Enjoy the little moments



*Iphone photo’s from the last 2 weeks* Instagram message – condolence flowers – quote to remember – sweet message from Tammy – My Amsterdam – flying back Home – Enjoying the little moments in life; blooming flowers & sitting quietly on the beach*


in 2 weeks, a lot can change.

From the outside, everything stays the same. The house, the daily routine, even my smile looks the same. But of course, it’s not all the same anymore.

Since my dad passed away, life has been hectic and surreal calm at the same time.  Now we are only 5 days back in Dubai but Amsterdam and all the sad things from these last 2 weeks, seems like a long time ago. Although it was a sad reason to go, being with Family and Friends always warms my heart. Funny how Life has a way of making you stop in your tracks and really makes you Think, no?

Making me more aware, to be more aware (does this make sense?)

Anyhoo,  the best way to handle these emotions, for me, is to Continue & Enjoy the Little Moments, even more than I already did. I want to say Thank You again to all of you who supported me in different ways these weeks.

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So, to start Enjoying these little things in life, I just sat on the beach and watched the people walking by. The sea has a natural healing power if you just sit still and listen to the sounds of the waves. For me, sitting by the sea was one of these moments of Joy. 

The other day, I bought Dutch flowers here in Dubai. They reminded me of the days living in Amsterdam, where I just walked around a corner and could buy beautiful flowers (and didn’t cost me a fortune).  Do what makes you happy, right? For me, seeing my flowers slowly blooming is just what I need.

I will see you soon, either here, on Instagram or over at The Moksi Homes.

Maureen xx



10 thoughts on “Enjoy the little moments

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  2. Denise at Forest Manor

    Maureen, I’m so very sorry to read about the loss of your father. That is truly a life-changing event, and one that will come to all of us sooner or later. You made some good observations in this post about life, and I understand what you mean about being more aware — living in the moment. I know you will miss your father; I hope time will bring you healing and solace soon.



  3. Tammy

    Hi Maureen, enjoying the little things and appreciating the every day and being very, very grateful is all we can really do. Life certainly is ever changing. None of us knows what tomorrow holds. I think about that a lot. There are lessons to be learned, sitting by the sea, taking it all in, breathing it all out. Sending hugs your way, Tammy

  4. Dee

    Hello, I’m so sorry to hear about your father passing. My mother died years ago and it was simply tramatic for me. Also, my sister lives near Abu Dhabi on Dehlm island. She’s teaches there. I pray that God will continue to give you the strength. God bless you.

  5. Dee

    Hi Maureen, I pray that you’re doing well. In response to your question, I wanted to add that my sister lives on Delma Island. Sorry, I spelled it wrong before. She told me she could see Saudi Arabia across the water which made me really nervous. There’s not much to do on the island so sometimes she takes the ferry to Abu Dhabi. She said it’s a lot of restaurants there and it’s more similar to being back home. If I’m not mistaken, I think she said it takes her about an hour or two to get there on the ferry. We used to Skype each other weekly, but the reception on the island isn’t good at all so now I wait for the weekly phone call.

  6. Suzanne

    Sitting by water, be it ocean, lake,
    river or stream, has the same kind
    of therapeutic affect on me that you
    write about. Glad that you got to
    experience the sea’s healing touch,
    but very sorry it was because your
    dad passed away. No matter our
    age, how can we ever truly be prepared
    for a loss like that? Sending you hugs
    from frosty Minnesota this morning,

    xo Suzanne

  7. Reanna

    Maureen, sorry to hear about your dad. Hope the girls are well. Lots of love from Horgen.

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  9. Kaho

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. That must have been difficult. One of the tough things living overseas is aging parents and passing of someone you care. I agree with you about do what makes you happy. It’s an essence of happiness for me. I need to be better about it.


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