Even though spring officially starts next week, it has already arrived to my city. I was especially pleased when I noticed a significant change in the weather after returning from Switzerland. Although I truly enjoyed Switzerland, like every time I visit my best friend, this time I felt really happy when returning home - because I live in a sunny Mediterranean country where spring arrives early. My city Zagreb is awakened and blooming! Days are longer, sun is shining, birds are singing… I feel delighted and excited about life. Also, new ideas and plans are arriving.
Today my husband and I went to Tomislav’s square where beautiful magnolia trees are blooming. We enjoyed the day, like many others who were walking around did.
I am sharing a few photos with you so that you can see what I’m talking about.
While the raindrops are falling on my rooftop windows, in the warmth of my home I’m thinking about Easter. I think that it’s expected of me (concerning my profession) to write about Easter home decoration, Easter eggs, bunnies and similar… However, I decided to write about the real meaning of Easter.
Although Easter is a Christian holiday which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, I would say that it is a holiday of anyone who has faith in God and who is firmly hoping of the victory of life over death and the victory of light over darkness. Through Jesus’ life, suffering, death and resurrection God showed us how much he loves us. Like a well known Bible verse says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
I know that many of us went through terrible pain and suffering. Some even now are going through injustice, humiliation, sickness, sadness… And with a full right question wher...
After almost a month of spending my time at home because of my wounded leg and the inability to move properly, I realised how hard it is for those who have to stay at home and lay in their beds, some of them even for their whole lives. I needed this experience to learn to appreciate life and to be grateful to God for all those blessings I have that I don’t even think about, that I somehow consider being normal.
It wasn’t that bad for me because I knew that my “prison” will last only for a few weeks. It’s good that for a whole month I had time to think in peace about life and read quality books that motivate me to have a positive attitude toward life, love and success. I also had more time for long phone calls with my friends and family which I also consider one of the advantages of the time I spent home.
Just when I had a big urge to leave my home for a bit, I got an interesting phone call. A TV talk show editor from a local TV called me and two other ladies to be guests at her show abou...
Every time I walk through Maksimir (a park near to where I live) I become amazed by people who I often see jogging there. What amazes me, even more, are when I see people over 70 jogging and they don’t seem anything less vital than those who are young. Then I pause a little and ask myself where am I… Why do I keep postponing jogging my whole life? Why wouldn’t I start because I know how important that would be for me and my health. And then, after one conversation with my dear friend who likes to go jogging with her husband (who often runs marathons), I agreed that I will also start. I remember that day in November and how excited I was when I applied for my half-marathon which should be held in this April in Vienna. It was a huge challenge and a goal that I’ve set for myself and I wanted to accomplish it by any means. I wanted to prove myself that for my 50th birthday (which will be three days before the half-marathon) I can run those 21 kilometres. I already could have imagined mysel...