Yesterday I was out with a couple of friends from uni. As we were standing outside McDonalds, a man was playing Gheorghe Zamfir – The lonely shepherd (the soundtrack of the movie, Kill Bill).
While he was playing the song, on his panpipes, an old man without legs, was trying to move on the side of the road.
My friends and I gave him so money and some food, but that didn’t make us feel better.
I personally felt very sad and I teared up. I must say that I hate seeing old people like this. And not only, it makes me feel sick when I hear someone saying that they hate their life and they want to die, but at the same time other people have worse lives than them. It’s just sad.
“Life is short. Don’t waste it with negative people who don’t appreciate you. Keep them in your heart, but keep them out or your life.” – Robert Tew
It’s morning here. It’s morning and I woke up to mama’s call. No, it wasn’t an ‘I love you’ call, it was more of a ‘you have 10 minutes to get up, then go do this, clean this..’ and so on. I’m cool with it. It doesn’t get me in a bad mood. I don’t mind having less time for myself. I’d rather help her right away because I know she has a lot of things going on. I’d rather help her right away to feel that I helped my own mother.
If anyone asks for your help, do it. Do it right away! Don’t wait for them to say to hundred times. They will eventually lose faith and you and they will get hurt.
The same thing with the quote which I’ve written at the beginning. Life is short. No negative people. Why? They will only affect you in a negative way and do you want it for yourself? I doubt you would. No one wants this. Everyone wants to be happy. No drama. No years. Just happiness. Then you know what you have to do, ‘keep them out of your life’.
Sorry for not posting too much. I promise that after I’m done cleaning up, I will do so.
“We make our own decisions, we can’t blame other people when things go wrong in our lives. It’s up to us, if we want something in our lives, it is up to you to make it happen. We can’t blame our circumstances on our family. We are born into particular family. You can’t choose your family but you can choose what you want to become. Everybody gets an opportunity but it’s always up to the individual to make the most of it.”
That’s what I go by. We are born equal. The same. We all have the same opportunities (or at least we should have) therefore it is up to us to make the best out of it. Being lazy is a choice. Being successful is a choice as well. So it all depends on us.. on our character, mentality, personality, attitude.
Do your best to reach your goals. Nothing is impossible.
“We are often disappointed when we don’t get what we want and downright upset if we get what we don’t want. Then, the minute we finally get exactly what we’ve been waiting for, we’re afraid of losing it. The problem isn’t the fear, upset, or disappointment. The problem is the ‘want’ behind it all. Redefine what ‘enough’ means to you and you will find that you’ve got plenty of it.”
I make mistakes. You make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes. It’s something normal although some of us (even me) can over do them for no exact reason. I know it may seem stupid, but I’ve done mistakes out of stupidity and once I get asked why I did them all I can say is that I don’t know. Because I really don’t!
If you someone makes a mistake, no matter how big it is.. no matter how many times they’ve done it before.. don’t try to get back at them. You love them after all. Right? I’m not saying that you should understand them either, because they’re wrong. But if they realised this already and if they’re trying their best to make it better, try to support them. They are probably doing all they can. And no, it’s never too late when you love someone. Unless they do a major thing, then okay, I understand. But until then? No. It is ever too late.
What they do may not be so big, so important in their eyes, that’s why they keep doing it. (Please note that this is not a reason enough to mistreat someone) How some things you do, aren’t so big in your eyes. Have you ever though that you may have hurt them too? You probably did. Many times. But who cares? You love each other (or at least that’s how it should be) so why let things break you apart?
This goes to any relationship, not just what you have with your partners. This goes to friends and to family members too. Don’t try to get back at them. It will not help you. And you will hurt them. More than they hurt you. And after you hurt them, you can’t expect them to act as if nothing happened. Impossible.
The best thing to do is try to work it out.. talk about it and stay positive. Everything will work out in the end. I know this for sure.
When everything is good. Life is pink. No problems. Just happiness. Something has to happen. Something has to destroy it. Most of the time, it is for a better thing but I really don’t know what’s the better thing behind all that’s going on.
It seemed like everything was planned out just right. It seemed like nothing could get in between my plans and I. But guess what? God has another plan for me. Should I be happy? Maybe. I’m more like deceived, confused.. I don’t know His plans. My plans got ruined. How could I be happy? I am sure His plans are better, but still. Just the fact that what I have planned didn’t work out, is killing me inside.
