I love coffee, I also love tea. But sometimes, when I travel, I can’t find a place that makes the coffee -just the way I like it. So, you can only imagine how I always carry a travel mug with me. Last year, I went to Greece and it was a loooong trip! We didn’t wanted to stop anywhere on the way, so that we can get there faster, and I was well aware of this beforehand. I knew that in order to survive that trip, I needed to equip myself!
I bought this travel mug, which now is my absolute favorite!
It was the constant theme of discussion and when I took it at the beach– Oh man! Did I get some laughs! 🙂 There were a couple of Italians at the beach that were on and on (two hours!) about ” Buta why wud you do a camera wit a coffee???”
The old man where we were staying, an old Greek guy was very suspicious of what I am carrying in the lense, until I opened the cup and showed him the coffee. Than he was “Ooooh, you girl, very smart, very funny!” He gave us such a great deal for the accommodation, I gave him the mug as a gift, which he so loved!
Now, I got another one for myself and it’s like seeing an old friend!
Even on weekends, like this one, when I stay at home, I fill the mug with coffee, instead of other cups. It starts my day with joy, great memories and laughter!
“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect – you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break – her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”
If I could sum up this past month with one word it would have to be enlightening. I’ve been working on a few things (namely myself) and it appears that it has been all worth-while. I won’t lie – there has been struggle, and there has been resistance but without these, I don’t think we can truly change or become the people we want to be.
Since returning from Bali, I’ve been rushing here and there, eating, sleeping, breathing but not the mindfulness kind. The kind where the days roll by, and you’re on auto-pilot. Self care fell by the wayside and running late to work became the norm. Yet, there comes a point when you know something needs to change. I needed to take action. Instead of wishing, or waiting for things to get better or fall into place, I knew that I needed to just start DOING. Doing…
This song just made my day! Hope will remind you to glow in this dark world today!
I know there is evil in the world, you can’t ignore it, but you can choose to be happy today. You can choose to see the light in the middle of the darkness. You can choose to BE THE LIGHT and bring the love to those around you.
As much as you say that we won’t decay
The bombs went off a week ago
The grass here is gray, been walking all day
But I’m not sure we’ll make it home
So if you trust me, hold me close and
We’ll turn to sculptures made of sand
Once they find us, a thousand years from now
We’ll still be right here holding hands
Still be glowing, smiling like we didn’t give a damn
The lights getting low and the dust to snow
The broken windows went everywhere
Your clothes may be torn but I’ll keep you warm
I’ll shade your eyes from the firestorm
So you yell at me again. And this time, you even have the urge to leave after you do. You leave me naked, cold and alone, just lying there with your words echoing through my head over and over and over “You’re nothing! I can’t make anything with you! I can’t make you feel good, because you can never feel good!”
I can’t even cry. I’m all cried out and so cold. I just lay on the bed, waiting for you to come back. But you don’t. You don’t even want to come back.
Luckily, I do not cry. Luckily, I think of what I need. What I want and need and have to do. My life is not near at the end, it’s just beginning. It’s evolving into something great! It can be! The potential is enormous!
Get up, dust off, and put some clothes on. Make some tea and add some honey. Everything is better with honey.
I’m OK. But what will happen to you? I know have made a mistake. People make mistakes. I know that. I even journal all my mistakes so that tomorrow I can catch myself before I make it again! But you? Can you tell me you have never done anything wrong? Can you tell me that you have never said anything bad?
Throwing out friends, family or colleagues because of some petty little thing they said, or done, or “might have thought” will leave you alone! Will leave you by yourself, fussing over the things you say, do or think. At the end, you will be sick of yourself and could not go anywhere for help!
David Raether shares his story of success and failure; and overcoming homelessness! It is lengthy, but read it through. It’s a great story and a great boost for motivation, pointing you towards the reality of life. But most importantly, showing you what are the only things worth keeping in life.