#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE 2

If we were having coffee…

I would tell you a story about a young guy who came to the beach one day after the storm and saw hundreds of thousands of starfish on the shore. There was also an old man who was trying to save them by picking them up and throwing them back into the sea as fast as he could. But there were so many of them that it was impossible for him to save them all! So the young guy came to the old man and said: “What are you doing, old man? Can’t you see that you’re wasting your time? You are never going to save them all, it doesn’t make any sense, it doesn’t make any difference!” And the old man said: “It does to the ones I save.”

If we were having coffee, I would tell you to ask yourself what little things you can do today to make a positive impact on the world that we live in. We were born to make the world a better and more joyful place than it was before us and people around us happier. We didn’t come here to get a job, pay bills and spend our lives waiting for Friday, summer or better days. We came here to lead meaningful lives, to make a positive change, raise awareness and be used for the greater good. To be of use. If we were having coffee, I would tell you to never underestimate the power of “little people” like you and me and that every little thing counts, no matter how small. Like leaving your car at home once a week and walking or riding a bike instead. Like eating less animal products, at least one day a week (Meatless Mondays 😊). Did you know that food industry, especially meat industry, is the number one cause of pollution and climate changes in the world? It is literally destroying our planet and very little people are aware of it. For example, not eating a pound of meat saves more water than not showering for six months. Imagine how much you would do for the planet if you ate less meat! Like taking a garbage bag and a pair of gloves and picking up the trash in a public place, like a park or a beach. Like organising a charity or gathering a group of people who would collect money or donations for people in need on a monthly basis. Like donating books that you don’t want to your local library. Like going to a retirement home and talking to people there, reading them books or playing chess with them. We are more powerful than we know and the world needs us. Our communities are counting on us and there is no more time for ignorance. So what are you going to do today to change the world?

Bisous,
Fée


Da pijemo kavu…

Ispričala bih ti priču o mladiću koji je jednog dana nakon oluje došao na plažu i ondje ugledao stotine tisuća morskih zvijezda kako leže duž cijele obale. Jedan ih je starac, kako bi ih spasio, skupljao i bacao natrag u more što je brže mogao. Medjutim, toliko ih je bilo, da je bilo jednostavno nemoguće spasiti ih sve. Mladić je prišao starcu i rekao mu: “Što radis, starče? Zar ne vidiš da gubiš vrijeme? Nećeš ih moći sve spasiti. Tvoj trud ne znači nista!” Starac mu odgovori: “Znači onima koje ću spasiti.”

Da pijemo kavu, rekla bih ti da se zapitaš što danas možeš učiniti kako bi na pozitivan način utjecao na svijet u kojem živimo. Rekla bih ti da nikad ne zaboraviš da je svaka, i najmanja sitnica vrijedna, jer na ovaj smo svijet došli kako bismo ga učinili boljim i ljepšim negoli je bio prije nas, te ljude oko nas sretnijima. Naša misija na ovom svijetu nije raditi, plaćati račune i čekati vikend, godišnji odmor ili bolja vremena. Ne, došli smo mijenjati svijet, podizati svijest i služiti za veće dobro. Biti od koristi. Na primjer, jedan dan u tjednu nemoj koristiti auto, nego hodaj ili vozi bicikl. Ili na primjer, jedan dan u tjednu nemoj konzumirati proizvode životinjskog porijekla. Znaš li da je industrija hrane, a posebno mesa, najveći zagadjivač okoliša i uzrok klimatskih promjena? Industrija mesa doslovno uništava naš planet, a vrlo je malo ljudi svjesno toga. Svakom polovicom kilograma mesa koju ne pojedeš, sačuvao si zalihu vode koja ti je potrebna za šest mjeseci tuširanja. Zamisli koliko možeš učiniti za planet ako odlučiš jesti manje mesa! Uzmi vreću za smeće i par rukavica, te očisti neku javnu površinu poput parka ili plaže. Organiziraj dobrotvornu akciju ili okupi oko sebe grupu ljudi koja je voljna pomagati potrebitima na mjesečnoj bazi. Doniraj knjige koje više ne želiš mjesnoj knjižnici. Idi u starački dom i razgovaraj s ljudima koji ondje borave, čitaj im knjige, igrajte društvene igre. Budi od koristi i nikad ne podcjenjuj moć “malih ljudi” poput mene i tebe. Moćniji smo nego što mislimo, a svijet nas očajnicki treba. Nemamo više vremena za okretanje glave od problema. Dakle, što ćeš danas učiniti da promijeniš svijet?

Bisous,
Fée

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