When I Started Loving Myself

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(A poem written by Charlie Chaplin on his 70th birthday on April 16, 1959.)

When I started loving myself, I’ve understood that I’m always and at any given opportunity in the right place at the right time. And I’ve understood that all that happens is right – from then on I could be calm. Today I know: It’s called TRUST.

When I started loving myself, I could recognize that emotional pain and grief are just warnings for me to live against my own truth. Today I know: It’s called AUTHENTICALLY BEING.

When I started loving myself, I have stopped longing for another life and could see that everything around me was a request to grow. Today I know: It’s called MATURITY.

When I started loving myself, I’ve stopped depriving myself of my free time and I’ve stopped sketching further magnificent projects for the future. Today I only do what’s fun and joy for me, what I love and what makes my heart laugh, in my own way and in my tempo. Today I know: it’s called HONESTY.

When I started loving myself, I’ve escaped from all what wasn’t healthy for me, from dishes, people, things, situations and from everything pulling me down and away from myself. In the beginning I called it the “healthy egoism”, but today I know: it’s called SELF-LOVE.

When I started loving myself, I’ve stopped wanting to be always right thus I’ve been less wrong. Today I’ve recognized: it’s called HUMBLENESS.

When I started loving myself, I’ve refused to live further in the past and to worry about my future. Now I live only at this moment where EVERYTHING takes place, like this I live every day and I call it CONSCIOUSNESS.

When I started loving myself, I recognized, that my thinking can make me miserable and sick. When I though requested for my heart forces, my mind got an important partner. I call this connection today HEART WISDOM.

We do not need to fear further discussions, conflicts and problems with ourselves and others since even stars sometimes bang on each other and create new worlds.
Today I know: THIS IS THIS LIFE!

Thank You!

 

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Thank You, Diyos, for the gift of life and love; of family and friends; of health and healing; of music and passion; of time and talents and treasures; of places and things; of presents and presence (most especially on stormy weathers). Thank you for the rainbow connections which brought me to the wonders and wanders of this Universe.

Thanks to the Family who are friends and Friends who are family.  Guys, you have been my travel buddies in this journey called life. Northbound or southbound; westbound or eastbound; downtown or uptown, you are by my side. Even at busy times, you are sure to find ways to be there with me as if you and I had made a pact that to be there for each other is what matters most,

We traveled through those long and winding roads, even through the ones which are less traveled and we travel still until the point of no return.  We crossed together those bridges even the ones hanging over troubled waters. We giggled and tickled through happy times and  we laughed hilariously still even through the bad and fart times just so we would see a hint of that certain smile; and we rocked them all through the fire and through the rain.

Together, we set our visions and missions and goals.  Together we rose and fell; and rose and fell again and again as we let the cycle continue until we progress to attain what we have set.  We celebrate small victories knowing that these will lead to bigger ones.  We still have a long way to go, but I believe that if we hold on together, our dreams will never die hoping that one day soon we will find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Guys, I believe I can count on you still, as I continue with the journey.

What more can I ask for?  🙂

It Really Hurts! :(

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It really hurts when some people suddenly change after getting what they wanted from you. Before getting it they can shower you with gifts, take you out, call and text you all the time, and comfort you just because they are targeting something. When it’s done they pretend to be so sweet with sugar coated love, the next day they are not. One day they need you around them, the next day they are too busy for you. One day you are so important to them, the next day you are worthless. One day they love you, the next day they don’t care about you and they don’t wanna know how you are.

That’s how ironic people and love can be, pretty lies wrapped up in glittering ribbons…

An excerpt from The Book of Quotes

4 Factors That May Shrink Your Brain

Your brain is bound to shrink as you age — it’s unavoidable. But there are certain lifestyle factors that hasten the process, according to a new study by researchers at University of California, Davis.

The four factors that were associated with faster declines in brain volume were:

• High blood pressure

• Diabetes

• Cigarette smoking

• Being overweight or obese