Ho Ho Ho – Welcome to the Gypsy Christmas show. Ahem post.

Hola y buenas dear friends, readers, fellow bloggers, people of the Internet!

What a year, what a ride around the sun hey? I remember starting this year of 2019 with the desire and intent to come more out of my shell and let my light shine, or to put into practice what much beloved teacher and writer Dr. Wayne Dyer used to say “Don´t die with your music still in you”.


Let´s reframe this into “Live and share your own songs, your own truth, your own way of perceiving the world” – I am always amazed as to the realization that no other being ever was, or ever will be, like another! Or, in the words of Dr. Suess Today, you are you. That is true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you.”


Every human being is so incredibly unique, irreplaceable, and valuable. You, my dear fellow blogger-mates, friends, and readers, are certainly special to me as I consider it a unique gift to be blessed with your time and connections. As a little thank you, I have come up with a melange of songs, and photos to gift you with a pinch of Christmas- joy (for those of you who celebrate) or just joy in general (there can never be enough of that).



The songs are connected to some of my background/ lifestory- cultures, cultures I´ll always feel deeply bonded to, and I would love to transmit some of their unique beauty to you, momentarily bridging the distance between us with music.


Spain- The Spanish song is a surprise – as I am singing it for ya. That´s pretty out there for me but I sure hope you´ll like it! The song is called “Jueves” (Thursday) from Spanish Band “La oreja de Van Gogh” (yep, that would be “Van Gogh´s ear” in English haha). It´s a sweet song about a love that could be, or a love that´s just starting to blossom.

You can listen to it here:



Germany – The German song I picked for you is called “Wunder geschehen” (Miracles happen) and is performed by a fabulous legend of a singer called Nena. The lyrics are especially uplifting and the whole song is just a treat!



Australia – The song I chose to represent the Aussie connection is a beautiful ode to those of our loved ones who aren´t physically present in our lives anymore – we surely do remember and miss them lots around these dates! The song is called “Choir” and is brought to life by epic Australian singer Guy Sebastian. It´s a hopeful tune, celebrating our loved ones lives´ and how fortunate we are to have spent time with them.


Lyrics to Choir by Guy Sebastian


A gypsy at heart will be back with weekly travel posts and audio stories (and something else….but that´s still in the creation-phase:)) in the first week of January 2020. I wish you a peaceful Christmas celebration – with lots of kindness (and if there is no one else, or no one kind enough, around – just choose to be kind to yourself:)), joy (in whichever way you can connect to it easiest) , hope, and Wunder/ miracles! Because they sure do happen:)



Back do you dear reader: How do you let your own light shine? What could you do to let your beautiful light shine more in the upcoming year of 2020? And: Would you feel up for sharing one of your favorite, uplifting songs from your culture in the comment section? Thanks so much and as always, would love to hear from you!

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  1. Thanks for sharing all this holiday cheer Maria. Kudos on singing a song for us. I like to sing, but only as part of a group! Wishing you many holiday blessings, hugs, and songs in your heart.

    Here are 2 of my favorite Christmas songs from childhood. I also love silent night.

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    • Brad, so happy you enjoyed this! Thanks for your awesome feedback, wonderful wishes, and for sharing your favorite songs with us, yay you!:) Love Dean Martin also, doesn´t he just have the most stunning voice? Melt.

      So good to hear you enjoy singing as well! Singing in a group is great – its an awesome way to connect to people hey? Cheers for the appreciation regarding my song – I think challenging oneself regularly to get out of one´s comfort zone is a good thing, and this was certainly a challenge haha. Dear Brad, wishing you also bountiful holiday blessings, music, cheer and sending hugs your way! 🙂 Great to have e-met you this year! Hugs

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  2. Beautiful post

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  3. Most beautiful and so much profound post,querida amiga.💖your Christmas is coming with some most lovely gifts.enjoy the festival.video are so much sweet.Big hugs and Muchas love,meri dost!!love you💕💕💕💝💝

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  4. You, dear gypsy at heart, are a beautiful soul through and through. I cannot read a post of yours without a smile and a feeling of positivity. I’ve said before you are a sparkle, you shine through my screen. Merry Christmas beautiful soul ❤️

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  5. Thank you for sharing such a lovely post. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ~Steph

