Thursday, November 25, 2010

Grateful Day

Thanksgiving has always been just another day at my mom and dad's.

My mom though has always made it a point to invite not just her children and spouses, but their parents, and siblings as well. I have to say, it makes life so much easier and enjoyable not having to "share the day."

My father in law drops off the HUGE turkey at my mom and dad's a few days before for preparation.  Then he goes home to cook the Cuban Ropa Vieja. Rick's sister Angela, and her husband John bring appetizers. Rick, Alyssa, and I bring deserts. Not only every one brings food, but we have wonderful culture and no one leaves without tons of food to take home.

Then as you sit and visit with all, its like you live there.  Jim, John, and Rick are sneaking playing Xbox..lol, the kids are playing, and it's time to just breathe and enjoy the company. Zero stress. None.

After dinner, kids are mingling with the adults, and it's time to show them the "Elf Yourself" video I made of the kids a few days ago.  We were laughing so hard.. I wasn't sure about showing my mom and dad one I made of them disco dancing, lol, but my dad laughed so hard he was crying.

It was that moment when I posted this on my SocialScope:

Great day, great company, grateful for family. Love days like this...

 

I realized that this is how we are meant to live every day, not just once a year. I know I take life too seriously. Today proved just let life happen. Enjoy the people that are meant to be in your life. Family. You cannot deny that there is a reason God chose them to be in your life.

It is a true blessing, and grateful day, to witness this today. Stillness, but not alone at all. 

Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday Wisdom

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes quotes (American Physician, Poet, Writer, Humorist and Professor at Harvard, 1809-1894)

Sharing light with Kimmy.

Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

Friday, November 12, 2010

An Empath's Commandments

What is an empath?

Sylvia Brallier says "Can you feel what others around you are feeling? Are you sensitive to your surroundings? When you lay your hands on someone, do your hands know right where to go to help that person? Perhaps you are an empath. 

Curse or Blessing?

Being an empath is a double edged sword. It can be both a curse and a blessing. On one hand, you have the ability to intuit exactly what you need to do to make someone comfortable. On the other, it is easy to lose track of what you need, because you are so accustomed to caring for other's comfort before caring for your own. You have easy access to information about what is going on with the people around you, but sometimes it is hard to know your own mind."


Yes, I am in an awe - Kimmy

An Empath's Commandments taken from http://empathcommunity.eliselebeau.com  

  1. People are NOT your pet projects for you to fix.
  2. You are NOT an 'emotional mechanic'.
  3. Just because you're emotionally fine-tuned (as most empaths are) does not automatically obligate you to intervene.
  4. How others choose to live their life is not your call.
  5. Everybody handles trauma/ distress in their own fashion.
  6. People CAN change, but ONLY if they have the desire to.
  7. Interference is not a promise of good results. 
  8. There is nothing glamorous or cavalier about self-sacrifice. 
  9. Forcing change never works on anybody. 
  10. Accept that you can't change everyone's situation. That struggle is their personal journey, so give them the room they need to find their own brand of enlightenment down the road. 
  11. Offer your unconditional love and unbiased understanding. This is the most you can do for an ailing heart. 
  12. A listening ear is extremely helpful and has a bigger impact than you think. 
  13. All your actions resonate for many years. You just may not be present to see the results.
  14. Your gut instinct. The alarm in your head. The nagging voice in the back of your mind. That bad feeling that warns you. LISTEN TO IT. 
  15. Whatever you put out in this world comes right back to you. So tried and true. A real lesson in karma.
  16. Saying curse words, putting a curse on someone, or just the general desire to wish harm upon someone tends to have the negative effect of corrosion on your soul. You will feel it. 
  17. Meditation does work; helps calm you the heck down! Find any Youtube video on mediation and follow it to clear your brain cobwebs.
  18. Walk out of the room if encountering a heated battle, before your "fight or flight response" kicks in. Petty squabbles are never worth the emotional damage it causes to your armor.
  19. Arguments are pointless, incendiary and help no one. Unless you're a lawyer. 
  20. Some people involuntarily extinguish your light. They may not be aware of how toxic they are, but you do. Fixing them is futile and not your responsibility. Get far away from these people as you can. 
  21. Be the bigger person. If someone says something nasty to you, you say "Thank you for your kind words." and walk away. Be classy. They may scoff, they may retort, but after some time passes one thing is always guaranteed. And that nagging feeling at the back of their mind, it's called shame.
  22. You pick up bad emotions, not only good ones. It's important to pinpoint where they come from.
  23. If you feel overwhelmed and nothing stressful is occurring in your life, you're accidentally picking up nasty vibes from someone nearby or some local event. Time to get away for a bit.
  24. It's narcissistic to believe it's your duty to 'fix' people. Wanting to help and believing you have to are 2 very different things.

