HAPPINESS- A STATE OF MIND
It was an ordinary day at Aminteo and we were about to start our lesson when suddenly Mr Chris came and infοrmed us about a trip. We were supposed to visit the lake “Vegoritida” and have a picnic near the lake. Everyone was amazed and excited! We were all waiting for Saturday to come!
We took the bus and in a while we were there! The place was flawless, amazing and the weather was sunny and the sun so bright! The whole scenery was breathtaking and we were all staring at the lake, like we had never seen a lake before. We were walking down the road when we saw something strange. It was a dog and to be more specific it was a talking dog! Her name was “Hope” and she did not lose time! She saw us and she introduced herself straightforward. It was such a weird creature! “Nice to meet you”, she said. “Now, I am going to swim! See you later!”,she added happily.
Afterwards, instead of having our picnic, we were just staring at the dog wondering what was going on. Were we dreaming? Was it possible? Soon, Hope was at the beach. We wanted to talk with her. Who is she? Where does she come from? She just replied “I have never been in such a beautiful place before! But, there is so much rubbish that make me sad!”. We decided to take bus and pick all the rubbish so as to transform the place into a clean one. We did so! Then, we gathered all around and she told us the story of her life.
-So Hope, where do you come from?, we asked.
-I come from a city. My city is so beautiful and I love it. But do you realize how lucky you are living in such a unique place and so close to nature? If only I could stay here forever!, she said.
That was the moment we realized how important nature is. Hope was a dog, coming from a faraway place only to admire the picturesque and flawless scenery our area has to offer. And what about all of us living here? Have we ever thought that we should take care of the environment? Have we ever thought of volunteering in some group? We wake up every morning and we breath in fresh air, if it isn’t a miracle, then what? Hope’s words made us appreciate some gifts nature has offered to us which we are taking for granted! However, we shouldn’t! If we as individuals don’t take care of the place we line and act selfishly, who will protect it?
Then, we decided to show Hope around. The next day went at Vigla, we did skiing and snowboarding. We enjoyed ourselves and we were laughing loudly. We took many photos, Hope took many photos as well! She said she had never seen snow before and she really loved it! She suggested that we organize trips every week and we invite her! We have already talked with Mr Chris and he agreed! Hope made us appreciate so many simple things which we uses to take for granted!
Finally, the day had come. Hope had to leave Aminteo and continue her mission. She thanked us and she advised us to take care if the place, to take care of the environment as it is valuable! She took the next bus and she left. She said that she wants to travel all around Greece and meet as many people as she can! Her main purpose is to awaken people and make them feel full and happy with what they have! Money do not bring happiness, Happiness is a state of mind everybody can reach! We said goodbye and we really miss her now! “Good luck!”, we all whispered.We are looking forward to hearing from you soon! Keep on following your dream! Make people laugh, make them dream, make them fell blissful!
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