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  6. Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice, Happy Everything to You! All of the music is new to me and so beautiful. You have a lovely voice, as pretty as the flowers growing nearby. So many flowers! That one that you’re holding is enormous! I am very grateful to have met you Maria Elena. You have a sweet spirit that has brought great joy into my life this year. May your days be filled with light and love. ❤️

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    • Oh! You and your comments are so sweet dear Suzanne. It brought me SO much joy to receive your beautiful wishes and comment!! Aww thanks so much for it, and for saying that about my song! You are making me smile big time:) It´s been a long time coming with allowing myself to share my voice (in different ways), so your feedback means more to me than you might have anticipated 🙂 You basically just handed me a beautiful metaphorical flower there hehe. Yes, the flowers here are impressive, subtropical vegetation so it´s a bit similar to Bali in that regard! Grateful for you, your presence also brings me lots of joy! 🙂 Thanks again, and may you always be well and happy. ❤️ Merry Christmas❤️

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      • Thank you… 🤗❤️sending hugs from a peaceful Christmas Eve sky in Texas. I can see a single star tonight. Merry Christmas Maria Elena ❤️

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      • Dear Suzanne, I am just coming out of my one-week-technology-holiday today and wanted to tell you that your comment really touched my heart! Such beautiful, sweet, meaningful lines my dear. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Hope you had peaceful and inspired Christmas celebrations, and wishing you all the very best and a myriad of blessings for 2020! Many hugs and thanks:) ❤️❤️🤗

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  7. Oh Maria, this post went straight to my heart. How could it not, with one of my favourite quotes from one of the most inspiring masters Wayne Dyer and then hearing you sing in your beautiful tongue. I also love the song you chose from Australia. Guy Sebastian is amazing. As are you my friend. You have such a lovely voice. Even though I couldn’t understand all the words my Italian heritage made out some of them and well, your passion just sung the rest to me. So so beautiful, everything about this post. I loved the flowers, the music, your heartfelt words. Yes, my friend I’d say you’re shining your light, bright and strong. I’m so very grateful that I’ve connected with you this year. You’re a gift, to me and to the world. Enjoy the upcoming festive season lovely lady and keep shining your light into 2020. The world is ready for us. Much love and 1005 hugs to you from sunny Melbourne. xx 🥰❤️

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    • Miriam, as usual it´s such an absolute treat to read your beautiful and loving lines! So so happy to hear you enjoyed this post, it really came straight from my heart and I am stoked that it went right to yours:) Yay! Isn´t Wayne Dyer just the best? I ve got a special thing for him and an interesting story I might share with you about that in the future – I agree, Wayne Dyer is so freaking inspiring! Btw, have you seen Hamish and Andy´s prank with Guy Sebastian?? It’s hilarious… Love is a coconut…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxIO9IiU8A0 haha. My friend, I am so glad you enjoyed the song! I just thought ” F# it, I ll do this now” haha. Awww and thanks for your wonderful remark about shining our own light!! Feels so good to get your feedback on this. It means a lot. YOU are a gift love!! Thanks, thanks, thanks! Grazie also! haha. Meeting you has been a highlight of my year! And finding more likeminded souls here. Aww loved everything about your comment! Thanks so much. SO much love and 1006 hugs, as well as MERRY CHRISTMAS MATE 🙂 🥰❤️ You rock!!!

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      • Hey Maria my lovely, I could tell this post was written from your heart, from the very first word. You have a way about writing that I recognise. And Wayne Dyer, ahh how I admired that man. I have so many of his books. So well written, down to earth and incredibly inspiring. He’s amazing. I’d love to hear your story about him when you get a chance.
        I watched that video with Guy, very funny, especially with Hamish and Andy. They’re such cheeky buggers.
        Well my friend it’s time for me to go to bed, I’m so tired and yours is the last comment for my night. You take care, enjoy Christmas and we’ll be in touch again soon. Love and cherish our newly found friendship and look forward to many more chats in the new year. Big big Christmas hugs. Buon Natale amiga. You rock too!! xxx 🥰❤️

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      • My dear friend, its so lovely to reread your lines after my little tech-break! So so happy you resonate so deeply with my writing, it means the world to me, honestly! I will shoot you an email in January and share my Wayne Dyer story with you gorgeous, I think you might like it, being such a fellow admirer of his incredible work and powerful spirit 🤗 I was just checking in and seeing that it´s almost New Year´s for you guys, so wanted to thank you from my heart again for our beautiful friendship, and wishing you a magical, bountiful, healthy, joyful New Year 2020!!! Tons of blessings for ya! Big New Year´s hugs – more specifically, 1010 (? haha), besos xxx🥰❤️

