Monday Mingle 6

Aug 13, 2012 by

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Hello My Lovies,

Happy Monday!!! Welcome to the Sixth Edition of Monday Mingle, a question answer game that is now a tradition of Loving Fit so we can get to know each other better. I always try to keep the questions interesting, I think it makes it much more fun.


Today’s Questions:

    • What is your modo motto in life?

( I just noticed that cause Kendra spelled it the right way and I made a mistake in spelling

  • If you were stranded on an island do you think you can survive?  ( Like the island n Lost )
  • Describe real happiness according to you
  • If you were an animal which animal would you be and why?
  • Share a funny story, joke or a quote

My Answers:


What is your modo motto in life?


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My Answer:


My biggest modo is be your self because everyone else is already taken.

Treat everyone with respect and kindness not only people but all the animals, bugs and plants.

Never get stuck in the past,  live only in the present moment, because our past can keep us hostage and blind us.

Don’t take things personal, life becomes quite easy this way and the Universe will truly open all the doors.

Help everyone along the way who is in need, we are all here to make the world a better place. Inspire and get inspired.

Q – Describe real happiness according to you?


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My Answer:


Real happiness to me is being in perfect health, and having the people I love around me.  Being in harmony on the inside as well as on the outside. I think happiness is when you find what you were looking for, your real self, and from there you always feel like you are on the right path.

And of course I would love to live in a glass house where on one side there is an ocean and on the other side forest and mountains.

Q – If you were stranded on an island do you think you can survive? ( Like the Island in Lost )


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My Answer:


Absolutely!  I can climb things, I have to say that I am a fast runner and I love the ocean. I could definitely live on an island.  Now, I’m not sure about the time frame of how long I can stay there, LOL


Q – If you were an animal, which animal would you be and why?


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My Answer:


I would be a cat.  Because cat’s are very spiritual, they are extremely smart and I believe they are  advanced old souls. They have a special presence around them, cat’s make me feel at peace.  Even though I have 2 dogs, I miss having a kitty around.

Q – Share a funny story or a quote


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My Answer:


“An older woman gets’ pulled over”

Older Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?

Officer : Ma’am, you were speeding.

Older Woman: Oh, I see.

Officer : Can I see your license please?

Older Woman: I’d give it to you but I don’t have one.

Officer : Don’t have one?

Older Woman: Lost it, 4 years ago for drunk driving.

Officer : I see…Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.

Older Woman: I can’t do that.

Officer : Why not?

Older Woman: I stole this car.

Officer : Stole it?

Older Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.

Officer : You what?

Older Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see.

The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car.

A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

Officer 2: Ma’am, could you step out of your vehicle please! The woman steps out of her vehicle.

Older woman: Is there a problem sir?

Officer2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.

Older Woman: Murdered the owner?

Officer2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.

The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

Officer2: Is this your car, ma’am?

Older Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers. The officer is quite stunned.

Officer2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.

The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer.

The officer examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.

Officer2 : Thank you ma’am, one of my officers told me you didn’t have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.

Older Woman: Bet the liar told you I was speeding, too.”


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    • Sdravstvujte Natali,

      Ogromnoe vam spasibo za takie dobrie slova :), ya ochen rada bit vam poleznoj, dlya menya moya rabota eto ogromnoe udovolstvie :))

      Teper ya budu lubit komarov 🙂

  • Guys,

    I’ve noticed some recent posts missing from the Homepage, but these posts are still in their original URL’s, I’m trying to figure out the issue, I hope if will get resolved soon.

  • tryste

    Hi there guys! Woohoo, I’m actually on time this week with my answers 🙂

    1) I find it hard to put my motto in life into one sentence, but so far I’ve found sort of a life philosophy or motto in life in three things. Although they’re pretty simple and hardly amount to a great spiritual path, I still find they contain a lot of truth and so I turn to them for guidance and inspiration:

    “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann

    “Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen)” by Baz Luhrmann

    The Holstee Manifesto

    2) That’s a hard question that I ask myself from time to time, and I’m not sure. I know I’m strong in both body and mind, but I don’t know if I have what it takes to survive alone in an environment like that for a long time. You need a lot of special skills to really make it, I think. I DO have John Wiseman’s SAS Personal Survival Guide on my kitchen table, though, and I like to study it over meals. And I’ve also got a little survival pack of stuff that I like to tuck into my handbag when I remember it and which is TOTALLY essential when I travel!

