Happy Good News Tuesday to you All

Hi peeps, how are you doing? I hope life and this Tuesday is treating you well.
Before we begin I am sharing yesterday’s bi-lingual poem with you that I shared on my socialΒ  media:

This colour and buzzing
opens my heart.
Is there a future?
Diese Farbe und das Summen
oeffnen mein Herz.
Gibt es eine Zukunft?

differently coloured poppies but mainly Californian poppies

And then for good measure a quote that has become a motto of mine since I left my job last year. It’s also bi-lingual:

“Beginne, wo Du gerade bist. Benutze was Du hast. Tu was Du kannst”
Arthur Ashe Quotes
English translation of Arthur Ashe quote
Arthur Ashe on Brainy Quote

 

I hope this gives you a little motivation to deal with everything that today throws at you. No matter how far you have come and how you feel: You can do it. I believe in you.


And to keep the good vibes going here some good news too:

You might have figured by now that I’ve decided to become a rebel for life and have joined Extinction Rebellion to make a difference for our future generations. So farΒ  my contribution is to write poetry about the climate crisis, the questions I ask in connection with it and the feelings that comes with it all. I’ve decided not to add any hashtags because I get more feedback and can start conversations this way. I still need to contact my mentor at Extinction Rebellion for the Extinction Rebellion University and I keep you updated on any progress.

One topic close to my heart is planting trees which would help to store a lot of the co2 we are currently letting escape into the atmosphere. A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to Ecosia the search engine that plants trees in this Good News Tuesday post.

Today I found another Good News story about trees. Apparently the Crowther Lab of ETH Zurich has published a study in the journal Science that shows that planting trees would be the most effective method to combat the climate crisis. It even figured out how many we need to plant and where the best places would be. Find out more in the following video or in this article by the Good News Network. If you can’t play the video in this post just follow the link underneath it and it will lead you to its YouTube location which also includes the text for visually impaired readers.


video credit: Whochit News via YouTube

Isn’t this brilliant? We all can do something to heal the climate even if it is just to search with Ecosia and let them plant the trees. So go on. Do it. You know you want to πŸ™‚

And if you are in need for some more good news please head over to JoAnna’s Blog and find some more.


I am also still in the process of integrating old posts. Today’s “blast from the past” is a “SoCS” post from 2015.

I can’t believe I know Linda and her Stream of Consciousness Saturday for such a long time. Not that I am around much lately but I am in utter awe how she manages to keep it going. You rock, Linda!

March 2015

“Happy Birthday” SoCS!

I am glad we are acquainted and maybe we’ll become friends :-)!

2014 SoCS badge
Badge by: Doobster @ Mindful Digressions

 

Stream
of Consciousness
on
Saturdays
not
only
free
but
deep
and
sometimes
a
little
funny
thank
you
Linda!
This poem takes part both in “SoCS” and “Love Is In Da Blog

Love & Rage my friends. Keep doing what you are doing and know you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Clouds/Wolken

clouds
menacing
our
future?
Β 
clouds
menacing
our
doing?
Β 
clouds
menacing….
Β 
Β 
☁️πŸŒͺ️☁️
Β 
Β 
wolken
bedrohend
unsere
zukunft?
Β 
wolken
bedrohend
unser
tun?
Β 
wolken
bedrohend…
line of clouds over North Norfolk sea and beach
Image

Universe/Universum

green with envy
more and more
they promise
us
eternal bliss
more and more
but
that is not
how
our
universe works.
Β 
😳
Β 
gruen vor neid
mehr und mehr
sie versprechen
uns
ewige seeligkeit
mehr und mehr
aber
so funktioniert
unser
universum nicht.
Image of Norfolk Summer Sky

Dankbar/Grateful

Moeget Ihr einen wunderbaren Tag haben!

🌳Dankbar
fuer diese Schoenheit.
Wo kommen wir her?
Wo gehen wir hin?
Und werden wir
endlich
aufwachen?

🌳🌻🌳

May you have a wonderful day!

🌻Grateful
for this beauty.
Where do we come from?
Where do we go?
And will we
wake up
at last?