Surprise in the end of the day..
I did it =)
Let me bring some light into the problem...
Where is Dante?
I got a hug =)
When we walk in a group, Dante is always "counting" whether all the members of the group are still part of the group =) If someone disappears, Dante notices that and he wants to get this person back. This time (at the picture), 6 people were missing. It was impossible to get Dante from the door. I had to carry him (he did not protest though) for like 150 meters.
Thoughts about my job
Today I am sitting in my room in the office, while the preparation team is preparing the seminar in Reims. It is a nice feeling. The sun is shining outside and I feel that something good is being created. It´s been some time I have been to a seminar. The methods are for sure changing, I am recognizing less and less people in the participants list - and that´s a good sign. That means that the people are changing, new and new are coming, new and new people have chance to experience Active, new and new people are getting involved.
I want to remember this feeling because feelings like this make me like my job even at times when I have to deal with broken computers, not working SIM cards and putting bills into order. Knowing what is behind those bills, phones and other troubles - makes me understand that even such days are meaningful.
My favourite words part 5
A swedish word for a: person with whom one lives, partner, common-law spouse
Yes..it has happened again..
Good that I was not emotionally attached to the bike. But still it was practical to have.
Bye bye bike!
En fantastisk bra teknik...
How could I forget?
I forgot to share a very very important information. I have learnt to play Domino. I have been member of Active for 8,5 year and did not know how to play Domino untill "actio2552" meeting two weeks ago. I have no clue how I managed to avoid it but I am sure I did not try to avoid it.
So I know now. Since Frank (our Domino guru) did not bring Domino "stones" but only Domino "cards" (easier to carry them when travelling) we beginners had pretty tricky situation. It is very good to have an overview over the stones/cards one has. And with stones it is much easier than with the cards. I think that the pics can speak for me =)
Troubles with cards:
it worked in the end:
Pictures by: Jan Tore
Women - a special kind
My favourite words part 4
Big comeback of "my favourite words" cathegory =)
The latest one I have learnt and consider very cute is: Sukkerspinn - norwegian word for "sockervadd" (swe) or cukrova vata (sk) or candy floss (eng).
Today I go to sleep longer in the morning and wake up without alarm clock (I actually do not remember when I did that last time. I guess it was somewhen after I came back from the seminar in Slovakia). Then I went out with Dante and thought about a thing I have to share now. I was thinking about happiness. Recently I have had great time walking Dante. I do not know what exactly happened but each time when we walk outside I feel very happy. I listen to some music, I do not care about rain and mud around and I feel like singing or running or just jumping from time to time. But I don´t do any of those things. I just walk, meet or pass by people, maybe smile at those who comment how cute Dante is and continue my way. Why don´t I sing if I feel for singing? Why don´t I jump a bit? I feel that it would not be socially suitable behaviour. I wonder why it is like that. Why don´t we allow ourselves to express happiness? Why do we have norms for happiness?
Happiness is sometimes very appreciated. We usually like people who are happy and light hearted. At the same time we look strange at people who are "too" happy and express it. Then we are doubtful or sceptical.Chidlren are untill some point allowed to express their happiness. And then...at some point...we just set limits. Why do we forbid each other to be happy? I don´t think a dancing person on a street would hurt someone.