Today is an amazing day!

I don’t remember if i ever told you guys about my neighbors kid. Lets call him C. C is almost 4 years old and he is the most aggressive and rude kid ever and the language he uses would make me blush if I wasn’t a shield maiden. But since another neighbor started to look after him during the day he has slowly transitioned into a more normal child.
Anyway every morning i tell him good morning before I go to work and he basically tells me to fuck off. 
Being a dog trainer I am the only person who doesn’t accept his bad behavior and tells him no. (They don’t really raise their kids and teach them right from wrong until they are much older here in Turkey)
But I refuse to give up on him because I can see though his behavior and see him and let me tell ya I love this kid.
I basically treat him like I would with any kind of misunderstood and misguided animal. With a lot of love, patience and consistency. I praise him when he is good and I ignore his bad behavior to let it burn out.

Today I had a breakthrough!! It was like winning the lottery. I saw C and said good morning as usual. He smiled and said good morning back to me!!! It has never happened. So I smiled and I went on and asked him if he had seen some nice dreams and he smiled and said yes and showed me his toy.  And then his day care lady told him to kiss me on my cheeks and he did it!  (It is the Turkish way of greeting someone) And i did it to him and he did it again!!  This has never happened before. I struck gold! It felt and feels amazing! I feel like the kid whisperer lol.

This day will be amazing thanks to C’ s smile and kisses. And I hope all of you will have an amazing day as well!

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The secret relationship

Hello my lovely co-creators.
It has been a tough week, we officially opened the shop for the season so it means longer days at work. 
If I can get my phone to work like it should I might be able to use all of those hours to write so I am trying to see it positive. 

Today I want to share with you a very weird phenomenon.. Maybe some of you can shed some light over this. 
So I am on this dating site and it is going quite well except for one small problem..
I can start talking with a guy and really enjoy the conversation and we might even talk on skype or on the phone and plan to meet. everything is great, I am happy, feeling positive and giggly.
Since I am a bit excited I want to share it with my tribe sisters so I happily tell them about it. Shortly thereafter something goes wrong. 

My friend H couldn’t believe it and was convinced that I was joking and said Tinha you cant be serious, God can not want for you to be in a secret relationship!!! 
So we made a test. I started talking with a guy and I told H about it and shortly thereafter it fails…. After more than 5 times with different friends we have now come to the conclusion that I should shut up until I have met the guy. Apparently some higher power wants me to be in a secret relationship. LOL 
So now they are just asking if I am talking with someone and if it is good and then we leave it. So we will see if it makes a difference. 

Do you have weird things like that happening in your life?

Oh by the way there is a fortune teller here now in Marmaris and apparently she is good so I am gonna go and see her. I am really excited. Maybe she can guide me to the right work area so I can focus on that instead of being a Jane of all trades. I am all over the place. 

Today I met with Yaz and it was a lovely day and we had a Turkish breakfast outside and we managed to laugh until we cried. I love laughing that much. It makes me feel alive and happy. She is coming with me to the US. We will make this journey together.
We decided to go out for her birthday on Friday and I will make a painting for her. She is going through a rough patch so I want to cheer her up and I know she has been wishing for one of my paintings for a while so I will make one especially for her. And I have the perfect name for it already. And I will add some loving text on the back that will encourage her.. 
It is a good thing she is not reading my blog so don’t you go around and tell her about my plans! 🙂

I guess todays grace is that I am grateful for my tribe members, they all mean a lot to me. Oh and sleep ins… Sleep ins are totally underrated. 

Stay safe out there.