Archive for October, 2012

October 31, 2012

Insightful Lessons

Insightful Lessons

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October 27, 2012

Beautiful Quote From Maya A.

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. – Maya Angelou

October 25, 2012

Fave Quote from The Prophet

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

October 25, 2012

You’re Beautiful

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October 18, 2012

Favorite Song Lyrics For My Husband

I always love this song ‘For You’ of John Denver for my Husband

 

Just a look in your eyes again
Just to lay in your arms
Just to be the first one always there for you
Just to live in your laughter
Just to sing in your heart
Just to be everyone of your dreams come true

Just to sit by your window
Just to touch in the night
Just to offer a prayer each day for you
Just to long for your kisses
Just to dream of your sighs
Just to know that I’d give my life for you

For you for the rest of my life
For you all the best of my life
For you alone, only for you

Just to wake up each morning
Just to you by my side
Just to know that you’re never really far away
Just a reason for living
Just to say I adore
Just to know that you’re here in my heart to stay

For you for the rest of my life
For you all the best of my life
For you alone, only for you

Just the words of a love song
Just the beat of my heart
Just the pledge of my life, my love, for you

October 17, 2012

I Love You For Being You

“I love it when you run your fingers through my rugged hair,
I love it when you get jealous because other guys will stare,
I love it when you call me beautiful and compliment me so,
I love it when you seem so confused as if you don’t know,
I love the way you stare at me and look into my eyes,
My heart gets so heavy and deep that all the time just flies,
I love the way you kiss me so gentle you lips so calm,
I love the way you hold my hand and rub your fingers against my palm,
I love it when you wrap your arms around me the way that I felt,
When you stare me down and hug me tight I just want to melt,
I love your beautiful smile every time I see it I want to faint,
Your laugh is so soothing it heals me like you’re a saint,
I love the way you whisper to me when someone is nearby,
I love it when you say sweet things that make me want to cry,
I love the way you look at me with that cute little puppy face,
It seems as if you are so sad or simply out of place,
I love the way you are so confident in everything you do,
But most of all out of everything I love you for being you!”

 

October 15, 2012

Every Day In Marriage

“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

October 13, 2012

Freeing The Writer Within

Are you one of those who crave the thoughts of writing and yet, don’t seem to know how to start? Writing is very much rewarding. It helps your veins take stressful thoughts into the deep pit and seek the windows of refreshing and recharging outlets.

On the other hand, especially for the gentlemen, you don’t want your rival(s) to sway your way behind them when he has been winning your would-be-girlfriend’s heart with his pages of love renditions, right? This is head-cracking when you know you are almost at the finish line fishing for her precious Y-E-S.

Corny as it may seem, but the aforementioned scenario is still one of the most discussed subjects – love, in letter writing between two individuals who burned in a compassionate affair, whether you want to believe this or not. Nest to it is friendship. (My gratitude to those who still believe in the power of letter writing, despite of the interference of the electronic mail.) Truly, nothing can be compared to the most effective tool in moving one’s soul.). We write letters about these subjects to express our feelings toward things we are very much bothered, concerned or occupied with.

Writing is a self-expression. We write to communicate ideas and to “soothe the cares and lift the thoughts of other persons.” Whatever you are, whoever you are, no exemption exists, especially in this field of writing –letter writing. Here, the reader does not only read the lines (in the epistle or missive–other names for letter) and absorb the thoughts containing the letter, but also reading the writer himself/herself.

If you are still learning this craft, you can still learn how to write perfectly, at least with mechanism. It takes a long process to be a writer, even just simply making a letter. Most of all, you must have the urge inside to scribble into the lines the thoughts which you may have in mind. It is called the passion to write, and first thing is you have to develop  and continue this craft simultaneously.

In an old book titled, Writing Down The Bones (Freeing The Writer Within), author Natalie Goldberg writes: “Place where you are writing what you mind actually sees and feels, not what it thinks it should see or feel.”

           “The aim is to burn through to first thoughts to the place where the energy is unobstructed by social politeness or the internal censor, to the place where you are writing what your mind actually sees and feels, not what it thinks it should see or feel.”

Goldberg’s pointers for making the best billet-doux:

            Just keep your hands moving and writing.  Don’t pause to reread the line you just wrote.

            Don’t cross out. That is editing as you write. Even if you put down something you didn’t mean to say, leave it for the moment. Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Don’t even be concerned with staying within the margins and lines on the page.

              Lose control.  Let your feelings speak for yourself.

             Touch a nerve.  If something comes up in your writing that is scary or naked, dive right into it. It probably has lots of energy. After you’ve made your rough draft of everything you want to say, begin improving on it without appearing colorless. Purge all unnecessary words from each sentence.

             Be original. It’s easy to slide into clichés in a love letter, don’t. Include appropriate quotations, but always name their author (e.g., “When I think of what your love has done for me, I remember the words of Elizabeth Barret Browning: “The face of all the world is changed, I think since I heard the footsteps of thy soul.”

             Be cautious in the beginning stages of romance. Effusive love letters have killed relationships.

             Time it right. Don’t send love letters on a birthday, anniversary, or when you are quarreling. Like all forms of unbridled affection, a mushy note is most effective when it comes as a surprise.

Goldberg’s pointers are simply the basic backbones in writing. These are the ideas that can simply guide you in allowing words to capture your feelings and your thoughts. Let your feelings come out and be read. Ideas are meant to be expressed, read, known and most of all, journalized in any way we can. In this digital era of ours, every word to express our emotions are meant to be captured, documented and the best of all is to be remembered through our writings.

Identify your self through your own words. Find life in the universe of writing.

October 9, 2012

Every Single Day Is A Blessing

“At the end of the day,  what makes your life worth it is not so much what you’ve done but whom you loved.” –  Marilou Diaz-Abaya

October 4, 2012

Braving The Distance

Braving the distance is when you’re married and you’re both far from one another.   The situation is not only emotionally painful but also mentally draining. So what do you do?  When you’re in this particular situation, of course it’s a major life challenge which targets your mental and emotional capacities.  So, how do you cope with this situation? These are few of my ways of coping with the distance.  Read on.

Engage in crafts.   I so love crafting. Beads and paper crafts, recycling materials of scrap accessories are very good. There are a LOT of crafts where you can engage yourself with.  And in our today’s time, you have the internet to help you collect a thousand of ideas from around the world.  It’s about time to be creative in this world which is full of innovations. And don’t take aside the idea of being entrepreneur out of these creative ideas yours. If you think they’re worth to be seen in the online market, go!

Grab your pen, laptop and write.   I love writing, it’s my way of creating peace in my heart through this kind of self-expression.  So I do blog. This is my turf, this is where I explode my ideas and feelings.

Pencils. I love pencils and I love pencil drawing.  Crafts and drawing materials top in my shopping list.  I turn to personal blogs of artists and their online videos (Youtube) for inspirations.  I follow them in their Facebook accounts for latest ideas in drawing and practice them myself.  But, first of all, you have to put yourself into it and become passionate.  Because without passion in  whatever you do is just a waste of time and efforts.  So dont hesitate to grab a pen and a sketch pad whever you feel like expressing through visual art.

I invest my time with them without regrets.  So go find yourself in them. You can even involve your family and friends and have fun.  I will have this post updated from time to time. Enjoy!