All posts by lifeismyuniversity

My name is Lia. I am married and we have 3 daughters and 2 dogs. I was born in 1956 in Tanzania and when I was nine years old I moved with my family to the Netherlands where I have lived most of my life. From 2000-2004 we have lived in Italy. It wasn’t until 2016 that I went back to Tanzania to visit the places where I have been before (a lot of the photographs we took, will be used in my blog). Although I have never been excluded I did feel lost in this world and never really knew what I wanted. Finally I start to get a glimpse of whom I truly am at the age of 60 : ) years young. So if I would describe myself now I would say that I am open-minded, optimistic and humoristic (don’t take life to serious is my motto). I always like to tell my view on different topics that sometimes irritates my near and dear family (though, they still love me for who I am). So I think they are quite happy that I can express my self through a blog so they don’t have to listen to all my stories ; ). In 2010 I started to read other blogs that gave me a different view of life and influenced my way of thinking. They also inspired me to start my own blog and finally I am ready to take the step to have my own blog. Life is my University is true. Life made me into ME. I want to share what stirs inside of me, what makes me laugh, what makes me cry. Besides that I want to talk about what is happening in the world around us. Although I am Dutch, I decided to write in English. When you see some strange sentences, you will know it is my Dutch background. Don’t hesitate to correct me when I am wrong. Everybody I pass on this journey will have influence on my path! I hope to meet you!

Being Grateful

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Being grateful
And faithful
Life will expand
Feelings extend

It will open the door
For receiving more
Your sight
Perceives more light

The words you hear
Sound more sincere
Showing appreciation
Will lead to a transformation

Be grateful for YOU
And all that you do

Advice

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Please think twice
Before you give advice
Use your advice with tact
Think about the impact

Does your advice nurture?
Or is it more “torture”?
Does it add something positive?
Does it accomplish the opposite?

Without eyes blinking
We say what we are thinking
May your advice be pure
To help people cure!

Cleaning and clearing

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A dusty mirror showed my reflection
It needed some inspection
Seeing my own creation
Not resembling my imagination

In my house the lamps
Became too damp
My light didn’t shine
Because all I did was whine

Lamps, mirrors and windows I cleaned
My own image I “cleared”
My oh my what a lot of dirt
That is why my vision got so blurred! ; )

Do I walk my talk?

Do I Walk
My talk?
Is what I say
And do Ok?

Did I just tell a lie
Because I was shy?
Was I mean
To avoid a scene?

Did I please
For my own ease?
When I tell my story
Is It all glory?

Did I mix intuition
With ambition?
If It is on “me” I want to rely
I must always ask the question Why:

What is MY motivation
In this situation???