    3) Real happiness is a feeling of fulfillment that is so intense, it radiates out of you.

    4) I like to think if I were an animal, I’d be an otter – because they’re playful and always busy doing something.

    5) Here’s a story that I always tell to reassure my colleagues who are afraid of making mistakes when they speak to me in English:

    One day I went to a café to meet up with a group of my knitter friends. It was a Sunday, and when I arrived there were already quite a lot of people there, both from my group and also just a bunch of other café-goers. The atmosphere was buzzing and I was really excited when I got there. I had brought some things to return to a friend called Susanne, and as I approached my friends I asked if Susanne was there. They told me no, and my energetic-but-suddenly-disappointed brain thought of two different words in response: “Schade”, which means “too bad / pity” in German, and “Scheisse”, which means “crap / sh*t / darn it”. However, what suddenly came out of my mouth was a combination of the two words – “Scheide” – and I exclaimed this word loud enough for MANY of the people near me to turn … and stare. Because what I’d accidentally shouted in a room full of people was in fact the German word for “vagina”!

    Lesson: everyone makes silly mistakes, and boy do I know it!

    I figure if my colleagues know the embarrassment I’ve suffered — sometimes in public! — because of language mistakes in this country, they might not be so shy to get a word or two wrong just in front of me.

    • That was a funny story! It reminded me a bit of my self when I came to US and didn’t speak English, some words in English sound the same but they have a different meaning.

      We all do make mistakes, we are all human and it’s OK to mess up, as long as we get up, dust off and pretend like nothing happened and nobody noticed 🙂

      • tryste

        What?! You didn’t know any English when you first got to the States? By listening to you now you’d never know it. Wow, ok … knock me over with a feather! I bet you DO have some fantastic (and fantastically funny) stories about learning English, then. If we get lucky maybe you’ll even tell us sometime! 🙂

        And you’re totally right about the making mistakes part and how to react, I think. Although I think it’s also important to be able to laugh at yourself, too. Or maybe even take a bow if you do something exCEPTionally silly 😉

        • Ohh yes my English was a zero when I moved here, and when I was sent to school for about 3 months’ I just set there watching peoples’ lips move but I understood nothing. I picked it up very fast though, cause nobody else spoke Russian so I had no choice.

          • tryste

            Whoa, that is intense! Did you at least have any English classes before you moved over to the States?
            The way you describe your experience reminds me of when I first came to Germany, but (un)fortunately so many people also spoke English, I was able to get by at first before my ears got trained (I say “unfortunately” as well because I think I would have become fluent faster if, like you, I hadn’t been able to communicate in my native language). Did you also have that first “click” in your head when you realized that even though you didn’t understand the meaning of every word you were hearing, you could at least distinguish one word from another? I thought that was such an empowering development …

    • Great story. I think I might use “Scheide” next time I stump my toe.

      • tryste

        LOL! Never thought of doing that but why the heck not?

  • tryste

    Tati – I think some other characteristics that you share with cats is being smooth, poised and graceful!

    • Ahh, you’re so sweet, thank you :). I’m not sure how smooth I am, but I do try 🙂

  • gymlafance

    (je ne comprends pas très bien le sens du mot “modo”)
    1) j’essaie de rester proche du :” ici et maintenant”.
    2) je pense que je parviendrai à survivre. la solitude me conviendrai. de toute façon, je m’en sors déjà très bien dans :”la jungle urbaine”!
    3) l’harmonie. sous toute ses formes. avec moi-même, musicale, architecturale, des couleurs, avec les autres et mon environnement. l’harmonie!
    4) le chat, bien sur. la félinité me fascine. passer de l’abandon du sommeil à la pleine action de l’attaque en moins d’une seconde! stupéfiant. d’autre part, l’araignée qui s’installe là où aucun autre animal n’y parvient, dans l’air, dans le vide! elle mérite beaucoup d’intérêt!
    5) une petite fille fait tomber sa tartine, “maman, maman, ma tartine n’est pas tombée du côté de la confiture!” sa mère lui dit:” tu ne l’avais pas tartinée du bon côté!

