Quotes to Live By

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We recently read this quote by Jean Tinguely the Swiss sculptor, while visiting the Tinguely Museum in Basel.  If you haven’t yet visited the museum, it is worth a few hours. Admission is free with the Museum Pass.  Children and adults will be entertained by the moving sculptures and the eccentric art.

If you are looking for some of our favorite museums in Basel, check out this list.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso

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2019 – Kindness

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Today we bring you a kindness round-up, links, stories, quotes, all relating to kindness, because in 2019 one of my goals is to blow open kindness not only in our home, but in the lives of those we meet, know and grace us with their presence each and everyday.

Kindness definition, “The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.”

Kindness is business, and it is often overlooked.  Bring kindness to your workplace today.

“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” – Harold S. Kushner

The Kind World Podcast because let’s get real, we need far more kindness in our world and this podcast might just be a great place to start.

This song, a personal favorite from Tim McGraw.

Random acts of kindness.  Beautiful, heartwarming and totally awesome.

What ways can you spread kindness in 2019?

“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others. – Mandy Hale

 

Travel Tips 2019

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“Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.”                  – Karen Gibbs

As we approach a new year we have two main travel tips for you.   Travel has been a staple of our lives for many, many years now and for that we will always be grateful.  We have witnessed the power travel has on our family from providing education, awareness, pushing us out of our comfort zones, testing us physically and making us humble, all the while instilling in us a deep sense of joy. Listed below are two very simple, yet powerful tips for you.

“Time is the coin of your life.  You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.” – Carl Sandburg

Take all of your vacation time!  Don’t waste your vacation time. It is your time, earned time, payed time.  According to Projecttimeoff.com, “52% of American have unused vacation time.”  When you neglect your vacation time, remember that is time you will never get back, time you have missed making memories and time not spent with your family. Don’t let that happen to you. Take the time you earned, you won’t regret it.

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

Visit new places!  By visiting new places we witness the world in a very different way.  We are filled with a sense of wonder, we challenge our thoughts and beliefs, we become more open minded and in today’s world, that is a very good thing.  We meet new people and have the opportunity to fall in love with an area that we may have otherwise neglected.  Stretch your comfort level, try new things and see new places and expand your views.

Happy travels!

TEDxYouth@Basel

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TEDxYouth is coming to Basel!  I cannot think of a better opportunity to inspire children than hearing other children speak about projects they are passionate about and ways in which they implement change.

This year the theme will be, “Be Active: Make a Change,” and the event will take place on February 2, 2019 at 13:00 at the International School of Basel.

To learn more about this event and to register, please visit: https://www.tedxbasel.com/.