Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Obvious Secrets to Happiness : 15 Lessons I Keep in Mind




1. The only person that can ever truly make you happy is yourself. Stop depending on everyone else.
2. People lie, stuff happens. Don’t take it too personally.
3. Want people to think you’re amazing? Start believing you are, and then they will too.
4. Smiling is the ultimate anti-depressant. Smile and laugh out loud, it doesn’t look stupid, I promise.
5. The world is never just black and white, right or wrong, one way or another. Try and see things from as many points of view as possible.
6. "Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter, and those
who matter, don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss
7. Have empathy.
8. Gossip, problems of the past, events you cannot control, negative thoughts and negative people; time spent on these is time poorly wasted.
9. When you're jealous or find yourself filled with hatred for someone/something, stop. The only person its hurting is you.
10. Although the newest, most expensive material items may make you feel complete, they cannot comfort you  or listen to you when you need it. Make sure your priorities make sense.
11. Step outside your comfort zone- it’s when you’ll really feel alive.
12. Learn to laugh at yourself because sometimes, it is funny.
13. Let your emotions out sometimes, humans have them for a reason.
14. Celebrate the things you have. Think only positively of the things you don’t.
15. Love unconditionally ♥.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

To My Savior, My Teacher, My Friend

My heart is light.
My soul is bright.
And who can EVER says this?

Life kicks me down.
When I'm on the ground,
It's nothing I will ever miss.

Anger inside,
born with too much pride,
but I know my Lord exists.

Therefore I'm content.
Therefore I relent.
soothed by Lord's blissful kiss.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Immortal Legacies

You try to avoid it when you are young,
but the older you get you see it's inevitable


I see her in my smile,
the way I fold my right hand and place it on my knee while driving,
she's in my writing,
my laughter,
she's molded my hips,
given my cheeks color,
every horror movie reminds me of her
(oh, not for the reasons you are thinking!)
my sensitivity was because of her,
my humor is a result of her.

You try to avoid it when you are young,
but the older you get, you see it's not so bad.
I don't know where, but I need to go.
disappear if only for a moment
go where only God can find me
close my eyes and drift to my paradise

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tea Pot and the Kettle

Self-assurance

Who Is Superman?

Who is our Savior?

How can we assure others if we lack self-assurance?

Those who lack it speak empty words.

meaningless and pointless.

The best assurance, is one self-inflicted.


Friday, April 1, 2011

My Recent Battle With God

Sometimes I want to box with God.
He sucker punches me when I'm not looking
so sometimes I want to fight eye-to-eye

Sometimes I get this feeling he's sitting on a cloud
filling up balloons of heart ache and sorrow
and deciding which helpless soul to drop it on

He ties a knot on top and lets me have it.
ddddooooooowwwwwnnnn, CRASH!!!
I don't think he laughs, but I wonder, "why?"

Why he feels my life must have this
unending,
overwhelming
down pour of tears.

It never ceases.

I want to catch the balloons that fall and throw them right back
let them crash to return the favor
I would not be proud, but I would feel happier

I deal with the devastating effects
only to put up arms for the next attack
it is never one balloon, it always falls in armies

one by one it is an on-going crash
my body undulates into a typhoon
until the stirred-up voice inside of me screams in desperation, "ENOUGH!"

tears streak down my neck
I am on my knees
palms to the ground
surrendered