First lesson I learned about blogging was from Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt is a great writer, communicator and blogger. He has so many following his website that all bloggers out there wish to have the same measure of success. Also he encourages and teaches new bloggers to be successful. My husband always would get Hyatt’s updates via email and we would read them together. Also, if I would get discouraged about blogging, my lovely husband would quote Michael Hyatt to me or say, “Read what Michael Hyatt says about this!” 

Well, the other day I subscribed to get his updates in my own email, and after a couple of hours, there it was! The first email from Michael Hyatt!!! This is what he wrote:

“I messed up…

Earlier this morning I sent you an email I shouldn’t have sent.
The email contained my latest post, but there was a problem…
None of the links in the email were working.

Rule #1 when you send an email: check the links!

Lesson learned.

The most important thing for me right now is to make sure you get the post.”  

Isn’t it great? Yes, we all make mistakes (even Michael Hyatt or someone from his team) but then we learn, apologize and move forward.

So always double check your emails or posts.

When I used to work as the editor of a children magazine in Albania or edit my own writings before my editor would see them, still I would find little mistakes even after checking several times. 

So, when you post on Social Media, send an email or write something like a poem, article, a paper, double check! If Michael Hyatt makes mistakes who are we to not make any? Hahaha! 

 

If you are interested to see what Michael Hyatt has to say you can go to his website HERE: 

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New Shoes

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It was more than two years ago that I hadn’t bought new running shoes. I love walking almost every day and the old shoes were worn out. My lovely husband saw how old they were getting, took me shopping for new ones and I found some I like! Yayy! Only when I tried on my new shoes did I realize how old my other ones were. Sometimes we need some help from others to show us some things we need to change in our life. 🙂

This made me think that sometimes we continue to do our everyday things and are afraid to try something new because we don’t like to go out of our comfort zone. But how many things are out there waiting for you? New adventures, your dream job, trying a new hobby, writing a book, opening your own business etc.

Live the life you have always dreamed of and don’t be afraid of doing something you think is hard or impossible. Once you put on the new shoes you’ll see how great they’ll feel on you and how your walk in life will be more enjoyable.

10 Things Everyone Can Learn From a 93 Year Old

My grandpa, 93 years old passed away 13 days ago. It was a beautiful sunny day just like his beautiful heart. He passed away one day before his birthday and I still celebrated it with cake keeping his tradition bringing the best cakes to all of our birthdays. My heart hurts from the thought of not having him among us but soon I’ll meet him again!

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I want to share with you 10 things you can learn from a life of a 93 year old man:

 

  1. Wise man. He never got tired telling me the secret of a long life; work hard, eat well and rest even if you only close your eyes and not sleep. So, he would always ask if I am doing these things and if I said YES, then everything was going well.
  2. He never talked bad about others for the sake of harmony. If you would share a secret with him, he’d always keep it.
  3. He didn’t care who you were, what background you had, what was your occupation; you would be respected! Everyone loved him. Two minutes with him would turn a frown face in a smiley one. He was respected from kids to shop owners to even the policemen he would greet as he would do his daily walk. People unknown to me would ask me, “How is your grandpa?  We haven’t seen him in a couple of days taking his walk so…”  Yes, they knew me as Grandpa’s Granddaughter because even others would call him Grandpa.
  4. He saved money sacrificing his wishes just to be able to give to others. For my wedding he gave me money that I never thought my grandpa had.
  5. Always went on vacation with family. He loved his wife and family. He would walk holding hands with his wife and always brag about her. He would mention often how he still can’t believe that such a beautiful girl like my grandma would marry him. But grandma would reply,  “You had a very good heart!”
  6. Repetition was his big thing! He would repeat things to us. When I was little I didn’t know why he’d repeat stuff so many times, but now I know! I remember a lot of what he said!
  7. He was a veteran that had ideals for a better world. He fought against Germany in the Second World War. All of my grandparents actually. He was put in prison but then was let free. After the war ended he lived during one of the cruelest regimes of communism in the country of Albania. (I’ll write more stories about that since I experienced throughout  my childhood)
  8. From being an Atheist he started believing in the power of prayer and he’d pray with us. It all started at my wedding when my husband and I wanted for all to know the love and freedom you can find in Christ. After that, more questions were answered and he opened his heart to another world he didn’t know.
  9. Never gave up. He would read, learn about the world politics or news, he would just sit and think for an hour sometimes. In 2010 he wrote a little book detailing the history of our family. As the oldest living he wrote stories of the family roots and family tree.
  10. Dressed up nice. Even on walks he would put a hat on, a nice suit and later his cane. When we would go visit he’d put nice clothes on even though he didn’t have many. He found a reason everyday to dress nice for the people he would meet.

Well, there are so many more things I would share but I figured 10 is a good number to memorize and easier to learn. I hope you got to know just a little bit of how great a person my grandpa was.

Do you have more lessons from your grandparents to add?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to my World!

 

Image  I have been wanting to have a blog for a long time… but there were so many reasons “why today wasn’t the right day”.

I didn’t like the one I started a couple of years ago because it wasn’t professional enough or didn’t give me the right tools to express what I really wanted. Then I got busy having a baby, then didn’t know what language to write (English or Albanian), then moving, then this and then that…

No more excuses this time though! I enjoy writing and I enjoy sharing my thoughts. I hope this little world of mine will reach out to your world and if somehow you’ll find something that you like or something that’s helpful or hopeful or joyful or touching or silly or something that makes you smile… then another day of mine is made because I love when people smile. This will give me another reason to smile as well!