A new year.
Another year of separation.
But a new year is also a chance.
Imagine, if this year is like a book with 365 pages
and you are the writer, make it a good book.
For the year to come I wish you all the best.
I wish you a never-ending yearning for wisdom.
I wish you a good connection to our Lord.
I wish you a life full of love.
And if miracles are not coming to you,
you should be the miracles:
be kind, give love and brighten a light in the dark.
I am sending you all of my light and all of my love.
God told me that the wind will be strong
so that my love will reach you across the sea.
Happy new year my beloved ones.
I love you and always will.
Firecrackers are not good.
They are not good for your and your neighbors health.
They are not good for the environment.
They are not good for your wallet.
Firecrackers produce particulate matter.
The amount of particulate matter produced by firecrackers in just one night at New Year’s Eve
is equivalent to the amount of particulate matter produced by 15 percent of all cars around the whole year.
This particulate matter is dust which is so tiny that you hardly can see it;
but it can lead to lung diseases.
Instead of wasting your money,
rather give your money to homeless people.
Even in Western countries there are so many people
suffering from the basic needs like shelter and food.
Be a good example and give your light to others in need.
There are so many people in this world suffering.
They are suffering, because they have nothing to eat.
I also made this experience this year.
I can tell you, it is one of the worst feelings you can have.
In our western society it is common to throw away food; just like that.
On the other side, if you see fathers, who come home with no food
and children, who are crying, because they are hungry, it breaks my heart.
Please listen to this: it is not good to throw away food.
Put on your plate just enough food that you will eat for sure.
If you are still hungry afterwards, you can easily put more food on.
Sometimes we put too much on our plates; that can happen.
If that happens, don’t throw the leftovers away.
Keep them for later or share with your brothers and sisters.
Wouldn’t it be perfect, if we can harvest fruits and veggies in our own garden the whole year through? Well, in some countries this is possible; but not in every country. In general I would say, you have warm summers and colder winters, which makes it more difficult to grow plants during winter times.
Today I want to show you, what you can do to still have the benefits of your own fruits and veggies the whole year through. It is not a new method. It was already used in ancient times. Today we are building our own solar dryer or solar dehydrator. And the good thing is, instead of using hours of expensive electricity with an electronic version, we get our power source for free: the sun.
The method is quite simple. Cool air enters a solar collector where it is heated as it passes along a hot black metal. It then rises into the dryer where your fruits and veggies are placed on shelves. Also the building is not that difficult, if you have the right tools at hand. It is the planning that takes a lot of afford, if you want to avoid buying all the needed materials for lots of money in a hardware store. Besides the hinges for the door and the paint, I used the materials that can be found or grow already in our garden like the bamboo for the shelves; the rest I bought for little money on a junkyard.