French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.
What do you do when you are feeling down? when nothing is working as it should, everything seems to be rudely delayed when not abruptly cancelled, even your friends are becoming irritating and you feel like having a huge thundery cloud over your head?
For me, the deafening merciless karaoke downstairs has added a dramatic dimension to everything as I hadn’t slept more than 3 h a night over the last 2 weeks.
Lucky you you can’t see me right now. Ornated with a beautiful cold sour and the bags under my eyes are so big they can only be designer!
I am not an early bird or a night howl any more. I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon.
That’s how the doorman found me when he brought me a letter from Europe.
Yes, you read well, in the 21rst century, a letter, written on paper with a pen! And you have no idea how it not only made my day, but my week and I am still surfing on the good vibes..Inside the letter was this beautiful picture (sorry Christina my pic doesn’t do justice to it).
The letter was sent some 3 months ago from Germany. In priority! Tells you a lot about the post system in the Philippines ..
It was not send for any special occasion, just for the sake of thanking me for our friendship. And it touched me so much. Her letter made me realise how those 2 magic words “thank you” are so incredibly meaningful. I am sure most of us are genuinely thankful for the people we have in our life, but how many times do we actually tell them? when was the last time you voiced a Thank You to someone you care for?
The letter came with this lovely picture of a dandelion. What would my wish be? … Moving to Canada in a few months? teaching more Yoga classes? finally getting a real job again?
Nahhhh.. None of them seemed meaningful enough in the long run. So here is the one I chose:
I wish to make my family and friends family as happy, content and grateful as they make me feel, and always remember to let them know how much I care for them.
Over the last days, I have adapted my yoga practice. When I set up my intention before practicing the asanas, I focus on gratitude. When I am guiding my students in savasana, I tell them to inhale peace and exhale gratitude. Yes, it takes a little practice. At the end of the day, I think everyone gets to decide how Happy they want to be because everyone gets to decide how grateful they are willing to be .. Thanks again my dear friend for the reminder, I am so happy to know you too! And thank you to all my other virtual friends! To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be perfect. You just have to care enough and be there. Just as you are 🙂
How about you, what wish would you make ?
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