Monday, November 17, 2014

Lessons learned #1.

Hallo meine Lieben,

happy Monday! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Today I want to share some of the things I have learned. And I hope you will share some of your life lessons with me. 

1. Animals cheer you up, no matter what.
2. Onions are evil.
3. Anise tastes like feet.
4. Tea is always a good idea.
5. Don't worry too much.
6. Decide to be happy.
7. Be kind to people. Your relatives from hell not included. 
8. Read as many books as you can.
9. Adopting a pet will make you feel great.
10. Becoming vegan is one of the best decisions to make.
11. Don't count calories. 
12. Do what makes you happy. As long as you don't hurt others.
13. Don't care about what people might think of you.
14. Trust your guts.
15. Believe in yourself, no matter what others say.
16. Don't give up on your dreams, no matter how hard it is. 
17. Eat more veggies.
18. Always give money to homeless people with dogs. 
19. Eat more chocolate.
20. Life is way too short.
21. Help others.
22. Always make sure to have warm feet.
23. Always be kind to animals.
24. Buy the globe bar you find at the flea market. 
25. Your life, your terms. 
26. Do not be afraid.
27. Be yourself.
28. Kitty cuddles rule. 
29. Never stop learning. 
30. Baking is fun. 
31. Never apologize for being yourself.
32. Spoil your pets. 
33. Laughing is important.
34. Crying too.
35. Mary Poppins and The Sword in the Stone never get old.
36. The German version of the Inspector Gadget theme song is better than the original.
37. Cats prefer cardboard boxes over cat beds. 
38. Deep water is a pain in the ass. Stay away from it.
39. Never drive a car in Paris. You will regret it.
40. Onions ruin every meal. be continued.

Have a great week!


  1. Ha, I like these! I agree that adopting a pet is an excellent idea. Adopting more than one is even better :) I've never had anise (to my knowledge), but I'll sure avoid it now! Yuck!

    1. Glad you like them! I really hope I can add another pet to the pack soon! A lot of people love anise but I really cannot stand the smell. My grandma always made anise cookies and I hated them. Also anise schnaps!

  2. Hi Katrin

    nice list! but I can't have a meal without onions!! :P

    and I agree completely with point no.!

    1. Thanks Ankita! I will never understand how people can love onions! ;) Glad you agree on #7! :)

  3. Thank you for sharing these life lessons - it’s nice to break free from the self doubt that holds us back from embracing our dreams and living a fulfilling life or even preventing these things from happening.

    Bummers about the anise, I love star anise! Have you tried ground anise before?

    1. It is so easy to stay away from your dreams just because of doubts. But I am sure we would regret not trying it. So I always try to remind myself of that.

      I think I tried all kinds of anise. I just do not like the smell at all. My grandma always made anise cookies and I hated them so much!

  4. love this! i really love the quote.

  5. Yes, EAT MORE CHOCOLATE!!! Always! And I love #29 as well, never stop learning.

    But above all, EAT MORE CHOCOLATE!!

    1. Chocolate is good. :) Glad you agree. Just had some!

  6. Good ones, there are so many important life lessons that we need to look back and reflect on once in a while.

    For me an lesson was that although we hear many horrible stories in the news the vast majority of people are actually good and compassionate even if the business of our world means you can't always see it.

    1. True! Sometimes it is good to have a reminder of those things. It is easy to forget them once in a while.

      And I agree on your lesson. It is just so hard to believe sometimes when you see all the horrible things people do. But the majority isn't like that.

  7. I love this! Such great reminders! Thank you! I remember you saying you hated onions! I hate the smell!
    Have a fab day! Hugs xxx

    1. Glad you like it, Chrissy! Thank you! I really really hate onions! The smell and everything else about it! The taste, the texture...:) Have a great day! Hugs!

  8. I agree with many of these, but especially #18!!

    You must have a sever dislike of onions to put them on your list twice! ;)

    1. That's cool you agree on #18. I can't just walk by, I always give money to people and dogs in need.
      Yeah, I really really hate onions! I just can't stand them! :) I eat everything else (which is vegan) but I just can't make myself eat onions.

  9. I'm not big on onions either. Never really was. Books, oh how I love books, and reading. Wish I had more time to indulge. Think I'll try to read a good one over Christmas break. :)

    1. I don't know why but I always really hated them. I don't think that will ever change! Hope you can read a lot over Christmas break! We really need more time for books!

  10. nice list, I agreed with almost all of them, I did have to look up #3 but it doesn't sound like something I want to eat anyway.

    life lessons? I don't really have much to offer as you mostly have already listed them but I would say, don't blame yourself too much when something goes wrong, because you're only human

    hope you have a great day.

    1. Thank you, Lissa! I am glad you agree on so many things. I think a lot of people like anise but I just can't stand the smell I guess.
      And your lesson is definitely important, you are so right! Thanks for sharing!


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