The power of the mountains

I had not had holidays until last summer in 2013. By holidays I mean those special days when you leave the city or the country and arrive in some tourist resort. To someone’s disappointment, my husband and I decided to head for the mountains. No Turkish kebabs or sunny beaches, no deserts or cheap perfumes in Egypt or some other local market. Our first trip started with a trip to Slovakia. We chose the cheapest way of travelling – a road trip by bus. The following year, that is this summer, we visited the Czech Republic. It was no Prague with its intricate streets of Old Town and expensive souvenir shops and beer pubs. We wanted to embrace the beauty of the mountains and feel the freedom, which we had been striving for so long. Continue reading

What do you see in a child?

What you do think of when you see a child? Sleepless nights? Dirty nappies? Teeth-less mouth and slobbery finger? When I see a child, I see purity, a human being who is not affected by the surrounding people and does not care about others’ opinion. An toddler or a preschooler is a blank page that can be filled with knowledge, including pain, happiness, despair, and many other feelings. As a parent, you probably want to your child all the best, but I believe that a person has to go through thick and thin to build his/her personality.

Up until now I have believed that I am not going to let my child experience what I experienced in my early days; and I, I reckon, experienced a lot: I went through fears, distrust, and sadness. I was not happy with my clothes, but I did not blame my parents. I was not happy about my appearance, and, honestly, I did not blame anyone. I did not like the fact that I was (and I am now) taller than everyone one in my class, but I had never come up with an I idea to blame anyone. I did not ask anything, but received as much as I needed at that time and I am grateful for that.

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The joy of giving Christmas presents

The Christmas season is the time when we try to be good (or bette). We try to find presents for people who we have not seen for ages, and when the time to give that present comes, something changes. You miss the person and maybe are too afraid to say how you miss him/her. A little present becomes a means of expressing your feelings. And when the person positively reacts to the present… oh, that is nothing better that making other people feel happy. But it is not all that we can do. For some people, a hug, a kiss, a gentle touch may mean the world, and you can feel it. If it is all that that person needs, you will surely feel it with all your body. Kiss or hold your grandmother (or some other person who loves you very much), and you will feel that you have just given him/her the best Christmas present.

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There are many different¬† forms of giving the present. It’s not WHAT to give… It’s all about how to give it.

Back-to-school vs back-to-university

Lately, YouTube and some other blogging platforms have been loaded with thousands of of (v)blogs on back-to-school issues. Teens are excited to show off their new wardrobe, back bags, hand bags, folders, hairstyles, etc etc. It is good if you can afford that new stuff from the praised shops (here I’m not going to discuss political and economical issues for I live in an European country where the minimal wage is approximately 350 USD).

The “back-to-school” thing is everywhere. Take, for example,¬† mobile services for students, clothes’ shops, and so on. If you young (I mean, in your teens), you want to look good and have good (means new) stuffs that you have bought for the forthcoming school year.

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Being mature don’t forget childish things

When you are adults, the society expects that you will act in a mature manner, be wise, and live the life everyone live. In a way, I agree with that but does that mean that we should not see the world through the eyes of a child? Do not be childish, but cherish the things that make a child feel happy.

I regard myself as an adult but very often I find myself openly expressing my emotions not being afraid of what other people may think about me. Do not suppress your feelings, don’t care about what the others may say or how they may react to your reaction. Continue reading