When I came to Istanbul I was trying to find some people through warmshower to talk, chat, organizing tree planting and sharing our cycling experiences.
I send some emails and I got 2 positive replies from two cyclists.
Abdullah Pekel who is teaching in Marmara university of Istanbul was one of them, but the university was close for a week.
after a week he returned from his holidays and then he organized a work shop in his class with his students.
I have been doing this job just in schools with small kids aged 8-10 years and now I had a chance to do it with young ones which was great. We had a lovely time there and at last we planted 2 trees in the yard.
I asked them kindly to present one of those trees to my dear friend Jasminka who I met in a train in Austria for just 10 min. that 10 min was enough to make a deep relationship and after a couple of emails she asked me to plant a tree for her and now I had a chance to plant a tree for her. Students were holding a paper written Jasminka on it which could makes Jasminka glad to see the pictures.
It was amazing how such a very small action could raise a beautiful joy and create a wonderful feeling to a human being’s heart. No matter where she is and who is she? She is a human being who could make a friendship so easy with her open heart. So let do it! Lets makes her happy.
I was so happy too to be able doing that and also making some new friends in university. Life is like this going this way…I am grateful.
Thanks to all students and Abdullah for your help and we keep a big hope for the future to plant thousands of trees and build up a world with more peace.
9 February 2013