    • Salut chérie “Modo” veut dire ce que vous croyez fermement po
      J’aime la façon dont vous écrivez, vous êtes une personne très intéressante

      Avoir une semaine merveilleuse!

  • marienchenkaefer

    Just took a glance at the mingles for the first time –
    1) No life before music
    2) At least for some time I would love to be stranded on an island. Love mountains and the sea, nature overall and animals. One of the best time every year for me is when I can go on holiday for 2 weeks in the mountains and I would love it even more, if there was just no one else but me, so I can really rest and find my inner peace, see my goals and dreams clearly .. At some point I would get bored though and miss my friends, family and cities / travelling a lot.
    3) Was partially answered with the 2.d question, when I spend a whole day mostly alone outside preferrably in the mountains I will find happiness there. The same importance has music to me, listening and creating it myself I will forget all about time, basic needs and anything around me and just feel home. Last but not least – a very intimate moment or good laugh with the partner or conversation with him or a close friend.
    4) Tough question and cant really decide on that one: Either a falcon as I love to be somewhere up high where the world and all its stupid problems vanish. Or a leopard just because of the speed they can reach while running which is something I definitely envy , they are independent, somehow mystical and the way they concentrate on their prey is beautiful and fascinating to me- plus I would not have to fear to get eaten by some other animal ^^

    • I love the mountains and being in the nature, it also makes me feel so happy and at peace. I am so happy to meet another person who creates music, I love to do that too, I have a mini studio in my house and I record songs all the time, I just love it.

      • marienchenkaefer

        Wow now I am truly surprised! Another music junkie, that is very congenial. And it is so great that you have your own studio may it be as little as it is. What kind of music do you make? And is there any chance to listen to something you created?
        I have only a few friends who compose themselves, it is fascinating as it is so personal and tells some secrets or ways of thinking that makes that person unique. I am not sure I can express it the way I mean it, but I always listen in awe, as it is so beautiful to hear what that friend created.

        • Yes I love making music, I make different styles, some are just simple guitar, some sounds like new age, some are ambient, I will eventually share all of my music with you guys slowly, all of my songs are quite personal and as you said give the secrets about people, their inner self if I can say that. I want to do a few cool videos using only my own songs, but I have to copyright them first cause uploading it to youtube can be a problem and I need the written copyright first.

          • marienchenkaefer

            Definitely take your time, I did not mean to push you or anything, just got excited 😉 It took me years to master the courage to play in front of friends, leave alone putting something on youtube. I would love to learn more, right now I cant find enough time alongside with work and studies, but I have plans for next year.. 🙂 I will be looking forward to listen to some of your music! I wish for you that the music will always be there for you, as I think that it is one of the most helpful things for our soul to express what we think and feel and maybe even to get through a rough patch or connect with others on a special level.

          • Oh yes I completely agree, music feeds our soul! I love to express my self through music, sometimes I just want to say something that words cannot express, that’s where my music comes inn.

  • You are so adorable :), I love how you said about not being caught up in a rat race and not being concerned with where you’re viewed in life. I totally agree with that!

    So why did chicken cross the road? he he he I think because she saw a red light 🙂

    • tryste

      Haha, I like to call red lights “cherry-green”!! 😉

  • What is your modo in life?
    Do everything that you want to do, never let any tell you what to do or how to do it, but never hurt anything or anyone whilst you are living it.
    If you were stranded on an island do you think you can survive? ( Like the island n Lost )
    Well I don’t need hotels, a bed or anything to sleep but I cant build things and I am rather scared for the insects etc.
    Describe real happiness according to you
    Being totally content with doing nothing + reading interesting stuff that creates that tickle in your tummy and motivates you do something (could be career or whatever….just getting that buzz LOVE THAT FEELING) + being focused + feeling my muscles whilst exercising…it makes me feel so alive
    If you were an animal which animal would you be and why?
    A bird….you feel so free flying through the air
    Share a funny story, joke or a quote
    …uuhmmm no inspiration right now :S

