Saturday, October 27, 2012

  SUDDENLY IN NEW YORK!!! ... AND THEN FLORIDA!

Life is never going to tell you what will happen tomorrow! 
    Last week Gegga ( my creator ) tested that in her own life. One evening at the hospital ( she is a nurse in a psychiatric ward ) she had a phone call from a friend who invited her to New York City - the next day!!.. imagine!!  The terms was that she would babysit a 3 year old kid for a week! Vuuuhh!!! ...that was a BIG challange for her!! ... neither she or New York  liked kids very much. But in her dreams she wanted to travel more... and also to like kids... just a little bit more.  Everybody should love kids, the world is full of them... and someday she would even become a grandma - if God is good... she thought. 
So she jumped on the plane... and thanks to God all went well. The 3 year old kid did even like her... and all the candy she had :)
   Well... while staying in NY Gegga got another surprise phone call. Her father, who was staying in Florida for a vacation, had suddenly got seriously ill and was treated in an intensive care unit. So she went on travelling... all the way to Florida - a place she had never wished to visit - "unless in an emergency circumstances... or without having to pay the bill!" All of her friends and family knew about her statement of that. ( to tell you the truth, she said the same thing about NY after staying there few years ago )

   SO TAKE CARE OF WHAT YOU SAY - UNLESS YOU REALLY WANT IT TO BECOME YOUR REALITY! 

Thanks to God her father is on his way to a better health - deciding not to die this time.
It did matter, he told her, that he was wearing his "smiler" around his neck all the time. 


Gegga is sooooo.....  grateful to God for sending her on a trip like that, with new 
experiences - without paying the bill - and even having fun most of the time :)


Monday, October 15, 2012

LOVING LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS EASY ... BUT "SMILER" CAN HELP!


( From the forthcoming book "Be a smiler..." ) :

At the turn of the last century I was nurturing the creative force within me as a student at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Even so, I was not entirely content with my life. I was prone to sitting on the “pity pot” and often considered life harsh and unfair. As if that were not enough, I felt guilty about not being sufficiently happy. I had everything: a house, a man in my life, children, a car, a dog. I was living the romantic dream… my own dream since childhood… except the love wasn’t thriving, and my heart was lonely.
At school I was given an assignment to design a utility object of some kind that had an unusual purpose – or even no specific purpose. That is when my “instrument of joy” idea was born. Why wait for happiness – for something good to happen so I could feel happy? Why didn’t I just take the initiative and smile at the gloom and doom?
The outcome of my project was an object that somewhat resembled a dog bone. I wanted to pay homage to dogs for their amazing ability to feel joy over the smallest things and then to generously pass that joy on to others. The object was shaped like a crescent and could be placed between the corners of the mouth to push them outward and up, creating a smile. It was practically a given that anyone who saw the object used would not be able to resist smiling back.