean at

15.- wcklinwood  at

Thank you and all the other wonderful bloggers I didn’t mention here today,  for making our lives better with your talents.


Hector Sampson

The vow


When a monk “graduates” in a monastery he or she has to take different vows depending on the religion and the monastery they belong to.

When some politicians enter an office and when medicine students graduate, they have to take vows promising they are going to do their best in their careers etc. Not many honour their word but taking the vow is a requirement.

A vow is a solemn promise. It is a commitment to a certain role or course of action. We are giving our word to follow certain rules and do our best to honour that promise. Continue reading