23 gifts for 23

New horizons.
New adventures.
New magic.
The beauty of not knowing,
the mystery of the unknown.

The air filled with promises.

Trust the wait.
Embrace the uncertainty.
Enjoy the beauty
of becoming.
When nothing is certain
everything is possible.
_ Mandy Hale

Life is short.
Time is fast.
No replay.
No rewind.
Enjoy every moment as it comes.

Mooie, oude, houten tribunes
betreed je via een smal trapje.
Vlak naast je gaan de bomen te keer.
Als ze slim zijn na de toss,
kiezen ze wind mee.
_ Kleine dingen | Nico Dijkshoorn

Beautiful, old, wooden grandstands
are entered via a narrow staircase.
The trees are raging right next to you.
You look up.
If they are smart after the coin toss,
they choose downwind.
_ Kleine dingen | Nico Dijkshoorn

You ARE good enough.
(Actually you’re probably overqualified.
But let’s start the week off humble.)
_ Wordporn

Don’t just
Don’t just learn, experience.
Don’t just read, absorb.
Don’t just change, transform.
Don’t just relate, advocate.
Don’t just promise, prove.
Don’t just criticize, encourage.
Don’t just think, ponder.
Don’t just take, give.
Don’t just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don’t just hear, listen.
Don’t just talk, act.
Don’t just tell, show.
Don’t just exist, live.
_ Roy T. Bennett | The Light in the Heart

Always be the optimist, the hoper of far flung
hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.
_ Doctor Who

Life is tricky baby, stay in your magic.

the gift of wandering

She always had that about her,
that look of otherness,
of eyes that see things much too far,
and of thoughts that wander off
the edge of the world.
_ Joanne Harris

Let your ideas flow like the light, optimistic
dance of a dandelion seed.

Simplicity and a great idea are two vital creative
ingredients. Completed by looking for a striking
solution in different places, switching off and
connecting the dots differently.

Go the extra mile.
It’s never crowded.

I swear it was Friday
like five minutes ago.
_ Luxémme

When life gives you Monday,
dip in glitter and sparkle all day. 

You only score a point when it’s done.
Done is a superpower, as most people
will never finish. You’re not most people.
_ Iain Thackrah

Happiness is the new rich.
Inner peace is the new succes.
Kindness is the new cool.

Leave no one behind, we’re not strangers.

A friend is one who overlooks your broken
fence and admires the flowers in the garden.

Be brave.
Be wild,
And stay
hungry for
art, love,
and adventure.
_ Erin van Vuren

Being raised between clean water and a lot
of fresh air and wind is a deeply rooted gift.
Its fairness and airness waves throughout
my thinking and being.

Be you, please.

A rising tide lifts all boats.

Say it before you run out of time.
Say it before it is too late.
Say what you’re feeling.
Waiting is a mistake.
_ Haruki Murakami

Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.

Tao spiritual system. There was never more need
for the Tao today. Tao gives you a feeling that
you belong to the cosmos and gives purpose to
your life; it gives you such a sense of identity and
strength to know you’re living the life you can live
and therefor ought to be living: make full use of
your character and full use of your life on earth.
_ Vivienne Westwood (1948 – 2022)

The world is waiting, beat your drum. 

Slay dragons, bit by bit.

It’s okay to be scared, but you have to get out there,
open up, love, make mistakes, learn, be stronger,
and start all over again.
_ Vinitha Veluri

Go outside.
Let some air in.
It’s filled with promises.
Be open.
Be surprised.

With all that said,