    • I was thinking about a bird too, but I couldn’t think of the one I like the most. I wish cats could fly, cause then it would be a perfect animal 🙂

  • Katerina

    What is your modo in life?
    I try to enjoy every day and appreciate little things, details that shouldn’t go unnoticed.
    I remind myself to be more loving and caring, especially when I am depressed or mad for some reason. Giving love always helps me remember how lucky I am to have people I can share that love with.
    If you were stranded on an island do you think you can survive? ( Like the island n Lost )
    I don’t think I can survive a long time on an island by myself. I think I would manage if I had company, I am just not used to being alone all the time.
    Describe real happiness according to you
    I agree 100% with Tati on this. As long as I am healthy and surrounded with love, I am happy 🙂
    If you were an animal which animal would you be and why?
    I think I would be a dog, because I get really attached to people 🙂 I also see myself as caring and loyal. I have never had a dog, I’m definitely a cat person, but I think my character is more like the one of a family dog :))
    Share a funny story, joke or a quote
    I love the jokes in Woody Allen movies, like this one: A man goes to a psychiatrist and says, “Doc, my brother’s crazy, he thinks he’s a chicken.” The doctor says, “Why don’t you turn him in?” The guy says, “We would. But we need the eggs.”

    • Ha Ha Ha, I loved that joke! That is soooo funny <3

  • *What is your motto in life? Have fun, be kind to yourself and others, and always seek to improve yourself (but make sure you’re having fun while doing it!).

    *If you were stranded on an island do you think you can
    survive? ( Like the island n Lost )

    Yes. Not that my knowledge of edible plants is all that great, but I’m naturally a pretty tough cookie. I think I could figure some stuff out, plus teach myself to hunt some squirrels and catch some fish. But I would want my boyfriend stranded with me, please! It could be like The Blue Lagoon, only with old (ish) people. 🙂
    *Describe real happiness according to youSpending my time each day towards what I want to accomplish. Maybe not every moment of the day is “doing what I want,” which I believe can also lead to misery, but everything I spend time on is on purpose. It means I’m waking up each morning alive and excited for the day ahead, as opposed to “getting work over with” or something. Plus, more financial freedom.

    *If you were an animal which animal would you be and why?A tiger or some big cat. I love the stealth, beauty and power of those animals.

    *Share a funny story, joke or a quoteA small synagogue was being audited by the IRS. The auditor was young and conniving; the Rabbi, old and wise.”I’ve noticed you use a lot of candles,” said the auditor. “What do you do with all of the wax drippings?””Oh,” replied the Rabbi, “We collect all of the drippings and send them to the candle makers. Every so often, they send us a complete box of candles for free.”The auditor thought for a moment, unwilling to accept defeat. “I’ve noticed you use a lot of matzo here. What do you do with all of the crumbs?” he asks.The Rabbi patiently replies, “We collect all of the crumbs, and send them back to the maker. Every so often, they send us a complete box for free.”The auditor becomes visibly agitated by the Rabbi’s answers for everything. Finally, he thinks he has something. “I’ve noticed you perform a lot of circumcisions here. What do you do with all of the left over foreskins?”The Rabbi pauses, then says, “We collect all of the foreskins from the circumcisions. We send them to the IRS and, every so often, they send us a little prick like you.”
    Love Monday Mingle!!! 🙂 Now I’ll read the other comments! happy Monday everyone!

    • Hey girlie I just noticed I made a mistake in Motto :), thanks for writing it how it’s suppose to be.

      OMG that is the most funniest joke ever! I am loving to go through all the jokes, makes a great beginning to our Monday! Can’t wait till my husband gets home so I can share this one with him 🙂

  • Kostennikova Tatyana

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  • Naomi

    What is your modo in life?
    I don’t really have a motto, but I always tell people: “You only have as much fun as you make yourself” (don’t know how to translate it in a better way). I also enjoy the Golden Rule: “One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.” That goes for humans and animals alike. I even dread stepping on pretty little flowers…

    If you were stranded on an island do you think you can survive?
    I’ve always wondered how I would fare. As a kid I loved books and movies about people getting stranded on islands and learning how to fend for themselves. I love Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island. I am also picturing more violent settings; Lord of the Flies, Hunger Games, Battle Royale-type. I think my survival instinct is pretty strong and I am not one to cringe at weird food.

