Sunday, February 24, 2019

FAMILY. -- OASIS IN A BUSY WEARY WORLD





--- This is amazing .. a green garden flanked by tall skyrocketing buildings all around. A refreshing green oasis in the midst of all that concrete. Rare beauty that connects straight to the senses and the soul.๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒฟ

๐Ÿ’•Yeah, a pleasant day spent with family. This world and life and work may keep you glued to it, true. But always, and I say always, make time for your family. Create those precious moments which unfailingly bring a smile to your face with every remembrance. Like a huge lighted teddy bear....๐Ÿค— or a scrumptious plate of sesame chicken noodles at a Japanese restaurant๐Ÿ˜˜....or giggling through a misstep☺ Every little thing in there create those golden memories. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•

๐Ÿค—Create memories. Life is all about creating them.⚘๐Ÿ’•⚘๐Ÿ’•


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

BE TRUE TO YOURSELF FIRST ABOVE ALL

---------- About a few days ago, I was on the phone with a close friend kidded each other with the thought that the day of hearts was fast approaching. Well, when one is older or much older like we both are.. Valentine's Day is remembered with an undeniable smile or two. It never fails every time.

The she kidded me with "Hey what would you say to someone in love?"

๐Ÿ˜ŠI gave out a hearty laugh and said "Are you kidding me?! What's that question!?"

"Answer it..." she added with a teasing tone in her voice.

๐Ÿ˜Š . Okay, dear friend, tell me yours next okay? Anyway for what it's worth, here's what I think...... ๐Ÿ˜

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ Before anything else, make sure you know what love is. Not knowing that is the start of all relationship problems.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ-- Don't come in when you're not too sure about yourself. This is not a here today and gone tomorrow thing. That might be truer in youth as the young always love to experiment.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ-- Come in with who you are, bring the core of your heart into the moment. Don't even try to be what you are not. Nor do I want any Jekyll-and-Hyde games.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ-- See me as a treasure worthy of your time, of your life. Not as something you would show off to your friends (or hide from them) and later leave on the shelf like you would your car in the garage.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ-- Don't try to change me into your imaginary dream or lover. I am real - warts and all. I may have pimples on my face... heavy in big-size clothes... crooked teeth... pug nosed... and walk with a limp. See me as I am.. authentic and true even in my flaws.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ-- Respect the people in my life, imperfect as some of them may be. Family, colleagues, and friends too. They are part of me as I am part of them. Welcome them into your circle as I would welcome yours into mine, too.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ-- Don't heap your biases or prejudices on me (nor I you). Rather let's try to agree to disagree. After all, we are made differently from each other, by divine design.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ-- Remember to put on your best manners, character, and personality with our every encounter. But be real. Nice, true, and real.

๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ-- Be true to yourself. Only then can you be true to me, too.

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Okay, there you go. Be ready with your own list, mi amiga! Chat again soon๐Ÿ˜