Thank You

It’s such a special time of the year. Happiness is all around us. Love is flooding our hearts with its innocence, healing every little scar that might have remained open. The smiles of those dear to us are making our souls glitter even in the darkest of nights. The shiny Christmas lights are clearing  the path towards our safe haven: our sweet little home. Somehow, everything just reminds us of the beauty hidden deep down inside of us.There are so many things that we take for granted like the coffee that we drink every morning, the books that hide magical worlds beneath their covers, the music that matches our mood all the time and even the postcards filled with the most inspiring words. Sadly, we also neglect those who care about us the most when we should be thankful for their presence in our life. When we go through tough times we tend to treat those who give us a hand of help in a rude way….but that’s simply life, I suppose, and we have to admit that everyone makes mistakes.

Some of the most amazing persons are usually neglected, like the creative and intelligent people. They are misfits by nature since they challenge the status quo and don’t follow the crowd, but without these people we probably wouldn’t have had so many breakthroughs when it comes to science, for instance.

We need to value more what we have, our family and friends and even the things that seem unimportant, because we use them so often. For example, we don’t appreciate the wonderful colours, which bring a smile to our face, but without them our world would be dull. Would you like to live in a grey world, without any positivity?  Your soul would definitely feel empty and dry.

It’s time to be grateful for the little things….and that’s exactly what me and my friends wanted to show when we made this video. We had a lot of fun while filming it. Two of my friends danced on rock music. We ate an entire chocolate while the camera boy was filming (that must have been a little heartbreaking). A friend said “I love you, mom” in Hungarian and Larisa’s laughter made us all burst out laughing. I cried (that was the serious part) and trust me, it’s not fake. If someone can fake crying like that, I respect that person with all my heart. A friend fell out of the bed and it was a little bit funny (no one was badly injured). All in all, we made some memories worth remembering.

Before showing you the video, there are two persons I want to say “thank you” to, because without them this video wouldn’t have been possible: Victor, the guy who took some time from his busy schedule to come and film us and Andrei, the guy who took 3 hours and a half to edit our video, although he had a lot to study for university. I really appreciate everything you guys did for us and I think that I am talking in everybody’s name when I say that this video is what it is due to your dedication, support, love, friendship and talent. Keep up with the good work!

Note: The 25th thing is an abbreviation from “It Takes Courage” since you need to be brave all the time when it comes to life.


As long as you can still smile…

Dear L,
You’re so emotional that sometimes I can’t stop wondering how is it possible for someone to hold back their tears of joy. For instance, when we brought you that cake in the room your eyes suddenly lit up like those of a little kid and you hugged everyone so tight, admitting that you were almost on the verge of crying. I couldn’t have imagined that you would eventually feel so moved by our little postcard and delicious cake, but you were. I’m really glad that we could make you smile for a change. I’ve never seen you so happy before and that really made me smile , as well. Actually, that reminded me of the best lesson you taught me: “As long as you can still smile, nothing is ever lost…” .

Sometimes we tend to forget how powerful is a kind word, a warm  hug and a funny joke, but that can make someone’s day, they can change someone’s life forever. I am really grateful for having a friend like you in my life, although you don’t know me so well as others and maybe I don’t know a lot about your life, but you truly helped me without knowing it. You influenced me in a good way and I don’t think I would be who I am today without you in my life. That’s why you’re such a dear person to my heart, because you taught me to value with every inch of my heart the persons who are there for me when no one else is, when no one else seem to care. I didn’t feel like smiling for a long time, but you made my understand that life is too precious to be wasted on such silly things as being sad due to the past. No one’s life is perfect and it shouldn’t be, because if it were we wouldn’t have been able to become a better person. I guess that in the end that’s what I am because of you: a better person. I could write all day about how badly something burned me, but that would just make me a victim and I know that we are not victims, but strong woman who have such a compelling smile that no one would ever think that something is wrong with them even if it is. Thank you, L, for making me smile again.




Just a usual day

I woke up today and I made some coffee. (I usually love the smell of fresh brewed coffee, but today I loved it even more than usual.) Probably it was just because of the sun rays which were going right through my window, predicting a new beginning coming ahead. A new day full of possibilities. A day when all your dreams can come true and everything can change in a blink of an eye. Just like the voice inside of me whispered: ”something is different this time”.  I had no idea why, but I decided to listen to it. My gut was always right.

I put my coffee in my favourite cup. The one with a teddy bear on it that holds a heart at his chest. Next to the teddy bear there were these words written: “hug me”.  I drank my coffee quietly while I admired how the innocent sun rays touched my window pane and the flowers that were standing on it, giving them a reason to aspire to greatness. (At least, that’s what light has always been for me: greatness and absolute perfection.)

I finished my coffee, took my black coat and got out of the door with a smile on my face. I walked carelessly down the street, heading from work and I was half down the road when I saw a little shiny thing glimmering just a few steps ahead of me. A coin, maybe? I was really anxious to reach that spot, but something inside of me told me to stay calm since there was no rush. (I don’t rush when I walk, why would I do it? I simply prefer to look at everything  and simply be grateful.) I continued my walk slowly and happily, being really pleased with every little success and failure that I encountered during my life, because without them I knew I wouldn’t have been where I was. I focused on the road instead of the destination, simply because I wanted to make it worthwhile for me. Before I realised the shiny thing that I wanted so badly was right under my nose and without effort I bent down and found just what I expected: a coin. I smiled again due to the fact that I knew that one of my best friends would definitely love this little coin. It would make his day. I took it from the pavement and put it in my pocket…and only then I noticed that under the little coin I found was a piece of paper with something written on it. I took it in my hands in order to make out the words. Guess what! In front of my was one of my favourite quotes from  C. JoyBell C:  “I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before!”

Who says life is not amazing clearly doesn’t know how to read…or write.

To be continued….

To all my friends

I have the most amazing friends ever. I can’t even describe in words how much I love them. They are truly beautiful: inside and out and I am really grateful for everything they ever did for me: good and bad. In the end, every little action helped me to become a better person. I am truly grateful because they stayed by my side when I deserved it the least, when I was an impossible person to be loved, when I was stressed and when I was in pain. They made me smile when I thought there was not even a single bit of love left in my heart. They gave me hope and courage to face any difficulty and keep my head up. They taught me that one word, one smile, one gesture can change someone’s life forever and that’s why you should always try to be as kind as possible. They taught me that I do deserve to be happy, although nothing is happening the way I want. They taught me to shade my tears and get back up again. They taught me how to smile again even with the broken pieces of my heart. They taught me that it’s okay to feel whatever you feel…and that even pain morphs itself into love, bringing all its glory along with it.
I have amazing friends, true friends, something which money can’t buy. They are the best gift I could ever receive and I do appreciate their support, their dedication, their attention and their love…since all of this made me feel like I mean something to someone and that many people look up to me. I might as well try to be a good example, then. Most importantly, they taught me to love and respect myself more and I can’t explain how thankful I am for that.
Finally, they showed me that opening your heart is a good thing, although it might get broken. If it’s in the name of friendship and love, then it’s worth it. You can put the broken pieces back together and build a masterpiece.
I have to admit that they taught me many life lessons, but the one closest to my heart is this: if after all the pain, all the suffering, all the heartbreak, the sleepless nights, the teary eyes, the struggle, the inner conflict, the trauma and the unbearable chest pain you can still smile, love and be kind, then you can’t call it a loss since it’s definitely the most valuable gain.
Do you know why? It’s more precious than gold and it’s built on the one thing that ever mattered: love.

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