    Describe real happiness according to you.
    Living life to the fullest and not regretting a single day!

    If you were an animal which animal would you be and why?
    I’d like to be a feline, but when people have to pick a wood animal for me they always say I am a fox. Smart and sly. 🙂

    Share a funny story, joke or a quote:
    Can’t think of any – sorry! My humour is very black though, so it’s probably for the best.

    • I also try not to step on any flowers, I just feel terrible, I always look down when I walk so I don’t step on bugs too.

  • Kostennikova Tatyana

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    • Tanusha, vam nado bit poetom! Vi vsegda tak krasivo vse raspisivaete, slovami poeta!

  • midimidi

    1. my motto is like what E.T. said ” be goooooooood” -and what you feed grows so if you feed into negativity that is what you will be surrounded by. the worst thing that can possibly happen is going to happen- to all of us-that is why your life is so important- it’s a gift to enjoy not endure.
    2. real happiness is health and family. no one every says i wish worked more on their death bed.
    3. i wouldn’t be stranded on an island if i could i would put myself there and be perfectly happy eating coconuts and fruit.
    4. i would be a monkey.
    5. i wish i could share a funny story or joke, but i am the worst joke teller!

    • You are so cute and positive Midi :), you are right, the worst thing that could possible happen to us will eventually happen, but I try to look at is a transformation rather than the worst thing. It makes me feel more at peace that way.

      Monkey are very cute and smart, I always wanted to have one, I guess if I would be in the wild I wouldn’t mind being a monkey either 🙂

  • Esal1

    Motto – “Aim High, Shoot First and Clean up Later”
    If you were stranded on an island do you think you can survive? – Yeh, lol I would do pretty darn well. My wife says I have “Skilz” She says if you sent me into the jungle with a pocket knife and a q-tip I could build a shopping mall lol She got it from a movie somewhere.
    Describe real happiness according to you. – My Kids, I was really happy when I made them (hehe), and I am happy every day when I see them.

    If you were an animal which animal would you be and why? – Dragon, strong, smart, live long, magical, they love, they laugh, they fly. And that whole fire breathing thing would be sooo cool.
    Share a funny story, joke or a quote – “Ninety percent of the game is half mental.” Not sure who said it, but so true!

    • lol at “I was really happy when I made”

    • Nice Motto! You totally seem like a person who would do great in a jungle. A Dragon is indeed a cool animal, it also helps that they are big and nobody would even think of messing with them, not even a lion.

      • Esal1

        Yeh, big and tough and unlike T-Rex, I would still be able to do Push Ups!

  • Hi everyone,
    1. I can sum up my overall motto as no drama. The way I live my life is better explained by the “Five Agreements” by Don Miquel Ruiz.
    -Be impeccable with your words.
    -Don’t take anything personal
    -Don’t make assumptions
    -Always do your best
    -Be skeptical, but learn to listen
    2. I’m fine being by myself, but I lack complete survival knowledge. I would probably die from eating something poisonous. Now give me provisions and the island in that picture and I’m in lala land.
    3. The state I’m in right now because I’m in agreement and have all that Tati mentioned in her #3.
    4. A butterfly. I don’t think most people go out of their way to kill butterflies.
    5. I can’t tell a joke or re-tell other peoples jokes. I like this quote from my favorite musician Tom Waits
    “This is about all the bad days in the world. I used to have some little bad days, and I kept them in a little box. And one day, I threw them out into the yard. “Oh, it’s just a couple little innocent bad days.” Well, we had a big rain. I don’t know what it was growing in but I think we used to put eggshells out there and coffee grounds, too. Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me. Choke those little bad days. Choke ’em down to nothin’. They’re your days. Choke ’em!”

    • eliza

      oh i liked that quote!

