A First for ME

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Well, you have to believe me when I say that is actually me out there you see in the water. What am I doing? Well, my second son bought a KAYAK, with all of the gear. He insisted that I try it out! I could not leave until I did! I have to admit, I was a bit on the hesitant side. I would have rather had on my bathing suit instead of my new clothes I just got! I could see that my son REALLY wanted to see what would happen, so I did it! I am now hooked. I adjusted quickly to the balance issue. I got accustomed to getting wet! I sat in a puddle of water the whole time, put my pants finally dried! Once I got into the groove of kayaking, I did not want to stop! So, I guess I did learn that YOU CAN teach an old dog new tricks! lol Have fun!

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Just staying calm…..

I decided to stay calm and not get stressed out with shopping for gifts. I am having fun just taking my time and looking around. I am not really buying much…yet. I did get a bunch of baskets and cookie tins at Costco. I love having them around to give to my company during the holidays. I also loaded up on coffee and tea. I love the smell of coffee brewing! My dining room is all light up and my Christmas tree is looking good. I love to have the lights on. I can’t wait for it to get dark out! I am really doing my best to ignore people who seem to want to put a damper on things. I always look for the positive in the situation. I am not getting caught up in the anger and hatred some people like to show this time of year. I think I will hang out with those that really appreciate life and the meaning of Christmas. I LOVE Christmas. I LOVE having people over and seeing them laugh and smile. That is the best present they can give me. I hope you all do your best to see the nice side of people. Try to ignore the other side, especially around the holidays. Oh well, just thinking out loud. Thanks for visiting. Have many smiles this week.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Memories in the sun*

How did I ever miss it?

How could it be ignored?

Loud and inviting at the same time.

Offering many silly or quiet moments.

Take a look.

Embrace the madness.

Sometimes angry and making a point.

Other times timid and wanting your challenges.

The beach is all around you, if you live near by.

Do you take it for granted each day you drive by it?

Do you just assume that it will always be there for you?

Why not take some time to introduce yourself.

You will be amazed at all the smiles.

You will welcome the waves.

You will feel the coldness of the ocean on you.

What fun.

What a miracle.

It all awaits you.

Why do you hesitate?

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Believe in Yourself….

If you have ever felt like things were only going to get worse. If you have felt like you just did not have what it takes. If you have just resolved yourself to being a failure. Then, listen up. You are not alone. Many have been in the same situation before. Many have felt like they just wanted to stop everything. Many have felt like they just did not have what it takes to succeed.

I feel many come to these conclusions because they lack support. Many lack love. Many lack friendships. Many lack family.

There are also many out there in this world that REALLY do care. They REALLY want to help. They REALLY want to give you whatever inspiring words you might need to move on. I say to you all, find these people. Look in your community. Look to your religious institutions. Look to your governemnt agencies. Just take the time to look.

Reason being, you do matter. You do count. You do have a statement to make to this world. You do have what it takes to succeed.

Succeeding can mean many things. Good health. Good friends. Good family. Good job. Good peace. Good judgement. Good…lots of things.

Just Believe in Yourself. You have to be the one to take the first step. You have to be the one who makes the right choices about your life. You have the power. You just might need a little support along the way.

I never pass on support. I never pass on opinions from others. I never pass on acheiving peace within my soul.

Make today to first day of your new challenge. The world awaits. Stay well. Stay healthy. Smile often.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

I’m PROUD to be an AMERICAN.

God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood

PRINCESS AND A FROG….yum yum JOKE*

Once upon a time, in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat, contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle. The frog hopped into the princess lap and said “Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young prince that I am, and then, my sweet, we can marry and setup housekeeping in castle with my mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so.”
That night, the princess had frog legs seasoned in a white wine and shallot cream sauce in her dinner.

HAVE FUN…

LAUGH…

SMILE…

Faith… a POEM for me and anyone else who needs it*

Believe that what is to be done will
Believe it is not in your control
The answer will be revealed
The path chosen

Stay strong in your understanding
That there is a message for you to hear
Listen very carefully

Fall back on your inner strength
Hold on to your faith

What happens will happen

You will adjust to the terms

You will maintain your dignity  and self-respect

You will always  focus on survival

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Happy Mother’s Day 2012*

May you cherish the memories you have of your mother

Close to your heart and soul

May you have experienced the love

That only a devoted mother can show

May you have had many hours of laughter

Many hours of joy

May you appreciate the beauty

That only a mother can show

May you be given the honor

In raising children of your own

May you accept the privilege

Of feeling the true embrace of love

Unconditional love from children

Should not be taken lightly

Show respect for the young ones

They will show you some in return

May you be blessed with a magical Mother’s Day.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Savouring the moments of my life… a poem

As I embark on my journey through time travel

I am reminded of my childhood days

Chasing the chickens around the yard

Eating lots of Italian food

Going fishing with my Dad

Getting my siblings into trouble with my mother

and enjoying every moment with a fresh-baked cookie.

As I travel into my adult life

I am greeted with many passages

Some I see a smile on my face

Some I only notice tears

I do remind myself that I need to savour every second in my life

I do not want to miss the energy floating in my direction

I do want to accept any challenges sent my way

I find them easier to handle that way

When I am in a state of delusion of the world

I find time travel to be a comfort.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

I’M SICK OF IT…..a series of thoughts/questions I have …..4/14/12

When you go get something to eat at your favorite fast food place or your special restaurant and you are just exhausted physically and mentally, the last thing you want is to be served by someone who has been having a bad day. I mean, they do not even acknowledge you are there. They just keep talking to their co-workers on and on about who knows what. They are those people who do not smile or make any attempt to be nice. They are those that feel we should be serving them and they are just annoyed to be at their job. You know, those kind of people. Well, to all of you out there that have this personality trait, please get another job besides the one you have. It is so obvious to me that you hate you job, so why not accept that and move on. If you feel you can not move on, for financial reasons…then realize that it is not the fault of the person you are serving, so do not take it out on them. If you start a conversation with them and say that you are having a rough day, that would make it easier for the customer to handle. Be honest with your emotions. Do not radiate your disgust to an innocent party of people. Life is really too short. You need to see what will work for you and your situation, and you need to do the best you can…with a smile. It is better mentally if you keep a little of a positive attitude as opposed to a negative one..all the time. Switch it up now and then.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Just because you are not happy with your job, why take it out on the rest of us?

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