Archive for the ‘Thought of the Day’ Category

If you only had 48 hours left to live

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

If you only had 48 hours left to live, would you spend it like you normally spend your weekends? If not, why spend 2/7th of your life wasting your free time? After all, free time isn’t free. Free time is the most expensive time you have, because nobody pays for it but you. But that also makes it the most valuable time you have, as you alone stand to reap the profits from spending it wisely.

— Jarod Kintz

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Does it matter what you eat?

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

It doesn’t matter what you eat between Christmas and New Years. But it does matter what you eat between New Years and Christmas!

— Katrin Schaefer

Choose wisely!

Bon Appetit! Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2015. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Bon Appetit! Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2015. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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Turning Resolve into Success

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

— Sir Winston Churchill

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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Never lose hope

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Never lose hope. You never know what tomorrow may bring.

— Anonymous

Never lose hope. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Never lose hope. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

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Same sky – different horizon

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.

— Konrad Adenauer

 

Sky, bird, horizon. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2016. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Sky, birds, horizon. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2016. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

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Not just another flower

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find and impossible to forget.

— Erin Van Vuren

Psychotria elate (Hot Lips Plant), www.walled-in-berlin.com

Psychotria elata (Hot Lips Plant), www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

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Flawed Human Character

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Another flaw in the human character is that everyone wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.

— Kurt Vonnegut

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

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How to Handle Great Treasures

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Some of our greatest treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.

— Roger Caras

 

The real treasures in our lives. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2013. www.walled-in-berlin.com

The real treasures in our lives. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2013. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

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Open a Door to Allow in more Light

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

 

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.

– Vera Nazarian

 

Open a door to allow in more light. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2013. www.walled-in-berlin.com

Open a door to allow in more light. Photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2013. www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, “Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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Seeing with new eyes

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

 

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

–Marcel Proost

 

Seeing the World with New Eyes, photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2014, www.walled-in-berlin.com

Seeing the World with New Eyes, photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2014, www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

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