Book: Reflections

Reflections - bringing attention to your daily life by Désirée Steinmann

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Reflections of the Week


2013-11-01 12:17 (comments: 0)

Everybody in my family is thinking about what to put on the Christmas Wish-list. That triggered the idea in me to share with you these Reflections with 3 thoughts in mind:

1. I would like to motivate you to make a more significant list!

2. I would like to direct your attention to the fact, that this is one chapter of my book "Reflections" and there are over 50 chapters more to inspire you!

3. This book would make a wonderful Christmas present for someone you love or like!

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Have you ever watched a child on its birthday and seen how happiness shines straight from its heart when it unwraps a present it was wishing for? The shining eyes and the contagious positive energy it radiates triggered a great idea in me!

When did you last write a Life-Wish-List?

When you are on vacation, maybe at a nice beach or in the mountains surrounded by nature, or maybe just having a relaxed afternoon in your garden, on your balcony or in front of a fireplace with a delicious drink in your hand listening to your favorite music, let your thoughts run freely, without any censoring or reality check and write down all your wishes.

It could be things like:

  • Creating a nurturing and inspiring reading or thinking corner in your home
  • The sports car you have dreamt about for many years (it could also be rented for a weekend!)
  • A safari in Kenya
  • Taking a balloon ride
  • Additional education
  • Singing live in a bar
  • Climbing a mountaintop
  • A wellness weekend for two
  • Seeing the musical „The Lion King“
  • Taking an arts class
  • and many more!

It doesn’t have to be something big, just something you have been dreaming of or thinking about for a long time, but never made real. After finishing your list, you can ask the other members of your family to do the same or you can even make a family wish list; everything you would like to do together sometimes.

Now, that you have it all in black on white, your list becomes more real and you can always get back to it. The next step is to fulfill one wish per year in your list. You could review your list every year on New Year’s Day and decide what to do next in the coming year rather than taking the usual resolutions like stopping smoking, losing weight or doing more sports!? Or go through it during your vacation. Vacation is the perfect time to reflect, as you are able to relax and allow your thoughts and dreams to be big and free!

Regain your shining children’s eyes and enjoy the positive energy!



And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.


Abraham Lincoln


I do not regret anything I've ever done. I only wish I could have done more.


Mickey Rooney


Some people are so busy trying to do their Should that they have no time for their Want.


Peter Hohl


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