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Showing posts from December, 2009

I'm not waiting for tomorrow...

Are you a leader or a follower? Are you rational or emotional? Are you easily swayed? I guess it all depends. There are things I take charge and some things I follow one’s lead. There are issues I react logically and some events I follow my heart (Hey, even Spock follows his heart, too, at times) There are factors that can easily influence me, and yet there are those that will never persuade me. I haven’t listened to the news for days. I guess you can say I was busy being in "zen" since I started attending yoga classes at AlluemYoga. So it took me by surprise when I learned about the failed terrorist attack on Christmas Day! And then I got really mad (pissed if I may say so ) to learn that the terrorist was able to get into a plane to the US with a one-way ticket, no luggage and his own father alerting our own embassy of his son’s radical views, and yet – he was given permission to travel to the US! How can he get a visa and my family in the Philippines is not

An epiphany!

For the past few months, I’ve put a lot of things on hold. I thought I’d be accomplishing a lot of things but one thing I forgot to look after – my own self. I was busy organizing everyone’s life that I overlooked one particular life that means so much to me – my own! I’ve noticed that I’ve been feeling down, moody and just “blah”. Sometimes we thought the things that occupy our time are just mere distractions to a better and bigger project or task, one thing I forgot was that the little “here and there’s” are an important factor of being happy – for your own self. Just now, while writing this note, I notice how the sun shines through my window. It’s 40 degrees in New Jersey and yet, I can feel the warmth of this beautiful star. Its radiance is a reminder that every day is a indeed a beautiful day no matter how bad the night before might have seem. I’ve put aside a lot of things : 1) Exercise 2) Writing about anything – a tree, a child’s excitement, cooki

Enjoy the holidays...

As we celebrate the holidays – Chanukah and Christmas, we tend to contemplate on the year that passed. It seems like every year’s been a roller coaster year – I think that’s a sign that we’re strong Life definitely is a journey and hopefully we learn from every step that we make, every road that we take and every wrong turns that we freak out about! What does the holiday mean to you? Is it the bright golden sparkles that grace the green branches? Is it the gold trimmed red ribbons that adorn the tree? Is it the unique hand-crafted ornaments that rings a bell? Is it the sparkling ballerina or the dainty crystal horn? Is it the manger that your 8yo put together? Is it the joyful and soulful sound of Christmas carols? Is it the icicle light bulbs that hang around your front patio? Is it the angel made of bamboo that’s sitting on top of the table? Is it the different Santa collection you’ve gathered for the past fifteen years? Is it the snowman in sof