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      • Hello my dear friend, it’s lovely to hear from you again. I hope your Christmas was beautiful and your new year is even brighter and filled with joy, peace and everything that makes you happy. I’m so glad you’re part of my blogging world now! I love our friendship and always love it when your name pops up!
        Thank you for your wonderful wishes. My hubby and I are away camping in our new van on the South Australian coastline, it’s so beautiful here though my heart is heavy for all those people in the fire affected areas and those who have lost so much. The bushfires in every state are unprecedented in their scale and in a few days we have to plan our route home. Anyway, my dear, I would love to hear your Wayne Dyer story when you get a chance to send that email, no rush, he was an extraordinary man.
        Thanks again for your hugs ❤️ 1011 coming your way packed with lots of love. xx 😘🌟💫

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      • Cara amica and mate, thank you so much for your sweet wishes!! I had a lovely and peaceful Christmas time, and I feel very positive about this new year and decade:) I also wish you a fabulous, abundant and inspiring new year and decade my friend! I love it too when your name pops up hehe, always a treat to hear from you and to be connected amica! Your camping trip sounds wonderful, will read your post soon. I hope and trust you´ll get home safely. I really feel for all my lovely Australians affected by these fires and all the beautiful animals (and flora). Sending prayers and love your way. Just read a beautiful article on dogs that are trained to rescue koalas from the bushfires, so heartwarming. Even amidst hell, there´s hope. Sending 1012 hugs with much love, praying for rain for you guys!! ❤️❤️ 😘

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      • What a beautiful comment to lift my spirits today Maria. I’m writing this from our caravan on the eve before we’re to leave, I always feel a bit despondent when a holiday is ending, which probably sounds shallow with all the devastation and loss all over the country. I feel so much for all those people and defenceless animals. So so sad.
        On a brighter note, I share your positivity for the year ahead and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into writing more stories and articles when I get home.
        Thank you for your kind and warm wishes my friend and for your prayers. I agree with you that there’s always hope. Always. 1013 big warm hugs and lotsa love from me to you! ❤️😘 xxx

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      • So much love back to you my friend, here´s to hope, rain, lots of great story and article-writing (am writing my next posts as we speak and finishing my free ebook as well)! Wishing you safe travels and sending you so much love, 1014 big warm hugs and mucho amoreee of course!! ❤️😘 You are an inspiration my friend. Besos xx

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  8. “I am singing it for ya….”😊😊😊🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶most melodious song in sweet voice.i think -it is your voice.right ,my dear dost.suprbhat(good morning)aapka din(your day) isi music ki tarah aanadmay ho(may God bless your life for enjoying like this music)💖💖💖Querida amiga🌷🌷🌷🌷🌹🌹🌹🌹

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    • 🎶🎶🎶🎶 Oh bahut bahut gracias querida!! So sweet and kind of you to say that. Yes, that´s my voice meri dost. Thanks for teaching me new Hindi words also! Big hugs. Will be offline more in the next days – sending you hugs and love!! Take care (cuidate) querida 💖💖

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      • Marry Christmas,meri jaan!!enjoy dear🌷🌷🌷⚘🎂🎂🍰🍰🍰🍻🍻🍻🍻🍭🍭🍧🍧🍬🍬

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      • Muchas gracias meri jaan! Wishing you a wonderful New Year 2020 with many many blessings, much health, creative inspiration, and love! Hugs amiga xxx 💖

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      • Same to you,meri jaan!!Wishing You A Wonderful Happy New Year 2020 with many amazing and inspirative experiences,many blessing of God,prosperous life,Qurida amiga💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖Muchas love and hugs.

