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The France I love

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on everything else

The France I love

Tom and I spent the weekend outdoors taking advantage of the nice weather. In the park when we passed other people doing the same thing, we often heard them talking about vacation. Where they had been and where they were going. People’s attitudes and body language were relaxed — and most of all they seemed happy.

It’s summertime and people are out enjoying life, as they should be. Kids and adults alike are on vacation and taking the time to unwind. Families with their dogs splash around in the river. I swear dogs can smile. I like seeing joy on kids’ faces when they taste homemade sorbet on a hot day — and giggle at Dagny doing the same. I like seeing the shopkeepers’ genuine smiles when packing up purchases for customers. I like hearing laughter instead of tense news broadcasts that lead with the death toll.

This is the France I love.

Energetic, colorful, hopeful and kind. The charming streets with outdoor cafes and people out and about just enjoying life. The natives helping tourists and the tourists lighting up when they see something spectacular for the first time. An old castle, a selection of pastries fresh out of the oven, perfectly ripe fruit at the market and flowers that smell as good as they look.

All of this makes me feel calm like the world is OK. That the world will be OK.

France is a place where you can go to lose yourself and sometimes with a little extra effort, you’ll find yourself along the way. Never let that go.

Lou Messugo

Just be happy: Why only the now matters

Written by Diane. Posted in on everything else

Dagny is happy
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. -Marcel Pagnol
My friend Melissa shared the above quote on Facebook and it really resonated with me. All too often do we idealize the past (they’re called the “good ol’ days,” right?), focus on all our problems in the here and now and worry about the future.

Why can’t we just live in the now and enjoy the moment?

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