Dance for Kindness in Thailand 2015 – Final Footage and Pics

 

In November 2015 we danced with thousands of people around the world for kindness and love. I was honoured to be the Group Leader for Thailand in Life Vest Inside’s worldwide Dance for Kindness.

‘The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves- beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion, and realize that we are citizens of the world and that kindness is the common thread that unites all of us.’ Continue reading

A Letter from St. Nicholas to a Travelling Toddler

Dear Malia Luna,

I come in the night before the 6th of December. Make sure you tidied up your room and cleaned your boots, put one boot outside your room and I will come while you sleep and fill it up with apples, oranges and nuts for the children who have been good.

I watched you all year my dear and I want to tell you: I am so very proud of you. I have seen you gave up your home to travel the world with your mummy and to help the less fortunate. You gave away your toys with a smile to children in the Philippines and in Thailand. You only kept what you could carry in your small bag.

You made friends all over the world, slept in all different places and you spread love and kindness wherever you went.

You have grown so much in the last year, not only in centimetres but in inner values as well. I have also seen that you and your mummy didn’t chose the easiest way all the time instead you followed your heart and chose the kindest way.

When you left you were still little, when you got tired from all the walking your mummy would carry you in the baby carrier, then you grew out of it and your mummy would carry you on her shoulders…in sunshine and rain.

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I also saw that your mummy got tired sometimes as well, it made it harder for both of you. That is why I have decided that you my dear will receive another gift this year. I filled your boot with an apple and a orange and also got you a beautiful scooter. It’s small enough so you can take it with you wherever you go, it will make your walks easier and even more fun.


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Thank you for all you did in the past year. Me and all your guardian angels will continue to watch over you and your mummy. You’re love, you’re light, you’re save.

Your friend

St. Nicholas

 

Dance for Kindness 2015 Thailand: Thank you

Time for a BIG THANK YOU!!!!!

On Nov 7th, I was blessed to take part as a Group Leader in an incredible awesome event, where people from all over the world unite as one. On the same day, we all danced to the same song, wearing the same colour. 50 Kids from the Baan Unrak Children’s Home in Sangkhlaburi Thailand danced with me for Kindness, Love, ` and Hope on the World Kindness Day in Sangkhlaburi Thailand. Continue reading

5 Reasons why living with a toddler at the school campus is pretty cool

Living with my 4 year old daughter at the school campus, sounds weird?

After almost four month in the volunteer house – the “Green House” – we had to change houses. In our last week volunteering at the Children’s Home we moved to the school premises. From a big shared house with fridge and living room we moved into a small room on the school ground. Our door facing the school playground. Continue reading

How we stayed 6 month in Thailand, without getting a Visa in advance

Planning long ahead is something I like doing in my head occasionally. But to be honest, I can’t even book a flight three weeks prior departure. A few days is perfect. Enough time to pack everything but quick enough to follow the spontaneous impulse. Continue reading

A simple birthday wish

As the 4th birthday of my daughter was approaching, I recalled her former birthday presents. What shall I give her? What would be special enough to be remembered?

For her very 1st birthday, I took her backpacking to Thailand. I remember I wasn’t sure how we both would cope with it and I didn’t tell anyone until the last minute. Since I wasn’t super strong and confident about the outcome, I din’t want to face any disempowering discussions about my decision. In hindsight it was the biggest life changing gift for both of us. It was the gift of finding confidence in ourselves and trusting in a higher guidance.

Three years later we live a life I have always dreamed of. We’ re free to follow our heart, we’re free to live wherever our heart leads us and we freed ourselves from paradigms we don’t agree. We’re on a journey into trust.

For her 2nd Birthday I got her the feeling of living in a material abundant world mixed with a breeze of nostalgia. Her present was a beautiful new pink doll’s pram and my very own special baby doll, I had for almost 30years.

For her 3rd Birthday I got her the gift of finding strength, resilience, love and stability in herself. How? By living it as an example. I took all the challenges life was giving us to find this incredible strength deep inside me. I can see it very clearly now, but while going through all this, i could only see mist. I had to walk through the mist, without seeing, trusting that I am guided.

At this time we’d already been living three month out of our car, staying with different friends. Sometimes only for one night. We focused on the beauty. No it was not always easy, but we made the very best and more out of it. One day after her 3rd Birthday we took of to Spain to walk an the Way of St. James, the Camino de Santiago. And seven weeks later we embarked to our new life, living a life of service. We were in the middle of our Journey into Trust.

For her 4th Birthday, I asked my daughter what she wishes for. I liked her answer, but the simplicity and depth just occurred to me much later. Her answer was: a christmas tree!

As her Birthday came closer, I was not sure where to get a christmas tree. We were living our live of service for almost one year. After 6 month in the Philippines organising cleft operations and after almost 4 month at an children’s home in Thailand. All I new was that I want to make her Birthday very special. I love to make a big fuss out of her Birthday, but I didn’t feel it would be appropriate doing it at the children’s home, where all the birthday kids celebrate together once a month. But I also didn’t want to cut back on our Birthday tradition. So we took a few days off and went to an island.

As her birthday was only a few days away I recalled my Birthday presents for her. What was the special gift I would give her this year? Last year I gave her a Minnie Mouse which is travelling with us through the world. This year I had a few smaller things, but what would be the very special gift?

A day before her Birthday, I was given the chance to organize the christmas tree. It was delivered to me through the circumstances. And I just realize the gift for your 4th Birthday is the internalization of the following quote by Dr. Wyan Dyer: “Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing.” Use law of attraction, put out your desire and then let it go. Let the universe do the job, if it is meant to be it will come easily.

Your simple und humble birthday wish bring tears to my eyes and makes me so incredible proud of you. The day you were born is our eternal reminder of our connection. The day I was blessed to give birth to you, through me you entered into this life. Through you I entered into this life!
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Dance for Kindness in Thailand

Worldwide thousands of people come together on November 8, 2015 to unite and dance for kindness. On the same day, to the same song, the same dance , in the same color …. thousands of people will dance in over 40 countries and over 100 cities .

…. and Rucksack Coach will participate with the children of Baan Unrak Children’s Home  ( www.baanunrak.org ) here . Continue reading

Baan Unrak Children’s Home in Thailand

For over two month now, I live together with my 3,5 year old daughter in Sangkhlaburi in Thailand near the border to Myanmar. Where we support the Baan Unrak Foundation (www.baanunrak.org) in different areas. Continue reading

From Idea to Reality: Living the Wow Factor

Discover the world through children’s eyes: Live the wow factor

Backpacking around the world, that is how I explored our wonderful earth a few years ago. With the birth of my daughter Malia Luna in 2011, it was clear that I wanted to show her all the beauty one day. Taking her on a great adventure, and thus broaden her horizons. Continue reading