Posts tagged ‘choice’

2009, October 15

Blog Action Day – Climate Change

It’s Blog Action Day today! Instead of a speech from me, you can find out what it is by clicking the link I provided :)
I stumbled upon this website by chance and, just like with Earth Hour, I fell in love with the idea of writing even just one post today which added up with many other posts leads to lots of people talking about the environment, spreading the news, and overall discussing important issues.

Everyone experiences climate change!
Since it’s a global problem, it literally affects everything and everyone.
There are many obvious changes in the atmosphere’s composition or in land surface, like:
temperature, precipitation, wind, pollution, sea levels rising, ocean acidification, animals going extinct, etc.

Surely you’ve noticed…

My most recent example is: snow in October this Tuesday and yesterday when just Monday it was so hot I was walking home in a T-Shirt. Now it’s so cold I had to switch to a winter coat, hat, scarf and even gloves in the morning/at night.

What we can do:

– sign up and post your thoughts on Blog Action Day. Join and take action, this way you’ll also start a discussion
– share your thoughts about this topic on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Hi5, etc. whatever you’re using
– contact your government representatives
– tell your friends
– reduce your usage of resources
– recycle
– reuse whatever you can
– and even more ways to get involved are
listed here.

I’m convinced that if we all do our best individually, we can change a lot!

2009, September 15

50 ways to help our Planet

I had this link in my Save Our Planet link list for a while now and thought I’d advertise them one at the time for readers who also care. Here are some very simple ways to help our Planet.

50waystohelp

My favorites are:

no.2   -> Turn off PC for the night
no.17 -> Shower with your partner
no.21 -> Second-hand doesn’t mean second-best
no.22 -> Buy local
no.38 -> Give it away

and overall I just love all 50 points on the list, each and every thing is available to me, not a big deal to achieve and in many cases it cuts down on the bills too.
I strongly suggest trying and committing to it!

It’s a win-win situation! ;)

2009, September 13

Moments when you need a change

There are moments in Life when too much of a good thing is boring.

Maybe when you’re in a routine and don’t realize it.
You have beautiful, loving people around you but don’t see them any more, you’re wanting something different, feeling the need of change without knowing what the reason for it is.

Maybe in a moment of hesitation and weakness we’d give up on what we have for something unsure. We may want something we don’t have, and when getting it realize: it really wasn’t what we imagined.
In moments when you need a change, instead of totally giving up on things, things you’d rather leave behind, if you consider all the alternatives before deciding, you’ll notice how: not much needs changing. There’s always the possibility of treasuring things more than you would’ve before.

Then there are times when change is necessary. When after thinking everything through so you won’t regret any upcoming decisions the best thing is to leave behind things that make you unhappy or hold you back and make a choice. Choose to be happy and make it happen by changing jobs, living situations, relationships, cities, countries… what ever it takes!

And… even if not always explicitly, there’s always someone there for us along the way and who helps us and shows us the way or the way back to our journey. Maybe it’s a family member, a good friend, a lover or someone you’ve never even met in person, someone you’re exchanging e-mails with and inspires you.

For a while now I’ve been on a journey of changing quite a few things and so far I couldn’t make the biggest changes I need, but I’m still going forward and that’s what matters right now!

2009, August 20

Times change

On the streets around lunch time, walking around downtown, running errands. It was crowded, but not so much as to not be able to notice people around. I like to people watch when walking and not only, it helps time fly by faster, like a trick that helps me get wherever I’m going in less amount of time.

By chance or not, there were many teenagers around me, passed me by, mostly young girls. Interestingly enough, but actually not surprisingly, they were all wearing tons of make-up, had more rings on their fingers that there’s room for, wearing many earrings all through their ears, lip/eyebrow/(probably also tongue) piercings and with brightly (many many varieties to just simply black) colored hair. With tight and short clothes, whereas even a not necessarily careful look in the mirror would clearly state against that kind of outfits on their weighty silhouettes. Most all girls tend to fit to this portrait…

And don’t get me wrong, I’m not closed minded, nor stating that I’m a beauty queen. I like wearing tight clothes, but I’d never leave the house like those girls do if I didn’t look good in whatever I’m wearing, I have highlights, but I’d never color my hair to look like a parrot and I wouldn’t put so much make-up on that my face would fall off after 5 steps or be mistaken with a clown.

Not that I’m so much older now, not many years have passed since I was a teenager myself, but when I was their age it was different. It’s a sad reality and such examples are somewhat depressing to see, because the question is there: what will girls look like in another few years? How quickly and drastically times change…

2009, July 27

Poetry Monday – A Smile

" A Smile costs nothing, but gives much.
It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give.
It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it.
A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and is nature’s best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."