    • I loved that quote! So true, by the power of attraction the more we think about the bad days and let them grow in our mind, the more friends of other bad days they will bring along. Chock ’em 🙂

  • Sgrsmk

    ..What is you motto in life? All challenges and idiosynchrecies (sp) make me ME. So what if I snore or snort when I laugh or am afraid of bees or I have a giant scar on my knee and my forehead. Those things and my life experiences have made me ME and make me ME.
    ..If you were stranded on an island do you think you can make it? Heck no! Heck no! Heck no! I’d be afraid of everything!
    ..Describe real happiness according to you. A day home alone with my dog, snuggles, no time limits, no expectations, no plans, no one coming home. Quiet and snuggles and maybe a good book, a good workout, and a good cheesy movie.. Like 10 Things I Hate About You.
    ..If you were an animal which animal would you be and why? My dog! Magneto the Boston terrier. He is the cutest, most spoiled, most comfortable diva dog. He loves the simple things in life and loves me unconditionally.. As long as he has his 3 pillows, 2 blankets, and 3/4 of the couch.
    ..Share a funny story, joke or a quote. Honest to goodness the only funny things I remember are the things my dog does. He makes me giggle every moment. Right now he just adjusted his blanket to “hide” the chewy that he is afraid of.. Adjusted it with his mouth. Then he garruffed like an old man and flopped on my feet. No one else thinks it’s funny, but I laugh at him from the minute I get home. Also, what do you get when you cross an elephant and a rhino? … Elaphino.

  • eliza

    Hi! I live by the motto that we only have one life….one opportunity to live the life we have…and so I take every opportunity I can to be physical, to enjoy the outdoors, to love my family and appreciate my life, I am truly grateful for the life I lead. I could live on an island…but not sure I would enjoy it, I love my creature comforts, my bed and my shower! true happiness for me is the days when I feel at one with nature, the peace of walking in the morning and hearing the wildlife…like today i saw two deers! I would love to be a bird, just the distances they can travel are amazing, and they feeling of flying would be amazing. I am sorry, I am a sarcastic person at heart so no joke telling from me, I can never tell them right and always mess the punch line up lol

    • Sounds like you live in an amazing place, gosh what I wouldn’t give to wake up to the sound of birds and the forest, I just love nature, it recharges us better than any spa.

  • ashlie winner

    1. “When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful.”
    2. I hate bugs- but yes I think I could- the hardest part would be lack of human interaction hopefully I would be with someone(s).
    3. Harmoniously aligned with my physical/emotional self, nature and people.
    4. Any animal that MAN does not dictate upon and take advantage of or force extinction or cruelty- can’t think of any 🙁 Maybe a bird.
    5. My dad was raised on a dairy farm with 4 brothers: One hot summer day in 1967 he and his bros (ages 11,10,8[my dad],6,5 and 3) bombarded my gma in the kitchen. My oldest uncle said, “MOTHER, we need to know how babies are made!” G-ma, taken aback by this, says, “Well you know how the bulls and the cows do it?” Oldest uncle, “Yes the bull comes from behind and pins the heifer.” G-ma, “Well it’s the same with people.” After a moment of puzzled and exchanging looks from the brothers. My dad says, “How does the man know when the woman’s in heat?” G-ma looking at her 5 children simply giggles and says, “The woman is always in heat.”

    • That is a funny story! This is super laughter Monday :))))

      I love the quote “When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful.” want to share this on Facebook, I also believe that.

      • ashlie winner

        I love that quote too- Tao te Ching I think? I forgot to mention that while I don’t live in a glass house, I live in one of the most majestic places on Earth. In my front yard I have the Redwood Forest home to trees that are of the most prehistoric in the world. In my back yard relatively speaking, I have the pacific ocean. Whether I choose West or East I am only a minutes jog from the gateways of heaven on earth! Our temperatures are cooler and we have fog that frequents the bay; it adds an inexplainable element of mystery, but we also have gorgeous sunny days that are precious. I run on the beach or among the giant rewoods and every day I feel so small and so big all in one!

