Sunday, June 8, 2008

My First Tattoo

inner left wrist
my design

Sol - my middle name
Mathew - the light and energy source of my life and soul
Infinity - my son's love is the only love I know that is infinite -
Our souls infinitely intertwined
Henna color - to represent my Moroccan heritage

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Look for the Good

Today's thought from another blogger:

Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so.

Look for the Good

Life is an interpretive experience. What happens is less important than how we respond to our circumstances. An intense stimulus that some people report as pain others report as pleasure. It is we who decide what the interpretation will be.

Are you a "good finder"? A recent study of the country's millionaires showed that the most common trait they all shared was the ability to discover good in any situation. This trait is also common in "triumphant survivors" - those individuals who overcome adversity and emerge strengthened and renewed.

A sincere spiritual seeker suffering from a chronic illness wondered, "Why haven't my prayers been answered?" One day, in deep meditation the reply came: "Look for the good in your situation and you will see that the answer has already been provided." Suddenly this woman realized that her crisis provided a wonderful opportunity. She embarked on a program of nutrition, exercise, and yoga, which led to a dramatic improvement in the quality of her life.

Abraham Lincoln once said, "Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Your state of mind is up to you. Choose now to look for the good.

This was not my blog, but had to share the thoughts, as I agree 100%.

Before I go, let me leave you with this:
Mathew went poopy on the potty this morning! It was not his first time, but it was the first time he asked to go. My baby is more and more a big boy everyday. My baby to me always. I am so proud of him. I wish I could express the admiration and pride I feel inside.

Monday, March 24, 2008

My Forms of Expression

I recognize I haven’t written a blog in many months. Some might say it’s due to the new man in my life…I might have to agree. But in addition to that, my work life has changed in the last 6 months. And not to mention, my home life in the last three months! You can say that a lot has changed in my life (and all for the way better). So when things change (which they always do), priorities change.

When my priorities change, so do my forms of expression. I’ve seen in the course of my life, I’ve always been in need of expression, such as blogging, drawing, poetry, dancing, baking, etc. My life stimulates my forms of expression.

Blogs and poetry have been a strong part of my expression over the last 2 years. My mind still runs rampant with millions of things to write…it doesn’t ever stop. Unfortunately, writing is not my best form of expression for me right now. It’s taken me a few days just to write this one. I will not stop writing blogs and poetry; you will just definitely be seeing less of them. I will not stop dancing completely; I will just probably not go so frequently.

My life is overflowing with new emotions and feelings. This life is igniting new inspirations and dreams. My expression is taking on a different form. I am currently caught up and setting myself free in the form of drawing!

I’ve been turning to my sketchbook lately. I’ve sketched some beautiful mom and son drawings. I’m working on a tattoo drawing for my boyfriend. I added more sketches to my series of tree drawings. I just feel so inspired. And I have this itching desire to experiment with oil and acrylic paints. This desire has long lived with me, but fear has hindered my attempts. With the new me and my encouraging boyfriend, I will be making the plunge into paints. I just need to figure out what I want to paint.

Cheers to my new forms of expression!

Before I go, let me leave you with this:
I am the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m at a secure, confident, self-fulfilled happiness. I’m so proud of myself! I have a beautiful son who fills my life with complete joy and love.
I love my life!!


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