Trying to keep up with Life

So many things happened after my last entry. The days passed by so fast and become weeks and there wasnt a perfect moment to sit still and reflect the things I had experienced.

After a very long time me and Kai had the chance to spent a lovely afternoon at our favourite seaside spot. It is truly amazing how energizing it is just to sit on the beach watching the small waves break. It is as if all the worries, negative and stressful thoughts disappear until there is nothing in your mind then peace, calmness and satisfaction.

I am very thankful for these precious moments as they are a gift from above. I felt happy and thankful for the weather, which was simply gorgeous and I enjoyed having Cake and Coffee at our favourite Countryside CafΓ©, which is something we always do when we are at the Baltic Sea. We even took some time to walk through the orchard and pick plums.

In this past weeks I also entered driving school, which was a big thing for me. I don’t know why I didn’t took lessons earlier maybe I was afraid of the new situation or simply couldn’t imagine myself driving a car… Now that I passed my third car ride I am happy as a Girl can be, that I finally took this step and I hardly cant wait to sit in that car again.

Here are some of the “new” things I have done in this last weeks as well:

  • Tried new and fantastic recipes
  • Put in a Bible-study time into my schedule
  • Went bike riding after almost a year
  • Watched an inspiring movie about “Alice Paul” (an american suffragette)
  • Bought and start reading an inspiring book called “The lost art of true Beauty” by Leslie Ludy
  • Started Scrapbooking

Getting to know people and serving them is one of the things I love to do. I love checking in with people on Facebook and Twitter and take interest in their lives. This last several weeks I was blessed by getting to know a wonderful woman called Amber. She is amazingly funny, interesting, encouraging and inspiring and it is a treat to interact with her as we seem to be one of a kind! πŸ™‚ Thank you Amber for being such a great person and friend!! πŸ™‚

Talking about serving other people. It was a big pleasure for me to pack and send a birthday surprise to a very special someone this week and I cant wait to see how this person reacts on my surprise. I also sent a package to an American woman, we don’t know each other very well, whom is suffering from Insomnia like I tend to do a month ago. As I heard that she barely sleeps at night, I told her about me drinking a special “sleepy-tea” that helped me very well. In about one week she will receive my package and I do hope the tea is going to help her as much as it helps me.

These “small things” are making my day. When I sent someone an e-card or help them out if they need someone to talk. Checking in and wishing people a great day, sending them articles, that I find interesting… or even walk 6 km in a Charity walk to collect money for a cause.

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You can see the world around you changing if you start to serve others and it is an amazing feeling, which really can make your day and lift you up.

I am so much looking forward to this upcoming weeks as it seems to be a very exciting time at the moment. I feel so much alive, thanks to all these new things and that is a big change to all the last months, which went by in a moody blur.

Which are moments you are thankful for?

How do you serve other people?

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5 thoughts on “Trying to keep up with Life

  1. Amber says:

    Oh Linn, you are too sweet! πŸ™‚ I have truly enjoyed getting to know you as well.

    Yay for all the new things you tried! That is great that you are trying new things. You are inspiring me to try new things too.

    The beach looks lovely! And fresh picked plums, YUM!

    I am sure that your friends will love the packages that you sent to them. πŸ™‚

    I also find that drinking a sleepy time tea helps me relax and get some sleep. I can’t remember what it’s called at the moment, but it helps me greatly.

  2. Kai Freundlich says:

    Hej lovely. You know how I serve others. And I feel encouraged by You. A nice and deep blogpost. I can feel your special mood. Go on and be Special! -kai-

  3. familyforest says:

    Aloha From Hawaii! Your picture above made me homesick for England and their English tea time at the University of Surrey and in London.
    Nice thoughts and thanks for sharing!
    http://familyforest.com
    http://familyforest.wordpress.com

    • Linn Graves says:

      Aloha Bruce. Thank you very much for your comment!:) Hope you will be in UK anytime soon so that you have the pleasure of enjoying an High Tea. I would love to enjoy the great weather and the surf on Hawaii!! :)Have a great weekend!!

  4. Andrew says:

    Hi Linn,

    Great blog post. The seaside is fantastic! Completely agree with the effect the coast can have. We find it a calm, inspiring and relaxing place. Strolling along is cleansing.

    Jealous of the plum picking. Sounds wonderful. :)A great way to spend time.

    It is wonderful you are looking forward to the future and feel it is an exciting time. Love the attitude.

    All the best

    Andrew

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