What do you think about the world we are all living in? Do you like it or not? How do you feel? These are questions everyone should ask himself. There are a lot of problems in our world… wars, diseases, nuclear weapons, terrorism, overpopulation, climate change, hunger, lack of drinking water… The whole human race facing those problems maybe not today or tomorrow, but maybe next week, month, year… soon or later we will have to deal with those problems, because the life is like a survival game and there are no tips and clues. On the other hand, life has beautiful and wonderful side… just imagine… you are laying on the ground and the sunbeams touches your face, it’s warming up your skin… sensing the smell of freshly cut grass… feeling the slight breeze on your skin… it’s like a magical fairytale…
Life is beautiful and we must learn the art of enjoying it. It is a fact that no journey is complete with its fair share of ups and downs and same is true for each and every one of our journey. Wisdom and beauty lie in learning to accept the things which we can’t change and have the courage to change the things that we don’t like. That makes this journey worthwhile. Change is in the very nature of being. Every new day is different from the previous day. Body metabolism is one such process as also growth of trees and revolving of planets. Tides come and go… Also it is important to mention that we must start with the small things… the change can be little, but continuous… only in this way we can succeed in making our life better, to solve as much problems as we can and to give our share to the world.
I would like to share with you a little part of my EVS experience, a change we made in one of our activities… It is nothing so big, but it is something good… it changes the environment and make it better, so this is more than enough for me.
In front of our house there was a pile of old wood materials, grass and Nettle. So we decided to change this place into a beautiful and practical garden.On the photos you can see how the place was and how is it now. First we started with cleaning the area and cutting the grass. When it was already clean we removed the top layer of the ground to remove the grass and the weed. We continued the creation of our little “paradise” by building the construction for the garden. After we finished this step we filled the construction with soil. The final step of the recipe “how to make a garden” was to plant the flowers. Once we finished the garden the place totally changed… the atmosphere… the view… it was something different…
In the future we will increase the garden and add some spices, lettuce… maybe even herbs. Creating a small garden is not so big achievement, but it’s a small step. If we all keep doing small steps everyday of our daily life imagine how big success, we can achieve.