In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
We want the best. Always. Especially nowadays.
People want the latest clothes, mobile phones and and and.. And if they do not get it, they get angry.
It seems that materialistic things are more important than everything else. More than whats on the inside.
But why? Why do we need recognition of things or from people we do not even know nor like?
Is it because of a low selfesteem? I do not know.
What I can say is that we do not need to do that. Specially young teenager in our age feel bad if they do not have the most expensive stuff. They feel like they do not belong into a group or that they are missing something.
That isn´t neccessary. Lenja hadn´t had a smartphone till two weeks ago (she didn´t want to have one, though), and yet I hadn´t had a problem to contact or write her. And yes, she didn´t miss a thing.
And either way, if there are people who say it is important you have this or that, do not care about them. Because they do not care about you, they care about the things you own.
About nothing more.
If you got real friends (and yes, I am one to Lenja) you do not need everything others might say you need.
Still no one does appreciate the little things. Be happy you have something. Do not take anything for granted.
There are people who have less than we have. I know that we all have problems to solve, but if you think twice about them ask you this one question: Is it really so bad I cannot live my life?
I bet most of the time you will answer with no. Your life will continue, either way.
You do not have clothes of a famous brand? Who cares! You have clothes that keep you warm and whatever you are wearing – you are beautiful.
So it is with traveling. Traveling in a country that´s far away is something that is incredible, of course.
Though you just be happy about short ´trips´. Maybe just a few kilometres or miles from your hometown away or even just to a place in your hometown.
Enjoy it. Don´t be angry or sad you do not have the time or the money to go somewhere else, just enjoy what you have.
If you do so, I believe you will recognize new and wonderful things you wouldn´t recognize otherwise.
Be happy and don´t worry about anything.
By adoring little things you learn to appreciate the bigger things as well.
See you soon at our next destination!