vineri, 30 septembrie 2011
joi, 29 septembrie 2011
vineri, 23 septembrie 2011
joi, 22 septembrie 2011
I just came across on this list and I just felt like sharing it, too.
Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World1. Change
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.”
5. The present moment.
“I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.”
6. Everyone is human.
“I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.”
“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
“I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.”
“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”
“Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.”
Source: Paulo Coelho’s blog, abbreviated from Ella's blog.
marți, 20 septembrie 2011
luni, 19 septembrie 2011
Another Monday evening, another beginning of the week. I really don't know when the week starts and when it ends. It seems to me that time goes by faster and faster, and I can't hold it anymore. I can see it on my children's faces, I can see it on my eyes new wrinkles, I can see it watching out the window.
We just try to make the most of it, when and while we can.
Yesterday we went downtown for a little walk with the kids. The old city center was full of people, all enjoying the beautiful weather and the many surprises the City Hall prepared for Bucharest Days.
Is the first time we took the kids in the area and, even it was way too crowded for their taste, they really felt good and walked side by side with us. Some of the streets are still in repairs, but most of them are filled with nice decorated restaurants and artisans selling their craft work.
We listened some nice music near the stage of the Folk Festival, where the singers were at rehearsal, we visited the Stavropoleos church (one of the oldest in Bucharest) and we went to the Royal Palace's ruins, part of the History Museum of Bucharest.
It felt really good celebrating the gorgeous autumn afternoon... hope it's gonna last.