Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy New Year 09

I have been looking back at this past year
it has been filled with ups and downs, acceptance
and a great deal of patience and Love.
and so I look back on all of it with the thought
that things that occurred were for a reason perhaps to
help me grow in ways that needed.

so my hope for this year is that what ever comes
it is Part of the plan the Lord has for me and
I will let him walk and be my guide all the way.

wishing everyone Love, Peace in the New year

Saturday, December 20, 2008

May Today

" May today there be peace within you
May you trust God that you are exactly where
you are meant to be"

Sunday, December 14, 2008

True Love.

"True love is born of songs and promises, and the kind of music only two hearts can hear". (Flavia)

This is just one of many favorite quotes about Love that I have written down in my journal of favorite quotes
(yes, I am kind of silly I write down
quotes, songs, poems that resonate with me in my journal books) anyway
just thought I would share.

My sweet hubby has been having a time of it at his job and well he says it is such a comfort for him to know he has me and the kids to love and support him!( he always has that!)it is nice that he shares those feelings and puts it into words for us to hear from time to time. it makes me teary eyed and blessed to have found a wonderful person that I have shared my life with for 26years and continue to learn from and love him more each day.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Spirit

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
~Author Unknown

I am full of the holiday spirit! ! Last Friday my work had our annual Christmas lunch where we revealed each others secret santas I ended up with some wonderful Christmas Figurines. Last Saturday I went on an annual shopping trip to the city by the bay ( San Francisco) and had a wonderful time, we arrived at union square and my daughter and niece and myself took the bus down to the pier to hit one of our favorite stores that is going out of business. she bought one thing I bought $ 86.00 dollars worth! my daughter spent some money there as well! then we took the bus back to Union Square and caught up with my eldest nieces did some more shopping I managed to by a few gifts then ( still have to do more gift shopping and less of me shopping!) then we took the charter bus we came on back down to the pier and went to the many shops on and around the pier then we had dinner with two of my older sisters. it was really yummy and we had a wonderful time. then we all piled on the bus and
headed back to home looking forward to next years shopping trip

On Tuesday night I attended my church's ladies annual ornament tea exchange we had wonderful fellowship and great yummy food one of the ladies is an awesome gourmet cook and
made some wonderful looking treats and finger foods one I tried it was not bad but then I found out it was made with Caviar!!! oh well it is good to try different things and now I can say I have tried it but I don't think I will be doing that again!

Next week I am attending another Ornament cookie exchange and at the same time making the final touches on my house decorations and of course gift giving and planning for a special day after Christmas gathering at my house.

I hope the holiday spirit is with all of you

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Being honest with ourselves

Lately, I have been going through something inside myself that I can not even describe
I came across this old book I forgot I had and while glancing through it I ended up at this passage which ironically is small part of what I have been feeling.

Our relationship with ourselves is the most important relationship we need to maintain
the quality of that relationship will determine the quality of our other relationships. when we can tell ourselves how we feel and accept our feelings we can tell others.

When we can accept what we want and need we will be ready to have our wants and needs met.
When we can accept what we think and believe and accept what is important to us, we can relay this to others.

When we learn to take ourselves seriously, others will too, When we learn to chuckle at ourselves we will be ready to laugh with others.

When we have learned to trust ourselves, we will have achieved self-love. when we have achieved self-love and accepting our wants and needs, we will be ready to give and receive love.

when we've learned to stand on our own two feet, we're ready to stand next to someone.

" Today I will focus on having a good relationship with myself."

which I have started to do, self acceptance can be a difficult thing if you let it and for quite sometime I have come to the realization that I let the difficult consume me, perhaps not purposely but unconsciously I really kind of did not want to accept things about myself. but since my birthday this past weekend I have kind of awaken to the new things I MUST do and ACCEPT so that I can have a great realtionship with myself. perhaps I am on a soul searching quest. ( one that I know I am not alone in for I know that the good Lord is beside me everyday and every step of the way!)