17 September, 2011

When was the Last time you did something for the First time?

    There I was looking at this amazing inspirational commercial for an airline, and I felt like I should write about it. I often do things i never did. But how often is often? Once a month? Once a year? Think about it! 
    Trying a new dish for the first time is something quite simple and possible! Why don't people try it? No time, no money, no will whatsoever. It is actually really sad to know there are so many things that taste sooo good, and people don't eat it because they don't know/don't want to make it or go to a restaurant and buy it. They miss out on a new experience. Why??? because they are too tired from work. Or they don't have money to but ingredients, because they bought a dozen other things they didn't really need. And there are those who don't care. Who would rather sleep. 
     But what about other things? Food is not everything in life! There is travel, learning, music, literature. Sooo many things you can try. And so few people dare!
     I am not one of those people. I want to try so many things, and I try them every chance I get. Or at least I think I do. I have my list, and I've started checking it. Right now I am working on fulfilling at least 10 things (numbers: 2, 6, 9, 19, 23, 24, 37, 90...), which won't happen soon, but eventually will, and I will be so happy. But even when things aren't on my list, I would do them if I never did them before! I never rode a bike at Ada Ciganlija(lake with a huge park in Belgrade) and I will do it this afternoon. It is a small thing, but it is something that will make me happy. And something that will hopefully happen more often!
     And not just that one thing! So many others, too, that don't require money, or too much time/planning/effort. Go to a park you've been before, wear a dress/skirts/T-shirt/blouse you have for ages, but you never wore because of ... whatever reason. Enter a shop, and try one things you never tried before, and don't buy them... Not many people do that, and it is sooo fun! 
     And if you have some money, you can spend very little and do so much!!! Go to a place and have coffee you never had before. Buy vouchers for bowling via a site that gives you so many discounts! Or via the same site, buy a voucher for dinner for two. Or ask someone out you really like, even though you think he/she should make the first step. Read a book that is different than anything you ever read. Buy newspapers about something you know nothing about, and learn! Enroll in a course of... dancing, cooking, a craft... Or a book club...(few people do that these days)... 
     Enjoy life. It is an Art, and you have to know how. learn how. But it is a fulfilling Art, so easy, and overwhelming that your heart pops and you get the shivers every time you surprise yourself with the knowledge of how much you were missing out by not letting yourself try something more in life.


1 comment:

  1. This has to be my favorite post!

    Not only because it mentions our biking adventure, but because I agree with every single word you've written.

    One other thing - you have this, very neat rhythm of writing, you make it sound inspirational!
    Kudos, my dear, kudos! :D