to my future self

Dear future Melly,

I hope you are being socially and environmentally responsible.

I hope you have tried hard to be more altruistic in your life, rather than thinking only about yourself (what can I buy, how can I get ahead, who have I cut in on to get to where I want to go). As necessary as introspection is, you don’t want to become narcissistic.

Two small and beautiful things happened earlier this week that has made
2010-Melly think hard about her social and environmental footprint;

The first was the delivery of two Keepcups (see which I ordered last week that came with the quote;

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

And the second was a lovely quote that my friend Janine sent through which is;

“If you care about what other people think, you will always be their prisoner” – James Frey

And so with that in mind, I will strive to be better; not buy into frivolous advertising, but to work on shining up my soul and limiting the damage that I can cause other people and my surroundings.

There was a quote from John Steinbeck’s legendary novel Of Mice and Men that has stayed with me long after I closed the book covers which is beautiful in its profoundness;

“It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.”

With this all in mind, I’ll end on this one quote that sums it all up perfectly;

“Strive not to have more, but to be more.” – Oscar Romero

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

6 thoughts on “to my future self

  1. Haha .. Melly living in the hills, eating grass, hugging trees, wearing dreadlocks with not a waxing kit in sight..

    Was your journey to self actualisation inspired by those kava cocktails in Fiji? tee hee

    Maktub Melly 😉

  2. This is probably my second favourite. The food one’s only make me hungry and the 1st one is my case of self obsobtion (not sure spelt right) is 31 things. But maybe this is my favourite, I really really like it…… Now that you’re getting all hippy on me can I have all your stuff! 🙂 hee hee just kidding. I really like it, reminds me of when we were young and going to change the world, yet of course like most people the world changed us. 😦 I would like to change us back to changing the world. 1 star fish at a time. XOXO Love ya guts. X

  3. Love that cute picture. And a great blog indeed.
    As Audrey Hepburn said ‘Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’. And that really is enough quoting for me this week!

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