Life is more beautiful with flowers/La vida con flores es más bella [Eng/Esp]

A long walk to my friend residence allowed me to see how the trees in my city were beginning to bloom and give us all their splendor.

Una larga caminata hasta la residencia de un amigo me permitió ver cómo los árboles de mi ciudad comenzaban a florecer y a regalarnos todo su esplendor.

That day, as I left my house, I was not in a good mood. Fortunately, walking for me has always been a way to release tension, and this time it was no exception.

Ese día, al salir de mi casa, no estaba de buen humor. Afortunadamente, caminar para mí siempre ha sido una forma de liberar tensiones y, en esta oportunidad, no fue la excepción.

Many flowers I observed and from their many colors I fell in love. Without realizing it, I arrived at my friend’s house and very determined to share with you part of what I saw, I asked her to accompany me to take pictures. He my accomplice in these occurrences, accepted.

Muchas flores observé y de sus muchos colores me enamoré. Poco a poco, me fui llenando de buenas vibras y recuperando el buen humor que me caracteriza.Sin darme cuenta, a casa de mi amigo llegué y muy resuelta a compartir con ustedes parte de lo que vi, le pedí que me acompañara a tomar fotos. Él, mi cómplice en estas ocurrencias, aceptó.

We took a lot of pictures and also had a lot of laughs. The jokes and the laughs, there’s never a lack of ha ha ha!

Tomamos muchas fotos y también nos reímos mucho. Los chistes y las carcajadas, nunca faltan ¡Ja, ja, ja, ja!

This beautiful flower received me whit all its splendor as I entered the urbanization where my companion lives. Its simplicity, haughtiness and vibrant tone captivated my heart. That’s why I’m presenting her to you today.

Esta hermosa flor me recibió con todo su esplendor al entrar a la urbanización donde vive mi compañero. Su sencillez, altivez y tono vibrante cautivaron mi corazón. Por eso, hoy te la presento:

In my country it is known as Cayenne or Cachupina. It is possible to find it decorating the gardens of the houses. They can be yellow, red and pink… I prefer red ones. They are my weakness.

En mi país se conoce como Cayena o Cachupina. Es posible encontrarla adornando los jardines de las casas. Pueden ser de color amarilla, rojas y rosadas… Yo las prefiero rojas. Son mi debilidad.

Grandmothers say that tea from these flowers is very good for calming the nerves and for sleeping. However, they often say that you should not overdo it. Our grandmothers are very wise and if they say so, then we have to be careful. It is also used for hair care, as it gives it shine, strength and acts as a natural dye and prevents hair loss.

Las abuelitas dicen que el té de estas flor es muy bueno para calmar los nervios y conciliar el sueño. Sin embargo, suelen decir que no se debe exceder su uso. Nuestras abuelitas son muy sabias y si ellas lo dicen, pues tenemos que tener cuidado. También es utilizada para el cuidado del cabello, ya que le aporta brillo, fuerza y actúa como un tinte natural y evita su caída.

By the way, it is also possible to get a variety that I present here. Is known as Double Cayenne

Por cierto, también es posible conseguir una variedad que aquí te presento. Se conoce como Cayena doble.

At the end of the day, the gray cloud with which I started my day, dissipated and I was able to solve some things, That’s why I always say that life with flowers is always more beautiful.

Al final de día, la nube gris con la que inicié mi día, se disipó y pude resolver algunas cosas, Por eso siempre digo que la vida con las flores es siempre más bella.

Thanks for stopping by and reading!

¡Gracias por pasar y leer!

The photos shown here were taken with a ZTE phone and are my property.

I can’t, I don’t have, I don’t know… Talking to a friend

 

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Have you ever listened to a person and the only thing that comes out of it is I can’t, I don’t have, I don’t know? Have you ever wondered why that person expresses himself that way and, even worse, why it’s your turn to listen to him? Well, I’ll tell you that a few days ago I was at my best friends’ house and my stay extended for several days and I could see that one of them was very changed.

This one, who used to be very friendly, smiling, spontaneous and very independent, was defensive and too pedantic in her expression. My friend recently took a cooking course and after that she changed a lot. We assumed that this was a new stage in her life and supported her completely. However, she moved away from us and started to frequent other people.

Unfortunately, it was the opposite. In view of what I had seen, I held a conversation with her with the intention of finding in her words some clues that would allow me to help her find her way, but before doing that, I overheard, without meaning to, a conversation between her and a friend. In this conversation, the boy in question was only looking for guilt for his bad streak in business and many other things. I don’t like to assume things, but I think part of her situation and change is due to the influence of this boy in her life. I waited for her to leave and then I talked to her.

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I started the conversation by asking her how she was doing with the job search, she told me that she had undertaken a project and that she wanted to take it forward. She asked me for some advice and, from my recent experience creating content, I gave her some ideas. Then, I took the opportunity to tell her that in a well-known mall in the city where we live, they were doing cooking demonstrations and I suggested that she ask for the opportunity to do one.

She showed interest, but there was one thing that caught my attention: All the ideas would be given to her friend. I’m too inexperienced for that. Then she added that her interest was to boost her friend. To be honest, I didn’t like that, because I discovered that my friend at some point, lost sight of the fact that she had to take care of herself in order to take care of someone else. In other words, she lost interest.

After hearing a few more things I said the following: It’s okay to worry about someone else, but when are you going to start taking care of yourself? His expression changed. I swear I thought he would yell at me or throw a candlestick at me that was on the table ha ha! However, I ignored him and continued with the question: what will happen when he leaves? He looked at me as if he was looking for the best way to annihilate me with his words.

I told him about my experiences in creating content and conducting programs, told him that at first I was very scared and felt insecure, but only through constant practice, research and study have I managed to find my way. I still feel that I am dragging my feet, but I have the firm conviction that I can do it and with perseverance I will be able to stay afloat.

I also told him that maybe, this is not forever, but that I would enjoy it as much as I could and learn a lot about this world.

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She continued with his arguments and excuses as to why it was not the same, and little by little, he returned to the «I can’t», «I don’t have», to the apologies Listening to her talk like that, I understood how absent-minded she was and why she wasn’t making any progress. Her attitude did not allow her to do it and, although we all wanted to help her, only she had the possibility to get out of that circle that did not allow her to see her potential and how valuable she is.

I felt a certain fear for her, because some people take a long time to recognize their condition and take action. However, they say that everyone has their own pace and moves forward according to their needs.

I hope she gets out of there soon and understands that to be in balance you have to be and be good to yourself to help others. For my part, I will be there for her if she needs me at any time, because I believe in friendship if I can help her I will, but for now, I will just wait.

And what would you do?

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The separators were made by me using powerpoint.