Tuesday, March 31, 2009
It was one of those late afternoon naps,
When the silence is deafening,
And the soap opera from the neighbor’s radio is echoing,
When the clammy wind blows over the wall,
That I would lay myself on the hard wood.
Staring at the holes on the ceiling where the summer heat showed its luster,
And I would build the castle of my youthful imagination,
As I walk silently in a splendid garden,
Where the roses and leaves sway to the music of the blowing wind,
And the trees dancing to the tune of the heavenly lullaby,
Giving my heart a hope, a sense of purpose in an endless surprise.
Ah, anything will be possible!
If others can, I can do it too.
I will never stop looking for that path,
It is mine to seize and to take.
Like a little winged seed sown in my abundant heart,
I gently renew the promise once again before I closed my eyes.
I awoke from my mother’s shriek,
Feeling better, refreshed.
Seeing the innocence on my baby brother’s eyes,
Gives me a zest and faith beyond compare
As I tenderly carried him to my young arms again.
I looked at life so differently,
I let my free spirit softly touch my enchanted paradise,
For no one knows the treasures I buried within.
I could hardly wait to grow up and explore the world,
To find the biggest mysteries in life.
I will not fear,
I will not stop looking for that dazzling, guiding star up above.
Perhaps though daydream is sweeter,
It is for the idle souls.
Yet it is one of those late afternoon naps that I find comfort and strength.
Now I would know too much.
And it matters no more when blessings and tears are cherished.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Another award- Smart Blogger is from Willa of “Smart Mommy”.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thanks, Lainy for this award. It is very distinctive and well, flattering too:
Lastly, is a tag from Willa of Smart Mommy which comes with very simple rules.
1. Take your latest picture.
2. Take your picture as natural as possible.
3. Post your picture on your blog.
4. Post the rules.
5. Tag 10 people to do the same as above.
Okay, back to work for me:)
Sunday, March 22, 2009
It’s perfect in the bathroom (guest’s room). Now that I had leftover moss, I was thinking of doing some more flower arrangements for the kitchen, for the other 2 bathrooms and maybe for the bedroom too. Hmm, it might look boring having all the unreal flowers everywhere in the house.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Our life, as individual persons and as members of a perplexed and struggling race, provokes us with the evidence that it must have meaning. Part of the meaning still escapes us. Yet our purpose in life is to discover this meaning, and live according to it. We have, therefore, something to live for. The process of living, of growing up, and becoming a person, is precisely the gradually increasing awareness of what that something is. This is a difficult task, for many reasons.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
He was born with hernia. It became apparent when he was few week-old.
“It’s your fault Ma” he exclaimed. “You kept telling me not to play so hard ever since I was a kid. It’s not good to my health. Now that I don’t engage myself to outdoor sports, you’re all calling me gay!” he continued on.
How time flies! Here they are 10 years ago.
And now, they're way bigger than me, hehehe... Do I sound like a Mom? haha!
Inside were St. Patrick’s Day shirt, some fun green swag, Blu Frog Energy Drink (energy drink loaded with Vitamins). Yes, I’m feeling lucky!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Part of repentance is to remember your past sins and give your love to Jesus. But most people live in their past, in sin, guilt, remorse, resentment. They see every tiny detail related to those past events. They are actually living in that moment, and it’s wrong. Because the moment you have now, this Present Moment, is all you have. You don’t have the next moment, and the past is gone forever. But we keep bringing it back- “someone offended me,” “someone said something” -and we keep reliving it in our minds over and over and over. You are then living in a moment that is gone, a fantasy.
This happens with glory too. You reinvision past successes in your life, past beauty. And you live in it so frequently that it becomes a reality for you—all the compliments, all the adulation. You are misusing a beautiful faculty, and it will warp your whole personality.
On the other hand, if you are living in a distasteful situation that happened last week or last month and someone comes to you needing your patience or charity you’re going to strike out at them with impatience and anger, even though they did nothing. You’re not at home in the Present Moment. It paralyzes you, because you are not attuned to God and His love in this Present Moment.
---Little Book of Life's Lessons and Everyday Spirituality (Mother Angelica)
I’m glad we picked the right color. Well, it’s painted with my favorite color (see, I drive a green bug too). I did some decorations and it looked so feminine and so trendy. My husband did all the fabric for my cabinet to look a little more interesting. The painting (given by our next door neighbor) looked so great on the wall too!
It is so cool! I just loved it. I’m so looking forward to doing my scrap booking next week. Lu will give a whole lot of freebies (she worked for her Mom who owns the company-(Me&MyBigIdeas). Definitely a cozy place to work with my blog, scrapbook and read books. I had bought a few books last weekend.
Oh did I tell you that my Momma Guppy gave birth to 30 kids the other weekend? Yes, it’s very interesting. I’m not sure what will happen to my 8-gallon tank when they get bigger though.
Friday, March 13, 2009
So, here’s the rule:
1. I have to link to the person who tagged me and that was Debbie.
2. I have to share 7 things about me that you may not know.
3. I need to tag 7 people in my post and link to them.
4. I need to let them know they've been tagged.
Now, I'm passing this tag to 7 great bloggers I would like to know more:
Jackie- The Painted Veil
Mel - Random Thoughts
JT Locke- The Frugal Housewife
Sherrose- Life Over the Edge
Willa- FickleMinded- A Life That is Less Ordinary
Duni - Lovely Purses
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thanks to Sherrose of "Life Over The Edge" for this award. She wrote some moving review too that quote: Shawie, at A Grateful Heart –shares some very beautiful and uplifting messages about experiencing life with a grateful heart. Just reading her blog makes you feel more peaceful and uplifted!
More award from JT Locke of "The Frugal Housewife". Thank you so very much guys:)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Anyway, this article from the book “The Road Less Traveled” is such a good read:
Monday, March 9, 2009
He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO. I have decided to choose one of you." The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued. "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today - one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO."
One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed.
Everyday, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow. Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew. Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing. By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure.
Six months went by - still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed. Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however. He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - He so wanted the seed to grow.
A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection. Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened. Jim felt sick at his stomach, it was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right. He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful -- in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him!
When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives. Jim just tried to hide in the back. "My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown," said the CEO. "Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!" All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the financial director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, "The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!"
When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his Seed, Jim told him the story.
The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, "Behold your next Chief Executive! His name is Jim!"
Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed. How could he be the new CEO the others said?
Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today.
But, I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow. All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers.
When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive!"
The house is still messy. The contractor said it’s going to take 3-4 weeks to finish the bathroom. Oh my! It would be nice though to have a steam shower by then, so exciting!