Quote of the day – Obama

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

– Barack Obama

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12 SMALL WAYS TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

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  • Recycle all of your things! Plastic is one of our most used materials. It’s quite a pity when we throw it in the nature, where animals easily get hurt by it. There are many things you can recycle. The food we throw away can be used as biomass fuel. The clothes we don’t wear anymore can be given away to another who might like or need them. There are many things we can do with our trashes/old things instead of throwing them away. And don’t forget about the bottles and cans!

 

  • Have a meatless day! Perhaps one or a few days in a week? There are many delicious vegetarian recipes out there to try. Ask your friends and relatives about their favourite recipes. Pinterest is a great place for finding inspiration. I myself, am not a vegetarian but I find the meatless days really tasty and there are times I don’t even notice that we are having a meatless meal.

 

  • Reduce your water consumption! Don’t let the water rinse when brushing your teeth and don’t take too long and unneccessarly showers. There are many ways to save your water use.

 

  • Buy less things if you feel that you don’t need it. Maybe having 5 black dresses in the wardrobe is enough. You don’t need the sixth black dress, right?

 

  • Consider having a capsule wardrobe. The concept of the capsule wardrobe is pretty simple. You choose an amount of clothes where you are supposed to style and wear for a couple of months without buying any new clothes. There are many inspirations to find on Pinterest and Youtube. One of my favourite stylish youtuber is Daria Andronescu, who creates perfect and sustainable wardrobes.

 

  • Turn of the lights when you don’t need it. We’ve all been quilty of forgetting to turn of the lights in the other room.

 

  • Save the electricity. Turn of the heat when it’s not too cold. Don’t forget to pull out your phone charger when your phone has been fully chargged or any other cords.

 

  • Fill your machines as much as possible. For instance, the dishwasher and the washing machine. But make sure not to overload them!

 

  • Plant more trees and flowers.

 

  • Plant your own food.

 

  • Buy ecological food.

 

  • Buy local food. 

 

These are a few of my small tips. Do you guys have any other good tips on how to turn the environment into a better place? Feel free to comment!

SONGS FOR RAINY SUMMER DAYS

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“Rainy Days and Mondays” – The Carpenters

“Rhythm of the Rain” – The Cascades

“Singing in the Rain” – Gene Kelly

“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” – Burt Bacharach

“Moon River” – Henry Mancini

“Rain and Tears” – Aphrodite’s Child

“Kiss the Rain”Yiruma

“Spring Rain”Yiruma

“Dream a little dream of me”Mama Cass

INSPIRATIONAL BRONTË QUOTES

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“Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.”

– Charlotte Brontë

 

“I am no bird: and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

– Charlotte Brontë

 

“God did not give me my life to throw away.”

– Charlotte Brontë

 

“But he, that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.”

– Anne Brontë

 

“Your will shall decide your destiny.”

– Charlotte Brontë

 

“I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”

– Charlotte Brontë

 

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because of those who love with their heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”

– Rumi

Det här citatet fick mig att tänka väldigt mycket på min farfar, som gick bort för mer än fyra år sedan. Jag saknar honom varje dag och det gör alltid lika ont att tänka på honom. De senaste dagarna har jag försökt finna tröst i min religion (jag är katolik) och det känns faktiskt lite bättre. Jag kan känna kärlek till Gud och mindre själviskhet inom mig själv.

This quote made me think about my grandfather, who passed away a few years ago. I miss him every day and thinking about him makes me very sad. The last few days I’ve been seeking for comfort in my faith (I’m catholic) and it feels a little bit better. I can feel my love for our Father and I also feel less selfish and more compassion for our surroundings. My grandfather and my faith have helped me think better over what I want to do with my life. I want to help the world become a better place.

RAIN AND THUNDER

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Oh dear! Det regnar förskräckligt mycket just nu i Lund. Man får nästan känslan av att stå inne i en dusch. Det är lite synd då vädret har varit ganska grått de senaste dagarna men jag har egentligen inte så mycket att klaga på då det är ganska mysigt att sitta inomhus och äta choklad samtidigt som jag försöker skriva på min dator. Har ändå varit lat hela dagen och tittat på film inomhus så regnet får komma och gå hur mycket det än vill. Ska nog passa på att kolla på en taiwanesisk serie när det ändå inte finns någonting annat att göra. Hej så länge!

The rain is pouring down like a shower here in Sweden. It feels like autumn is early this year although the flowers are all in full bloom. I’ve been super lazy all day and am now sitting by my computer, eating chocolate, while trying to write something. It is actually nice, everything is so calm and quiet and the sound from the rain is really soothing. 

A LITTLE LOVE STORY

I’m in love. With the wonderful music of Francis Lai. His magical soundtracks and themes brings me to snow covered places where the Christmas spirit never fades. Here are some of his magnificent pieces.

Where do I begin? (Love Story)

Snow Frolic (Love Story)

13 Jours En France

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