        • Naomi

          I love your description of what you are surrounded by! It sounds beautiful. Like a place of real happiness. Makes me want to go and live there. 🙂

        • OMG you are describing my dream place, that’s why you are so spiritual. It’s my dream to live in a place like that, I think the more we are surrounded by nature the more spiritual and understanding the nature of or spirit is.

  • OMG that one is funny! I’m having fun with all of you’re guys’s jokes and sayings. Poor guy I bet his feet were burned from running 😛

  • OMG that is quite the situation, imagine everyone would have tried it at the same time, wow, that would of been big . So your family is not blood related?

  • I might have been a monkey in my previous life, cause I love bananas way too much

  • Ahh kak ya rada vas videt na bloge :)))) ulibka do ushej 🙂

    Ochen ponravilis pogovorki, u menya dage poyavilas idea skazat takoe pro trenirovki ” Nado trenirovatsya tak chto bi chertyam bilo toshno 🙂 ” – zvuchit kak deviz motivasii 🙂

  • Yes you are right, blood had nothing to do with family, it’s the connections that matter, so throughout our life time we will make lot’s of connections and these connections will become our family 🙂

    • daybelis garcia

      :)… just like you have become family to me!

      • <3, you guys are all my family as well, I feel so lucky and blessed Hugs

  • sus

    What is your modo motto in life? I dont have one 🙁
    If you were stranded on an island do you think you can survive? As long as there are not mountain lions or bears or snakes…lol
    Describe real happiness according to you. Resting in Jesus
    If you were an animal which animal would you be and why? Siberian white tiger because they are gorgeous like me. ha
    Share a funny story, joke or a quote. “If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.”

    • Ha Ha Ha, yes I can tell you for sure, skydiving is not for me either. I feel like I would be playing yo-yo with my life. The idea of jumping of a plane doesn’t excite me very much, my husband on the other hand is all about it. I told him you go ahead and I will film you from the bottom.

  • Elena Kozlovsky

    Ok, here goes:
    My motto : I believe nothing, I hope everything
    I think I would be able to survive on an island. My mind is strong, I am confident and healthy and this is all you need to make sure you are able to support yourself in an extreme circumstance. Like you, Tati, I don’t know how long I would want to be on that island though lol
    Real happiness for me is when I am healthy, desired and loved. Big part of happiness for me is health and happiness of my children.
    I would like to be a panther – similar to a cat, but has a lot of wildness to it.
    Funny quote: People who snore always fall asleep first.

    • It is very true about snoring, my husband always knocks out first!!! I love panthers too, such graceful and beautiful animals!

  • saretta

    1. Motto: This too shall pass. I think that whenever things seem really bad, we need to keep perspective and realize that no situation is forever, and that things can always get better.
    2. No, I would never survive on the island! I need my electricity, hot showers and hot meals! Not to mention my ironed clothes and the possibllity to go shopping. LOL!
    3. Happiness for me is good times spent with the people I love, be they family or friends.
    4. I would also be a cat! I am independent, lovable when I want to be and love sleeping in the sun, just like a cat 🙂
    5. I can tell you a funny joke in Italian: Un daino dice a un’altro daino, “giochiamo?” e il primo risponde, “dai, no!” All my jokes are in Italian since I’ve been living here for the last 20 years 🙂

  • Dina

    Funny story is funny.

  • Oj kakaya prelest eta istoria pro sobachku, u menya ag slezi na glazah poyavilis, kak ya predstavila etu sobachenku. Da eti porodi ochen milie, ya voobche dumau chto vse givotnii svyatie. Est takaya pogovorka: Sobaka luchshe cheloveka, tak kak v nej givet lubov no ona ne umeet sudit.

    Mne ochen ponravilas shutka 🙂

  • Violet

    A motto or quote I love and live by “A SETBACK is a SETUP for a COMEBACK!”

    If I was stranded on an island I am pretty sure I would survive. I am pretty resilient and have always been able to adapt, no matter what has been thrown at me.

    What animal??? Hmmmm, maybe a Dolphin because they’re smarter than almost any other creature on the planet and they are extremely social animals.

    Real happiness to me…. healthy children and their laughter.