Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

When I observe my two-year-old daughter, it happened to her several times a day that …

Life is not measured by

the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. *
When I observe my two-year-old daughter, it happened to her several times a day that she is so astonished, surprised and happy that she shouts it out loud because otherwise she hardly can breathe in that wonderful moment. In opposite to that, I need to sit down and think before I recall such a beautiful moment in my live. Fortunately, after some time I remember it.

Realizing when people grow older, they less and less let themselves be surprised by a moment. Probably they try to defend themselves from bad surprise. Maybe people had too many of them in their life. We tend to try not to be surprised any more in the same way as they were as a child.

 

Me too. I do not want this bad surprise any more.

So, I try to stay calm and thing:  “I knew it! … It’s normal! … Nothing special! … That’s life! And this definitely helps to survive. But it also makes every special and beautiful moment in your life normal and nothing special.

As I’m sitting down to write this article and thing about the special moments in my last week I find quite some very nice moments that took away my breath. Here are some impressions…

A beautiful spring day with my wife … / … a good time with some good friends in the black forest … / … and a concert of Philippe Poisel and band my wife and I where invited to. Thank you Fabian! It was incredible!

… and of cause the job that I do: watches. My new once: Caliber SC100 … / … and vintage watch restauration: in this case a Glashutte school pocket watch from 1915.

What takes your breath away?

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. When I observe my two-year-old daughter, it happenes to her several times a day that …

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. *
When I observe my two-year-old daughter, it happenes to her several times a day that she is so astonished, surprised and happy that she shouts it out loud because…

When God created time, he made plenty of it (Irish and Celtic saying). Why then it feels like we always don’t have enough time.

When God made time, he made plenty of it (Irish and Celtic saying). Why then it feels like we always don’t have enough time for the things we want to do and for the people we want to spent time with? You can give an easy answer and say: “Time flies!” and its true! Tempus fugit!

In a fast-moving world, where everything must be quick, efficient and cheap, we are used to do different things at the same time, communicating to different people in different channels about different topics and trying to concentrate on many things at the same time.

We try to be omnipresent in order to not missing out something. The result is that we lose the ability to focus on one thing for a longer time. But if you want to achieve something significant exactly this ability is needed.

Several years ago, I realized something about myself: I am highly motivated, when I can learn something new. It energizes me to do something I never did before and I don’t yet have the skills to do. It’s not only the result that challenges me. But moreover, the process of improving the skills and finally gaining the ability to do it, is very appealing to me.

When was the last time you did something for the first time? It’s a new start, a new year. It’s a new day and a new chance.

May be 50 percent of your new year’s resolution you gave up already. Or you did not even have some this year. Don’t worry! You don’t need a new year to start again. Often, it’s not the future we are afraid of. Its repeating the past that makes us anxious.

Steffen Cornehl repairs and restores antique mechanical watches – He is crazy about time

… for more than 20 years now. Big historical watches in museums in St. Petersburg and small disctintive pocket watches and wrist watches, that are very dear to their owners. Crazy about time.

It is the artisanal challenge that attracts Steffen Cornehl as well as the creative possibilities that come along with mastering the different crafts. Along the way, there is still a lot to discover and to learn. The current status becomes manifest in our current collection. The future starts today.

Cornehl Serien

Cornehl

Regulator Serie

Cornehl

Classic Black Serie

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Classic Silver Serie

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White Roman