Nothing. Not even one little plan. Everything is gone. I’m curious. I’m curious of what’s gonna happen but as I always say my life is in the hands of God. He knows things better than me and anyone else.
“For I know the plans I have for you.” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
“The man who makes a success of an important venture never wails for the crowd. He strikes out for himself. It takes nerve, it takes a great lot of grit; but the man that succeeds has both. Anyone can fail. The public admires the man who has enough confidence in himself to take a chance. These chances are the main things after all. The man who tries to succeed just expect to be criticised. Nothing important was ever done but the greater number consulted previously doubled the possibility. Success is the accomplishment of that which most people think can’t be done.”
“Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value.”
– Albert Einstein
As you surely know, last night was Graduation 2012. Although I graduated last year and I’m proud of being part of class of ’11, I had to attend last night’s too because I had to pick up my award.
I have to say that it took me a while to get ready, as usual, but I did a good job. When I think of last year and how much money I spent on getting my hair and makeup done, I feel like banging my head against the walls. You may be asking yourself why. Well, it’s because this year I looked more beautiful than last year with all the professional makeup and hair done in the saloon. I’m good, really.
Anyway, after Mr. Lover and I got ready, we started making our way to the car. The wind tried to mess up my hair but I wasn’t planning on giving in, because it was a special night and some current (studied for Geography about this) would not ruin my mood. We laughed badly on our way and I started freaking out as well. I was more tensed than I was last year. Probably because I knew what it would happen then, but this year I didn’t.
Left the car in the care of the valet parking. The man opened my door and I truly felt like a princess. Walked inside at the side of Mr. Lover and I did have the feeling that people stared, or at least looked intensely. Went to our seats an I have to thank God for having them close to the stage, you’ll see in a bit why.
As I sat down, memories took over me. I remembered how the beautiful class of double one made its way on the stage. How it was us who were in the room next to the ballroom, how we were getting ready, taking pics and talking to our friends and teachers. It was our day. Now it isn’t anymore. I didn’t want to come back to the ballroom, even again, but because I got that award, I felt like it was my duty to come. While thinking about everything, Mr. Lover caught my look. I was tearing up. I have to admit that he tried his best to make me stop, by taking pictures of me, but it didn’t work too well, I was too emotional to let go of all those feeling.
Couldn’t pay attention at the speeches. But when the song ‘Someone like you’ was played on the piano, I reared up again.
The graduates were called one by one and I cheered and screamed for all my friends. I knew it would make me happy, as it made me happy when I graduated. Secondly, the awards were called. I thank God for not being the first one because I didn’t even know what to do.
Guess what? I got an award for French too! After all the misunderstandings i had with my teachers, I got the award? Whoa.
As they called my name, I made my way to the stage. I was shaking. I couldn’t walk properly. I was so tensed. But it all went good. I put a hand on the award and posed for the pictures. I felt like a celebrity. I was one for a couple of minutes.
Got it. Got down the stage. Walked outside. Stopped for some more pictures, while waiting for the come. The door was opened once again for me. I was the princess. I surely was.
Next stop, Méli Mélo, sushi time with Mr. Lover. Had so much fun. I had a great night.
Once arrived at home, mama hugged me and congratulated me for the awards. I saw her tear up, but I went to my room because I didn’t want us to get too emotional. Played with my sister, spent time with la familia and it was great.
A great ending to a great day.
Oh and how could I forget, I had an amazing sleep!
Congratulations class of 2012. You did it! You graduated now! You’re big! It’s your time to go out there and make a change in the world! Be positive! Fight for what you believe in! Life is not easy, but what is easy nowadays anyway?
I miss you class of 2011. You will always be in my heart. I wish we could all be close like before, but that’s life.. we can’t get everything we want.
“There is ample time for you to be who you want to be. Don’t allow yourself to settle for less than what you think you deserve. Despite the struggles that you might be facing, never let go or give up; put God in the most and exercise faith in him.”
This is connected to a post I’ve written before about the famous ‘I can’t.’
If you truly want something, then go get it! Do something about it. Success wont just fall down on you. You have to wok or it. Sometimes harder than other times but it is worth it. You will eventually get what you want.. what you deserve.