Gratefulness? Why is it so important?

Hi guys,

Today I’m going to talk about gratefulness again (I think, I’ve mentioned about it before). But this post will try to explain you in details, why is it so important to be gratefull.

I am meeting a lot of different people; some of them are coming from so called higher class, other seem not too have a lot. What is quite shocking, many of those people, who seem to have everything, are not happy at all. They can afford so much, but at the same time it is still not enough for them. All the time they are running after something. Sometimes I have a feeling that even they have no idea what it is.

On the other hand, people who needs to struggle a bit (or sometimes a lot), they can be happy about whatever they have. Even if it’s only roof over their heads and some food on the plate. When my computer has been stolen (it was very old computer, I wanted to change it any way before my next academic year starts), I have been put in neccessity of buying new one asap. Mostly because of dead-lines in my university.

I have asked for advise two of my friends. Both of them are into technology so I thought they will be able to advise me, what computer would be the best for me performance wise, but not exceeding budget I have. I knew what I need, however I had no idea which of them I can afford for. Researching would take me a lot of time, so asking for help was the best choice.

One of my friends found computers costing double and tripple of what I could spend for it. I’ve told him that and as an answer I’ve got, that I should invest. I am going to use it for at least two years. It did not matter for him that I am not going to use even half of ability this computer would offer. By the way, I hope to use my current computer for at least five years…

Second of them found huge range of potential laptops for me. Some of them were a bit weaker than I needed, other a bit better. But what the most important: the most expensive of them exceeded my budget only for £20. It was on offer in one of the shops, but higher performance would allow me to use it for longer.

After my deal was done I’ve thanked to both of them. And first of my friends said, that I could easily borrow some money and my computer would be much, much better. In short, I’ve been so stupid to buy so cheap one.

At the same time, I am happy like a child who just got some candy. Computer is working perfectly fine and I haven’t needed to fall into debts. I am so grateful. But at the same time a bit sad for my friend too, who complains almost all the time. That his computer, which could be easily used to perform very demanding tasks is not good enough, his home is too small and so on.

This is very sad that there are so many people out there, for who the most important thing is to have everything the best, the most expensive… and still complaining. People, who build their relashionships, based on what they have, instead of who they are. And unfortunatelly ending up with no one around them (let’s be honest, listening to someone who is complaining constantly, is not what people want to do).

So my advice today, is to buy whatever you can afford (even if it will be personal jet, you will never use, if you wish), but be gratefull for it. Try to not be the one, who never hasn’t got enough. Just start seeing another aspects of life, not only material goods. And you can believe me or not, bit you will be much happier than you were before.

What is also important, at least in my opinion, is to remember, that bad things (good, too) happen in our life for some reason. If we will learn how to deal with them, we will be much stronger (I thing, there is a saying, in English too, saying: Whatever will not kill you, it will make you stronger).

That’s why it is important, to be gratefull for bad things as well. And remember, even if you are going through very bad time, there is always someone, who is in worst situation. And propably he or she is facing those problems, instead of complaining.

And with this thought I am leaving you today. I wish you a very productive day and I’ll see you in my next post.

Daria

Treasure at the bottom of the sea…

Hi guys,

Today, I would like to talk about some special people around us. Sometimes, we might not recognize them at first. They are just there and do great things. Who are these people?

Imagine the day, when everything seems to go wrong. No matter how much you try, there is just fail after fail. And you just walk with your eyes focused in one point in front of you, but you can’t see anything. And out of a sudden you notice a big smile from a stranger. Or someone is saying: “Smile” or “Why so serious? Smile!”.

It isn’t a big deal, is it? And I think I might have spoken about this before. But now, when I am feeling very low and my face must look like I just found out that I am dieing, it means so much for me. Of course, nothing change because of someone’s random smile, but I just can’t not to smile myself when someone like this stand on my way. It’s just something, that is becoming a light in a tunnel. And no matter how far this light is, if you can see it at least, everything seems easier.

This is amazing feature in my opinion. Just one simple smile can change someone’s day. And it really cost us literally nothing. Smiling is a weapon on it’s own. Even if you feel that your life doesn’t make sense and whatever you’ll do will become fail, just faking smile can make you feel a bit better (I’ve red it somewhere long time ago and tested myself). It will not sort your problems, but it can give you a little energy to try and sort your problems out.

That’s why I think about these people as a treasure at the bottom of the sea. They might be not noticed among so many things laying down on the bottom, but when you will find it, it will make your day.

This is the reason, why I highly advise you to become such treasure at the bottom at the sea for someone who you don’t know. And belive me, smile from someone who struggles will make your day too.

I am leaving you with this thought for now. I wish you very productive day and I’ll see you in my next post.

Daria

P. S. I’ve started writting this post the day before, but I have fallen asleep, while doing it. So here it is, next day in the morning.

And my today’s cover photo has been taken on the way to my job. It looks like spring is finally here 🙂

Knowledge comes with experience

Hi guys,

Today is the first day when I managed to get my computer back. I mean, not necessary back, as I had to buy new one. Just right before Easter someone (who apparently has key to my room) have stolen it. Just went inside, took my university bag containing all my notes for assignments, computer, some cash and my hospital papers.

As you might know I was already struggling a bit with money and I was planning to work as much as I can. Well, now it looks that it will take longer than I thought. I need to pay my computer back and all other stuff. Mean time I have two weeks to make up all work on two quite big projects for my uni, I’ve been working for last few months. Well…

Any way, I complained a bit (a lot of people is saying that complaining is a national characteristic of polish people 😉 ), but during this week, being cut down from an internet I have realised something.

As I am working on my own projects, including books review website and something connected to programming, I will propably keep this blog as a place, where I can just throw my thoughts out of my head. And when my projects will come to life, I will update you here and attach links to get there. That means, there will not be any programing posts here or any book’s reviews.

Why so? I have realised that I was trying to make this blog too packed. Everything in one place. And I’ve made my mind that it is not such good idea as I thought at the begining. First reason is that most of the people (including me) comes to particular website or blog for some reason. Including a lot of topics in one blog will make it quite messy. Light posts mixed up with programming lessons? You can judge yourself… Very poor idea…

And second reason is more personal. I have realised, that this became too overwhelming for me. Preparing programming posts (I have 2 ready so far) have been taking a great amount of my time and made me learn less effectively, as I was focusing on how to make it suitable for my post instead of on how it really works. I hope it does make sense 😉 Well, this short (or rather long) time of experience did teach me a lesson 😉 And I think, this is how it should be. I wanted to have my blog for a long time, but my excuse was that I don’t know why. Now I am actualy learning on my own mistakes.

But coming back to topic, programming lessons will appear too, just in a bit easier form and in different place. And of course I let you know about it soon 😉 about my work on my website with book’s reviews you might already know from my previous posts.

I hope you will like new changes and I hope I have finally found my way. However, if you have some ideas, advices or just opinion, feel free to tell me about in comment section bellow.

I am going to finish this post here. I wish you very productive day and I’ll see you in tomorrow’s post (hopefully no more bad luck any more)

Daria