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      • Bahut bahut dhanyawaad querida amiga! Only the best, so much love, and big hugs to you for this new decade!! Happy healthy inspired and loving 2020 to you meri jaan 💖💖💖💖 so much looove 💖💖💖💖

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      • Tumhe(to you) bhi(too) bahut bahut dhayawaad.enjoy,meri yaar!💕💕💕💕💕💝💝💝💝💝💞💞💞

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      • 💕💕💕 Muchas gracias, meri dost! Have a great start to this new decade xxx

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      • Yeah.wonderful year of 2020 may fulfilment your all lovely dreams,meri pyaari(lovely)dost.this decade is for your all ambitious wishes.go ahead with attention and try to new achievements.much love and big hugs.Shubhratri/Buonas noches with love,Querida amiga.💕💕💕💖💖💖💖💖💝

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      • Meri pyaari yaar, bahut bahut gracias for your really wonderful wishes!! Thanks so much for your sweet encouragement, kindness, and friendship dear amiga. Wishing you ample time to create your beautiful poems and artworks, to have fun with loved ones, and for contemplation. And always, much health, love, and joy. Namaste y mucho amor mere dost 💖💖💝

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      • Good morning,meri pyaari dost.i wish for you -you may enjoy every moments with glowing eyes and lovely smile wherever you may go.Namste ,meri priya(my dear-मेरी प्रिय)।Mucho amor,my yaar😚😚😚😚💖💖💖💝

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      • Buenas tardes (good afternoon) mere dost, dhanyawaad for your wishes, so sweet of you!! May 2020 be your most wonderful and lovely year yet! Mucho amor from Spain my friend 😚💖💖💖

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      • Enjoy yaar💕💕💕here is the time of Raat/Ratri.(night)Subrari my jaan.i am going to sleep and call you in my dreams with love.okay.Much love and big hugs,Querida amiga.💖💖💖💖💕💕💕💝💝💝

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      • Buenas noches meri jaan! Much love and big hugs! Have just read about the Rajasthan ashram where they focus on growing trees and empowering women and hold the utsavamaa women´s conference, have you heard of it? Wishing you sweet dreams, que descanses (rest well), hugs and love💝💝💝

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      • Hey mere dost !! Do you know about Andrews?how is he?i think about him and his heart surgery.is he well.have you any information abour him?if you have then inform me.much love and big hugs,querida amiga.

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      • Amiga!!! Did you see my comment? I just saw your painting!!! OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE It! Thank you soooooooooooo much! I feel so so honored!!! I will imprint the drawing and hang it on my wall! 💕💕💕 Love it!!! One of the sweetest things anyone has ever done for me amiga 💕💕💕 Thank you, bahut bahut bahut dhanywaad!!! Regarding Drew – I sent him many emails and comments, but no reply. Last thing I read was one week ago, his public post! Otherwise, of course, I would have let you know querida amiga meri jaan 💕💕💕💕

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      • Oh.my meri dost!! You have liked my painting really.i am fearing that you will mock on me.so much thanks,querida amiga!!💖but Where is Andrews?is he in hospital?my poor lonely friend.plz try to search him for my resting of heart.now i am going to sleep.Shubhratri/buenas noches,dear!!

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      • No, of course not, I would never do that! I appreciate your lovely gesture and painting soooo much!!! 💕💕💕 I have not heard anything from Drew despite having sent a fair amount of messages. I cannot control his actions unfortunately my friend… hope he will get in touch with you soon!!! Sending you so much love and hugs. Hope you can relax a bit!! Buenas noches meri jaan 💕💕💕

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      • That is right,my dear dost!! Thanks for your appreciation.you are right.hope is best messenger for giving the good news.so much love and big hugs,meri yaar!!💕💕💝

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      • Yes, I agree. Thank you again for the amazing surprise of your drawing!! I am so so happy and grateful for it:) 💕 So much love and hugs mere pjari yaar 💕💕💕💕 We need to learn a bit to let go and surrender, otherwise we just give ourselves too much stress! Big hugs

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      • Yeah.right,qureirda amiga.oh so much tired.i am going to sleep.good night my dear dost!!💖😴😴😴😴

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      • Nighty!! Buenas noches. Shabba khair meri jaan 💕💕💕 Still working here. Besos 🙂

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      • What is Besos?hey querida!!

