The Beautiful Sunset in Aliveri -Evia
Trip Start Sep 22, 2011
9Trip End Sep 24, 2011
(Beauty is All over)
Appreciating little things and being able to live with the least and still be happy, has become my Motto after the Mission Trip we had in Kenya a year and a half ago.
For those of you who joined my pages recently and thankfully you are many, I place the link below for you to read the entire blog if you wish. I believe all entries are very interesting. It is about very poor people who struggle to get educated, who are always smiling and are very optimistic, people who live in poverty and are still thankful for what they have. I have these people in mind when I am very down.
(My Mission trip to Kenya -1st entry) With this 1st one you have access to the whole blog
With all these in mind I try hard to be optimistic during these very difficult times Greeks are going through. Of course the problem has not occurred only in Greece but it is a worldwide struggle for the normal citizens who have lost their jobs and have to pay one tax after the other. It is not the people who are to blame but those idiots who govern us. I don't see any money coming in from those who stole it and have taken it out of the country, nobody is punished, and it seems that from now on nothing is going to be the same.
Anyway, the result was that lately all these made me feel very down I got even sick and I rejected all invitations,meeting friends or going out. I was just spending days and nights inside the house having my husband begging me to get out a bit, suggesting places to go to or having short trips in the round area
I had to drive to the city….we had to change battery a week ago because my car was not moving at all since I stopped using it for months now. It was a strange feeling for me, driving again after all these months, getting confused while driving. Suddenly my mind blocks and could not decide if I would go on the right or the left side of the road when I came to where I had to turn.
At the oculist’s waiting saloon there were two very bouncing kids screaming with a mother who did not seem to care at all, people chatting loudly and at the same time the TV set just above my head with a babbler lady cooking. I was glad that at least I had my laptop along to keep me company. I knew no one but I was not in the mood of talking to anyone either.
Suddenly with all these going on, I wanted to scream and tell everyone to shut up
Upon reaching home I got alert and decide that I have to do something to change things. The remedy is to change my bad mood first. As a flash of lightning the 150 orphans in that Academy in Nairobi who had really nothing, who had lost their parents from Aids or had been killed, who were sleeping along with 35 classmates in one room with walls with wholes and broken windows came to my mind. The thought of them brought me back to my senses. I decided that this bad economic situation is going to become worse and worse in the coming years so I won’t let it drag me with it. If I don’t change I will surely become sick and who knows …probably crazy!
The first thought was to get out and start exercising again.
Greece is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and there is beauty all over. Many of us think that we can find beauty in distant destinations and we take long trips in search of beautiful spots while beauty might be a few metres from where we live but we don’t appreciate it because we get used to it since we see it every day.
So, here I am out again, thinking very positive this time taking the inshore road just 2 kms from our house and I walk again after all these months next to the beach, meeting friends on the way and listening to the sound of waves as they break on the shore
We should be fighters and thank God for what is given to us. If we learn to appreciate the little things we shall still be happy and believe me, life is beautiful no matter what!
I do hope you enjoy the photos and I am sure you already know that while walking I try to capture moments and everyday scenes that really show the power of nature.