Not so late-night thoughts

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It feels like forever since I last posted something that was going through my mind. But tonight, it feels more like I have several levels of thoughts going on.

Firstly, I am finally coming to terms with the fact that the world is not as lovely as I thought and that you can find mean people everywhere. But that doesn’t mean that you have to stop working for your dreams or that you have to outwit someone just to feel better.

As human beings, I believe we have to be better everyday. Better to each other, better at doing things, better at believing in ourselves. Because if we are not better, then what is there left for us?  For the past few years everything has been changing at an increasing speed – sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse.

I never thought I would experience a world where there is war, a world where innocent people are being hurt, but oh, I was so naive. I grew up believing that everybody has something good and positive to offer.  I thought everybody had a story that can teach us something meaningful and good, but now, as I am in my almost mid 20s, I realise that we’ve become so selfish and we’ve put aside our sense of loving and caring and made space for fights that shouldn’t be fought or for technology that should bring us closer rather than divide us.

Then, there is other thing.

I realised I have stopped doing the things I liked because I was to busy to live. Not to necessarily enjoy the life, but to live as plainly and as ordinarily as possible. I became the person I promised never to become: dull, caught in the daily routine, too tired to smile a little more. But now, I’ve made a promise to myself,one that will get me through the days with a meaning, with a true meaning. I will enjoy more sunrises and rains, more outdoor activities, more books, more time spent with friends and family.

We are often stuck in this circle of life and it takes quite some time to realise we haven’t exactly achieved something. I think that the true meaning of having lived is when you wake up in the morning and no matter how many responsibilities lie ahead, you can smile and believe in yourself.

That’s the most important part; being at peace with yourself, with what you can offer and with how you can become a better person.

Oh, and did I mention that sometimes the people around you are those who can make you feel better?

Those who believe in your ideals, those who help you achieve your dreams, those who stand by you no matter what. They say a flower doesn’t ask another flower when it blooms, it just does and that’s what we should remember, too.

 

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how many likes and shares you get on social media platforms, but the laughters that circled your lips.

And remember:

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively” – Bob Marley

Love,

Csilla x

 

Treasure Hunting and The Lord Mayor’s show fireworks

Because no story is written without events happening beforehand, Saturday was my inspirational day. The weather forecast was showers and clouds with multiple series of strong wind and although sounded quite scary, I actually left the house and made my way to the Institute of Education in Russell Square where our meeting kicked off. It was nice meeting up with Kim and the rest of fellow ambassador and also meet new people.

The aim of our meeting was to go Treasure Hunting and discover Westminster in a way you wouldn’t usually experience it. So, there we were, Dynos team, ready to go and bring to life all those hidden clues. The journey started off at St. James’s Park, towards Queen Anne’s Gate and I have to say, it was amazing and fun! There were streets with beautiful buildings that I had no idea they existed and, moreover, the autumn print on London mesmerized me.

The tasks were quite tricky to solve, but as we continued our journey from the Ministry of Justice towards Westminster Abbey, architectural beauties took away my breath. From Storey’s Gate up until the Westminster Column, the old meets the new:  Queen Elizabeth II Conference Room, The Sanctuary, Westminster Abbey, St. Margaret’s  Church. I never knew these buildings were situated in this area ( except Westminster Abbey), mainly because I’ve never experienced London from this perspective.

Although we haven’t completed all of the tasks, we headed finally to Brick Lane to have lunch with the rest of the Ambassadors and discuss. We had a delicious Indian/Balti lunch at Preem and then headed to see the fireworks for the Lord Mayor’s Show.

The rain started pouring down, ready to ruin our evening, but even though it was cold and wet, we still had a good laugh!

Here’s some pictures that I took:

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The Sanctuary ( Westminster)

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Western Facade of Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Column

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Wooden Crosses at Westminster

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RAF’s Poppies Crown 

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View towards the Houses of Parliament

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Lampost towards Big Ben

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The Dynos Team ( except me)

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The Wonderful Fireworks

If you still wonder why you should come to London, this is another good example!

#thinkingoutloud