On my way… by Marie

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

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Believe me… You are GREAT!

Believe it! It’s true!

Do you know Validation?

Well, now you do! 😉

I wanted to share this video with you today, simply because it will show you the way I am now, what kind of person I’ve become, and more important, who I want to be until the end of my life!

I want to be like that guy, who tells people how amazing they are, who gives them their smile back,… That’s how I am and how I want to live my life! There’s absolutely no point in being grumpy and mean to people; it’s not gonna bring you anything (it’s actually the opposite; being rude will destroy you.. you will not only destroy the people you’re boorish with, but you will also destroy yourself; so be careful, be kind, smile and bring joy around yourself! ;))

The first time I saw this video, I was in middle school. It was introduced by my English teacher of the time. She has been (and still is) a very important person to me. She’s one of those few people, who helped me become the person I am today! So I haven’t got this mentality only thanks to the video (even if it played its role 😉 !), but also thanks to people like her. Furthermore, I truly believe that my time in England, this time spent with all these VERY nice and lovely people, is definitely confirming the way I am & want to be.

Whatever you’ve been through, whoever you are (you may be the richest and most famous person on the planet, or the tramp living in this underground), whatever you’ve done (good or bad), it’s never too late to change (or remain) and be this real & warming sunshine for people. That’s how you’ll find happiness, that’s how you’ll feel how GREAT and AMAZING you are! Because YOU are great and amazing… Everyone is! I’m totally convinced that everybody has something to bring to others! You just have to believe in it! Here’s what Charles Dickens once wrote:

“The sun,–the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man–burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-coloured glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray.”  Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

Well… I want to be that “bright sun” Dickens was talking about, I want to bring hope back when it is thought to be gone for good, I want, by a simple smile, be the fresh start for the one who needs it… In a word, I want to be this little light in people’s life 🌟

And now… what do you say, guys? Do you choose to be a sunshine or do you choose to stay in the darkness? Do you choose happiness or do you choose despair? It’s up to you, but… I think this is quite an easy decision to make, don’t you think? 😉

With this, don’t forget to…

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


PS: Speaking of being a little LIGHT, don’t forget that it is Earth Day today… so take care of our beautiful planet (you’ll take care of everything living on it as well ;)!) ☀

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What would be England without rain?!

Another Monday or should I say… another rainy Monday!

This day is already the worst day of the week but England knows how to make it worse! (But my 3000 unread emails drove me pretty mad too today!!!) Still wondering? Well, it seems pretty obvious to me that the rain and England are like two soul mates (excuse the comparison… I’m not the grand-grand-grand-grand-… daughter of Shakespeare or Hugo or whatsoever but I still have time to improve all that, don’t I?)

I hate it when it rains! It makes you smell like a wet dog (Hmmm… charming, isn’t it?) and it makes you even colder than you’ve already been! No, really, I can’t see any advantages to the rain… Even if I have to admit that in some romantic movies, the rain emphasizes the drama… or not! (What am I even saying?! Sorry that was the only inspiration of the day! Jane Austen and her Mr Darcy are rubbing off on me.)

No seriously… the rain may become a friend sometimes. Isn’t it Charles Chaplin who once said: “I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.” And to be honest, even if I don’t like the rainy days at all, they are quite good companions when you’re feeling a bit low. And then when the rain goes away, it is likely that the pain does the same (or not!… but sometimes it may work!) Douglas Coupland himself wrote “The richness of the rain made me feel  safe and protected; I have always considered the rain to be healing-a blanket-the comfort of a friend. Without at least some rain in any given day, or at least a cloud or two on the horizon, I feel overwhelmed by the information of sunlight and yearn for the vital, muffling gift of falling water.” And of course we must not forget that the RAIN inspired more than one poet!

But beyond that and HONESTLY, who likes rain? Tttt… I already know what you’re going to tell me… “Marie, you should really get used to it if you plan to live in England!” and my answer can’t be anything else but “I KNOW!” Sincerely, it’s not the rain which is going to stop me! Plus it would be really ridiculous (and pathetic… letting the rain stop us, but where does the world go?!)

Anyway, I won’t go any further today (I think I’ve almost written a dissertation about rain (I SAID “ALMOST”!)… I’m just going to quote David Levithan who once wrote “Singing in the rain. I’m singing in the rain. And it’s such a fucking glorious feeling.” (It is indeed :D)

I hope and I wish everybody to have this feeling when it rains (it’s more joyful than when it’s associated with any kind of pain!)

But above all, my dear readers,

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