On my way… by Marie

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life

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A charity shop or should I say a real goldmine?!

Or even Ali Baba’s cave… Yes, that’s what working in a charity shop looks like! You can find everything you want, good or bad, but there’s everything : Clothes, Shoes, DVDs, CDs, Books, all sorts of accessorizes, bric-a-brac things, kids’ stuff …

Look FOX

The other day I found these really lovely dress and top. They’re nice, aren’t they? The shoes come from France, but I thought that they looked good with my new purchase!

As you may have guessed, I really like working there! I’m not paid, that’s true, I’m working as a volunteer, but who can dream of a better job when you have nothing but your Baccalauréat?! Honestly?!

I’m doing all kind of things like tidying, cleaning and tidying again but my favorite part of the job is when a donation comes and you open the bags which have just been brought and … SURPRISE (it’s often a good one, sometimes a REALLY good one & unfortunately it’s very bad some other times!!! :s) Anyway, the excitement’s always there!!!!

Moreover (and in my opinion, that’s what’s the most important thing when you do some volunteering in a charity shop such as the Sue Ryder one) all this work is eventually done for a good cause. Indeed the money we collect helps to provide incredible care for people with life-changing illness. Wether it’s bringing comfort to someone’s final days or enabling them to make the most of their lives…

Because it’s good not to be selfish sometimes…

Keep holding on to what and who you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉



Your devoted listening ear.

Feeling good or feeling depressed and you don’t know how to deal with it?! Well, after reading this article, you’ll have THE solution!!!

Leo Buscaglia once wrote “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

Everybody needs to be listened to and cared about. But unfortunately, there are more & more people who feel alone and, above all, lonely. So after realizing that reading this blog could help some people… well I simply wanted to do a bit more for them.

Thus I decided to create this “CONTACT ME” section, which is kind of a problem page (even if you can also contact me for whatever other reasons concerning the blog). This way, you can write to me (in English, French or even German – I’m really sorry but these are the only languages you’ll have to deal with 😉 ) and tell me what’s wrong or what’s great about your life and also ask me for advice if you want some. I’ll be your devoted listening ear… a bit like an interactive diary shall I say.

Feel free to write to me using whether the “CONTACT ME” section or the following email address (onmywaybymarie@gmail.com) dedicated to that purpose.

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” Ralph G. Nichols

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉


your “brand new” devoted listening ear (it sounds a bit like “brand new car”, doesn’t it? NEVER MIND !!!!!)