Monday, March 23, 2009

It's been a while and I miss all of you weekenders. My weekends for the past few months were not as interesting as it should because I've been sick with my longest Lupus flare ever. I am still sick but slowly I am getting better. I hardly go out with my friends anymore because I still can't travel on my own but my family is always with me and last weekend was spent with my cousins, nephews and nieces. The summer heat is getting worse each day and there's no better way to beat it than go on a fabulous swim.

The water was so refreshing and the kids and the adults enjoyed every minute of it, I did!

So how was your weekend?

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10:44 AM | 4 comments
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Life is a game. Sometimes we miss and get hurt, but that doesn't mean that we can never find love again.

This is a part of a letter from a friend when I was heartbroken and I just remembered her very words life doesn't end when heartaches begin, it only ends if we close our hearts and give up on love. It is difficult to forget someone, to let go of the memories that you shared with that person and to leave behind the dreams that you made together. One can easily say that its over and we must move on but how easy could that be when it is the last thing you'll ever want.

Letting go is a slow process, it takes time and it is a journey that must be taken on your own. Acceptance is the key and do not force yourself to forget someone precious to you because the truth is you can never forget, you simply get used to the fact that he is no longer part of your life. Don't be a prisoner of a past love, don't waste your time mourning over someone that's not meant for you.

Life is short, live it well and try to be happy!

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5:01 PM | 2 comments
This is so true...

I just hope we have Spring here, I just love blooming flowers.

You Are Blooming Flowers

You are an optimistic person by nature. In even the darkest times, you are hopeful about the future.

You feel truly blessed in life and can sometimes be overwhelmed with emotions.

You have an artist's eye. You are always looking for beauty in the mundane.

You have a good sense of aesthetics, especially when it comes to shapes and color.

What Part of Spring Are You?

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4:40 PM | 0 comments
"All the single ladies please circle around for the bouquet throwing"

I'm ranting, just how many more times do I have to put myself into that situation. I hate it when people assume that I have to get every bouquet in every wedding I attend to just to assure them that I'll somehow get married. Well, not anytime soon.

I attended a wedding again and everyone was so surprised that I lost a lot of weight. Some of them thought I was in some kind of diet plan or medication and even exercising Kettlebell. Well, I'm not really sure why I am losing weight but I definitely feel good about it. Now, if only I can feel good about attending weddings.

Have a great Sunday!

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4:22 PM | 1 comments
I love to shop and there's nothing that can stop me from shopping not even the financial global crisis. But of course, I try to be sensible now when it comes to buying stuff and I try to save by finding cheaper fabulous items that are on Sale. You can find practical items online that can save you more money because in a way they are more cheaper.

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4:10 PM | 0 comments
Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Soulful Relationship
by Reverend Ronald McFadden

If you're not married yet, share this with a friend. If you are married, share it with your spouse or other married couples.. and reflect on it.

An African proverb states, "Before you get married, keep both eyes open, and after you marry, close one eye." Before you get involved and make a commitment to someone, don't let lust, desperation, immaturity, ignorance, pressure from others or a low self-esteem make you blind to warning signs. Keep your eyes open, and don't fool yourself that you can change someone or that what you see as faults aren't really important.

Once you decide to commit to someone, over time their flaws, vulnerabilities, pet peeves, and differences will become more obvious.

If you love your mate and want the relationship to grow and evolve, you've got to learn to close one eye and not let every little thing bother you.

You and your mate have many different expectations, emotional needs, values, dreams, weaknesses, and strengths. You are two unique individuals who have decided to share a life together. Neither of you are perfect, but are you perfect for each other? Do you bring out the best of each other? Do you compliment and compromise with each other, or do you compete, compare, and control? What do you bring to the relationship? Do you bring past relationships, past hurt, past mistrust, past pain?

You can't take someone to the altar to alter him or her. You can't make someone love you or make someone stay. If you develop self-esteem, spiritual discernment, and "a life", you won't find yourself making someone else responsible for your happiness or responsible for your pain. Manipulation, control, jealousy, neediness, and selfishness are not the ingredients of a thriving, healthy, loving and lasting relationship.

Seeking status, sex, wealth, and security are the wrong reasons to be in a relationship. What keeps a relationship strong? Communication, intimacy, trust, a sense of humor, sharing household tasks, some getaway time without business or children and daily exchanges (a meal, shared activity, a hug, a call, a touch, a note). Leave a nice message on their voice mail or send a nice email. Sharing common goals and interests.

Growth is important. Grow together, not away from each other, giving each other space to grow without feeling insecure. Allow your mate to have outside interest. You can't always be together. Give each other a sense of belonging and assurances of commitment. Don't try to control one another. Learn each other's family situation. Respect his or her parents regardless.

Don't put pressure on each other for material goods. Remember for richer or for poorer. If these qualities are missing, the relationship will erode as resentment, withdrawal, abuse, neglect, dishonesty, and pain replace the passion.

" Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." The grass withers, the flowers fades, but the word of God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight. Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.

The difference between 'United' and 'Untied' is where you put the i.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away!

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1:10 AM | 2 comments

I had my monthly check-up last week and my doctor was amazed that I lost a total of twelve pounds in just a month and it's definitely a good thing that I was able to lose weight without taking any weight loss pills and I just love the way I look right now. Although I still have a long way to go before my ideal weight, my goal is to keep losing the weight and stay fit.

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12:52 AM | 3 comments
With the global economic crisis still hurting most of us and it is always sad to hear that more and more people are losing their jobs. It's definitely alarming and it's not easy losing a job, and with the crisis it's definitely difficult to find another job to sustain your daily expenses. That is why it is refreshing to know that there are still jobs in health care and it's an opportunity for some to still find jobs, there's still hope anyway.

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12:46 AM | 2 comments