Posted by Supernova on September 22, 2010 at 7:00am in The Empath Life on http://empathcommunity.eliselebeau.com

Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Quote for today

Others can stop you temporarily, but only you can do it permanently. Unknown.

Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Never wanted a shadow

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. ~Plutarch

Being a hermit has it's advantages, and I mean that!  Having online connections, of like minded people has forced me to look within, and question and grow. 

Since I have abandoned almost everyone except for family, I have found that the rat race of life still happens out there. 

I just don't have to be apart of it. 

I changed only what I wanted in my circle.

I learned some interesting divorce news about an old friend.  I think our mutual friend told me just to see my reaction. Maybe she was looking for a big bashing post!! 

I guess this old friend went through all sorts of explaining and asking others not to tell me, so I wouldn't find out.  Turns out all of it was a waste of her time.  Guess what? It simply doesn't concern me. 

That's the thought of my growing as a human being.  I have just enough time to work, come home, be a wife, a mom, an auntie, and a sister. I have websites, music, work colleagues, online friends to share and grow with.

I cannot take care of my life, my house, my job, my bills, my family with seeking out others problems.  Guilty as I was in the past, I am just too old and tired.  There are plenty of people that I have met on blogs, boards, Twitter, Facebook, that are extremely like minded, but not to the point of agreeing just to agree.

Find friends that challenge you, make you a better person.  Don't ever allow someone to make you feel inferior. Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.

Sorry to let the drama llamas down.  If you would like, I can post a Glee video, that you can think it is about you? I hope that helps.

No, not the Rocky Horror Picture Show, sorry, couldn't find it.

video




Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Life's little Precious Moments

Things may change in just a flash,
so live the life on day-to-day
Endure everyday with passion,
as if it's the last turn of your way
 
Give a meaning to the life,
without holding back in fear
In the moments of happiness,
remember to leave space for a tear

Make plans and set the goal
Always listen to your soul
It's the journey not destination
That provides more gratification
 


Each day is a little life,
to live, to breathe, to wonder and desire
 
So don't wait for a special day,
to feel, to celebrate, to ponder and aspire

Life is like a hilly river,
from sinking banks to vanishing currents
Keep your feet firmly on ground,
don't let yourself controlled by the events
 
Dream big but appreciate smaller things,
make no regrets and harsh comments
 
In search of a miracle,
don't miss life's little precious moments

Life's little precious moments by Deependra Kumar Jha

I know my twenty-two year dating anniversary is still twenty days away.  We celebrate our twenty year marriage on April 29th, 2011.  And we always celebrate our dating Anniversary, November, 22nd 1988.

Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Two Cents TV REVIEWS A++++

I am not sure if you read television reviews. I watch several shows, and then love to see what others are thinking. My friend Karen Belgrad, and my daughter Alyssa Garcia (aka Lyssa G) are two of the many great journalists that write for The Two Cents dot com.

Check to see if any of your favorite shows are being reviewed!

If you are a writer, feel free to check out the Help Wanted area to see what shows are still available!

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Recaps & Reviews

30 Rock
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Amazing Race
America’s Next Top Model
American Idol
Archer
Big Bang Theory
Big Love
Biggest Loser
Blue Bloods
Boardwalk Empire
Bones
Brothers & Sisters
Castle
Chuck
Community
Covert Affairs
Cougar Town
Criminal Minds
CSI
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Dancing With The Stars
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Dexter
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Entourage
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Hawaii Five-0
HawthoRNe
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Hot In Cleveland
House
How I Met Your Mother
Huge
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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Justified
Law & Order: SVU
Leverage
Lie To Me
Mad Men
MasterChef
Medium
Mentalist
Merlin
Mike & Molly
Modern Family
My Boys
Mythbusters
NCIS
NCIS: Los Angeles
Nikita
No Ordinary Family
Parenthood
Parks and Recreation
Private Practice
Project Runway
Psych
Raising Hope
Royal Pains
Rubicon
Rules of Engagement
Running Wilde
Smallville
So You Think You Can Dance
Sons of Anarchy
SouthLAnd
Stargate Universe
Supernatural
Survivor
The Big C
The Event
The Good Guys
The League
The Office
True Blood
Ugly Betty
V
Vampire Diaries
White Collar

Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.