Saturday, 14 November 2015

Kiki Cries for Paris

Kiki cries for Paris

- Papi, can I go outside and play?
- There are bad men on the streets...
- Papi, I want to play with my friends!
- Your friends at their home, today is home day Kiki!
- And tomorrow? Is tomorrow home day Papi?

- I hope not, tomorrow is hope day!
Today we hope for a better tomorrow...
- Papi, what is hope? what do we do for a better tomorrow?
- We teach the bad men how to be good...
- Papi, how do we teach bad men how to be good?

- We learn first how we clean our heart of bad things...
- Like when Ben through a rock at the dog?
- Ben through a rock at a dog?
- Yes Papi, and then he cried when the dog did not move...
- Yes Kiki, good that Ben cried!

- Papi, do the bad men cry?
- Don't know... but today all good men cry!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Be compassionate.

Be compassionate.
“The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of human survival.”
Dalai Lama


Research now shows that when you are compassionate, you experience a similar feeling of pleasure as when you have sex, good food or a relaxing holiday. Basically, showing compassion is good for your health. Take compassionate action and get the “giver’s high.” Benefits are reduced stress, more regular heart beat and improved immune system.

You can show compassion by understanding the person’s feelings and emotions. That means talking to them and trying to share what they are going through. It is more demanding than a mere act of kindness. If you are compassionate, you are going to get emotionally involved. You also ask what help is needed. You could apply this to:

  • A friend who is ill
  • Someone who has lost their job
  • A relative who has been bereaved
  • Someone going through a separation
  • A homeless person
You can read the full article at the source 

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Where are my penguins?

"Where are my penguins?", asked Kiki.
Kiki knew her penguins should be somewhere, Papi told her he had found the penguins. But she could not find them.
Where are my penguins?

Kiki searched the room for the penguins, no sign of the penguins.
"Where are my penguins?", asked Kiki again.
"They must be close to water!", said Papi.
Kiki was thinking, where could the penguins find water? In the bathroom of course!
Kiki searched the bathroom for the penguins, no sign of the penguins.
"Where are my penguins?", asked Kiki again.
"They must be in the cold!", said Papi.
Kiki was thinking, where could the penguins find cold? In the kitchen, by the fridge!
Kiki searched the kitchen for the penguins, no sign of the penguins.
"Where are my penguins?", asked Kiki again.
"They must be looking for fish!", said Papi.
Kiki was thinking, where could the penguins find fish? In the living room, by the aquarium!
Kiki searched the living room for the penguins, no sign of the penguins.
"Where are my penguins?", asked Kiki again.
DING DONG, the doorbell rang.
Kiki ran to the door and found Papi opening the door.
The man of the yellow truck was at the door, he was holding a big box.
Papi took the box to the living room, and Kiki wanted to open the box.
"Can I open the box Papi?", Asked Kiki.
"Yes, sure, want some help?".
Kiki was just waiting for the YES. As soon as Papi said yes she started opening the box.
SURPRISE.
From the box jumped the penguins.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Wishes of a Super 2015 to everyone

We wish you all a super 2015.
May you fly to new places and fill your heart with love, your face with a huge lasting smile from smile-land, and your book shelves with new adventures!

Happy 2015


Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all,
and to all a good night!
Merry Christmas

Friday, 5 December 2014

Kiki and the Baby Unicorn

"Kiki and the baby unicorn", out now at amazon.com:

This is a story of a Little Girl that wants to find a new friend for her cuddly toys. She goes to the zoo in search for a baby unicorn. The search becomes a beautiful adventure where she meets and talks to a lot of animals.

This book is designed to create a shared experience between parent and child, as the parent reads the book to the child, the child can follow the story through the drawings. This is a book from the series "We didn't fly to that cloud yet" that tells the larger than life story about a father and a daughter in smile land. It is a series dedicated to better parenting through storytelling. One of the activities that helps us communicate with our children is reading for them, this book intends to give you this shared experience with your child.

Available at all amazon sites:


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Sunday, 23 November 2014

The Big Pirate Ship

Why do we have pirates in our imaginary? Do you tell pirate stories to your kids? How do your kids feel about pirates? Do they want to be a pirate? Do they understand what a pirate is? Is a pirate simply a symbol for bad people? Tell me your story, here is mine...

The Little Girl got lost in the library. This library is big. Papi liked to bring the Little Girl to the library, Papi said all stories lived in this big building full of books. And each book could whisper a beautiful story.
The Little Girl was afraid, many stories have bad people or big monsters. The Little Girl did not want to find a bad man or a big monster before she could find Papi.
"Oh! Oh! Oh!", heard the Little Girl from behind the bookshelf, was it Santa Claus or was it a big bad pirate. The Little Girl crouched behind the bookshelf and waited to listen a bit more.
"Oh! Oh! Oh!, Where are all the kids?", must be Santa Claus, he wants to give presents to kids. The Little Girl stood up to go and meet Santa, and continued to listen to the man with the loud voice talking.
"Oh! Oh! Oh!, Where are all the kids? Those nasty little rascals need to be punished for waking me up".
"On no!", though the Little Girl, "that is not Santa, that is an angry man."
And the big angry man appeared from behind the bookshelf, "Ah! Ah! Ah!, Here is a Little Girl, catch her", said the Pirate Captain to all the ugly pirates.

The Little Girl climbed the bookshelf as fast as she could, and the books helped the Little Girl. one by one, the books stretched out of the bookshelf and made a staircase in front of the Little Girl.
the Little Girl ran up the staircase and climbed above the tallest bookshelves. She could now see the clouds under her.

The Little Girl continued to run over the clouds looking for an exit. Suddenly the clouds finished and the little Girl could see down a volcano island with a pirate ship docked in the bay. The Little Girl flew down towards the ship.

As the Little Girl was flying, she looked back and saw the pirates falling from the edges of the clouds into the sea. Suddenly she could listen to a repetitive sound: "tic-toc-tic-toc-tic-toc". She looked down to where the pirates were falling and saw a pair of eyes ticking with the sound. It was the big crocodile. The pirates ran above the water strait to the pirate ship.
The Little Girl was feeling tired of flying and needed to rest, but the only place she could see near enough was the pirate ship. The Little Girl flew slowly to the pirate ship not making any noise.

The story continues at Row Row Row Your Boat...