ThankfulThursday #9

Hair Tie
Whether my hair is straight or curled
You’re always there to hold me together
Your job is the toughest in the world
Yet nothing can stop you, not even the weather

Sometimes I ask too much
And you tear
With a single touch
It’s just not fair

Still, I’m thankful for everything you do
That’s why this poem is for you

Have a nice Thursday.


ThankfulThursday #7

I made the discovery of a lifetime. My brother is taking these Japanese classes. He’s always wanted to learn Japanese, so he’s making his dreams come true. (Although, he would never say it like that!)
Yesterday, after dinner, we asked him some words in Japanese, but after a while we started asking him these really crazy words he didn’t know so we consulted google translate, as you do. This is where I made my discovery.
I started with these random words, but then I thought it would be funny to look up the Japanese word for mother. And it couldn’t have been better. The Japanese word for mother is: 母! Not funny? Wait until you hear the pronunciation. It’s literally Haha! The Japanese word for mother is Haha. That’s hilarious!!!
But that’s not all of it. I then looked up the word for father. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be fair. This is the Japanese word for father: 父! The pronunciation? Chichi.
My Chichi and Haha are awesome! It’s not that I disrespect the Japanese language. I think it’s an amazing language! This just put a smile on my face for the rest of the day and for this morning as well. What could be better than a language that puts a smile on your face?

So this Thursday I’m thankful for the Japanese language!
I 愛 this language!

Have a nice Thursday.

ThankfulThursday #6

Today I’m thankful for the guy that was brushing his teeth on the train yesterday. At first I was pretty sure he was a weirdo, but then I thought about it. As you guys already know I suck at brushing my teeth. After I’m done I’m covered in toothpaste. Him being able to brush his teeth while riding the train. That’s just a new kind of impressive. Not a single drop on his shirt!!! And it wasn’t even early in the morning. It was like 15:30 (that’s 3:30 pm). He just did it with such confidence.
If you’re able to brush your teeth like he did, you must have an amazing life. He just doesn’t give a f*ck about what other people think, but at the same does care about his hygiene.
I don’t know who you are man, but you’re the best! You taught me a valuable lesson. Don’t care about what other people think, just make sure you stay clean.

I really think he might have been a hobo, but he’s my new personal superhero!

Have a nice Thursday.

ThankfulThursday #5

I won’t be writing a long post this Thursday, because I have this exam today and I have realized it’s really hard to be thankful for something when you have an exam. At first I thought I would write a post thanking the sun, but he doesn’t have an exam today. Then I thought I would thank the birds outside, but they don’t have an exam today either. In the end I wanted to write a post thanking my exam, but even he doesn’t have an exam today. (Woow, this just took a turn.) So then I thought, there’s always someone who has it worse. Today, I want to thank Pluto (not the dog, the planet) for always having it worse and making me feel better because of it.

Pluto has been through some sh*t in the past decade. He started out as a real planet. He was really something special. And then in 2006, out of nowhere, was told he wasn’t big enough to be a real planet anymore. From then on he would be a dwarf planet. But he didn’t let that bring him down.
Pluto has proven to the earth, to Mars, to Jupiter, to Uranus, to Neptune and whatever other planets are out there, that size doesn’t matter. For that I believe Pluto deserves a round of applause. You go, Pluto!
And it doesn’t matter what Neptune and Uranus are saying behind your back, you’re still a real planet to me. (I always root for the underdog.) Just let them talk. They’re just overcompensating for something else.

In the end you’re all orbiting around the same sun!

Have a nice Thursday.

ThankfulThursday #4

We tend to always overlook the small things in life. They’re so small that we don’t even think about how important they truly are. And I don’t mean that tiny spider that was crawling around my room last Monday. I most certainly did not overlook him. Okay, I lost my train of thought for moment. Focus. What was I saying again? Oh right, overlooking small things.
It’s the things we take for granted that we miss the most the moment we lose them. (A quick tip that has nothing to do with this post. Nothing is lost until your mother can’t find it.) This Thursday I’m thankful for… Can you guess it yet? Yeah, you got it. I’m thankful for the small things we take for granted.

