Thursday, February 7, 2013

#5 Inspiration

So I didn't write yesterday. I feel asleep because I was tried, frustrated and drained. I woke up today first wanting to beat up on myself for not sticking to my regime of writing this blog everyday. Sometimes I think we put so much pressure on us to do well. There are times when we will just have to start all over again or just try again. I will definitely write later on today, but I first wanted to share a video that I saw today. It made me cry, laugh and realize to never give up even when it seems like it's impossible. Please see the link below, hopefully it will inspire you like it inspired me.
Thank you for inspiration!

Most Inspirational transformation

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

#4 Being busy

Do you find yourself always saying, "I am so busy" or "I wish I had a moment to breathe?" Well, I recommend to just stop and take a deep breath. Today was very productive because I got a lot of things done off my checklist and I decided to do something I always wanted to do. I will not share what it is, but all I can say is that I was looking for an opportunity and it came so I decided to take a risk and jump in. When this opportunity came, I became very busy. At first I wanted to complain and talk about how I am always so busy and there is never a moment to breathe. Though I had to be thankful for the opportunity that came and that I was able to do it. Don't get me wrong, I like my quiet time and when things slow down, but when those opportunities arise I love that I am able to grab and take hold of it. There were times in my life when I wished an opportunity would hit me in the face, especially when it helped me achieve my dreams or bring me some money. I have also come to realize that we are in charge of being busy or not. It is all about how we approach everything. Let's be happy for the multitude of things we have in our life because those things can be gone in the blink of an eye. So I am thankful for my opportunities and being busy. Bring it on!

Monday, February 4, 2013

#3 Helping out others

  Today started off very easy and simple. I went to work, checked my emails and I thought that this was going to be a normal day. Though later on in the day, I found myself helping out someone by just listening to their story. It seemed as though no one had truly listened to how they were feeling. I began to relate and empathize to their story. At first I wanted to get up and leave because I was on a specific schedule, but something told me just to sit still and listen to them. I am not sure if I really helped that person out, but I know that they helped me out. It made me think of where I was a few years ago or even at my darkest days. Now I can tell you that my life can sometimes be stressful, but I never want to go back to those days. It is so important that we all help each other out in some sort of way. Whether it is helping an elderly person or opening the door for an able bodied person. Sometimes helping someone else out makes you feel better as long as it is genuine and you aren't doing it to get something in return. I know that there are people out in the world who do this, but imagine if everyone helped each other out with no expectations of anything in return. I do believe that we would live in a different place. Well, here's to hoping that more people will lend a hand to others.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

#2 My Tele

So I sat around most of the day procrastinating by watching television, going on my Ipad and of course partaking in the American tradition of watching the Super Bowl.  I really didn't watch the game only Beyonce, so I have no idea who won or not. Today I watched things on the Oprah network, the History Channel, the Bravo Network and I sat and thought to myself what would we do without television? I am sure that we would still function. Hundreds of years ago people entertained each other by talking, playing games(not video games more like charades) and just appreciating life. Well, I still say that I don't know what I would do without my television. I know that it seems pretty trivial to be thankful for TV, but there was a time when I didn't have a TV. I was in between places and jobs and my TV was stuck in storage. The only TV I had access to was in the living room of a share I stayed in for a few months. Let's just say that I liked staying in my room (while locked) so going into the living room wasn't an option. So now I appreciate having access to useless entertainment all day. Now I think I should go and read a book, my brain is fried.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

#1 Itching

# 1 - So it's been over two years since I started this blog, wrote for a few months and gave up. I thought what is the point of writing this. At that time, I was unemployed and living in a state that I never expected to live in. To be very honest, I was depressed and I was looking for something to cure my sadness everyday. Lately I've been feeling so much better than I did two years ago, but I kept thinking about this blog. I would see it when I logged into my gmail account and I just ignored the voice inside to look at it. It reminded me of failure, that I tried to do something and I gave up. Every time I logged into my gmail account, it reminded me of an itch that just won't go away. You know when you get a mosquito bite and you try to avoid scratching it so it won't get worse? A few days ago I decided to look at the blog and give it a little scratch. I realized that people were actually reading the blog, even though it had been dormant for several years. I saw that I had comments from people that I didn't even know. I began to think that maybe I didn't fail; I at least tried at something. All I can say is that I am glad I decided to scratch that itch and write on this blog again. I will try for as long as I can to write something positive everyday because I know that it makes me feel better. If I fail, then I fail, but what if I succeed? Thank you so much for the itches that we all have because if we pay attention we might actually get an opportunity to learn and grow. Also, thank you to those of you who are reading the blog, hopefully we can all find the positive things in this crazy life.

Friday, January 14, 2011

#82-Unconditional Love

Love is definitely a beautiful thing, but what happens when you love and get nothing in return? You can love someone, but when they don't love you anymore, treat you badly or have given up on that love, does your love still flourish? These are questions that I have been faced with in the past few years. It is just like the saying, "Love your enemies." That is easier said than done. Sometimes when you are in a relationship with someone who is angry with you or has done something you don't like it is very hard to still love them in the midst of it all. I feel like that is the pure definition of unconditional love. You love someone no matter what. You love them even when they have shown a side of them that you don't like. Usually when you give unconditional love to someone who hasn't shown you that love back , they are often surprised. That is not what is typical human behavior. Wars are built on enemies combating each other, not giving love. I have in the past year learned to unconditionally love people, even when they show me a part of them I don't like. Even if someone has done be wrong, I am trying to still have love for them. Just because you have love for them doesn't mean that you don't have a right to send them on their merry way. Of course I am talking in general statements. Every relationship is different. Though what if we loved people without expecting any love in return? All I can say is this world would be a different place!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

#81-Ignoring the Masses

Today there was an article going around on facebook about a change in our astrological signs. Basically, something about the planets changing, therefore you may not be a different astrological sign. Now instead of being your favorite astrological sign, you are the one you hate. According to this article, I am now a Scorpio. I definitely look at my horoscope about every day just for fun and I love being a Sagittarius. My whole life has been based on being a free-spirited, commitment phobe! My first thought was how dare they change my sign? After a while, I realized that I don't have to accept this. I can completely ignore this article and stay a Sagittarius. It feels so good being a rebel because you don't have to do what everyone else says to do. I realized that if I want to be a Sagittarius, I can still stay my favorite astrological sign no matter what anyone else says!