So many obstacles on the way of finding true love, or are there? Perhaps if we weren’t afraid to love and open our hearts to people close to us, we would not struggle so much. Perhaps, if we didn’t turn a blind eye to people near us who want to be in our lives – more happy couples would walk the streets together.
I am getting tired of having to think about these unspoken rules that mean nothing to no one. At the end of the day, it is our life so who cares what the society thinks…and all that matters is how we’d like to live it, wouldn’t you agree? Mytrendingstories #societialpressure #bewhoyouare #societydoesntmatter #nojudgements
Happiness comes in different ways, most of us are looking for happiness by looking for love or our other half, others are defining happiness by the employment that they achieve. But really is happiness something we can easily find or is it something we could much simpler create. To me happiness is found in the little details: for instance when you wake up in the morning to a beautiful sunshine, or when you spend an amazing evening with your friends. Happiness is hidden in details and one has to open up to see them. We can spend all our lives looking for something undefined and calling it “happiness” without realising that in fact what we are looking for is just right in front of us…
Today for the very first time in forever I felt inspired and was mesmerized by the beauty of this place! In Estoril, people are happy with what they have, they smile and enjoy their life – people are happy and alive! That’s truly inspiring! It’s amazing how on the other hand people who have a lot more in materialistic terms seem to be unhappy stressed concerned about life!! Long story short if you are looking for a peaceful romantic and magical spot for vacation think of Estoril!! Trust me it’s worth it!!
An old man, dressed in very simple casual smart manner, was standing alone in the middle of a crowded street by the train station, the busiest street in the city. The man was observing the craziness that was happening around him. The man saw people running to the train station in fear of missing their train, others walking by with their heads glued to their phones and their eyes can’t see beyond their phone screen. Even those who were walking in groups were either on their phones checking something, looking busy or were too busy to look at the their friends. The man stood there hopelessly. A minute later he went to the nearest souvenir shop bought a black permanent marker and an A3 sized carton. He looked at the people around him and realized that this craziness is missing an essential ingredient and these people are lacking something that is almost undefinable in one word. He stood there silently, then he wrote “FREE HUGS” and then he put his sign up trying to see what happens next. For the next ten minutes he stood there and not one person dared to come up to the man. He got a couple of glances and a few weird looks but yet everyone was pre-occupied with their lives. No one cared about anyone. The man has lived for forty two years and has seen different times, yet he has never seen this world be so unhuman. The sad thing is that most of these people just need a simple hug, a human contact to ease their every day pain. For some this hug could be comforting, to other just a gesture of kindness and there will be those who need an emotional boost and there is that one person who could put a smile on their faces for at least ten seconds. But no the pride is way stronger than the need to feel kindness, happiness and love. The man could understand the strange idea of hugging a complete stranger, but what if this is the only way? People today live side by side for years and some of them for years forget about the touch and the feel of the relationship and keep their so called ‘love’ going by other means. The man stood there for twenty minutes, hopeless and dissappointed he was about to give up when this five year old girl came up to him. She looked into his eyes and without asking any further questions she hugged him. She gave him a strong, comforting and loving hug and the man couldn’t help but smile. When she let him go she looked at him with her blue eyes and whispered: “Don’t be sad, it’s a beautiful day.” The girl’s mother came running after her daughter, almost in panic she approached the man. But when she saw her daughter she stopped for a moment. “Mummy, Mummy, give this man a hug. He looks sad. He needs a hug!” Her mother couldn’t help but agree, she approached the man and gave him a hug too. People on the street stopped as if the time slowed down. Most of them put down their phones, some of them starting taking photos and screaming out loud on social media of this wonderful gift of kindess. Ironic, isn’t it? Just a moment ago, no one cared and a second later it became the most important thing in their lives. A few others followed the girl’s example and a few more smiles lit up the street and brought positivity to this wonderful city. That moment the man realized that there is still hope for love, humanity and kindness. The man hoped that people would remember him and keep up this attitude and share happiness with their friends, lovers and families. He hoped that he has changed something in some of these people’s life even if it was just a tiny percentage of change. After all, he was sure that there was one little girl that will remember him and he couldn’t agree with her more — it was a beautiful day!
Tonight I have witnessed something purely magical. I went to see a play, but it was no traditional play. It was more like one man show. One very famous Russian actor put together a show. He starts off by talking about dreams. Dreams, that according to this man, diminish as we grow older. At first this thought took me by surprise, the older we get the more options we have to make our dreams come true, and yet this person argues that our dreams diminish as we grow older. Later on in the show I started to see his point. When we are young, let’s say at the age of eight, we dream of bigger things, unrealistic ideas and imagine that all is possible. For instance at the age of eight we dream of reaching the stars and by the time you get to the age of twenty eight we dream of a stable relationship with a long term potential that can lead to starting your own family. Do you see the difference in the dream level?
One other thing that made this evening absolutely magical was the live orchestra that was present on stage throughout the show. The actor would read a poem and there would be live music at the background, supporting and guiding the story. The actor touched upon another subject that caught my attention. He talked about something as simple as a kiss. The music at the background played the famous tune from “Cherbourg Umbrellas”. He talked about how each kiss means something to us and how each kiss is so different! There’s that first kiss – gentle and inviting, sort of testing whether or not there is a chance, there’s the last kiss – the kiss that says more than any words possibly could and the kiss on the forehead – a goodbye, a kiss of pure love, a kiss of friendship, a kiss of love the list could go on forever! But the most painful of all kisses is the one that you can’t feel. Have you ever experienced that type of a kiss? When your beloved stays on the other side of the road and sends you a virtual kiss and then vanishes into nowhere…
The actor then further took a trip down his memory lane. He sang the songs of love and he danced to the music like there was no tomorrow. This makes you forget the troubles of your life for at least a couple of hours and think of your own dreams. Think of your music in your life. Think of the magic that you have still left in you. Although, it is not a traditional play, where you empathise with the characters, this person takes you on a journey that makes you reflect upon your life!
I walked out tonight feeling absolutely amazed and free! On my way back I realised that my dreams are still alive in me and that the music in my heart keeps on playing! I realised that all moments sooner or later will become memories and I should really enjoy the moment while it lasts!
Take a minute. Think about it. Find your own music in your heart! Find your dreams!
On that note, my Dear Readers, I wish you all a good night and sweet dreams!