Think about it for a moment. Think about all the things we take for granted. What would we do if we didn’t have toothpaste? We would always be walking around with morning breath, only then it would just be called day breath. No fresh minty breath, but you breath will smell like someone died inside your mouth and they can’t find the body, so it’s been rotting in there for months. AND! You would be walking around with so many cavities, that your teeth would just start falling out.
Or what would we do if we didn’t have scissors? We would never be able to open those impossible to open packages. All hairdressers would be without a job. Our nails would just keep growing until we won’t be able to move our hands and feet. (I just realized you could probably use a knife, but what if we didn’t have knifes, either? Then what?)
And what if we didn’t have mirrors? We  would never be able to see ourselves. Your perfect face and beautiful smile, you would never be able to see it. Everyone around you could enjoy all your perfectness, everyone but you!
Ever thought what the world would be like without the alphabet? No letters, no books, no Shakespeare, no Homerus, no Jane Austen, no Fairy tales, no Harry Potter, no Fifty Shades of Grey (although, I think that wouldn’t be too bad).
And what if we didn’t have light? We would always be in the dark.
No cameras, means no Instagram pictures of your food or that picture of your Duck-Face. No picture after your work-out just to prove to your friends you went to the gym.
No bottle openers, means no drinks, no alcohol. People always sober. (Could you imagine?)
And what if we didn’t have any oxygen? We would all be dead right now! I wouldn’t even be able to write this post. You wouldn’t be able to read it. That means this post doesn’t even exists.

I know I kinda derailed a little. Once my brain starts going, there is no way of turning it off. I just have to go with it. Maybe it’s time to stop.
So, thank you toothpaste for protecting my teeth; Thank you scissors for being so cut-edge; Thank you mirrors for always smiling back at me; Thank you alphabet for making up new words; Thank you light for making everything clear; Thank you cameras for putting everything in perspective; Thank you bottle openers for popping every lid and thank you oxygen for taking my breath away.

You probably thought I was going to write this very deep and touching post about all the people we take for granted in our life. That I was going to write about all the small things people did for me and I never thanked them for. Nope, no way. That’s not how this blog works.

Have a nice Thursday.

ThankfulThursday #3

I do feel like I left you at an uncomfortable place yesterday. The post about my imaginary NSA-agent, Joe, was kind of crazy, I know. Some of you were probably freaked out and now think you have your own NSA-agent that’s spying on you. You may even have gone so far as to tape something in front of your webcam. That’s fine. Just to make you feel better this ThankfulThursday will be really uplifting.

So, without any further ado. This Thursday I’m thankful for spring.  I know I’m like ten days early, but the weather in the Netherlands has been getting better. The sun is shining (most of the time). And the flowers are starting to bloom. I do know that the weather in the Netherlands can go from amazing to snow in a matter of seconds, but the sun just makes me happy, even if it is just for the day.
With every new season new wonders appear. Some better than others. Spring is accompanied by some pretty amazing miracles.
At the start of spring most animals are really horny. This means that nature walks become really fascinating. Also soon there will be a lot of cute baby animals. It’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die!
Birds come back from their seasonal migration and are so excited to see us that they wake us with their chirping. Alarm clocks are overrated!
Flowers start blooming, allergies reappear.
You can finally feel the sun’s rays on your skin.
After months of wearing four layers of clothing you can finally start taking them off. Although for some people you’d wish they would start wearing some extra layers of clothing. Wear the clothes for the body you have, not the body you want. (Oh, please. I’m just kidding. It’s a joke people!) Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable! It’s just that it isn’t just the layers that disappear, clothes actually start shrinking. I don’t know if you have this saying as well, but when I think of spring and warmer weather, I think of ‘milk bottles’. It’s what we call people’s milky white legs. They were in hiding all winter, and haven’t seen the sun in months. In spring they start coming out and it can be a bit of a shock. (I am usually one of those people.)
It’s also the season everyone starts worrying about bikini season.
People start coming out of their hibernate sleep. Oh, wait! Did I say people? I meant bears and all those other animals that hibernate. Whichever you are.
It’s just a fact that when the sun is shining people tend to smile a lot more. I mean it! That’s a scientific fact. I’m sure of it. I think.

Thank you spring for brightening up my day even though you’re not officially here yet. You’re the best!

Have a sunny Thursday.

Dear Summer, Fall and Winter,
You’re just as great as spring. It’s just that you’re so last season.