#gratefulliving

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How to create a wave of kindness

I spend my evening with my grandparents, these are the kind of evenings that always turn out to be more valuable than expected. They could very well be the only people that have never judged me or my sister and that will shower us with love unconditionally. I’m not saying they are perfect, like all grandmothers mine too lets me know I don’t visit or call enough. We talked about society, values, upbringing, the past, the future and time itself....

Living room adventures

Talking to my own family is hard for me at times. Especially when it’s a couple of them together talking in the way that they are used to talking to each other; most things covered in a thin vale of negativity. Sometimes they scare me with their preconceptions and lack of compassion and knowledge about other countries, other cultures, other communities on our earth. At those times I need to remind myself how privileged I am to have seen so...

My first steps on the path to self-love and healing

A fragment from my first diary dating from my teenage years: “I visited my old school today, looking for some people I know. I spoke to some old classmates and my old gym teacher. He is a young guy, not much older than me and he always seemed interested in me in a way that a teacher really shouldn’t be interested in a student. Even though he never actually did anything to back that idea up. Whatever I wanted to...

Take off

After a stop-over in Madrid to catch up with some friends, I transferred onto a not-so-luxurious airplane, in which I would remain for the next 14 hours straight. Thankfully I spend 8 of those hours fast asleep. I love the fact that I can practice this hobby of mine everywhere and always! When we descended down through the clouds to land in the enormous capital of Lima, I enjoyed the beautiful view of the sun rising through the thick and...