Giving

love, Luck, People, Spiritual

I recently started a photography project in the Bos & Lommer district in Amsterdam, the city where I live. I offer my neighbours a free portrait session. As I moved to Amsterdam just a year ago, this gives me the opportunity to get to know my neighbours better and to hone my photography skills, especially portraits. The reactions have been great so far; people are genuinely grateful to have some nice pictures taken and furthermore, every foto shoot is a moment of connection between strangers too and that remains something really special. Take for example Vladimir with his dog Timo. Meeting Vladimir was wonderful and meeting Timo meant seeing a dog just happy to be alive. Dogs just give, that’s all they do. Timo leaving his footprint on my jeans did connect me with the following quote I read this morning:

Start today – give, give, give – time, energy, assistance, care, co-operation. On how many levels do you see the opportunity to give? It’s good to be a ‘just do it’ person. Even better to be a ‘just give it’ person. And the paradox will make itself known – when you give you will realise you already have everything you need.

 

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Unconditional

People

When I was browsing through some recent pictures lately, I came across this picture and all of a sudden Carl Perkins version of Your True Love popped up in my mind.  A simple but great song. I do not consider myself a dog lover per se, but the joy and love dogs express to their owners can be very inspirational. To do just things for fun, for not holding back, to not regret anything, to  love unconditionaly and to come back to your loved ones again and again.