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Change yourself – Part of SoCS

Posted by nickxyz on May 5, 2014

I would certainly subscribe to Irene’s points about attitude and how everyone chooses their perspective every single day, consciously or unconsciously. And the ongoing challenge is to make each choice a conscious one!



The view seen from my new house

I have met some souls in my life, who are really sucking out all my energy. By trying to find the background for this behavior I found out, that they are often self-focused souls, who have some problems about seeing other souls as equal living being. When I have been in their company for some hours, I feel so tired and exhausted like I did work hard in 12 hours.

I found out, that they often have a negative attitude and everything as are going on, always can be linked to other people. Not very often to themselves. They live in their own little world and have troubles about seeing much longer than to their tip of the nose.

The only way to change this way of living is to change their attituces from negative to positive, which is a big challenge to…

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Creative – next level

Posted by nickxyz on May 5, 2014

Creative – next level

Wow, how creative is this?

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January 2012 – Still here

Posted by nickxyz on January 16, 2012

Geesh, it is 2012 already. It has been, almost to the day, 2 years since the last post. Time has bee flying.

Our little guy continues to rule the roost; he becomes more and more effective at it every day. Life otherwise has been going nice and steady. Almost seems to imply to pick up the blogging habit again. New year, new resolutions, let’s see how long it lasts.

Hope you hang around, see you soon

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Merry Christmas

Posted by nickxyz on December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas!

May the joy of the season be experienced by all

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Christmas 2010

Posted by nickxyz on December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010 – second Christmas for our little guy.

The Holidays were great: not super cold like it was last year (although missed the “white Christmas” feeling), family from overseas in town, everyone healthy and in good spirits, friends visiting, good food. Nice all around.

Now… having experienced the generosity of certain individuals (female contingent of the better half’s side), we tried to be proactive and suggest in a very nice and polite way to divert the impending economic subsidies to the likes of Toys’R’Us and company to a more productive outlet, namely the college savings plan for the little guy.

One would think (of individuals with reasonable common sense) that this suggestion would be well received and its motivation inherently obvious. Well, not so. Apparently.

Instead, the previously mentioned attempt at a private economic bailout campaign experienced additional support, resulting in bags and bags of stuff. Stuff of questionable origin, motivation and intention. Stuff occupying every available (and unavailable) square inch of living room, dining room and kitchen. Stuff the little guy won’t even get to until way beyond next Christmas. Let’s not even mention the pending birthday event….

When politely inquiring about origin, the universal answer is: it’s from aunt / uncle abc (who provided a monetary contribution to begin with) and they wanted him to have xyz. When politely inquiring about the motivation, including age appropriateness, the universal answer is: if he doesn’t like it, just get rid of it or throw it out. When politely pointing out that the brand new gift has already suffered the loss of protruding parts (not even having been subjected to the little guy’s quality assurance processes yet), the universal answer is: it’s plastic, I wouldn’t expect much from it (the toy). Or for some variation: the cousin second degree (4 years older) has one just like it and everyone (the 30 and older crowd) loved it, too.

Moral of the story: repeating the original friendly suggestion of funds usage alternative in a somewhat more direct and unmistakable language on Christmas day itself, just barely staying afloat of the ocean of wrapping paper, is generally not advisable.

Learned something today

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