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      • Besos means kisses 🙂 mere dost. Hugs xxx

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      • Yay.besos😊qierida amiga
        Much love and big hugs Dear dost💖

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      • 🙂 Besos querida amiga. I am still smiling about your sweet gift :)) 💖 💖

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      • 😊😊😊😊i am glad from your smiling.meri pyaari dost!!you have not sen me and don’t know more about me.but i feel you are close friend of mine.much love and big hugs,Yaar!!💖💖💖i am going to sleep ,so shubhratri/buonas noches:))😘😘😘😘😘

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      • Querida amiga, yes, I understand – I feel the same! Maybe we sometimes just recognize soul-friends instinctually… Thanks for your sweet outspokenness and beautiful generosity of spiri meri jaan!! Left another comment under the lovely and priceless drawing 💖 Buenas noches amiga, love anf hugs 💖

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      • Yeah,my gypsy soul.a pure soul can understand and share the feelings with other soul,may be they are any where,near or far away.I think so.Querida amiga.i have seen that comment and replied.much love and big hugs.💖💖💖

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      • Mere querida dost, yes, I concur! Will check your replies soon, muchas gracias, and enjoy your day, my beautiful artist-soul-friend. Love n hugs galore 💖💖💖

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      • So much love and 1000 hugs and deep gratitude for your beautiful and wonderful offering of friendship 💕💕

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      • Thanks ,meri jaan💕💕💕

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      • 💕💕💕 Thank you sweetheart!

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      • Welcome,meri jaan💖

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      • xxxxxxx💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

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  9. Happy Holidays!
    I shine through my Art Gowns, and they shine on you when you enjoy them!!!

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  10. A brilliantly musical end to the year.
    Muchas gracias, Gypsy 🎶 🙏 💛

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    • Ahh Mr. Redpath muchisimas gracias mate! De nada, glad you enjoyed:) Hope the polenta was delicious and wishing you a fantastic New Year and decade with mucha musica, inspiration, health and love 🎶 🙏 💛 🙂

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  11. I’m so uplifted after reading this post, looking at gorgeous flowers (you know how I love flowers!) and seeing your smile. Listening to the songs was a sweet treat for my ears too. I’m jealous of your beautiful voice and your gift of being able to carry a tune!!! I wish I could think of a song to share, but I don’t want to forget the sounds of your voice as I wait patiently for when I see you again here on your blog! xx Happy New Year!!!

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    • Shelley, aw thanks so much lovely, I am stoked to hear that you feel that way after checking out my post:) You are so sweet my friend. So happy you enjoyed the flower-images and songs, they are some of my favorites for sure. I´ve loved singing since I was a child, and did a few singing workshops and classes a while back, but my then teacher actually got annoyed with me due to my shy ways haha. So this felt like a good thing to do! Thanks again for your super sweet and kind words. I am currently writing my new post and will publish it next week. Happy New Year with a myriad of blessings to you Shelley! Big hugs to Wisconsin xx

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      • You’re welcome, I’m happy to share kudos to you! Keep singing, you have a gift. You don’t strike me as shy…hmm… Have you read the book called, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain? I’m reading that now. Being an introvert myself, I find it fascinating read. I look forward to your posts in 2020!! xx Hugs to you too!

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      • Aw thanks Shelly, for cheering me on so sweetly! It´s much appreciated, from one introvert to another 🙂 I guess we all have many layers to our personality, and traits like shyness get activated under certain circumstances… I am definitely not a person for crowds or being with lots of people 24/7, that´s for sure. Ah love that you bring up that book!! I had heard of it, but not read it yet. Thanks for the recommendation, I´ll definitely check it out!! Looking forward to connecting more with you in this shiny new year of 2020 🙂 Hugs xx

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  12. A great start to the New Year with this post, Maria Elena, and you say it so well “Live and share your own songs, your own truth, your own way of perceiving the world” and what a wonderful voice you have to share your song with the world. Much better than Dr. Seuss could ever dream 🙂 The photos, too, are very nice – definitely bring a sense of joy and color into the world along with your positive charm, and for the start of a New Year and diving into the bleaker months of January and February, this gift you give us all is truly welcomed 🙂

    And the German song you included above is great. I remember hearing Nena decades ago in the States, and even though while her words I did not understand – her voice and talent were something else. Haven’t thought about her in quite a while. Cheers and look forward to a great 2020 for you ~ take care.

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    • Dalo, aw man. 谢谢 (gotta admit, that came from Google haha) for your wonderful comment, you made my day and brought a massive smile to my face! So happy you enjoyed my little musical offering, it´s very encouraging to read your lines!! 🙂 Love your enthusiasm, yay. My pleasure to spread a little joy. I remember those Northern months of January and February well…and the warrior-spirit it sometimes takes to get through them in a kinda upbeat manner. You know what Dalo? I actually ran into Nena once in Hamburg! Very lovely woman, and I agree – her voice and talent (and vibe) are amazing! Thanks again, and wishing you an out-of-this-world-marvelous 2020:)

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