~ based on the writings of
Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

2009, May 9

Life’s a stage

I’ve just read a great post Judy wrote yesterday, Does Everything Happen for a Reason?. I loved it so much I had to comment and share my view of the question which made me remember: great subject as it is, I didn’t actually write about this before, even though it’s something I believe to be true. So here’s catching up :)

You must have noticed the day-to-day translation of the line from Shakespeare’s ‘As you like it’ as a part of my blog’s title, “Life’s a stage – WebBlog”. No, I didn’t chose it by chance :)

” All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts…”

I really like that metaphor, I like to believe that Life really is like a play, and we all go through the stages of it acting them out.
But what I especially like – is that we all act however we chose to.

There are good actors, not so good actors and plain old bad actors. There are maidens (debatable I know, but that’s how it sounds better) at distress, heroes and villains. Or sometimes they even act all these parts at the same time.
Sometimes advices on our acting will be given which we either listen to or not, we see how others acted it out like before, what they did right or wrong, etc. take it all in and then chose our own style and act out our own part on Life’s stage.
So what I’m trying to say is that even though some things may happen for a reason, I believe in the possibility of the impossible too, we are the ones making sense of them building up our own belief system, interpreting them as we like to and then acting out the next stages as WE want to :)

Often we wonder why thing happen, it’ may be reassuring, comforting to think there’s a great plan for all of us we must follow, we might try and make sense of some things which just don’t make sense, but the only well made out plan was for us to come into this world and start making something of/with our lives.

In the end, it’s OUR choices that make us who we are and define the reasons we need or don’t need to keep on acting and successfully, or not, end the play.

PS: of course it’s a bit edited, more insightful since I wrote it as a comment :)

PPS: I updated my Quotes page, feel free to check it out.

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2009, March 3

PS: I love you

Sometimes you have to live life one letter at a time

Sometimes you have to live life one letter at a time

Sincerely I expected little from the “PS: I love you” movie, and I had been disinclined to see it at first, especially because I know how it’s impossible to capture everything that’s important in the more than 500 pages long book when the movie is only about 120 minutes.
But because a friend of mine said it was great I decided to see it anyway (sometime last year, but it has only now occurred to me that it would be nice to write about it… probably because I’m bored out of my mind). :)
I must admit that it is an interesting story, and points to some good since it remains fairly true to the novel… but I like the book much more than I did the movie! Mostly because of all the differences that could’ve been avoided since it’s an adaptation to the novel not the other way around…
I’ve read it in Hungarian… yet I’d love to buy the English version because a lot can be lost in translation as well. Although I didn’t find it in the book shops here (and didn’t look for it too much eighter since I have read it so it’s not urgent), I’ll probably order it online until my birthday, as a special gift to myself :)

The main character “Set in Ireland, Holly Kennedy is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life – a passionate, funny and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when Gerry’s life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. The only one who can help her is the person who is no longer there. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry, so it’s a good thing he planned ahead. Before he died, Gerry wrote Holly a series of 10 letters that will guide her, not only through her grief but in rediscovering herself. The messages are Gerry’s way of informing Holly life goes on. The messages include various tasks and treats Gerry has left for Holly. This is his way of letting her know he will always be there for her. Each letter sends her on a new adventure and each signs off in the same way: “P.S. I Love You.” Holly’s mother and best friends, Sharon and Denise, begin to worry that Gerry’s letters are keeping Holly tied to the past, but, in fact, each letter is pushing her further into a new future. With Gerry’s words as her guide, Holly embarks on a journey of rediscovery in a story about marriage, friendship and how a love so strong can turn the finality of death into new beginning for life.” (the Wikipedia plot summary is great so I used that)
I loved the novel because I believe it’s a story that transcends the sentimental and goes much further as Holly’s history can be transferred to any kind of separation or loss. There is no way to explain when someone you love is not with you physically, you know that they won’t be next to you ever again, yet you still love them unconditionally. It’s also strange how it’s a part of your life and you don’t want anything to change that… and it won’t, but you have to let go sometime…

“PS: I love you” is a novel with a good background, that makes you think as it’s full of emotions and while reading it, like with any good book, you go to another world, look at life from another perspective. There are some notes of humor and yet again it’s about the mourn, as well as the struggle to find happiness.
And isn’t that what we all want?
Just to be happy… possibly with what we’ve got, before it’s taken away from us…

PS: I love you Sweetheart :*:P

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