RELAXED MOMENTS AT HOME

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Calatoriile imi lipsesc cel mai mult in vremurile acestea de pandemie. Imi e dor sa urc in avion si sa decolez spre o destinatie noua, in care sa explorez, sa vad locuri noi si sa cunosc alti oameni. Pentru moment am ales sa nu imi asum riscuri si sa raman acasa. Asta nu inseama ca nu pot sa explorez orasul meu, cu locurile lui frumoase si primitoare. Asa am petrecut o dimneata frumoasa prin Bucuresti. A fost cald, insorit si destul de relaxant incat sa ma simt ca intr-un tinut magic. Am inceput cu o plimbare in parc.

Travelling is what I’ve been missing most during this pandemic. I miss embarking on a plane and taking off to a new destination, exploring and discovering new places and people. It’s my choice for the moment to stay put and avoid taking any risks. But this does not mean that I cannot explore my own city with its beautiful and welcoming places. It is how I’ve spent a lovely morning out and about in Bucharest. It was sunny, warm, and relaxing enough to transport me to a magical land. I started with a walk in the park.

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HELPING OTHERS IN NEED

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Uneori viata te aduce in situatii din care poate crezi ca nimeni nu te poate ajuta sa iesi, nici macar tu insuti. Asta nu este o scuza sa devenim preocupati doar de persoana noastra, blocati doar in problemele si realitatea noastra. Cam asa reactioneaza oamenii atunci cand au probleme. De-a lungul timpului, viata mi-a adus multe provocari, insa un singur lucru a ramas constant in mintea mea: ca nu trebuie sa imi proiectez problemele sau nefericirea asupra altora. E important sa ne amintim ca toti avem greutati. Nu exista nimeni pe acest pamant care sa nu aiba probleme, si multi dintre noi ne confruntam cu ele chiar acum, in timp ce cititi aceste randuri.

Felul in care am ales sa depasesc problemele, cu zambetul pe buze si inarmata cu cate o gluma ii uimeste pe unii. Atat de mult incat pot crede ca mint atunci cand spun ca am o problema mare. Dar e OK, pentru ca nu caut ajutorul nimanui, depinde doar de mine sa ma ajut, si uneori sa ii ajut si pe altii, dupa cum veti vedea. In ziua de azi, disponibilitatea de a ajuta pe cineva te poate pune intr-o postura de inferioritate, pentru ca mai nou, bunatatea e confundata cu slabiciunea. Multi cer ajutor cand au nevoie, si dupa ce il primesc, nu se deranjeaza niciodata sa se ingrijeasca si de altcineva in afara de propria persoana. Multi te cauta doar cand au un interes si apoi te uita. Si asta e in regula din punctul meu de vedere. E probabil motivul pentru care astfel de oameni sunt atrasi de mine. Nu doar familia si prietenii, uneori si strainii de pe strada pornesc din senin o conversatie despre o problema de-a lor personala sau o situatie aparte. Cu siguranta citesc ceva in aura mea.

Nu doar oamenii simt asta, ci si animalele. Si iata o poveste despre cum am ingriit un porumbel mic, care mi-a cerut personal ajutorul. E o postare pe care trebuia sa o scriu de mult, dar din cauza unor probleme personale, blogul nu a fost o prioritate. Sper sa schimb asta. Dar hai sa ne intoarcem in decembrie 2021, cu doar cateva zile inainte de Craciun, cand un pui de porumbel a venit la fereastra mea, in cautare de ajutor.

Sometimes life takes you to a place where you are not sure if you can even help yourself. But remember that it is not an excuse to become self-centered, immersed only in your problems and your reality. This is how most people deal with problems. I’ve had life throw at me more balls than I can juggle, but one thing remained constant in my mind: that I should never project my problems or my unhappiness on others. It’s important to remember that we all have our hardships. There’s not a single soul on this planet that has not dealt with problems, and most of us are dealing with them right now, as you are reading these lines.

The way I pass through life’s hard times, with a smile on my face and a joke here and there always baffles others. So much that they might even believe that I am lying when I say that I am dealing with a major problem. But that’s OK because I seek no one’s help, it’s only up to me to help myself, and sometimes, as you will see, even help others. Being a decent human being sometimes puts you in a position of inferiority in today’s times, when kindness is mistaken for weakness. Many reach out for help only when they need it, they take and take and never bother to ask about someone other than themselves. Many will seek you out only when it’s in their best interest and then forget about you. And that’s fine with me. It’s probably why these people are drawn to me like a moth to a flame. Not only family and friends, sometimes even strangers reach out on the street and strike a conversation out of nowhere, about a personal issue or a certain situation. There’s definitely a vibe that I am giving out.

Not only humans feel this vibe, but animals too. And here’s a story about how I took care of a baby pigeon that personally came to me to request my help. It’s a long overdue post, but due to personal reasons, writing on my blog was not a priority for me. I hope to change that. But let me take you back to December 2021, just a few days before Christmas, when a baby pigeon came to my window, looking for help.

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Be kind to us, 2021!

At the end of this year, I wanted to have a peaceful and relaxing moment. To gather my thoughts, think about my plans for the future and hope for a better 2021. I already know I have some challenges ahead, but I am hopeful that after living through 2020, I will be well. Sending you my best wishes, hoping that we all learned some important lessons and we will all come out stronger, wiser, and kinder.

I am HAPPY!

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De aproape sase luni de zile am invatat sa traim diferit. Inainte nu ma gandeam ca se poate trai si altfel. Imi imaginam ca poate, in alt univers sau in alta viata, oamenii traiesc asa. Apropiati acasa, in familiile lor si distantati de restul lumii. Oare cat va mai continua aceasta situatie? Acum, ca am avut timp sa traiesc asa, ma gandesc ca aceasta este normalitatea pe care inainte nu ne-o puteam imagina.

Almost six months have passed since we live differently. Before, I never took the time to think that there’s another way. I imagined that maybe, in another universe or another life, people are living like this. Socially undistanced at home, in their families, and distanced from the rest of the world. Who knows for how long will this situation continue? Now that I had the time to live this way, I think this is the normal that we were not able to see. 

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