age of 17...
At the age of 17, following the deaths of my grandmother, grandfather and a good friend, I travelled alone through the Himalayas to Tibet. For me, this was the most beautiful place on earth. Since then, I visit Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and temples every week. I love the peace and quiet that you experience in these places. I’m thankful that through meditation, I can pass this peace on to so many people around the world.
Helping those in need
If I ask the children what their first thought is when they think of me, they almost always say something like: "you’re good at helping people in need." I’m thankful that the children see what we do for them. We, because of course, I don't do this all alone. Everything we do, we do together. Honestly: there is nothing more rewarding than seeing their cute faces when they get their new school uniform?
Grateful for life
Gratefulness is what I feel when I get up in the morning and go to bed at night. Thankful for life and thankful for all the lovely people who have shown a warm heart towards our family. I’m particularly thankful for my family and our ambassadors Michael Pilarczyk and Virgil van Dijk and his family. Two special friends who have believed in us from the very beginning
According to the children, I’m sometimes the biggest kid of the family, ha-ha. And although they may be right, the others can also take me on with that. The girls think it's hilarious to make me up. Okay, I rarely allow it, ha-ha! I don't like makeup of course, but the fun they have, and their smiling faces are worth more than gold.