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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Cold...


I just got back from detached session I do twice a week with the youth work project I volunteer for...basically a single session lasts for about two hors and we go around the estate and engaging with young people we 'randomly' meet on street...'randomly' only because we kind of know where thay might be hanging out...Detached in winter is not much fun as it's cold, and often rainy, and cold, and quiet - not may peoply are hanging out in a cold, and it's cold...if you know me, well, a little bit or very well, you know I don't really like cold...and yes I am from Poland and we do get -20C in winter back ther but it does not mean I can go outside in a Tshirt and shorts...I am cold...and usually I am ready for detached...ski socks, winter shoes, 3 hoodies or 5 layers of jumpers and a skii jacket...and I am still cold...so what happened today?


I was in a bit of a rush this afternoon and apart from detached I helped out with football session, which is for an hour and outside...then 1 hour 'break' and detached...so what happened?


Did I mention I was in a bit of a rush? I have no idea what I was thinking or if I even switched my brain on but as I got out of the car ready for the football session I had normal socks on, my converse trainers, which by the way I love very much and they need replacing but I think I love them too much...anyway :) normal socks, normal trainers skii jacket and underneath...1 hoodie!!!! ONE HOODIE!!! Seriously...I was so so so so SOOO cold...and I think I have learnt my lesson...winter is still here and it's really cold outside...I am cold!!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

success...


There are some things success is not...

It's not fame...it's not money or power...

Success is waking up in the morning so excitied about what you have to do that you literally fly out the door...

It's getting to work with people you love...

Success is connecting with the world and making people feel...

It's finding a way to bind together people who have nothing in common but the dream...

It's falling asleep at night knowing that you did the best job you could...

Success is joy and freedom and friendship...

...And success is love...
Fame (2009)

Thursday, 11 February 2010

'Anyway'


'People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway'.

Mother Teresa

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Mail


Did you know that the first road side post boxes appeared in 1852 in the Channel Islands?
Did you know that wall boxes (like the one on the photo) were introduced only 5 years later? No?
Don’te worry i didn’t know either…so why am i taking about post boxes??


If i haven’t learned a lot in my life, I have learned one thing for sure – to take a day at a time, and sometimes a moment at a time…and there is one moment which is the most exciting part of each day…it’s when the post arrives. And it does in different ways and at different times. For example, when I was at the Pioneer Centre, it used to be dropped off at the main office at around 10.30am and you needed to go and pick up…it did change as the time went (and what doesn’t change?), when I lived in Cleobury the post came around 11 and sometimes midday which meant I needed to wait till I finsihed work to get it, in Birmingham (I lived there for 3-4 months) the post came at 11.30 every day…Pensnett – 12pm onwards, and now in Stourbridge – it’s still a mystery but the post comes!
So why am I so excited about receiving post? Well, it’s not only recieving but also sending it to people you love – letters, cards, packets…it’s showing them how much you love them and it doesn’t matter how far away you are at that moment.

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The moment when you open a post box or go through tons of addressed to a number of different people post and then you find ‘an exciting post’. It come in different forms and sizes, sometime it can be damaged but you don’t care because it is not a bill or nobody is trying to sell you anything. It is simply a gift of love from someone who cares about you.

Before the ‘exciting mail’ is opened you study the handwriting and try to guess how far it might have come from…and then you open it and you’re gone from the present for 5, 10 or 15 minutes reading the news from an old friend, sister or a person who have lost contact with a long time ago…
After you’ve read your ‘exciting mail’ you can’t wait for some free time to return the exciting mail…it can happen straight away, or maybe a week or two later but it doesn’t really matter when, what does matter is how much joy and excitment and love you will give to the person when they receive mail and among all the boring stuff they will find an envelope with their name on.
This is why I am so so so exciting about receiving mail, so i know I am loved and so I can show my love to others…



Of course most of the time there are tiny dissapointments when you don’t receive anything apart from boring mail but that’s ok, because you have something to wait for the next day and it makes it even more exciting for that time…